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droid1226
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It's not a stretch to say their ignorance of TBD's contributed to this.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/06/14/girl-dies-after-tick-bite-infection/

1 in one million get this infection? Really?

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I couldn't watch the video. That is absolutely horrific.

RMSF is not rare. I bet she had more tick-borne infections as well.

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Yup. I second that.

And let's call it willful ignorance, because there is just no excuse.

So sorry for this girl's family.

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This is so tragic! It is NOT that rare in Texas. My own mother got it in the 60's and the doctors had a hard time figuring out what was wrong. She was in the hospital for a week before they thought to test for it.

She even had the rash! (RMSF)

There are very few LLMDs in NC .. and even fewer in Texas. Not sure which state they tried to get help for her.

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It sounds like she had the typical presenting symptoms. It should not take an LLMD to diagnose an acute infection! Especially one with a typical rash!!

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The CDC should ask itself why things haven't changed since the 60's. Why in this day and age children can die from a tick bite. They say avoid tick infested areas. So children should not go out and play! WAKE UP CDC!!!
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We had two children die in one year in MO from ehrlichia. Died within a week.

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That's so awful Lymetoo. So even children dying doesn't cause an uproar about the CDC's negligence when it comes to TBIs.

CDC = Center for Disease Cover-up

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Sickening

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Unfortunately there are several deaths from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever every year. Even with treatment the infection can sometimes be fatal. I remember reading in one journal article that the bacteria is so toxic that it only takes 50 bacteria to transmit the disease.

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I saw this comment the other day on another web-site I was on that talks about pet health. I'm guessing it's the same story and it's disturbing to see she was taken to several hospitals. Here it is:

"Ticks are nothing to mess with - for people, either. I just had a good friend lose her darling 6-year-old daughter to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, which she contracted from a tick bite. The disease is curable, but despite being transferred to several different hospitals, the doctors did not diagnose her until it was too late. Little Emilee's death was senseless, and I'm still reeling from it. If you get bit by a tick and experience headache, fever, vomiting, or a number of other symptoms, please get your doctor to test for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever."

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