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2014-06-26 23:13:02

The hidden, unseen danger on the battlefield will show up as twice as many black-legged ticks that are being detected along the eastern United States. These ticks are notorious for carrying Lyme disease and many other infections. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 On July 9th, 1864, the Battle of Monocacy was won by over 15,000 Confederate troops fighting against approximately 6,000 Union troops outside of Frederick, Maryland. Some of these troops may have been wearing body armor to protect themselves...

2014-05-12 12:31:26

OTTAWA, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Lyme disease is a serious illness that's present in Canada and spreading. Canadians at risk from Lyme disease include those, who live, work and/or play in close proximity to ticks that spread the disease. If not identified and treated early, Lyme disease can cause serious health issues. But there are simple and effective measures you can take to protect against it. As you prepare to spend time outdoors, learn more about Lyme disease and how to...

white-footed mouse
2014-03-25 08:54:06

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Amplifying risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments People living in northern and central parts of the U.S. are more likely to contract Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments when white-footed mice are abundant. Mice are effective at transferring disease-causing pathogens to feeding ticks. And, according to an in-press paper in the journal Ecology, these "super hosts" appear indifferent to larval tick infestations. Drawing on 16 years...

Clinical Study Shows Test For Persistent Lyme Infection Using Live Ticks Is Safe
2014-02-12 21:08:46

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Recruitment continues in trial at NIH, Tufts Medical Center In a first-of-its-kind study for Lyme disease, researchers have used live, disease-free ticks to see if Lyme disease bacteria can be detected in people who continue to experience symptoms such as fatigue or arthritis after completing antibiotic therapy. The technique, called xenodiagnosis, attempts to find evidence of a disease-causing microbe indirectly, through use of...

2013-08-20 09:52:57

When University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers set out to study Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, they faced a daunting challenge. The deadly virus requires biosafety level 4 containment, and it's carried by ticks. That meant that if scientists wanted to study the transmission of the virus, they had to do something that had never been done before: find a way to work safely with the tiny, tough bugs in a maximum containment "spacesuit lab." "It was completely new...

2013-07-17 23:21:03

Most people associate Lyme disease with a bull’s-eye rash. But according to the Lyme Research Alliance anyone with flu-like symptoms in the summer should suspect Lyme, particularly if they live or have visited an area where ticks are found. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 You’ve been enjoying a wonderfully relaxing summer—sunning, grilling, spending time in the great outdoors. So why have you suddenly developed a fever, chills, muscle and joint aches, and feel totally drained? If...

2013-04-23 13:04:39

It may be slighter later than expected but spring finally seems to be upon us. Unfortunately, this also means the start of the tick season, both for humans and for their pets. But when exactly is the risk of dogs´ picking up ticks greatest?  Detailed information is now provided by a comprehensive study by Georg Duscher and colleagues at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, published in the online journal Parasites & Vectors.  And in a related article, also...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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