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Latest Southern tick-associated rash illness Stories

2013-03-15 23:04:21

Nine months into his struggle with Lyme Disease, Seaver shares story publicly for the first time. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 15, 2013 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness, supporting advocacy and promoting initiatives to find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, applauds the courage of New York Mets Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver for speaking out about his battle with severe Lyme Disease, a tick-borne...

2012-06-28 23:01:34

Risks of the Alpha-Gal meat allergy as a result of Lone Star Tick bites can be reduced near the home with nearly invisible DeerBusters.com's Deer Fencing. Frederick, MD (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 Summer has finally arrived and that means picnics, hikes, trips to the lake and ticks. Ticks are not only a nuisance they are a dangerous insect that can lead to Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, and now according to University of Virginia a meat allergy. University of Virginia...

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...

2012-02-02 07:46:17

Band of tick hunters gathered evidence for most extensive field study ever conducted. Given frequent over- and under-diagnosis of Lyme disease, map offers officials new tool for assessing risk and tracking disease spread A new map pinpoints well-defined areas of the Eastern United States where humans have the highest risk of contracting Lyme disease, one of the most rapidly emerging infectious diseases in North America, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As...

2012-01-10 08:00:00

The National Research Fund for Tick-Borne Diseases (NRFTD) today announced grant awards totaling $240,000 to four investigators in North America to study key aspects of Lyme disease, Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI) and human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA). The NRFTD is the nation's only non-profit organization dedicated solely to funding scientific research in the rapidly expanding field of tick-borne infections. Wilton, CT (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 The National Research Fund...

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...

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2010-05-29 07:45:00

Finding a tick usually involves a squeamish self-examination -- carefully rubbing fingertips through the scalp, meticulously scanning the body, and groaning "eyeww" if a little bloodsucker is discovered. Now, there's a new way to find the pesky, disease-laden critters -- via satellite! University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate students Nathan Renneboog and Stephen Firsing are pioneering the new technique as part of a NASA program called DEVELOP. They've been using satellite images of...

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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...

2008-08-20 12:00:15

By KIM ARCHER State accused of not reporting Lyme disease cases. Lyme disease is caught up in a swirl of confusion and controversy across the nation, and Oklahoma is no exception. The controversy has arisen over disagreement about diagnosis, testing, treatment and prevalence of this complex disease. Janet Segraves, facilitator for the Lyme Disease Support Group of Oklahoma, said the Oklahoma State Department of Health refuses to report hundreds of Oklahomans with Lyme disease to...