The live tick was removed and sent to the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, where microbiologists are attempting to isolate the toxin. Within 2 hours of removal of the tick, the patient was extubated and the next day he was discharged home with normal strength throughout.
One month after discharge the patient has no deficits. All of the patient's siblings have received crew cuts.
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