Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria

Lyme disease is caused by four main species of bacteria. Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii cause Lyme disease in the United States, while Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii are the leading causes in Europe and ...

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Bacteria spread by ticks affected by humidity and mutual competition

Researchers at the University of Helsinki, the University of Zurich and the University of Exeter have carried out modelling on how environmental factors affect the occurrence of human-pathogenic bacteria found in the sheep ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Data shows Lyme threat in West largely due to Eastern ticks

According to figures compiled by the Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ), a national tick-testing service at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, tick submissions from California increased by just under 250 percent from ...

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Infectious diseases A-Z: Asian longhorned tick finds its way to us

Ticks discovered in New Jersey now have spread into neighboring states. "For the first time in 50 years, a new tick species has been identified in the U.S.," says Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research ...

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Ticks spread plenty more for you to worry about beyond Lyme disease

When it comes to problems caused by ticks, Lyme disease hogs a lot of the limelight. But various tick species carry and transmit a collection of other pathogens, some of which cause serious, even fatal, conditions.

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