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  • Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease
    (11-May-2017)
    People need to be extra cautious when outdoors, with more of the critters after a mild winter

  • Don't Let Ticks Get Under Your Skin
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Bug expert offers tips on protecting yourself from these tiny bloodsuckers

  • Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Confirmed in Eastern National Parks
    (17-Jan-2017)
    U.S. National Park Service and CDC advise using insect repellents on clothes and skin

  • Drug Duo Cures a Tick-Borne Disease -- in Mice
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Babesiosis can sicken humans, so clinical trials are next step, researchers say

  • 7 Ways to Give Ticks the Slip
    (22-May-2016)
    Don't become the next meal for a disease-carrying parasite

  • Study: Longer-Term Antibiotics Won't Ease 'Chronic Lyme Disease'
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Dutch trial is latest to show no benefit from extended treatment, but finding unlikely to end the controversy

  • Lyme Disease 'Biofilm' Eludes Antibiotics: Report
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Germ forms slimy layer that makes it up to 1,000 times more resistant than other bacteria, researchers say

  • Gene Discovery Could Point to New Lyme Disease Test: Study
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Researchers say patients have tell-tale genetic signatures, even after taking antibiotics

  • Studying Tick Biology With Lyme Prevention in Mind
    (09-Feb-2016)
    International team sequences the genome of the disease-spreading deer tick

  • New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDC
    (09-Feb-2016)
    Infection may trigger nausea, vomiting and a more widespread rash, officials say

  • Lyme-Causing Ticks Expand Their Range in U.S.
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Residents in nearly half of all counties now at risk, CDC says

  • Lyme Disease in U.S. Is Under-Reported, CDC Says
    (12-Aug-2015)
    About 329,000 cases actually occur each year

  • Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This Summer
    (05-Jul-2015)
    Expert recommends being aware of surroundings, checking for ticks after being outdoors

  • Another Tick-Borne Illness Documented in Northeast
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Recurring fever is hallmark for this little-known infection, study says

  • In Northeast, Weather Changes May Mean More Ticks, Earlier
    (27-Feb-2015)
    Warming trend could affect the spread of Lyme disease, research suggests

  • Lyme Disease More Serious, Costly Than Believed: Study
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Prolonged illness in infected Americans costs up to $1.3 billion a year in treatments, researchers find

  • Culling Deer Herd Curbs Lyme Disease, Study Says
    (11-Jul-2014)
    Hunting program in Connecticut led to fewer cases of tick-borne illness

  • One Tick Bite Can Equal Two Infections
    (03-Jul-2014)
    In New York state study, 1 in 10 of the bugs carried both Lyme disease and babesiosis

  • Tick Exposure Can Occur in a Minute in Infested Areas
    (07-Jun-2014)
    Insect repellant, clothing and daily skin checks best defense against disease-carrying pests, expert says

  • Preventing Tick Bites
    (30-May-2014)
    Long pants, socks and insect repellant help protect you from ticks

  • Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors
    (13-Apr-2014)
    With no vaccines for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, expert explains how to avoid infection

  • U.S. Lyme Disease Cases Vastly Underreported: CDC
    (19-Aug-2013)
    Ongoing studies suggest ticks infect 300,000 people each year

  • Midwest Ticks Show Signs of 'Heartland Virus'
    (22-Jul-2013)
    Recently discovered disease struck two Missouri farmers

  • Health Tip: Check for Ticks
    (08-Jul-2013)
    And take a shower when you come inside

  • Tick-Borne Illness Babesiosis a Hazard for Seniors: FDA
    (02-Jul-2013)
    Risk highest in certain East Coast states

  • New Tick-Borne Illness May Be Misdiagnosed
    (01-Jul-2013)
    Case reports look at 2 older patients with Borrelia miyamotoi infection

  • Tick Safety Tips for Kids at Summer Camp
    (29-Jun-2013)
    Experts describe steps to prevent Lyme disease, other illnesses

  • Study Debunks Lyme Disease-Autism Link
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Children with autism no likelier than others to have signs of tick-borne infection

  • Deer Ticks Carry Yet Another Bacterial Threat
    (16-Jan-2013)
    Lyme disease is better known, but a different germ causes an infection that may lead to dementia

  • Lyme Rash Reappearance Probably Signals New Infection, Study Says
    (14-Nov-2012)
    It's even more likely when bull's-eye rash shows up on different part of body

  • Tick-Borne Illnesses in U.S. Move Beyond Lyme Disease
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Malaria-like babesiosis has gained traction in Northeast, researchers say

  • Tick in Man's Ear Gives Him Tinnitus
    (21-Sep-2012)
    European report tells tale of insect attached to eardrum

  • Yet Another Tick-Borne Illness Emerges in U.S.
    (29-Aug-2012)
    'Phlebovirus' symptoms in 2 Missouri men included fever, short-term memory problems

  • Certain Tick Bites Might Spur Red Meat Allergy
    (26-Jul-2012)
    After exposure to Lone Star tick, some people must avoid red meat thereafter

  • CDC Warns of Another Emerging Tick-Borne Threat
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Babesiosis can be fatal; another report shows mosquitoes continue to spread West Nile

  • Tick Season Starting Early This Year
    (22-Apr-2012)
    Expert urges hikers, gardeners and others to know the signs of tick-borne disease

  • Northeast U.S. Should Brace for Spike in Lyme Disease: Expert
    (20-Mar-2012)
    The reason is a steep drop in mouse populations, a tick's preferred host

  • Map Shows Where in U.S. to Beware of Lyme Disease
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Northeast and parts of the Midwest are hotbeds of the tick-borne disease

  • Tracking Lyme Disease in Dogs May Help Protect Humans
    (10-Aug-2011)
    Canine blood tests can indicate high-risk areas for people, CDC researchers say

  • New Tick-Borne Illness Infects Midwesterners
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Experts expect ehrlichiosis, like Lyme disease, will spread across U.S.

  • A Deadly New Reason to Avoid Deer Ticks
    (06-Jul-2011)
    A little-known illness they're spreading can be fatal, especially to people with a weak immune system

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Lyme Disease
    (06-Apr-2011)
    Things you can do to ward off infected ticks

  • Spinal Fluid May Hold Clues to Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (24-Feb-2011)
    Strong evidence suggests that the central nervous system is involved in both conditions

  • Scientists Identify Molecular Blueprint for Lyme Disease
    (12-Oct-2010)
    The discovery may eventually speed effort to prevent, treat it, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Learn the Signs of Lyme Disease
    (24-May-2010)
    It's spread by infected ticks

  • Review Panel Leaves Controversial Lyme Disease Guidelines Unchanged
    (22-Apr-2010)
    Experts dismiss need for long-term antibiotic therapy, but opponents call decision a 'rubber stamp'

  • Genetic Engineering Raises Hope for Lyme Disease Vaccine
    (05-Apr-2010)
    Researcher describes finding as a theory that still needs testing

  • Watch Out for Lyme Disease
    (28-Mar-2010)
    Risk is highest from April to October

  • Monthly Pet Pill Could Kill Fleas, Ticks
    (02-Jul-2009)
    An alternative to topical treatments might work better on certain cats and dogs, researchers say

  • In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy
    (23-Jun-2009)
    Physicians group offers advice on tick and mosquito bites

  • As Earth Warms, Lyme Disease Could Flourish
    (23-Apr-2009)
    Study warns that climate changes affect deer tick's life cycle

  • Key to Lyme Disease Virulence Discovered
    (11-Feb-2009)
    Protein helps transport manganese in the bacteria behind the disease, study finds

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Lyme Disease
    (18-Jun-2008)
    Steps to help prevent tick bites

  • Injectable Antibiotic Protects Against Lyme Disease in Mice
    (04-Apr-2008)
    Study raises prospect of new treatment for tick-borne diseases in people

  • Lyme Disease Relapse Often a New Infection
    (04-Oct-2007)
    Study suggests many people are bitten again by ticks

  • Clinicians Clash Over New Lyme Disease Guidelines
    (13-Jul-2007)
    The sticking point is appropriate use of antibiotics -- and for how long

  • No Proof Long-Term Antibiotics Fight Nervous System Lyme Disease
    (08-Jun-2007)
    Neurologist's group say the drugs can help fight nerve damage in the short-term

  • Health Tip: Removing a Tick
    (26-Apr-2007)
    How to do it safely

  • New Lyme Disease Guidelines Spark Showdown
    (09-Nov-2006)
    Expert panel says they're based on science, but foes say patients will suffer

  • Long-Term Antibiotics Won't Fight Lyme Disease
    (22-Oct-2006)
    Therapy beyond one month may even be hazardous, experts say

  • Health Tip: Ticks Carry Lyme Disease
    (17-May-2006)
    Avoid tick-infested areas and use insect repellant

  • Warm Weather Kicks Off Tick Season
    (22-Apr-2006)
    Here's how to protect yourself from Lyme disease and other dangers

  • Take Cover from Ticks
    (04-JUL-2005)
    Tips on how to protect yourself against disease-carrying ticks this summer

  • Don't Take Lyme Disease Lightly
    (03-JUN-2005)
    The tick-borne illness remains a serious threat, experts caution

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Lyme Disease
    (03-MAR-2005)
    Prevent tick bites

  • Urban Dwellers Also Vulnerable to Ticks
    (06-AUG-2004)
    New York City residents need to protect themselves against carriers of Lyme disease

  • Study Claiming Over-Testing for Lyme Is Disputed
    (06-AUG-2004)
    Expert contends they're not done often enough

  • Lyme Test Overused; Insistent Patients Cited
    (28-JUL-2004)
    Study: Many with vague symptoms demand them inappropriately