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The tick was found on a manicured lawn and in sunny areas, which differs from other tick species.
Other high-priority diseases include West Nile, plague, rabies, and brucellosis.
A female tick can reproduce—1,000 to 2,000 eggs at a time—without mating.
The number of 6 key tick-borne diseases rose from 48,610 to 59,349 cases.
As a commentary sounds the alarm, Lyme-carrying ticks spread into a new area in Tennessee.
Among the findings: abundant acorns and few predators of rodents help boost tick levels.
One-minute permethrin exposure led to a loss of normal movement for all three tick species.
Tick-borne diseases more than doubled and account for more than 60% of all vector-borne infections.
It's too soon to know if the study applies to people, but West Nile caused fetal brain damage and death in mice.
Eight of 11 states that border high-incidence states saw cases increase.
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