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2013-05-15 23:33:47

Study Author Dr. Keith Berndtson Establishes Need for Development of New Guidelines for Treating Persistent Infection Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 30,000-40,000 cases of Lyme disease officially recorded each year from 2008-2011 represent only 10% of actual incidences of the disease. “Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the country,” says Dr. Keith Berndtson of...

2013-05-13 23:28:02

Pet Parents Willing to Spend Money on Tick Protection New York, NY (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 In honor of Lyme Disease Awareness Month this May, industry leader PetCareRx is announcing the results of its first Spring Tickitude Survey, revealing how pet parents across the country feel about the threat of ticks as well as their lifestyle choices around tick prevention and protection. With over 400 pet parents polled nationwide, the survey reveals that 4 out of 5 pet households are concerned about...

2013-05-09 08:27:13

Professional skier Angeli VanLaanen's story about living with Lyme Disease PARK CITY, Utah, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- LymeLight is a 30 minute documentary film based on 27 year old professional freeskier Angeli VanLaanen's battle with Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread by the bite of an infected Black Legged Tick, commonly known as a Deer Tick. At the age of 10 Angeli started showing Lyme symptoms such as: chronic sinus infection, fainting spells,...

2013-05-01 04:22:22

RICHMOND Va., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While warmer weather and increased outdoor activities finds more Americans outside, it also puts them at greater risk for encountering ticks and contracting Lyme disease. At the start of May's National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Mosquito Squad (http://www.mosquitosquad.com) is on watch and has tips to help homeowners tick-proof their yards and outdoor spaces. Reported cases of Lyme disease continue to rise with more than 280,000 Americans being...

2012-11-13 12:29:27

From malaria-like problems to potentially fatal encephalitis, newly emerging tick-borne afflictions challenge scientists to improve diagnosis and surveillance An emerging tick-borne disease that causes symptoms similar to malaria is expanding its range in areas of the northeast where it has become well-established, according to new research presented today at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). Researchers from the Yale School of Public...

2012-06-28 23:01:34

Risks of the Alpha-Gal meat allergy as a result of Lone Star Tick bites can be reduced near the home with nearly invisible DeerBusters.com's Deer Fencing. Frederick, MD (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 Summer has finally arrived and that means picnics, hikes, trips to the lake and ticks. Ticks are not only a nuisance they are a dangerous insect that can lead to Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, and now according to University of Virginia a meat allergy. University of Virginia...

2012-06-08 23:00:50

The VA Maryland Health Care System offers the following tips to protect yourself, your family and your pets from Lyme disease when you step outside this summer. BALTIMORE, Md. (PRWEB) June 09, 2012 The recent mild winter, which left deer ticks alive, hungry and looking for food, can create optimal conditions for the transmission of Lyme disease. In the United States, 82 tick species collectively can cause nine major diseases, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians, with...

2012-05-24 06:28:23

WESTBROOK, Maine, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts agree that ticks and tick-borne diseases are on the rise, due in large part to increased forest fragmentation that creates pockets of disease in areas of modern development. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tens of thousands of people are infected with tick-borne diseases annually, and dogs sometimes serve as disease sentinels. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120210/CG51476) Forest...

2012-05-01 23:00:12

Hartz®, one of the country's leading suppliers of flea and tick products for dogs and cats, is proud to announce its new and improved line of popular anti-parasite products, just in time for one of the worst flea seasons in recent memory. Secaucus, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 "With spring and summer right around the corner, Hartz® is thrilled to announce the arrival of our flea and tick prevention products," said a Hartz® spokesman. "Thanks to these new items, pet owners can...

2012-05-01 10:24:13

RICHMOND, Va., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 250,000 Americans, the bite of a deer tick meant the start of a life changing disease. With record warm temperatures and the start of May's National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Mosquito Squad (http://www.mosquitosquad.com) is on watch and has six tips to help homeowners tick-proof their yards. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control...