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2013-09-24 23:24:22

According to the CDC, Lyme disease is now the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. Greensboro, NC & Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Lyme disease has now become one of the fastest growing epidemics to date. Why the alarming increase? Revised numbers from the CDC reflect that they have been under reporting Lyme disease. Instead of the 30,000 cases a year previously reported, the CDC has now issued a statement that the numbers are more in the range of...

2013-09-05 23:28:06

Campaign to raise awareness and encourage local advocacy includes cross-country bike tour and interactive digital components. New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) September 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 a stop on its national tour of bike rides and community events in Central N.Y. on Saturday, September 14. Led by 24-year-old Lyme...

2013-08-26 23:24:38

A New York teenager reportedly died because of a tick bite. In response to that, My Cleaning Products warned the people of the pest and suggested a product to kill ticks safe and fast. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 Apart from serious medical conditions, it was said that ticks could also cause death. And according to a report from nbcnewyork.com, a teenager from New York was the latest casualty of those tiny arachnids. With the intention to help the public prevent the same tragedy,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • 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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