Officials warn of new Lyme disease-like ailment

The tick bite disease mirorr images that of Lyme disease, according to health officials. (7/2/13)

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.  

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