Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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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Lone Star ticks in Illinois can carry, transmit Heartland virus

Researchers have confirmed that Heartland virus, an emerging pathogen with potentially dire consequences for those infected, is present in Lone Star ticks in two Illinois counties hundreds of miles apart. Lone Star ticks ...

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Taking care of a tick bite

Most tick bites are painless and cause only minor signs and symptoms, such as redness, swelling or a sore on the skin. But some ticks transmit bacteria that cause illnesses, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted ...

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Where did the Asian longhorned ticks in the US come from?

Asian longhorned ticks outside the U.S. can carry debilitating diseases. In the United States and elsewhere they can threaten livestock and pets. The new study, published in the journal Zoonoses and Public Health, sheds new ...

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Dangerous tick-borne bacterium extremely rare in New Jersey

There's some good news in New Jersey about a potentially deadly tick-borne bacterium. Rutgers researchers examined more than 3,000 ticks in the Garden State and found only one carrying Rickettsia rickettsii, the bacterium ...

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Hoping to avoid ticks this summer? There's an app for that

Summer is back and so are ticks—and the potential to get Lyme disease. With more people eager to be out in the woods after months at home, a Michigan State University researcher, who helped develop The Tick App, warns of ...

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