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10 min ago | Williamson Daily News Online
Submitted photoBees are just one of the insects that individuals should keep from upsetting during the summer months.
4 hrs ago | Health News Digest
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have made an important advancement toward developing a vaccine against the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis .
Tick Paralysis is caused by a toxin that transmits from tick saliva, into the blood stream of the host, as the tick is attached, feeds, and become engorged.
The Vermont Department of Health is advising residents who spend time outdoors to do daily tick checks this summer, a year after the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the state peaked.
Walkers are being warned to watch out for tick bites that can cause Lyme disease while trekking the West Highland Way.
The disease can be contracted through the bite of a tick, flea, mosquito, black fly, sand fly, deer fly, in vitro and can be sexually transmitted.
It was with sadness that I read of Walter Ashley's death , although all of us who knew him realized that his time was running out.
"Ticks will look at it like a rodent scurrying by and latch on to it," she said of the big white sheet she uses in forests and fields to ferret out the little bugs.
The Kent Branch of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals received a stray adult dog covered in ticks recently.
Anyone who has ever gone cross-eyed trying to compare the chemical labels on insect repellants will be happy to know that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun a new program designed to make it easier for the consumer to figure out which product is the best choice.
The Brookline Department of Public Health on Tuesday issued a tick advisory, saying it has received several reports of ticks early this season.
They're vigilant about checking for ticks, especially since their son Luke contracted Lyme disease through a deer tick as a toddler.
COURTESY PHOTO Ticks are the culprit in spreading Lyme Disease, but a new vaccine could go a long way in preventing the illness.
Updated: Tue Jul 29, 2014 04:32 pm
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