I'm so sorry Elleise...for some reason the spaces between my paragraphs don't take, so everything's all bunched up! I'm putting dividers in... ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; I don't think the Mayo Clinic is gov owned or anything...but they seem to parrot everything the CDC says, and most of that is malarky - when it comes to so-called "mysterious" diseases. But, yes, do have your hubby read my post to you! ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; These mites are clearly a horrific nightmare! The symptoms that you've described all match completely with my friend's in Australia. She is getting intravenous antibiotics to save her life from the Scrub Typhus. Have you been tested for it? Love and Light to you