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Don't Let the Tick Stick

Posted 24 Sep 2017 by

SUNDAY, Sept. 24, 2017 – As tick populations and the threats they pose increase across the United States, people need to know how to deal with them, a skin doctor suggests. Ticks can cause serious illnesses such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Powassan virus and alpha-gal syndrome (a red meat allergy). "Although most ticks do not carry disease, it's important to be mindful of ...

How to Prevent, and Treat, Lyme Disease in People and Pets

Posted 3 Sep 2017 by

SATURDAY, Sept. 2, 2017 – If you're planning to be outdoors this holiday weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know that ticks are most active during the summer months. Campers, hikers and gardeners are among those at greatest risk of tick bites. Ticks are transported by deer and mice, which thrive in suburban and wooded areas, the agency warned. And, they hang around for ...

Health Tip: Recognizing Lyme Disease

Posted 24 Aug 2017 by

-- Lyme disease, caused by the bacterium B. burgdorferi, is transmitted by biting deer ticks that are quite small and may be difficult to see. Within 30 days of a deer tick bite, a circular red patch of about five inches' diameter often appears. The rash, if it shows up at all, commonly resembles a bull's eye, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Other symptoms may include: Muscle and ...

Many Americans Unaware of This Year's Heavy Tick Season: Poll

Posted 17 Jul 2017 by

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 – Most Americans know that ticks can make them sick, and many take steps to avoid them. But few know that this summer could be a particularly bad one for tick bites, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll shows. Scientists have predicted an upswing in the tick population this summer, which could potentially mean more tick-borne infections. Lyme disease is the most common of those ...

Health Tip: Preventing Tick Bites

Posted 22 Jun 2017 by

-- A bite from an infected tick can cause a number of ills, including Lyme disease. But taking precautions before going outside can help protect you. Here are suggestions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Know where ticks are likely to gather, and try to avoid them. Steer clear of tall, thick vegetation. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and spray clothing with .5 ...

Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Confirmed in Eastern National Parks

Posted 17 Jan 2017 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 – Planning a hiking trip in an eastern U.S. national park? Better pack tick repellent – a new study found these parks are home to ticks that carry Lyme disease. Blacklegged ticks – also known as deer ticks – carrying Lyme disease were found in nine national parks: Acadia National Park in Maine; Catoctin Mountain Park and Monocacy National Battlefield in Maryland; Fire ...

Study: El Nino Could Boost Lyme Disease in Western U.S.

Posted 24 Oct 2016 by

MONDAY, Oct. 24, 2016 – The big shifts in rain and warmth caused by El Nino and La Nina conditions may boost Lyme disease and intestinal infections in parts of the United States, a new study suggests. Over four decades, more tick-borne disease in the West and more gastrointestinal disease in the Northeast were tied to the periodic swings in weather conditions, researchers said. They believe the ...

Drug Duo Cures a Tick-Borne Disease -- in Mice

Posted 6 Jun 2016 by

MONDAY, June 6, 2016 – Babesiosis is a sometimes serious illness transmitted to humans by ticks. Now, researchers say a two-drug combo seems to have cured the illness in mice. Babesiosis – transmitted by the same ticks that transmit the bacteria behind Lyme disease – is caused by the B. microti parasite, which can develop resistance to current treatments. "This is the first radical cure ...

7 Ways to Give Ticks the Slip

Posted 22 May 2016 by

SUNDAY, May 22, 2016 – While only a few tick species infect people with diseases, the rising popularity of many outdoor activities and the spread of residential developments has upped the odds that one of those creepy parasites might latch on to you. "Luckily, ticks don't fly, jump or fall from the sky," vector-borne disease expert Stephen Wikel said. He's a professor emeritus of medical ...

Study: Longer-Term Antibiotics Won't Ease 'Chronic Lyme Disease'

Posted 31 Mar 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 – People with persistent symptoms associated with Lyme disease are unlikely to find relief from longer-term antibiotic therapy, according to a new Dutch study. Although antibiotics are the correct therapy to treat Lyme disease when it is diagnosed early, longer-term use appears ineffective against the symptoms linked to the tick-borne illness and may carry the risk of ...

New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDC

Posted 9 Feb 2016 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 – A new Lyme disease-causing bacteria has been identified in the United States, and it may bring even worse symptoms, health officials said. Borrelia burgdorferi was the only bacteria species believed to cause Lyme disease in North America – until this new discovery, the researchers said. The newly-identified bacteria, called Borrelia mayonii, appears closely related to B. ...

Studying Tick Biology With Lyme Prevention in Mind

Posted 9 Feb 2016 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 – Scientists who sequenced the genome, or genetic composition, of the Lyme disease-transmitting deer tick hope the achievement will lead to new ways to control the blood-sucking parasites. The decade-long effort involved an international team of 93 scientists from 46 institutions. "The genome provides a foundation for a whole new era in tick research," project leader ...

Lyme-Causing Ticks Expand Their Range in U.S.

Posted 19 Jan 2016 by

MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 – Ticks that transmit Lyme disease are now found in nearly half of all counties in the United States, a much broader swath than was seen in the late 1990s, researchers report. The findings show "that the distribution of Lyme disease vectors has changed substantially over the last nearly two decades and highlights areas where risk for human exposure to ticks has changed ...

Lyme Disease in U.S. Is Under-Reported, CDC Says

Posted 12 Aug 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 – Lyme disease may be grossly under-reported in the United States. Government researchers say the tick-borne infection affects about 10 times as many Americans as previously indicated by confirmed case reports. About 329,000 cases of Lyme disease occur every year, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in their analysis of a nationwide ...

Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This Summer

Posted 6 Jul 2015 by

SUNDAY, July 5, 2015 – People who spend lots of time outdoors in the summer need to be careful about insect bites, an expert says. Certain insects, such as ticks and mosquitoes, may be carriers of disease, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, said Dr. George Ruggiero, chief of family medicine and director of medical education at Peconic Bay Medical Center in New York. Anyone ...

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