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It is a tiny pest with a big bite that can do major damage. One Germantown family said it only took one infected tick to change their entire lifestyle something they have been dealing with for the past seven years.
Lyme disease remains Crow Wing County's most commonly reported tick-borne disease, but two other tick- borne diseases, anaplasmosis and babesiosis are being reported with increased frequency.
Health experts say it's common to check for ticks after a day at the park or a hike in the woods, but they say those aren't the only times to look.
With the month of May again declared "Lyme Disease Awareness Month" in Massachusetts, a panel of experts discussed Lyme symptoms, diagnoses and treatment options with an audience of about 60 people in the Forbes Library community room in Northampton last week.
As the summer tick season approaches, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and other lawmakers called on the Food and Drug Administration to take action to reduce the shortage of Doxycyline, a critical drug used to treat infectious diseases such as Lyme Disease.
New leaflets on how to prevent tick bites and reduce the risk of contracting Lyme disease are being issued to health professionals and the public as part of a national programme by Public Health England .
Co-infections, such as Bartonella, continue to be little understood or even acknowledged as a definite illness by many in the medical profession.
In 1983, Susan Beck was diagnosed with Lyme disease, making her the first known woman in Virginia to officially battle the tick-borne illness.
Grassy areas are a favorite environment for certain species of ticks, which can transmit deadly diseases to both dogs and cats.
Ticks that harbor a handful of illnesses may barely be noticed due to their small size.
ALBANY With Memorial Day Weekend fast approaching and people spending more time outdoors, State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., today reminded New Yorkers to take precautions to prevent diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks.
When Leanne Hunter discovered a tick on her dog Mya two weeks ago she thought it was a freak occurrence.
How you dress can make a difference in whether or not you contract Lyme disease from a tick bite, according to Martha's Vineyard health officials.
The general public has been educated about the dangers and health risks associated with infectious tick bites to humans and prescribed medications like Doxycycline Hyclate to combat such illnesses as "Lyme Disease" and other diseases transmitted from ticks.
Central New York is traditionally a hot spot for eastern equine encephalitis -- EEE for short, a mosquito-borne virus.