Mom says daughter, 5, temporarily paralyzed by tick bite

Mom says daughter, 5, temporarily paralyzed by tick bite

- A mother in Grenada, Mississippi, sent out a warning to parents on Facebook after her daughter ended up in the hospital after finding a tick on her head.

The girl's mother, Jessica Griffin, first noticed something was wrong last Wednesday morning (June 6), when her daughter Kailyn had trouble getting up to go to daycare.

A MS girl is lucky to be alive this week after contracting a rare tick-borne disease that temporarily cost her the ability to walk, Yahoo News is reporting.

After blood work and a CT scan, the child was diagnosed with tick paralysis.

"PLEASE for the love of god check your kids for ticks!" she wrote.

Griffin followed up with a photo of her daughter walking out of the hospital later that evening.

In Canada, tick paralysis is most commonly caused by the Rocky Mountain wood tick, with most cases in south-central B.C., he said. The test showed that Kailyn had been suffering from tick paralysis, which is a rare disease that is believed to be caused due to tick saliva. Griffin urged in her Facebook post.

Tick paralysis in kids
Jessica Griffin Facebook

Women and children are most at risk.

Five-year-old Kailyn Kirk, who suddenly lost the ability to walk and talk last week due to a tick bite. Scary is a UNDERSTATEMENT!

Symptoms do not start right away, but typically start to appear after the tick has been feeding on the person or animal for four to seven days.

Tick paralysis can also look like stroke, causing weakness on one side of the body. The paralysis, which is often confused for a neurologic disorder, usually resolves within 24 hours after the tick is removed. This condition caused the toxin found in the study.

"We are going to be encountering more and more cases because we are seeing more and more ticks", said Jim Wilson, President of Canada Lyme Disease Foundation. Through their research that ran between January and December 2017, they found that Chicago, Boise, Dayton, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Rapid City, South Dakota, and St. Louis had the most ticks in their cities.

Preventing this disease is the same as any other tick-borne illness: don't get bitten, and remove any attached ticks promptly. They even washed the girl's hair when they got back to their home.

Once it was removed, Evelyn was walking the next day.

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