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Jul 26, 2018

Jul 26, 2018
Blacklegged tick Ixodes scapularis

Increase in tick-borne diseases likely, US experts say

As a commentary sounds the alarm, Lyme-carrying ticks spread into a new area in Tennessee.

Jul 10, 2018

Jul 10, 2018
Red fox in the wild

Clues in forest food web help predict Lyme risk

Among the findings: abundant acorns and few predators of rodents help boost tick levels.

May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018
Tick on white clothing

Study: Treated clothes stop ticks in their tracks

One-minute permethrin exposure led to a loss of normal movement for all three tick species.

May 01, 2018

May 01, 2018
Deer tick

CDC reports tripling of vector-borne diseases since 2004

Tick-borne diseases more than doubled and account for more than 60% of all vector-borne infections.

Jan 31, 2018

Jan 31, 2018
Culex mosquito

Mouse study hints West Nile may cause Zika-like birth defects

It's too soon to know if the study applies to people, but West Nile caused fetal brain damage and death in mice.

Nov 10, 2017

Nov 10, 2017
Deer tick

Lyme disease increases in states that neighbor hot spots

Eight of 11 states that border high-incidence states saw cases increase.

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.

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