Posted 5/26/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -7)
Ticks don't give you viruses, but they can give you co-infections like Bartonella and Babesiosis. The reason you get viruses is because Lyme Disease surpresses your immune system. When your immune system doesn't work right, your body picks up these nasty viruses.
What virus did you have? Was it HHV6? If so, that is a viral herpes and it needs to be treated with valtrex. Itcan cause you to feel like you have the flu really bad. This is not a herpes that you get on your lip or at the bottom area.
I had 4 viruses. I had Epstein Barr, Cytomegalovirus, HHV6, and the simple fever blister virus.