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2012-11-13 12:29:27

From malaria-like problems to potentially fatal encephalitis, newly emerging tick-borne afflictions challenge scientists to improve diagnosis and surveillance An emerging tick-borne disease that causes symptoms similar to malaria is expanding its range in areas of the northeast where it has become well-established, according to new research presented today at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). Researchers from the Yale School of Public...

2012-05-17 23:12:02

This year's tick season is predicted to be intense, and a single tick bite can transmit more than one illness. Now is the time to avoid contact with ticks and be aware of the symptoms of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. Lou Paradise, president and chief of research of Topicabl BioMedics, Inc., offers important information for coping with ticks and tick-borne diseases. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 This year´s unusually mild winter and the early onset of warm...

Image 1 - Tick-Born Infection Becoming Increasing Threat In Blood Supply
2011-09-06 13:25:32

  Government researchers said on Monday that a tick-born infection known as Babesiosis is becoming a growing threat to the U.S. blood supply. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve diagnostic tests that can detect the infection before people donate blood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention performed a 31-year study that suggests the parasitic infection may be increasing. Babesia infections are marked by anemia, fever, chills and fatigue, but can...

2010-07-23 09:45:00

Westchester Medical Center Infectious disease specialists report an increase in the potentially severe tick-borne disease Babesiosis in New York's Lower Hudson Valley over a ten year period VALHALLA, N.Y., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babesiosis, a rare and occasionally fatal tick-borne disease caused by microscopic parasites known as Babesia which infect red blood cells, is on the rise in the Lower Hudson Valley according to the NYS DOH, including the counties of Westchester,...


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