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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...

2014-06-26 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...

2014-06-18 23:12:55

During the warm and humid summer months, fleas and ticks can come out in full force. Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers their advice on how to lower the risks associated with these pesky insects. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Most pet owners know that spring and summer are the most important seasons to be on the lookout for fleas and ticks, as these pests become more active in warmer weather. Both fleas and ticks are parasites, and feed on canine (and human) blood. They...

2014-06-13 23:01:19

Residential mosquito spraying service utilizes 99.97 percent natural ingredients for mosquito and tick control. Katy, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Mosquito Shield of West Houston has initiated a limited free spray offer for residents of West Houston as a way of introducing the innovative mosquito and tick control service to the region. Mosquito Shield is a residential mosquito and tick control service that utilizes 99.97 percent natural ingredients to rid yards of mosquitoes and ticks....

2014-06-05 08:29:21

Merial Celebrates National Launch of NexGard(TM) (afoxolaner) for Dogs Flea and Tick Control with Donation of up to $1 Million in Product Donations for Animal Shelters Nationwide; Eric Stonestreet and His Dog, Coleman, Join Effort DULUTH, Ga., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All dog owners have two common enemies: fleas and ticks. Now, there is the latest flea and tick control product from Merial, the maker of FRONTLINE® Plus brand products. NexGard(TM) (afoxolaner) is the first and only soft,...

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...

Lyme Disease May Have Been Around Long Before Humans: Study
2014-05-29 14:55:16

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online If you are a camper or one who enjoys being in the outdoors, you are most likely well aware of Lyme disease and the precautions necessary to avoid being exposed to it. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Humans are made susceptible when they are bitten by infected blacklegged ticks. With simple actions like applying insect repellent, promptly...

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...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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