Can a tick really paralyze a person?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With a 5-year-old daughter she said was unable to walk and talk, a Mississippi mom urgently warned parents to check their children for ticks.

Jessica Griffin wrote on Facebook that doctors in Mississippi performed a multitude of tests and a CT scan on her daughter, Kailyn, suspecting everything from a stroke to a neurological syndrome — until they found the cause of little girl’s odd symptoms: A tick on the crown of her head.

Once the tick was removed, Kailyn’s symptoms subsided and she was “completely back to normal,” her mom said.

“PLEASE for the love of god check your …read more