Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recommendations developed for management of Lyme disease

(HealthDay)—In new evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, published online Nov. 30 in Clinical Infectious Diseases, recommendations are presented for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease. The guidelines ...

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Bat tick found for the first time in New Jersey

A tick species associated with bats has been reported for the first time in New Jersey and could pose health risks to people, pets and livestock, according to a Rutgers-led study in the Journal of Medical Entomology.

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Tips to keep ticks under control this summer

Summertime brings an abundance of good things—sunshine, warm weather, backyard cookouts and fire pits—but, like it or not, summertime also brings out some pesky creatures that could put a damper on your plans and health.

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