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Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease

Posted 11 May 2017 by

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 – Scientists have a double-shot of bad news about ticks: There's a new, and potentially fatal, tick-borne illness called Powassan, and this summer looks like it might be one of the worst on record for an increase in the tick population. "Tick-borne diseases are on the rise, and prevention should be on everyone's mind, particularly during the spring and summer, and early ...

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 ...

Migrating Birds May Bring Exotic Ticks to U.S.

Posted 2 Oct 2015 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 – Ticks can travel from Central and South America to the United States by hitching rides on migratory birds, a new study reveals. Some of these ticks may be carrying infectious diseases with them, the researchers said. However, there is no evidence that any ticks from these regions have established permanent populations in the United States, according to the study published ...

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 ...

Health Tip: Check for Ticks

Posted 1 Jun 2015 by

-- Regular tick checks when you come in from the outdoors can spot them before they bite. The website advises: Inspect your body for ticks any time you have been outdoors, even during winter. Check areas of the body that are warm, dark and moist, in particular behind the ears, hair, underarms, behind the knees, groin and elbows. Check pets for ticks, as well. Reduce the risk of ...

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