Tag: ticks

Kentucky Man Chris Prater Shocked To Find Tiny Tick Embedded In His Eye

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

Pentagon Ordered To Investigate Conspiracy Theory That Government Experiments Weaponized Ticks

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

Asia’s Longhorned Tick Makes Its Way To The US With First Documented Bite

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

Kentucky Toddler Jackson Oblisk Falls Into Coma After A Tick Bite: Here Are The Symptoms Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

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

Newly Discovered Virus Infecting People In China May Be Transmitted By Ticks

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

Large Parts Of Europe Could Be At Risk From Diseases Spread By Insects

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

Oregon Sees Unusual Spike In Tick-Borne Disease

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

Asian Self-Cloning Tick Invader Could Wreak Havoc In US

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 Detected In All 50 States: Protect Yourself From The Tick-Borne Illness

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

World’s Deadliest Tick-Borne Disease Kills Woman In Wisconsin

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

Champion Swimmer Deteriorated After Petting Panda In China: What Happened To Her?

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

New ‘Tick App’ For Detecting Ticks Now Available On Apple App Store And Google Play Store

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

Red Meat Allergen Spread By Tick Bites Linked To Heart Disease

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

Invasive Tick Species Native To Eastern Asia Mysteriously Arrives In Arkansas

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

5-Year-Old Mississippi Girl Temporarily Paralyzed By Tick Bite, Mom Warns Other Parents

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

99-Million-Year-Old Unlucky Tick Bound In Spider Silk, Immortalized In Amber

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

Treating Clothes With Permethrin Insecticide May Prevent Tick-Borne Diseases: Other Effective Ways To Prevent Tick Bites

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

Keep Ticks Away By Wearing Clothes Doused With Bug Spray Permethrin

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

New Exotic Tick Species Is Spreading In The US

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 Disease Cases Increasing: How To Protect Yourself From It

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

CDC Shares Horrific Photo Of A Muffin For Lyme Disease Awareness

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

Tick, Flea, And Mosquito Infections More Than Tripled Since 2004: Here's How To Protect Against Bug Bites

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

Mosquito And Tick-Borne Diseases Such As Zika And Lyme Surge To ‘Astronomical Levels’

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

Exotic Tick Species Possibly Established In New Jersey

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

KFD Tick Virus Kills 19 People In India: What Are The Symptoms Of Kyasanur Forest Disease?

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

Amber Fossils Show That Ticks Pestered Dinosaurs Just Like They Pester Dogs Now

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

Oregon Girl Temporarily Paralyzed After Undetected Tick Bite

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

Tick Season Is Here: What You Should Know To Prevent Lyme Disease

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

Ticked Off: 2 Decades After, Man Still Fights Against Lyme Disease

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

This Shapes Up To Be A Bad Tick Season And Lyme Disease Could Become More Prevalent, Experts Warn

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

Not Just Lyme: Here Are Other Tick-Borne Disease To Watch Out For

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

Why Is Lyme Disease More Prevalent In Northern United States?

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

High Number Of Moose Deaths Linked To Ticks

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: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment And Tips To Prevent Tick Bites

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

Vets Warn UK Dog Owners About Babesiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

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

Genetic Secrets Of Bloodsucking Ticks May Lead To New Ways To Prevent Spread Of Lyme Disease

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

US Scientists Discover Another Species Of Bacteria That Causes Lyme Disease

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

Borrelia Miyamotoi: What You Need To Know About This 'New Lyme Disease'

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

Warming Weather Causing Uptick In Lyme Disease From Ticks

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

Unusually Lush Conditions Causing Rise In Rabbit Fever In Colorado

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

Teen Colorado Athlete Dies Of Rare Strain Of Plague

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: Cause, Symptoms, And Prevention

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

Powassan Virus Pack Powerful Punch - Tick-borne Illness Worse Than Lyme Disease!

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

Study Shows Birds May Cause Increase In Lyme Disease Risk

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 Deadly Virus Has Been Discovered And It's Right Here: Kansas Man Killed By Tick Bite

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

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