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2011-09-06 13:25:32

  Government researchers said on Monday that a tick-born infection known as Babesiosis is becoming a growing threat to the U.S. blood supply. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve diagnostic tests that can detect the infection before people donate blood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention performed a 31-year study that suggests the parasitic infection may be increasing. Babesia infections are marked by anemia, fever, chills and fatigue, but can...

2011-08-05 05:54:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--A new tick-borne bacterium is on the move and infecting people across the country. Ehrlichiosis is an infectious disease transmitted through the bite of a tick. In the United States, this disease is mainly found in the southern central and southeast states but this new bacterium, not yet named, has been identified in more than 25 people and found in deer ticks in these two states. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of...

2011-08-04 16:35:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summertime, when kids and grown-ups abandon the confines of the indoors and head outside to camp, hike, fish and commune with nature -- and all of her friends. Flies, mosquitoes and ticks are just a few of the critters that go along with summer outdoors, and we all do our best to avoid the biting and stinging insects, but what happens if you are accosted by a tick? What are the myths behind Lyme disease and other tick-borne...

2011-07-15 00:00:35

As expected, Assured Environments, New York's largest pest management company, has had an increase in bed bug service requests recently. But the recent outbreak of ticks in New York and surge in tick-related calls within the past two weeks has surpassed the levels of the past 25 years and have left many in the industry and the area concerned. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 As many had expected, and some others predicted, bed bugs have returned to New York this summer. However, the issue...

2011-07-14 00:00:30

Request A Test, a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings in a rapid, discreet and affordable way, has just announced the addition of five new Lyme disease tests to its list of screening services, including Lyme disease antibodies (total immunoglobulins), Lyme disease (PCR "“ Borrelia burgdorferi), Lyme disease antibodies (IgM "“ Borrelia antibodies), Lyme disease antibodies (total and IgM), and Lyme disease (western blot "“ Borrelia burgdorferi...

2011-06-22 09:25:11

A new study offers a detailed look at the status of Lyme disease in Central Illinois and suggests that deer ticks and the Lyme disease bacteria they host are more adaptable to new habitats than previously appreciated. Led by researchers at the University of Illinois, the study gives an up-close view of one region affected by the steady march of deer ticks across the upper Midwest. Their advance began in Wisconsin and Minnesota and is moving at a pace of up to two counties a year in Illinois...

2011-05-20 00:00:29

Mainely Ticks provides educational supports to reverse a growing trend. Wells, ME (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Lyme disease is on the rise nationwide and has increased tenfold in a number of Northeastern states in the past decade. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), children ages 5-14 have the highest incidence of Lyme disease in the United States. It's no coincidence that the next three months will be the peak season for contracting tick-borne illness including Lyme disease, as...

2011-05-12 00:00:46

A new book reveals that biological warfare against pest insects and public health measures are likely sources of many important illnesses of the past century. Hustisford, Wisconsin (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 New evidence points to mutated microbes, contaminated cell lines, and insect biowarfare as the origins of Lyme disease and possibly even HIV/AIDS. According to a new book by Wisconsin author PJ Langhoff, the controversial agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), first identified in...

2011-04-05 00:00:29

Trupanion commemorates Prevent Lyme in Dogs Month by discussing the symptoms and treatments of the disease. Seattle, WA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 04, 2011 April is Prevent Lyme in Dogs Month and Trupanion, the nation's fastest-growing pet insurance provider, today released tips and information about the disease in an effort to help pet owners protect their pets this spring and summer. Lyme disease, or Borreliosis, is transmitted by the bite of infected deer ticks, which are more commonly found...

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