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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
Skin expert Dr.
This year's tick season is predicted to be intense, and a single tick bite can transmit more than one illness.
Turn the Corner Foundation and The Tick-Borne Disease Initiative join forces to form national organization to fight tick-borne diseases including Lyme New York,
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...
Treponema pallidum is a species of spirochaete bacterium with subspecies that cause treponemal diseases such as syphilis, bejel, pinta and yaws. Since the organism has a waxy coat around it won't accept the gram stain. The Dieterle stain is used to detect the bacterium. It is detected by serology, including nontreponemal, Rapid plasma regain, and treponemal antibody tests. It is a motile spirochaete that is generally acquired by close sexual contact. It can also be transmitted to a...