Pilly had an advanced case of Erlichia, caused by ticks. Dr. Marvin was not able to save her despite treatment. The case was too advanced and had compromised her immune system and she was malnourished as well. Erlichia is a tick-borne (garrapatas) bacterial disease that causes influenza-like symptoms. The signs and symptoms of erlichiosis range from mild general pain to severe fever. If treated in time they survive. Pilly was not lucky.
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