A deer tick is shown. Researchers believe Anaplasma capra is transmitted by the taiga tick, a close relative of the deer tick. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho)
Ticks can carry more than Lyme disease, as a newly published study reminds us. Researchers from China and the University of Maryland School of Medicine uncovered a previously unknown tick-borne illness after last spring examining 477 Chinese patients who had suffered tick bites.