Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

To prevent tick encounters, where you dump your leaves matters

If you cleared fallen leaves from your lawn last fall, did you deposit them along the edge of your lawn, where grass meets woods? If you did, you might have unwittingly created an ideal habitat for blacklegged ticks.

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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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