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Jul 27, 2017

Jul 27, 2017
Black-legged tick

Lyme disease insurance claims show disease rise, rural-urban divide

The insurance claims review also hints that the disease has gained a southern foothold and that patients in urban areas are younger.

Jun 15, 2017

Jun 15, 2017
Hospital patient with IV

CDC: 'Chronic Lyme' treatments carry serious risk

Patients experienced serious complications and bacterial infections after treatments.

Sep 04, 2015

Sep 04, 2015
Ochlerotatus mosquito

West Nile sickened 2,205 in 2014; new tickborne bacterium probed

Arbovirus cases, including WNV, were down a bit in 2014, but the diseases had a broad impact.

Aug 11, 2015

Aug 11, 2015
Tickquest

Insect group pushes national tickborne disease reduction policy

US entomologists call for integrated research and technology to halt the spread of ticks.

Aug 19, 2013

Aug 19, 2013
Sign warns campers about disease-carrying ticks.

CDC estimates Lyme disease hits 300,000 each year

The CDC estimates the nation's Lyme disease burden at about 300,000 cases per year, far more than are actually reported.

Jul 22, 2013

Jul 22, 2013
Lone star tick, adult female

Researchers trace novel Heartland virus to Missouri ticks

A new virus that infected two Missouri men in 2009 was confirmed in lone star ticks in the area.

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