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2012-05-30 10:24:48

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is participating in a multi-center clinical study sponsored by IMUGEN, Inc. to help improve the safety of the nation's blood supply. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120530/DC15863LOGO )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO ) This study will test the blood supply for evidence of a tick-borne organism, Babesia microti, by investigational...

2012-05-24 23:00:22

Global Competition to Develop Fail-Safe Diagnostic Tool for Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), a leading New York City-based nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness, promoting advocacy and supporting initiatives to find a cure for tick-borne diseases, including Lyme, has joined the X PRIZE Foundation, the leader in solving the world's grand challenges through large-scale, global incentivized competitions, to create the...

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...

2012-05-23 23:03:33

A Lyme-literate physician, a Master Herbalist and a Veterinarian share concerns about treatments for Lyme Disease and climate changes effects on proliferation of ticks South Salem, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 The subject of Lyme disease and other related tick infections has become near and dear to Bernadette Durham. It all started for her in 2006 and, after running around to various doctors and specialists for a few years, her symptoms were finally diagnosed as Ehrlichiosis, chronic Lyme...

2012-05-22 02:26:23

RICHMOND, Va., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids rejoice as outdoor pools open, backyard grills are dusted off and all of a sudden white is popping up replacing blue jeans. Yes, the unofficial start to summer is upon us, and unfortunately, so is a bumper crop of mosquitoes and ticks. The summer of 2012 is being predicted by health officials as one of the worst seasons in recent history for mosquitoes and ticks, but there are five simple steps you can follow to protect yourself to keep...

2012-05-21 23:01:01

Skin expert Dr. Elma Baron offers tips on prevention of bites that may spoil your summer fun. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 It´s summertime, and that means mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs are on the loose. Here´s how to avoid the itches and illnesses they carry. In the U.S., mosquitoes are mainly nuisances leaving bites that itch, turn red and swell. But in recent years they have become carriers of West Nile Virus, a disease that usually has mild or even no symptoms but can...

2012-05-17 23:12:02

This year's tick season is predicted to be intense, and a single tick bite can transmit more than one illness. Now is the time to avoid contact with ticks and be aware of the symptoms of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. Lou Paradise, president and chief of research of Topicabl BioMedics, Inc., offers important information for coping with ticks and tick-borne diseases. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 This year´s unusually mild winter and the early onset of warm...

2012-05-16 02:30:21

FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring brings welcomed warmer weather when everyone wants to be outside. But, danger lurks in the form of unwelcome insects and ticks that can transmit a variety of diseases to humans. "Ticks can infect thousands of people with a number of serious, sometimes deadly, illnesses including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, and others," says Marc Dolan, senior research biologist at the Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne...

2012-05-02 02:28:02

WALL, N.J., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- How do you fight a disease that the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reports has surpassed HIV in case numbers for 2009, that a National Institutes of Health-funded study concluded its impact on physical health was at least equal to the disability of patients with congestive heart failure, and that is caused by a bite from a dot-sized tick you can hardly see? The Lyme Disease Association's answer is: use digital messaging to...

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...


Latest Lyme disease Reference Libraries

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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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