WOODBURY - Health officials are warning anyone who gets bit by a tick to be aware that you may end up with a new disease.
The new illness is a lot like Lyme disease with recurring fevers.
According to Newsday, many people who think they have Lyme disease actually have Borrelia miyamotoi.
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Doctors say both diseases are treated with antibiotics.
However, unlike Lyme disease, the new illness requires long term medication, possibly for life.