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Mainely Ticks provides educational supports to reverse a growing trend. Wells, ME (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Lyme disease is on the rise nationwide and has increased tenfold in a number of Northeastern states in the past decade.
PORTLAND, Maine, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is here as is tick season, which begins in April and lasts through November. As people and the country's 75 million dogs enjoy warmer temperatures, the dangers of tick-borne diseases threaten -- from the deep woods to urban parks.
New research shows that polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for Borrelia burgdorferi DNAâ€”the spirochetal bacteria transmitted by deer ticksâ€”in joint fluid may confirm the diagnosis of Lyme arthritis, but is not a reliable indicator for active joint infection in patients whose arthritis persists after antibiotic therapy.
Acknowledging Lyme disease Awareness Day (May 15th), US Track and Field athlete, Perry Fields, announces the coming release of her tell-all book, The Tick Slayer! New York City, New York (PRWEB) May 15, 2011 Autoimmune disease has a new hero.
A new book suggests that climate change is a threat to more than just the environment, also blaming it for the spread of infectious diseases and respiratory ailments around the world.
A new book reveals that biological warfare against pest insects and public health measures are likely sources of many important illnesses of the past century. Hustisford, Wisconsin (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 New evidence points to mutated microbes, contaminated cell lines, and insect biowarfare as the origins of Lyme disease and possibly even HIV/AIDS.
Trupanion commemorates Prevent Lyme in Dogs Month by discussing the symptoms and treatments of the disease. Seattle, WA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 04, 2011 April is Prevent Lyme in Dogs Month and Trupanion, the nationâ€™s fastest-growing pet insurance provider, today released tips and information about the disease in an effort to help pet owners protect their pets this spring and summer. Lyme disease, or Borreliosis, is transmitted by the bite of infected deer ticks, which are more commonly...
WALL, N.J., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When the "red red robin comes bob-bob bobbin' along," how safe will your children be? March 20 heralds the return of spring and the increasing dangers related to tick-borne diseases.
WALL, N.J., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers recently developed novel diagnostic tools able to distinguish between the various strains of bacteria responsible for causing Lyme disease. For more than a decade, only one strain of B.
Proceeds from the event will be used to fund important research projects, medical symposiums and education.
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...
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