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2013-08-12 23:18:03

Bite Back for a Cure, TBDA’s National Campaign to Raise Awareness and Encourage Local Advocacy, Includes Cross-Country Bike Tour and Interactive Digital Components New York, N.Y (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) and Southampton Hospital are joining forces to fight tick-borne diseases. On Sunday, August 25, Bite Back for a Cure, TBDA’s national grassroots campaign to build support for the fight against the devastating impact of tick-borne diseases, will...

2013-08-09 23:18:44

Summer is here and bug season is at its peak. But pet owners can protect themselves and their pets with preventative medications from FetchRx Pet Pharmacy. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 People hate them. Dogs and cats hate them. Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes! But now that summer is here and bug season is at its peak, the little pests are a fact of life. That’s why the online pet supply company, FetchRx Pet Pharmacy, wants to make summer better for pets by offering some of the...

Timber Rattlesnakes Help Keep Lyme Disease In Check
2013-08-06 08:23:05

University of Maryland The scientific name of the timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, is a sign of the fear and loathing this native North American viper has inspired. But research by a team of University of Maryland biologists shows the timber rattlesnake indirectly benefits humankind by keeping Lyme disease in check. The team's findings, to be presented today in a talk at the annual conference of the Ecological Society of America, highlight the potential benefits of conserving all...

2013-08-05 23:02:34

Campaign to Raise Awareness and Encourage Local Advocacy Includes Cross-Country Bike Tour and Interactive Digital Components Martha's Vineyard, Mass. (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 Bite Back for a Cure, the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance’s (TBDA) national grassroots campaign to build support for the fight against the devastating impact of tick-borne diseases, will make its first stop on a national tour of bike rides and community events in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. on Sunday, August 18. Led...

2013-07-30 08:32:26

ST. JOSEPH, Mo., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the summer months upon us, Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are on the rise in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tick-borne diseases are increasing, with human cases expected to exceed 300,000 annually(1). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130730/CG54900) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/CG80722LOGO) Veterinary experts agree pet owners...

2013-07-23 11:27:37

3 years after mysterious virus infected 2 Missouri Men, causing severe illness, scientists report isolating pathogen in nearby tick population Scientists have for the first time traced a novel virus that infected two men from northwestern Missouri in 2009 to populations of ticks in the region, providing confirmation that lone star ticks are carrying the recently discovered virus and humans in the area are likely at risk of infection. The findings were published online today in the American...

2013-07-17 23:26:51

Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services Offers New Lyme-Guard Service To Remove Ticks Hartford, Connecticut (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services now offers Lyme-Guard Tick Elimination Treatments for homeowners in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. This new program offers customers five safe all areas Lyme-Guard Tick Elimination treatments with the first treatment being free. Customers will only pay for the four remaining Lyme-Guard treatments for ticks....

2013-07-17 23:21:03

Most people associate Lyme disease with a bull’s-eye rash. But according to the Lyme Research Alliance anyone with flu-like symptoms in the summer should suspect Lyme, particularly if they live or have visited an area where ticks are found. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 You’ve been enjoying a wonderfully relaxing summer—sunning, grilling, spending time in the great outdoors. So why have you suddenly developed a fever, chills, muscle and joint aches, and feel totally drained? If...

2013-07-16 23:22:25

Celebrate National Picnic Month by creating a pest-free environment to keep family and friends safe from mosquitoes, ticks and noxious weeds that cause West Nile virus, Lyme disease, severe allergic reactions, and more. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 July is National Picnic Month and a great time to combine family, friends, and food with outdoor games and sunshine. Whether it’s hosting an impromptu picnic in the backyard or taking sandwiches to the kid’s ballgame, picnics...

Black-legged Ticks Causing Encephalitis In New York State
2013-07-15 12:52:38

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Researchers urge citizens and healthcare providers to be vigilant The number of tick-borne illnesses reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the rise. Lyme disease leads the pack, with some 35,000 cases reported annually. In the Northeast, the black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) that spread Lyme disease also infect people with other maladies, among them anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and -- as a new paper in the journal...