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2014-07-01 15:20:23

ESA Since white-tailed deer serve as the primary host for the adult blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) — the vector for Lyme disease — scientists have wondered whether reducing the number of deer in a given area would also mean fewer cases of Lyme disease. Now, after a 13-year study was conducted, researchers in Connecticut have found that reduced deer populations can indeed lead to a reduction in Lyme disease cases. The results of their study are published in the Journal of Medical...

2014-07-01 08:29:38

UNION CITY, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems for both the medical and veterinary markets, today announced that the Center for Veterinary Biologicals of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved its VetScan Canine Ehrlichia Antibody Test Kit for use in rapid detection of canine Ehrlichia. Clint Severson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of...

2014-06-26 23:13:02

The hidden, unseen danger on the battlefield will show up as twice as many black-legged ticks that are being detected along the eastern United States. These ticks are notorious for carrying Lyme disease and many other infections. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 On July 9th, 1864, the Battle of Monocacy was won by over 15,000 Confederate troops fighting against approximately 6,000 Union troops outside of Frederick, Maryland. Some of these troops may have been wearing body armor to protect themselves...

2014-06-04 04:21:37

Staten Island Pediatrician Michael Gabriel provides important tips and information on preventing tick bites, treating tick bites, and the risks of Lyme disease. BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics responds to an article published on Ozarksfirst.com on May 23(rd) that gives advice on tick bites and urges people to be cautious during the summer. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140603/93928 The article titled, "Health...

2014-06-01 23:01:46

Mosquito Shield (http://www.moshield.com/southeastern-pennsylvania) announced today they now are offering a tick control program called Tick Shield for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the United States. West Chester, PA (PRWEB) June 01, 2014 Tick Shield® is 99% all-natural and eliminates deer and wood ticks, as well as fleas through their proprietary blend of natural oils. This tick control program is developed to help stop the...

2014-05-29 23:03:44

Board Members Share Goals: Detect, Educate, Cure New York and Stamford, CT (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) and the Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), two of the most influential voices on Lyme and tick-borne diseases, announced today their intention to merge (the “Merger”). The Merger was approved by each of the respective Board of Directors last evening, pending regulatory approval. The Merger will result in the formation of the largest tick-borne disease...

2014-05-28 12:42:51

University of Gothenburg A newly discovered tick-borne bacterium known as “Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis” has been implicated in six cases of disease in Sweden. A new international study led by the Sahlgrenska Academy has shown that this bacterium is primarily a risk for people who are already sick and who are receiving immunosuppressive drugs. The Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis bacterium, known in the medical world by its short name Neoehrlichia, was discovered and...

2014-05-27 23:11:23

Is this new test the beginning of the end of the Lyme disease epidemic? After hundreds of thousands of misdiagnosed cases of Lyme disease, and a million Americans suffering from the debilitating later stages of the disease, the Meno Clinic Center for Advanced Medicine announces the iSpot Lyme test is now nearly 100% sensitive. Jackson Hole, WY (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 May is Lyme disease awareness month, millions of Americans just spent Memorial Day weekend outdoors and the creepy,...

2014-05-19 23:01:21

Local team’s mosquito control service adds tick product to help protect residents from both mosquito and tick-borne diseases. Woolwich Township, NJ (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Mosquito Shield of Southern New Jersey has expanded its offerings to include an innovative Tick Shield product and has already begun its residential spraying service in the region. The Southern New Jersey franchise is in its second year of operation, servicing customers in Gloucester, Camden and Burlington counties....

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2014-05-18 03:00:18

Cheryl Dybas, NSF To find out how to steer clear of Lyme disease during "picnic season" - a time when people are more likely to pick up ticks - the National Science Foundation spoke with NSF-funded disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y., and program director Sam Scheiner of NSF's Division of Environmental Biology. Ostfeld's research is funded by the joint NSF-NIH Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program and NSF's...


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