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2014-03-14 23:02:31

Tick-borne disease expert Dr. Thomas Mather conducts tests that determine frigid temps not likely to reduce Spring/Summer tick abundance. Greensboro, NC and Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Have you been wondering (or hoping) that these brutal polar vortex weather episodes sweeping the nation are freezing off ticks? Tick-borne disease expert, Dr. Thomas Mather, the Director of the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease and TickEncounter Resource Center was asked...

2013-11-14 23:02:48

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 In autumn the sun slants lower, the days shorten, and we turn our ears to the sounds of the season: migrating birds, perhaps, or just the rustle of fallen leaves. Unfortunately, though, fall also brings unwelcome visitors: adult stage ticks that can transmit Lyme disease or one of its many co-infections. “Ticks remain active as long as...

Is That A Tick Up Your Nose?
2013-10-02 05:00:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. Goldberg reportedly discovered a tick following a trip to Kibale National Park in western Uganda where he had been studying how infectious diseases spread and evolve in the wild. He removed the tick using a long...

2013-08-22 08:26:24

BROOKLINE, Mass., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This week the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a study stating the annual number of recorded Lyme disease cases in the U.S. has grown to 300,000 - an increase of 900 percent. Deer ticks are the main culprits for infecting Americans with the dreaded disease, and the dramatic increase in reported cases may leave many Americans wondering how they can protect themselves, children and pets from these harmful pests. Damminix Tick...

2013-08-01 23:26:51

Save 10% on all Lyme Disease testing order from Request A Test this August. Use promo code LYMED10 when ordering to save. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, but people should be aware of certain health risks which come from spending time outside. One such risk is tick-borne illnesses like Lyme Disease. For the entire month of August 2013 Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering 10% off...

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...

Black-legged Ticks Causing Encephalitis In New York State
2013-07-15 12:52:38

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Researchers urge citizens and healthcare providers to be vigilant The number of tick-borne illnesses reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the rise. Lyme disease leads the pack, with some 35,000 cases reported annually. In the Northeast, the black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) that spread Lyme disease also infect people with other maladies, among them anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and -- as a new paper in the journal...

Tick Saliva New Insight Into Blood Clotting
2013-07-03 09:21:15

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists recently uncovered a surprising potential connection between tick saliva and treatment for heart disease and stroke. Ixodes ticks, commonly known as deer ticks or blacklegged ticks, contain a specific protein in their spit that links to treatment for these diseases. These ticks have also long been known as transmitters of a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease. Deer ticks burrow into the skin of their host and...

2013-06-04 23:04:48

Experts say this year´s tick season could be worse than ever. Lyme Research Alliance on the best ways to stay tick-safe this summer. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Warmer weather is here and with it comes more time spent outdoors hiking, gardening, biking and enjoying other fun activities. Unfortunately, the warm weather also encourages the emergence of ticks and increases your risk of contracting Lyme disease. “2012 was one of the worst tick years on record and Lyme disease...

2013-05-22 23:26:01

Paper Published in the International Journal of General Medicine on Chronic Lyme Disease Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 May, 2013 — “Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the country,” says Dr. Keith Berndtson of Park Ridge MultiMed, “and it presents a challenge to doctors because there is still no definitive answer to the question of whether the chronic illness that afflicts some Lyme patients is due to the aftereffects of...