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Yesterday | KKTV

Rabbit Fever Found In Colorado Springs

Officials say a resident living in the Park Vista subdivision near Austin Bluffs and Stetson Hills alerted the health department after coming upon several dead rabbits. One of the rabbits was tested; the results came back positive for tularemia, colloquially known as rabbit fever.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Health, El Paso County, CO, Entomology, Science

Yesterday | Medical News Today

Ticks that vector Lyme disease spread into North Dakota

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 300,000 cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. each year. Last year, most Lyme disease cases reported to the CDC were concentrated heavily in the Northeast and upper Midwest, with 96 percent of cases in 13 states.

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Related Topix: Health, Lyme Disease, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KOB-TV

Tularemia cases in pets on the rise in NM

Health officials are seeing an increase in the number of pets becoming infected with Tularemia, a potentially-deadly disease spread by rabbits, rodents and hares. So far, there have been 17 cases reported statewide in pets this year, compared to just 12 in all of 2013.

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Related Topix: Health

R & D

New defense mechanism against viruses discovered

When it comes to defense against viruses, the immune system has an arsenal of weapons at its disposal including killer cells, antibodies and messenger molecules, to name just a few. When a pathogen attacks the body, the immune system usually activates the appropriate mechanisms.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Biology, Science

EurekAlert!

Ticks that vector Lyme disease move west into North Dakota

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 300,000 cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. each year. Last year, most Lyme disease cases reported to the CDC were concentrated heavily in the Northeast and upper Midwest, with 96 percent of cases in 13 states.

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Related Topix: Health, Lyme Disease, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Entomology, Science

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Golf World

Head-to-head match play against mosquitoes and ticks

Last month, at the men's member-guest, Michael U. showed me a gadget he had attached to his bag: He told me that it contained a battery-powered fan, which enveloped him and his golf cart with a cloud of mosquito repellent. I was extremely interested, because I don't like being bitten by mosquitoes, and I've been trying extra hard to protect myself against ticks, ever since coming down with Lyme disease for the fifth or sixth time, back in June.

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Related Topix: Health, Lyme Disease, Medicine

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Health Beat: Watch that bite: Ticks can turn you vegetarian

"I played golf and grilled some steaks, and at about 2:30 in the morning I woke up and my hands were on fire," said Norman, who was going into shock. "My tongue and lips started swelling to the point that I could barely speak."

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Related Topix: Health, Life, Food, Vegetarian

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Hays Daily News

Busting myths about ticks in the U.S. -- Part II

Last week's article was the first of a discussion with Michael Dryden, K-State veterinarian and noted tick expert, discussing the common myths about the pests and providing advice for protecting yourself and pets. Dryden's last three myths are addressed below.

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ReporterHerald.com

Second human tularemia case reported locally

Avoid handling dead or sick animals, and if you have to remove one use a shovel and place the body in a plastic bag.

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Related Topix: Health, Larimer County, CO

Switched

Climate Change Threatens The Newest Prescription For Children: Time Outdoors

Dr. Robert Zarr, her pediatrician at Unity Health Care, a clinic that serves low-income and uninsured families in Washington, D.C., calls her unconventional treatment regimen a "huge success." The 9-year-old's asthma is now well-controlled, and she is no longer obese -- conditions that prompted the prescription, he said.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, National Wildlife Federation, Charitable Organizations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Norwalk Reflector

Take precautions to prevent Lyme disease

Oh, deer: Ohioans can't seem to catch a break. First its Bambi and his bunch always a threat to make an unexpected and unwanted appearance on the state's roads.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Ohio, Huron County, OH

KSAT-TV San Antonio

Watch that bite: Ticks can turn you vegetarian

However, here is a warning out where for meat lovers. A small, but growing outdoor danger could take that away from you.

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Related Topix: Health, Life, Food, Vegetarian

Thu Sep 04, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Wild rabbit found in Pueblo West tests positive for Tularemia

The Pueblo City-County Health Department says a wild rabbit that was found in the Liberty Point neighborhood of Pueblo West has tested positive for rabbit fever. The rabbit was found on Mountainside Drive.

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Related Topix: Pueblo West, CO, Pueblo, CO, Pueblo County, CO, Health, Entomology, Science

TheDenverChannel

Longmont child tests positive for tularemia

The boy, from Longmont, is the first Boulder County resident to test positive for the disease since 2007, according to Boulder County officials. In July, two residents in Broomfield and Larimer counties also tested positive for the disease.

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Related Topix: Boulder County, CO, Broomfield County, CO, Larimer County, CO, Broomfield, CO, Entomology, Science, Health

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Examiner.com

Dr. Fedorenko Bug Stick and Bug Bar: repel bugs safely

Perhaps you've noticed-mosquitoes have been extremely bloodthirsty in New York. Even those who don't usually get bitten are being attacked.

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Related Topix: Sag Harbor, NY, Entomology, Science, Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Chemistry, Aromatherapy

Ivanhoe

Watch That Bite: Ticks Can Turn You Vegetarian

Summertime is all about getting outside and firing up the grill for an all American barbeque.

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Related Topix: Health, Life, Food, Vegetarian, Bar-B-Q

Thu Aug 28, 2014

UPI

You've got mites on your face, and so does everyone else

So you've got face mites; big deal, everyone's got them. That's one of several takeaways from a new study by researchers at North Carolina State University.

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Health

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Dead rabbit found near Yoder tests positive for Tularemia

El Paso County Public Health says a rabbit that was found dead near Yoder in El Paso County has tested positive for Tularemia.

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Related Topix: El Paso County, CO, Yoder, CO, Health, Entomology, Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Daily Record

Clongen adds to its tests

Clongen Laboratories, of Gaithersburg, a provider of medical diagnostic testing, has added test offerings to detect and identify emerging pathogens implicated in severe to fatal cases resulting from tick and other arthropod bites.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Health

Shelter Island Reporter

Yes, we have no chiggers: Cornell creating tick info app

Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count the insects. Soon there will be an app to provide all you need to know aboutt ticks.

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Related Topix: Health, Entomology, Science, Suffolk County, NY

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