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2014-04-09 23:28:28

The innovative collection combines sun protection and insect repellent treatments for maximum outdoor protection. For 2014, ExOfficio is expanding their assortment to include over 30 BugsAway products for men and women, including jackets, shirts, pants, hats, and socks. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The ExOfficio expansion is timely given the rise in insect-borne diseases such as Lyme and West Nile Virus. Tick-Borne Disease Alliance: According to the TBDA (Tick-Borne Disease...

2014-04-02 23:04:00

Pilot study conducted by researchers at The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health show a significant reduction in tick bites for outdoor workers wearing Insect Shield. Greensboro, NC & Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Insect-borne diseases are now one of the top risks for outdoor workers. Insect transmitted diseases have become one of the fastest growing epidemics to date. Those most at risk are outdoor workers. Currently, US industry spends billions...

2014-04-02 23:01:33

Kevin Bacon, Dr. Oz and Ben Stiller Lend Their Voices and Support at May 1, 2014 Gala New York, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), one of the country’s most authoritative voices on Lyme disease, is pleased to announce its third annual fundraising gala titled “The Great Imitator Masquerade Ball,” to be held at Chelsea Piers in New York City on Thursday, May 1, 2014. This year’s theme looks to shed light on the debilitating effects of Lyme disease,...

2014-03-26 08:28:45

Residential mosquito spraying service utilizes 99.97 percent natural ingredients for mosquito and tick control solution MIDLAND PARK, N.J., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mosquito Shield of Northeast New Jersey will begin operations out of Midland Park in the spring of 2014, bringing the company's innovative mosquito and tick control solution to area residents. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140326/MN90299 Mosquito Shield offers a proprietary blend of 99.97...

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2014-03-25 08:54:06

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Amplifying risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments People living in northern and central parts of the U.S. are more likely to contract Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments when white-footed mice are abundant. Mice are effective at transferring disease-causing pathogens to feeding ticks. And, according to an in-press paper in the journal Ecology, these "super hosts" appear indifferent to larval tick infestations. Drawing on 16 years...

2014-03-14 23:02:31

Tick-borne disease expert Dr. Thomas Mather conducts tests that determine frigid temps not likely to reduce Spring/Summer tick abundance. Greensboro, NC and Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Have you been wondering (or hoping) that these brutal polar vortex weather episodes sweeping the nation are freezing off ticks? Tick-borne disease expert, Dr. Thomas Mather, the Director of the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease and TickEncounter Resource Center was asked...

2014-02-28 08:25:20

SHAWNEE, Kan., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans cast their votes in a leading consumer-voted awards program in North America and Bayer HealthCare's Seresto(®) was selected as this year's best new flea and tick control product for dogs. Seresto(®), winner of a 2014 Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product Award,(1 )provides dog or cat owners with the performance they expect from a monthly flea and tick topical in an easy-to-use convenient collar that protects for eight months...

2014-02-20 12:00:18

A Kansas State University epidemiologist is helping cats, pet owners and soldiers stay healthy by studying feline tularemia and the factors that influence its prevalence. Ram Raghavan, assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, and collaborative researchers have found that a certain combination of climate, physical environment and socio-ecologic conditions are behind tularemia infections among cats in the region. More than 50 percent of all tularemia cases in the U.S....

Clinical Study Shows Test For Persistent Lyme Infection Using Live Ticks Is Safe
2014-02-12 21:08:46

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Recruitment continues in trial at NIH, Tufts Medical Center In a first-of-its-kind study for Lyme disease, researchers have used live, disease-free ticks to see if Lyme disease bacteria can be detected in people who continue to experience symptoms such as fatigue or arthritis after completing antibiotic therapy. The technique, called xenodiagnosis, attempts to find evidence of a disease-causing microbe indirectly, through use of...

2013-11-14 23:02:48

Lyme Research Alliance says adult stage ticks can be active even in cold weather, so don’t be caught off-guard. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 In autumn the sun slants lower, the days shorten, and we turn our ears to the sounds of the season: migrating birds, perhaps, or just the rustle of fallen leaves. Unfortunately, though, fall also brings unwelcome visitors: adult stage ticks that can transmit Lyme disease or one of its many co-infections. “Ticks remain active as long as...