Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis

ExitCare Image Ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis are diseases people get from ticks. Symptoms often show up 1 week or more after a tick bite. Symptoms may include:

  • Fever.

  • Headache.

  • Chills or shaking.

  • Tiredness (fatigue).

  • Muscle pain.

  • Feeling sick to your stomach (nauseous).

  • Loss of appetite.

  • Throwing up (vomiting).

  • Watery poop (diarrhea).


  • Take your medicine (antibiotics) as told. Finish it even if you start to feel better.

  • Avoid ticks by following these rules:

  • Wear light-colored clothing to help see ticks more easily.

  • Wear long pants tucked into socks. Wear long-sleeved shirts tucked into pants.

  • Wear closed shoes or boots.

  • Use insect repellent. Spray clothes with insect repellent. Follow the directions carefully.

  • Wear a hat and keep long hair pulled back.

  • Stay on cleared trails when possible.

  • Take off your clothes after leaving tick areas. Wash them to get rid of any unseen ticks.

  • Check yourself, your children, and your pets from head to toe for ticks.

  • Shower and shampoo after leaving tick areas.


  • You have a fever.

  • You have a headache.

  • You feel very tired.

  • You have muscle pain.

  • You feel sick to your stomach.

  • You throw up.

  • You have watery poop.


  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.