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Yesterday the nation was shocked when a deer almost fell victim to human negligence after spending six days with a plastic Halloween pumpkin stuck on its head.
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Since white-tailed deer serve as the primary host for the adult blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) — the vector for Lyme disease — scientists have wondered whether reducing the number of deer in a given area would also mean fewer cases of Lyme disease.
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.
This spring, hospitals around the globe are reporting rising numbers of Lyme disease infections.
It’s “business as usual for tick season,” CT health official tells Lyme Research Alliance.
What We All Need to Do: DIY Tips Revealed by Mosquito Squad to Protect from Ticks and Mosquitoes RICHMOND, Va., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyme disease doesn't discriminate.
Tick-borne disease expert Dr.
Lyme Research Alliance says adult stage ticks can be active even in cold weather, so don’t be caught off-guard. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) November 14, 2013
Most people would not view having a tick up their nose as a good thing, but University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine professor of pathobiological sciences Tony Goldberg viewed it as an opportunity.
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