Another New Tickborne Disease :
Borrelia miyamotoi, which was first found in ticks in Japan in 1995 and is closely related to the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Previous human cases of B. miyamotoi infections were found in Russia in 2011.
Additionally : : Ticks may also infect humans with :
Borrelia burgdorferi – Lyme Disease,
European Lyme Borreliosis (EULB, several different species of Borrelia burgdorferi, with different symptom profiles from classic Lyme Disease),
Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (HME), Types I, II, & III
Southern Tick Associated Rash Illness (STARI),
Tickborne Relapsing Fever (TBRF),
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF),
Rickettsiosis Types Parkeri & 364D,
Imported Tickborne Typhus & Spotted Fevers Group Rickettsia (SFGR, x14 Types, many with different subspecies),
Babesiosis (a parasitic illness of red-blood cells),
Tickborne encephalitis (TBE),
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.
Fortunately these may all be treated with a regimen of Doxycycline (Followed by Flagyl in the case of Chronic Lyme Disease). Unfortunately, there is currently a world-wide shortage of Doxycycline (also used to treat acne), with prices jumping up from $4 to as much as $240 for a one month course of the antibiotic.