Recently, an acquaintence who lives nearby was diagnosed with malaria, said to have been contracted by a deer tick bite he got at home. Of course he has no recollection of a tick bite, not unusual. I suspect he has babesiosis, it has been in the news as being carried by the deer tick, it is fatal in 1-20 patients and hard to diagnose. And it is traveling into southern NJ from NY. Yay.
Anyone have any info? Other than the common sense stuff about avoiding ticks? Hard to do if you like to garden or to sit outdoors and it is 90 degrees.
I was cutting shrubs back, long pants sprayed with deet, long shirt, hat, and found four buggers on the inside of my tucked in pants. Hopefully, I missed none.
Wish I was a dog and could get the vaccine!