Woman contracted spinal meningitis from a tick bite in New York City that left her in intensive care for two weeks



A woman has contracted spinal meningitis from a tick bite in New York City.
Dee Vandenburg, of Staten Island, was at her home near a deer park earlier this year when she was bitten by a deer tick.
'It's the most excruciating pain I've ever had in my life,' she told CBS.
However, after pulling out the tick, she thought nothing of it. But four months later, she started to experience a fever, rashes and intense nausea. 
Rushed to the hospital, she was diagnosed with life-threatening spinal meningitis. It took two weeks in intensive care for Dee to be stabilized.
Now home, with a permanent IV... read more

 
31 August 2017 in Health, Views: 45
Source: Daily Mail
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