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Lyme Disease May Have Been Around Long Before Humans: Study
2014-05-29 14:55:16

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online If you are a camper or one who enjoys being in the outdoors, you are most likely well aware of Lyme disease and the precautions necessary to avoid being exposed to it. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Humans are made susceptible when they are bitten by infected blacklegged ticks. With simple actions like applying insect repellent, promptly...

2014-05-20 08:33:00

First Chewable Tablet for Dogs Effective for 12 Weeks* Against Fleas and Ticks SUMMIT, N.J., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of BRAVECTO(TM) (fluralaner) chewable tablets for dogs (112.5 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg, 1000 mg, 1400 mg). BRAVECTO is the first and only treatment that has been shown to quickly and effectively kill fleas and multiple tick...

2013-07-23 11:27:37

3 years after mysterious virus infected 2 Missouri Men, causing severe illness, scientists report isolating pathogen in nearby tick population Scientists have for the first time traced a novel virus that infected two men from northwestern Missouri in 2009 to populations of ticks in the region, providing confirmation that lone star ticks are carrying the recently discovered virus and humans in the area are likely at risk of infection. The findings were published online today in the American...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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