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2011-05-17 15:03:00

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.

2009-07-30 16:01:40

Two tick-borne diseases are emerging in Minnesota, prompting state health officials to urge caution when vacationing in the state's outdoors. Health officials said dog ticks and deer ticks -- both in ample supply in Minnesota -- are carriers of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Powassan disease, respectively, the St.

2008-07-04 15:00:41

By Jeremy Higgins, McAlester News-Capital, Okla. Jul. 4--Summertime means no school and lots of time for fun in the sun for most people. The summer months also bring out insects and other pests that could be hazardous to your health.

2007-06-14 16:31:25

Abundant rainfall has increased the population of ticks in Oklahoma this year, meaning more people are likely to catch diseases from the bloodsucking insect.

2005-08-10 13:00:00

An infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins who has spent nearly three decades studying the life-threatening, tick-borne infection known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever warns that the first widespread outbreak of the bacterial disease in Arizona is a growing and dangerous sign of how humans can inadvertently help spread infectious organisms beyond traditional state boundaries.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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