Tick-borne infectious diseases in Australia

Description

The incidence of tick-related medical problems in Australia is largely unknown. Appropriate diagnostic tests are not always available. Of all tick-related diseases, only Q fever is notifiable.

However, many patients present to their doctor after a tick bite. This module focuses on tick-borne infections, but also touches briefly on other medical problems caused by tick bites.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Be aware that tick bites in Australia can lead to a variety of illnesses in patients, including infection, allergies, paralysis, autoimmune disease, post-infection fatigue and Australian multi-system disorder
  2. List the three species of local ticks transmitting bacterial infection

 

Medical Journal of Australia
N/A
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
Immune System Diseases

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