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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...

2013-08-22 08:26:24

BROOKLINE, Mass., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This week the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a study stating the annual number of recorded Lyme disease cases in the U.S. has grown to 300,000 - an increase of 900 percent. Deer ticks are the main culprits for infecting Americans with the dreaded disease, and the dramatic increase in reported cases may leave many Americans wondering how they can protect themselves, children and pets from these harmful pests. Damminix Tick...

2013-08-01 23:26:51

Save 10% on all Lyme Disease testing order from Request A Test this August. Use promo code LYMED10 when ordering to save. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, but people should be aware of certain health risks which come from spending time outside. One such risk is tick-borne illnesses like Lyme Disease. For the entire month of August 2013 Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering 10% off...

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...

2013-07-17 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...

Tick Saliva New Insight Into Blood Clotting
2013-07-03 09:21:15

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists recently uncovered a surprising potential connection between tick saliva and treatment for heart disease and stroke. Ixodes ticks, commonly known as deer ticks or blacklegged ticks, contain a specific protein in their spit that links to treatment for these diseases. These ticks have also long been known as transmitters of a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease. Deer ticks burrow into the skin of their host and...

2013-05-01 04:22:22

RICHMOND Va., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While warmer weather and increased outdoor activities finds more Americans outside, it also puts them at greater risk for encountering ticks and contracting Lyme disease. At the start of May's National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Mosquito Squad (http://www.mosquitosquad.com) is on watch and has tips to help homeowners tick-proof their yards and outdoor spaces. Reported cases of Lyme disease continue to rise with more than 280,000 Americans being...

2013-03-20 08:27:39

JACKSON, N.J., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring officially began today, bringing positive thoughts of increasing daylight and warmer temperatures. As we look forward to shedding winter wear and spending more time outdoors, the national Lyme Disease Association (LDA) reminds everyone that ticks, which transmit Lyme disease, become more active when temperatures are above 35°. Lyme is found in ~65 countries worldwide and is endemic in many areas. In 2011, the US Centers for Disease...