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2014-04-15 23:10:21

Insect Shield blankets offer invisible, odorless protection from a variety of insects that can carry Lyme disease, West Nile virus, malaria and other insect-borne diseases. Greensboro, NC & Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Spring is here which means the bugs are on their way... It is time to get ready for the annual battle against Spring/Summer insects. According to the CDC, Lyme disease has become an epidemic - and not just in the Northeast. More than 300,000 cases of Lyme are...

2014-04-15 08:29:44

Prevalence of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Infection up 48 Percent in Cats; Lyme Disease up 21 Percent in Dogs PORTLAND, Ore., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Banfield Pet Hospital®, the world's largest veterinary practice, released its State of Pet Health(TM) 2014 Report today, revealing a staggering 48 percent increase in the prevalence of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection in cats and a 21 percent increase in the prevalence of infection with the bacterium that causes Lyme...

2014-04-09 23:28:28

The innovative collection combines sun protection and insect repellent treatments for maximum outdoor protection. For 2014, ExOfficio is expanding their assortment to include over 30 BugsAway products for men and women, including jackets, shirts, pants, hats, and socks. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The ExOfficio expansion is timely given the rise in insect-borne diseases such as Lyme and West Nile Virus. Tick-Borne Disease Alliance: According to the TBDA (Tick-Borne Disease...

2014-04-07 16:24:37

RADIUS Magazine Explores Groundbreaking Work in the Fight Against Tick-Borne Illness NEWARK, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "I don't know why you are here...I can't help you." As Lyme Disease reaches epidemic proportions in New Jersey, more and more sufferers are hearing these disconcerting words from their doctors. Indeed, many doctors do not believe there is such a thing as chronic Lyme...until they get it. On the encouraging side, a burgeoning group of doctors and...

2014-04-03 10:37:44

Lyme disease, if not treated promptly with antibiotics, can become a lingering problem for those infected. But a new study led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has some brighter news: Once infected with a particular strain of the disease-causing bacteria, humans appear to develop immunity against that strain that can last six to nine years. The finding doesn’t give people who have already had the disease license to wander outside DEET-less, however. At least 16...

2014-04-02 23:01:33

Kevin Bacon, Dr. Oz and Ben Stiller Lend Their Voices and Support at May 1, 2014 Gala New York, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), one of the country’s most authoritative voices on Lyme disease, is pleased to announce its third annual fundraising gala titled “The Great Imitator Masquerade Ball,” to be held at Chelsea Piers in New York City on Thursday, May 1, 2014. This year’s theme looks to shed light on the debilitating effects of Lyme disease,...

2014-04-01 23:31:46

Chronic Lyme disease is associated with a poorer quality of life than most other chronic illnesses, according to a newly published comprehensive patient survey. Compared to the general population, patients with chronic Lyme disease have high disability and unemployment rates, are five times more likely to visit healthcare providers and twice as likely to be hospitalized, the survey found. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Chronic Lyme disease is associated with a poorer quality of...

2014-03-27 12:31:24

New virus infects six more people and found in second state ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with health officials in Missouri and Tennessee have identified six new cases of people sick with Heartland virus: five in Missouri and one in Tennessee. The new cases, discovered in 2012 and 2013, are described today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Heartland virus was first reported in two...

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2014-03-25 08:54:06

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Amplifying risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments People living in northern and central parts of the U.S. are more likely to contract Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments when white-footed mice are abundant. Mice are effective at transferring disease-causing pathogens to feeding ticks. And, according to an in-press paper in the journal Ecology, these "super hosts" appear indifferent to larval tick infestations. Drawing on 16 years...

2014-03-12 23:03:35

Kim Lewis, Ph.D. and Ying Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. to receive awards for their ongoing work researching “persister” organisms and recurrent disease at LRA’s “Time for Lyme” Gala on April 5, 2014 in Old Greenwich, CT. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund important research at universities and major medical institutions throughout the U.S. Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Two distinguished Lyme disease researchers—Kim Lewis, Ph.D. of Northeastern University and Ying Zhang,...


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2012-04-02 20:35:58

The White-footed Mouse, (Peromyscus leucopus), is a species of rodent native to North America. Its range extends from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and the Maritime Provinces (excluding Newfoundland) south to the southwestern United States and Mexico. In Texas this creature is known as the Woodmouse. The adult of this species measures 3.5 to 3.9 inches in length, not counting the tail, which can measure an additional 2.5 to 3.8 inches. It weighs typically about an ounce. It has a maximum life...

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