Latest Spotted fever Stories

2013-05-09 23:31:20

Brittney Shipp, meteorologist of NBC TV 10 Philadelphia, interviewed Dr. Dominick Braccia D.O., Medical Director of Haverford Wellness Center in Harleysville, PA about the tick population, how it is multiplying during spring weather, and how to avoid getting infected. Harleysville, PA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 May 1, 2013 Brittney Shipp meteorologist of NBC TV 10 Philadelphia interviewed Dr. Dominick Braccia D.O., Medical Director of Haverford Wellness Center in Harleysville, PA today about...

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. According to experts and a leading Web authority on the subject, DogsAndTicks.com, regular screenings by a veterinarian and preventive medications are the best ways to protect pets and families from...

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. Paul Pioneer Press reported Thursday. A Minnesota child died earlier in July from Rocky Mountain spotted fever although health officials didn't provide details about the death....

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. One potentially deadly health concern during this time of year is Rocky Mountain spotted fever. According to the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most severe and...

2007-06-14 16:31:25

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Abundant rainfall has increased the population of ticks in Oklahoma this year, meaning more people are likely to catch diseases from the bloodsucking insect. In 2006, widespread drought and wildfires kept the tick population at one of the lowest levels in recent years, but this year more ticks are showing up in central and south-central Oklahoma, said Justin Talley, a livestock entomologist at Oklahoma State University. "Basically, with the continued moisture, it's...

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. In an article to be published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the Hopkins pathologist and microbiologist...

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