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2012-06-14 23:00:39

Higher Infection Rates of Tick-Borne Diseases Occur in Children Ages 2-14 Making Them a Prime Target for Ticks during Their Summer Camp Vacations. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 School´s out and it´s almost time to send the kids off to camp. Parents across the country are packing travel bags filled with swim goggles, sunscreen and other summertime necessities for their children, but one of the most important things parents need to keep in mind as their young ones head off to...

2006-08-31 17:26:52

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Over a period of 6 days in May of this year, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment received accounts of four cases of tick paralysis -- a rare but serious disease that can occur with prolonged exposure to a biting tick. The four individuals all resided in or had recently visited within 20 miles of each other in the mountains of north central Colorado, according to an article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a publication of...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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