Latest Ixodes scapularis Stories

2010-02-25 14:47:35

An interdisciplinary team at Washington University in St. Louis has been keeping a wary eye on emerging tick-borne diseases in Missouri for the past 20 years.

2009-10-20 17:55:37

Babesiosis is a potentially dangerous parasitic disease transmitted by ticks and is common in the Northeast and the upper Midwest.

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.

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.

2009-03-10 13:34:53

The lawyer for the 27-year-old man accused of shooting an Illinois pastor during his sermon on Sunday, says his client suffers from a mental condition linked to Lyme disease, but many experts say that excuse doesn’t hold up.

2008-09-17 15:00:00

By MEREDITH GOAD Hazel Raby was surprised when she saw that "Under Our Skin," a dramatic new documentary about the controversial diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease, was making the rounds of film festivals across the country but not appearing in any Portland theaters.

2008-08-05 03:00:11

By Wolf, Paula pwolf@lnpnews.com One day at work, Lisa McElroy suddenly came down with fever and body aches. I thought I had the flu, said the Landisville mother of three. Her symptoms only intensified, as she started suffering severe spine and pelvic pain, and hallucinations from the fever.

2007-10-11 06:00:00

Some patients who had persistent memory lapses and other problems years after therapy for Lyme disease improved after antibiotic retreatment in a new study that continues the debate over the existence of "chronic Lyme disease."

2005-06-04 10:52:44

The mention of West Nile virus can send some people into an unwarranted panic. But did you know that Lyme disease infected more than 23,000 Americans in 2002, more than double the number of those infected by West Nile?

2005-02-06 09:55:27

Ask Brian Chadwick how plentiful deer are on this island that has become an ocean retreat for the rich and famous and he will tell you about the dark night he was patrolling the summer estates and hit three.

Word of the Day
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.