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2011-02-17 00:00:50

Mainely Ticks Unveils ProTickMe Educational Initiative Wells, Maine (PRWEB) February 16, 2011 Lyme disease is on the rise nationwide and has increased tenfold in a number of Northeastern states in the past decade. Increasing awareness about the severity of tick-borne diseases and simple steps for preventing exposure to ticks are key to reversing this negative health trend. In support of this effort, Mainely Ticks, Inc. announces the launch of their new ProTickMe kit, designed to educate the...

2010-10-31 00:13:30

Time for Lyme Medical Director, Dr. Harriet Kotsoris on Five Important Questions to Ask Right Away Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) October 30, 2010 "My doctor just told me I have Lyme disease. What do I do now?" As the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease continues to rise"”and to show up in places all around the country as well as around the world"”this question is becoming more and more common, says Harriet Kotsoris, M.D., and medical advisor to Time for Lyme, Inc., a research,...

2010-09-20 06:45:00

JACKSON, N.J., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyme disease is a growing threat in the U.S., with numbers that continue to rise despite increased awareness about the disease. "Little is being done to stop the spread of Lyme disease and to help those who are suffering from chronic Lyme," says Pat Smith, president of the all-volunteer national Lyme Disease Association (LDA), which funds research, educates the public, and provides scientific conferences for doctors. To provide a venue for research...

2010-08-24 10:52:00

FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyme disease is not only a potentially serious disease, but one that often is missed by physicians, which makes prevention more important. The only way to get Lyme disease is from the bite of an infected deer tick. The best prevention, then, is to avoid deer and their ticks. According to many experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics, fencing can discourage deer from entering your yard....

2010-07-23 09:45:00

Westchester Medical Center Infectious disease specialists report an increase in the potentially severe tick-borne disease Babesiosis in New York's Lower Hudson Valley over a ten year period VALHALLA, N.Y., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babesiosis, a rare and occasionally fatal tick-borne disease caused by microscopic parasites known as Babesia which infect red blood cells, is on the rise in the Lower Hudson Valley according to the NYS DOH, including the counties of Westchester,...

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2010-07-21 11:50:00

Research on the population of black-legged ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease from host animals to humans, reinforces that it is important to take preventative measures when spending time outdoors. University of Illinois graduate student Jennifer Rydzewski conducted a four-year survey of black-legged ticks (also known as deer ticks), their host animals, and their habitat preferences in Cook, Lake, DuPage, and Piatt Counties. The survey confirmed the presence of ticks in all four counties...

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2010-02-25 14:47:35

A domestic ecological mystery Stories of environmental damage and their consequences always seem to take place far away and in another country, usually a tropical one with lush rainforests and poison dart frogs. In fact, similar stories starring familiar animals are unfolding all the time in our own backyards "” including gripping tales of diseases jumping from animal hosts to people when ecosystems are disrupted. This time we're not talking hemorrhagic fever and the rainforest. We're...

2009-10-20 17:55:37

Research finds dramatic increase in number of transfusion-transmitted babesiosis cases Babesiosis is a potentially dangerous parasitic disease transmitted by ticks and is common in the Northeast and the upper Midwest. Babesia lives inside of red blood cells, meaning it can also be transmitted through a blood transfusion from an infected but otherwise asymptomatic blood donor. Now a new study led by researchers at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals finds a dramatic increase in the number of...

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2009-09-17 07:38:29

Potentially debilitating Lyme disease doesn't afflict people everywhere that the ticks harboring it are found. At least not yet. A five-university consortium led by a Michigan State University researcher wants to find out why. "These ticks are on the move. As ticks expand into new areas, more people will likely become infected," said MSU fisheries and wildlife assistant professor Jean Tsao, who will lead the four-year, $2.5 million study. "We have a really intriguing scientific puzzle to...

2009-07-30 16:01:40

Two tick-borne diseases are emerging in Minnesota, prompting state health officials to urge caution when vacationing in the state's outdoors. Health officials said dog ticks and deer ticks -- both in ample supply in Minnesota -- are carriers of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Powassan disease, respectively, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Thursday. A Minnesota child died earlier in July from Rocky Mountain spotted fever although health officials didn't provide details about the death....


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