Immunology

Why are so many people getting a tick-borne meat allergy?

It is early morning in early summer, and I am tracing my way through the woods of central North Carolina, steering cautiously around S-curves and braking hard when what looks like a small rise turns into a narrow bridge. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lyme disease: A study on the speed of transmission by infected ticks

Lyme borreliosis is a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia that are transmitted by a bite from a tick of the genus Ixodes. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur used mice to study the transmission of bacteria by ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

As ticks reach record numbers, take precautions

(HealthDay)—As the tick population surges across the United States this summer, one doctor says the best way to avoid being infected with the nasty illnesses the tiny bugs carry is to wear protective clothing and to check ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What to know about the tick bites that can leave you allergic to meat

As Virginians embrace the height of summer with trips into the Blue Ridge Mountains and afternoons spent on trails, most know to check their skin for pesky hangers-on at the end of the day. Peak outdoors season also means ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many Americans unaware of this year's heavy tick season: poll

(HealthDay)—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.

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