Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to protect yourself from ticks

Researchers say there are precautions those heading outside can take to limit risk from disease-carrying ticks. Take time to familiarize yourself with which tick species may be common in your area, as well as some common ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

It's time to think about Lyme disease prevention

"There's no way I have Lyme disease," stated my friend's 70-year-old dad while helping carry my mattress into our new apartment last summer, "I wasn't bitten by a tick—"

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heartland virus identified in lone star ticks in Georgia

Heartland virus is circulating in lone star ticks in Georgia, scientists at Emory University have found, confirming active transmission of the virus within the state. The journal Emerging Infectious Diseases published the ...

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.

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