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Latest Tick-Borne Diseases Stories

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...

2014-05-12 12:31:26

OTTAWA, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Lyme disease is a serious illness that's present in Canada and spreading. Canadians at risk from Lyme disease include those, who live, work and/or play in close proximity to ticks that spread the disease. If not identified and treated early, Lyme disease can cause serious health issues. But there are simple and effective measures you can take to protect against it. As you prepare to spend time outdoors, learn more about Lyme disease and how to...

2014-05-06 23:04:34

This spring, hospitals around the globe are reporting rising numbers of Lyme disease infections. Bird-X explains how you can protect yourself and your family from ticks as the summer months approach. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Lyme Disease is exclusively transmitted by Deer Ticks, who’ve earned their name by regularly parasitizing deer. Black-Legged (Deer) Ticks are also regularly found on animals including mice, rats, bats, squirrels, and migratory birds – and are thus found...

2014-05-02 23:01:17

Kevin Bacon, Dr. Mehmet Oz and New York Mets Third Baseman David Wright Expressed Support with Exclusive Public Service Announcements at Nation's Top Lyme Organization's Gala New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), one of the country’s most authoritative voices on Lyme disease, is thrilled to announce that the organization has exceeded their fundraising goal of raising more than $1.1 million at their third annual gala, “The Great Imitator...

2014-05-01 23:11:48

It’s “business as usual for tick season,” CT health official tells Lyme Research Alliance. Here, 10 actions you can take to keep you and your family safe from Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Despite winter’s freezing temperatures and a chilly start to spring, a Connecticut health expert expects the threat of Lyme disease to be just as high this spring and summer as it was last year. “It’s business as usual for tick season,” says Kirby...

2014-05-01 23:04:02

RISE Offers Tips and Safety Measures for Protection from Ticks and Disease Washington (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 In observance of National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® wants to protect families from tick bites that can transmit Lyme disease, and empower homeowners to be their own “Backyard Boss,” reducing outdoor risks that attract unwanted pests like ticks. Recent research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

2014-04-30 23:09:26

Nothing could diminish the spirits of the runners and walkers who turned out for LRA's 3rd annual 5K Walk/Run—not even the chilly, blustery conditions. Timed to help kick off Connecticut's Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the Race was held to raise awareness and critically needed funds for Lyme disease research. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Nothing could diminish the spirits of more than 200 runners and walkers who turned out for Lyme Research Alliance's 3rd annual 5K...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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