Story By David Millward, and Patrick Sawer in The Telegraph.
The new disease, which causes headache, fatigue, muscle aches and a recurrent fever is feared to be less responsive to antibiotics than similar illnesses. Scientists have discovered a new illness similar to Lyme disease, spread by ticks and resistant to antibiotics – raising fears about growing numbers of people succumbing to debilitating symptoms.
Like Lyme disease, the new disease causes headache, fatigue and muscle aches, along with a recurrent fever which returns despite initially appearing to have been cured.
The new illness, which has yet to be named, is carried by bacteria called Borrelia Miyamotoi, which is feared to be less responsive to antibiotic treatment than other tick-borne diseases.
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