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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...

2014-05-20 12:33:42

Topical meds that prevent bites are preferred 9-1 over orals that work only after the dog is bitten LENEXA, Kan., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- No one wants to get bitten by ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. Pet owners also want the same protection for their beloved dogs, according to a recent survey of more than 2,700 dog owners. And, fortunately, dog owners can find prevention and protection from bug bites for their furry friends. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140519/89055 By a...

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....

Lyme disease tick
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...

2014-05-14 23:09:41

With a prescription from Pet Medical Center in Temecula CA, dog owners can now control both fleas and ticks with NexGard, a delicious beef-flavored chew that kills 100 percent of pests in 24 hours and keeps working for 30 days. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Pet Medical Center is pleased to announce that their veterinary hospital in Temecula CA is approved to prescribe NexGard for canine flea and tick control. This adds another option to the already extensive selection of quality...

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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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