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  • A non-bull's-eye rash
    Lyme advocacy group plans Philadelphia candlelight vigil
    A Lyme disease advocacy group has planned a candlelight vigil to remember individuals who have suffered from the chronic form of the disease. The Mayday Project, which focuses on raising awareness of chronic Lyme disease, will hold its vigil from...
  • Ticks and your pet
    How dangerous are ticks for your pet?
    Many pet owners neglect to worry about parasites like ticks until they actually see them on their pet. This is far from the best strategy to keep your pet safe and healthy. Let's talk about ticks and why you should be concerned about them...
  • Protect yourself from tick-borne illness
    Protect yourself from tick-borne illness
    Tick-borne illnesses are diagnosed primarily on symptoms and whether or not the patient has been exposed to tick habitats. If a tick-borne illness is diagnosed, the majority of cases can be successfully treated using antibiotics particularly if...
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    What to do when the cross country team comes to your house covered in ticks
    If you are the parent of a cross country runner, you are likely to be quite knowledgeable about the dangers of ticks or mites, how to protect against them, and how to check for and remove them. What the manuals do not tell you is what to do when a...
  • Lone Star Tick and other common ticks
    Tick bite can cause meat allergy
    Here is another reason to keep ticks off your dogs and out of your homes. A bite from one species of tick can trigger an allergy to red meat. Fox News reported on August 8, 2014, that a substance in the tick’s saliva is also found in red...
  • Approximate Distribution of the Lone Star Tick
    Tick bite can produce allergy to red meat
    It almost sounds like a myth. A bite from a Lone Star Tick could make you allergic to red meat. As MSN News reported on Aug. 7, the allergy and its cause are no myth. It is not a tick borne infection such as Lyme disease, and it is becoming common...
  • Public Health issues reminder on ticks and bats
    Public Health issues reminder on ticks and bats (Video)
    Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director, put out a notice today to remind residents that on their adventures outdoors that they should take precautions to guard against ticks and animal bites. Bites from ticks,...
  • Dog tick: before and after feeding
    What every pet owner should know about Tick Paralysis
    Tick Paralysis is caused by a toxin that transmits from tick saliva, into the blood stream of the host, as the tick is attached, feeds, and become engorged.Ticks most commonly known to be associated with this illness are the North American tick,...
  • Three versions of new EPA insect-repellant graphic
    Choosing the right insect repellant made easier by new EPA graphic
    Anyone who has ever gone cross-eyed trying to compare the chemical labels on insect repellants will be happy to know that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun a new program designed to make it easier for the consumer to figure out...
  • Doggone healthy tips for the summer
    Doggone healthy tips for the summer
    Summer is here and the increased temperatures raise the need for health precautions for both humans and their four-legged pals. For dogs, summer increases the risk for flick and flea infestations as well as hydration and grooming issues. I...
  • Tick bite causes 'bulls-eye' rash
    Thinning deer herds reduces cases of Lyme disease
    Thinning herds of white-tailed deer could go a long way in reducing cases of Lyme disease in areas where the disease is common, according to a new 13-year-long study. White-tailed deer are the major carriers of the adult blacklegged tick (deer...
  • Lyme disease, ticks of summer
    Lyme disease, ticks of summer
    Well the government health agencies are finally pulling their collective heads out of the sand and admitting that Lyme disease is real and a growing concern in North America. For a long time there was a denial that the disease even existed, then...
  • Dealing with ticks on your cat
    What to do when you find ticks on your cat, and how to prevent them
    Warm weather inevitably means fleas and ticks for pets that go outdoors. Catster reports that ticks are out of control in New England this year, and cats and dogs are especially tasty hosts for ticks. Even if your cat is an indoor-only cat, she&...
  • An infectious agent
    Blacklegged tick bites can hit you hard
    It's summer and people should be careful about tick bites this time of year. A single tick bite can hit you with a double pathogen punch reported the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on June 20, 2014. Researchers have found that many...
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    Ticks as summertime hazards
    With summer comes warm weather, outdoor activities - and unfortunately for many families and their pets - exposure to ticks. Ticks are not only a nuisance and capable of feeding on your pet's blood but they can also transmit deadly diseases...