Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool emerging in fight against Lyme disease

As black-legged ticks crawl their way across Michigan, scientists hope a new vaccine in development could make their presence less menacing.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel Lyme vaccine shows promise

Yale University researchers have developed a novel vaccine that in guinea pigs offers protection against infection by the bacterium that causes Lyme disease and may also combat other tick-borne diseases, they report Nov. ...

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Tick-borne illness still rare despite greater population

t's been a busy summer for ticks, with three invasive species thriving in Connecticut. And while it's mathematically sound to conclude more ticks means more risk for tick-borne illness, the path to pathogen transmission may ...

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Researcher studies rise of tick-borne diseases in Midwest

When Ram Raghavan heard from a former colleague at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that a 7-year-old girl had died from Rocky Mountain spotted fever as the result of a tick bite, he thought of his own daughter, ...

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A Mayo Clinic guide to tick species and the diseases they carry

Although there are hundreds of species of ticks found throughout the world, fewer than 60 are known to bite and spread disease to humans. Here are some of the more common human-biting ticks in the United States and the parts ...

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Debunking 4 common myths about ticks

Blooming flowers, chirping birds and long-awaited rays of sunshine: The first signs of spring are often greeted with joy. But soon comes the realization that with warm weather comes ticks.

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