Kentucky-native Chris Prater was horrified when he discovered that the speck that went into his eye turned out to be a deer tick. The doctor had to numb the serviceman's eye before he could safely take out the troublesome bug.
Public Health July 19, 2019
New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith cited books and articles that claim government facilities did experiments to turn ticks into bioweapons. The Department of Defense is investigating if the insects escaped the labs.
Biotech July 18, 2019
For the first time in history, health officials confirmed a bite from the Asian longhorned tick in the United States. This species appeared in the United States in 2017, but is it time to be worried?
Public Health June 10, 2019
When a tick bit toddler Jackson Oblisk, the family thought nothing of it. However, when spots began appearing on his body and the little boy slipped into a coma, they realized it was the fatal Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
Public Health June 4, 2019
The taiga tick could be spreading the Alongshan virus, which has sickened more than 80 farmers and forestry workers in northeastern China. What are the symptoms of the infection and how is it treated?
Public Health May 30, 2019
Scientists warned that climate change will bring mosquitos that carry diseases like dengue and chikungunya to Europe. The authorities should begin preparing for outbreaks of tropical diseases transmitted through insect bites.
Public Health April 16, 2019
CDC reported more than usual numbers of tick-borne disease in Oregon. Investigators found that there are more cases of CTF in the summer of 2018 than in the previous average numbers per year.
Public Health March 30, 2019
A new study revealed the areas in the United States and Canada that have the most suitable climate and environment for Asian longhorned ticks. The creatures have already been found in nine states.
Public Health December 14, 2018
Lyme disease, the tick-borne illness, is now found across all 50 states of the USA. This means that even people in places where Lyme disease was traditionally not a problem should start learning how to protect themselves from being infected.
Public Health August 7, 2018
Wisconsin saw its first ever death caused by a tick bite when a resident died of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, a tick-borne disease that CDC said is world’s deadliest. Doctors initially thought the patient only contracted a viral infection.
Public Health July 12, 2018
Sophia Ward was 14 years old when her family went on a trip to China to watch the Beijing Olympics of 2008. The champion swimmer's health rapidly deteriorated after coming home, with her illness traced back to petting a panda.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2018
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison created a smartphone app called the ‘Tick App.’ The program was designed to educate people on how to avoid ticks and help scientists understand more about ticks’ behavior.
Public Health June 25, 2018
Experts suspected that a red meat allergen could also cause the saturated fats to accumulate in the arteries found in the heart. The researchers noted previous studies, which found that tick bites could spread this type of allergen.
Public Health June 16, 2018
The longhorned tick can cause anemia and stunted growth in animals. It is also a known carrier of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, which can be deadly for humans.
Public Health June 13, 2018
A 5-year-old Mississippi girl was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center after her mother discovered a tick in her head. It turned out the girl temporarily experienced tick paralysis.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 11, 2018
Researchers have found an extremely rare fossil of a 99-million-year-old tick wrapped in spider silk and encased in tree resin. The discovery reveals the ancient interaction of an unlucky tick and an uncompromising spider.
Ancient May 29, 2018
Clothes treated with permethrin insecticide may prevent tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, a CDC study revealed. Here are other ways to avoid tick bites.
Public Health May 27, 2018
Wearing clothes doused in the insecticide named permethrin was proven to be an effective way of protecting against ticks. The findings were published in a study by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2018
On top of the increase in ticks this season, US residents may also have to be wary of a new species. The East Asia native ticks had been found to be spreading across New Jersey, where it was first found.
Public Health May 13, 2018
Lyme Diseases Awareness Month is here, and so are the rising numbers of infections. It can potentially turn into a more serious condition, so here are ways to prevent getting Lyme disease.
Public Health May 11, 2018
The poppyseed muffin will never be the same again. In an attempt to raise awareness for tick season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared a photo of a muffin on Twitter, which left many people horrified.
Public Health May 9, 2018
Infections from ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes have surged to 'astronomical levels,' and apparently, the United States is not fully prepared for the health threat. You will have to claim the responsibility of protecting yourself and your family from bug bites.
Public Health May 3, 2018
The CDC reported that vector-borne diseases from mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas have more than tripled since 2004. Experts are investigating the role of climate change in the spread of these diseases.
Public Health May 2, 2018
In 2017, a sheep was discovered to be infested with a tick species that hasn't previously been seen in the United States. Recent updates reveal that the ticks survived winter and may already be established in New Jersey.
Public Health April 22, 2018
Traveling To India? Deadly tick virus KFD has killed 19 people in the country, infecting hundreds. Here are all of the signs and symptoms of Kyasanur Forest disease.
Public Health February 6, 2018
A team of researchers were able to find a new species of prehistoric ticks preserved in chunks of amber fossils. These ticks, they presume, were highly likely sucking the blood off dinosaurs 99 million years ago.
Animals December 13, 2017
Lyme disease and the Powassan virus are not the only health concerns associated with tick bites. A little girl in Oregon was diagnosed with tick paralysis after she unknowingly got bit by an American dog tick and became temporarily paralyzed.
Public Health May 22, 2017
Save yourself from disease-causing ticks. Know more about the first symptoms of Lyme disease to watch out for and tick-prone areas in the country you should avoid for now.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2017
Bruce Shilton, formerly a lawyer and Newmarket court judge, tells the story of his 20-year struggle with Lyme disease. Find out how a tick bite changed his life, and what's on the horizon for others with Lyme.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2017
The tick season in 2017 is making an early appearance and Lyme disease is likely to become more widespread, according to experts. But there are other tick-borne diseases to watch out for amid rising temperatures.
Public Health March 27, 2017
While it remains the most commonly reported vector-borne sickness in the country, Lyme disease is not the only scourge of tick bites these days. Here's a rundown of other tick-borne diseases in the U.S. today.
Public Health March 13, 2017
Lyme disease affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United States each year. Researchers have found that the northern regions face a higher risk of this disease because of temperature and humidity.
Public Health January 15, 2017
The clock is ticking, as another moose dies of tick infestation. Early reports show that almost three-fourths of the 36 collar-tracked calves in New Hampshire have died because of the parasites.
Animals May 17, 2016
Lyme disease, a bacterial infection caused by tick bites, can cause serious health complications if left untreated. Here is everything you need to know about the infection.
Life April 3, 2016
Four dogs in the United Kingdom have been infected with the tick-borne disease known as babesiosis. Experts now warn dog owners of a possible spread of the infection to other pets in the country.
Life March 16, 2016
Scientists have unveiled the genetic secrets of tick species that spread Lyme disease. The research could pave way for methods that can help control these bloodsucking creatures.
Life February 10, 2016
Scientists from the United States found a new species of bacteria that can cause Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can spread through the bites of blacklegged ticks.
Life February 9, 2016
Researchers have discovered a new type of bacterial infection that shares similar symptoms with Lyme disease. The new illness, caused by the Borrelia miyamotoi bacteria, is spread through bites from ticks and has been found to be resistant to antibiotics.
Life October 26, 2015
The warm summer weather caused the rise of the tick-borne Lyme disease. Health officials and organizations suggest ways to prevent further uprising of the epidemic.
Life July 9, 2015
Health officials believe that the unusually high number of rabbit fever cases in Colorado this year could be linked to the growing number of rabbits spurred by additional vegetation in the state.
Life July 7, 2015
A baseball student athlete from Colorado dies of septicemic plague that started off with flu-like symptoms. The reason for the death is most likely due to a flea bite acquired in the family's ranch.
Life June 22, 2015
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a severe and potentially fatal disease, which killed 20 in an epidemic that struck American Indians in Arizona for a period of nine years. Experts, however, said that the illness can be prevented.
Life June 20, 2015
A tick-borne illness creates symptoms more severe than Lyme disease. Are you in danger from this potentially deadly illness?
Internet Culture April 12, 2015
When it comes to Lyme disease, small mammals are the usual suspects. A study has shown, however, that birds may have a lot more to do with spreading the disease than previously thought.
Life March 2, 2015
A previously unknown virus likely transmitted by ticks appeared to be responsible for the death of a 50-year old man from Kansas. The patient had organ failure before his death.
Life February 21, 2015