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  • Health Tip: Keep Ticks Away

  • Lyme Disease Striking More Americans in More States

  • As Ticks Reach Record Numbers, Take Precautions

  • Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Lyme Disease

  • To Repel Ticks This Summer, Try Insecticide-Treated Clothes

  • U.S. Illnesses Tied to Ticks, Mosquitoes Are Soaring

  • Lone Star Ticks Won't Give You Lyme, But Can Still Make You Sick

  • Don't Let the Tick Stick
    Dermatology expert offers advice on tick removal and avoiding them in the first place

  • How to Prevent, and Treat, Lyme Disease in People and Pets
    U.S. health officials warn that cases of the illness are on the rise

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Lyme Disease
    Don't ignore these symptoms

  • Many Americans Unaware of This Year's Heavy Tick Season: Poll
    But most understand the dangers of being bitten by the disease-carrying vermin

  • Health Tip: Preventing Tick Bites
    Precautions you can take

  • Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease
    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
    Bug expert offers tips on protecting yourself from these tiny bloodsuckers

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

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

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

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

  • Lyme Disease 'Biofilm' Eludes Antibiotics: Report
    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
    Researchers say patients have tell-tale genetic signatures, even after taking antibiotics

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • In Northeast, Weather Changes May Mean More Ticks, Earlier
    Warming trend could affect the spread of Lyme disease, research suggests

  • Lyme Disease More Serious, Costly Than Believed: Study
    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
    Hunting program in Connecticut led to fewer cases of tick-borne illness

  • One Tick Bite Can Equal Two Infections
    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
    Insect repellant, clothing and daily skin checks best defense against disease-carrying pests, expert says

  • Preventing Tick Bites
    Long pants, socks and insect repellant help protect you from ticks

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

  • U.S. Lyme Disease Cases Vastly Underreported: CDC
    Ongoing studies suggest ticks infect 300,000 people each year

  • Midwest Ticks Show Signs of 'Heartland Virus'
    Recently discovered disease struck two Missouri farmers

  • Health Tip: Check for Ticks
    And take a shower when you come inside

  • Tick-Borne Illness Babesiosis a Hazard for Seniors: FDA
    Risk highest in certain East Coast states

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

  • Tick Safety Tips for Kids at Summer Camp
    Experts describe steps to prevent Lyme disease, other illnesses

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

  • Deer Ticks Carry Yet Another Bacterial Threat
    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
    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
    Malaria-like babesiosis has gained traction in Northeast, researchers say

  • Tick in Man's Ear Gives Him Tinnitus
    European report tells tale of insect attached to eardrum

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

  • Certain Tick Bites Might Spur Red Meat Allergy
    After exposure to Lone Star tick, some people must avoid red meat thereafter

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

  • Tick Season Starting Early This Year
    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
    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
    Northeast and parts of the Midwest are hotbeds of the tick-borne disease

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

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

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

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Lyme Disease
    Things you can do to ward off infected ticks

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

  • Scientists Identify Molecular Blueprint for Lyme Disease
    The discovery may eventually speed effort to prevent, treat it, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Learn the Signs of Lyme Disease
    It's spread by infected ticks

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

  • Genetic Engineering Raises Hope for Lyme Disease Vaccine
    Researcher describes finding as a theory that still needs testing

  • Watch Out for Lyme Disease
    Risk is highest from April to October

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

  • In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy
    Physicians group offers advice on tick and mosquito bites

  • As Earth Warms, Lyme Disease Could Flourish
    Study warns that climate changes affect deer tick's life cycle

  • Key to Lyme Disease Virulence Discovered
    Protein helps transport manganese in the bacteria behind the disease, study finds

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

  • Lyme Disease Relapse Often a New Infection
    Study suggests many people are bitten again by ticks

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

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

  • Health Tip: Removing a Tick
    How to do it safely

  • New Lyme Disease Guidelines Spark Showdown
    Expert panel says they're based on science, but foes say patients will suffer

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

  • Health Tip: Ticks Carry Lyme Disease
    Avoid tick-infested areas and use insect repellant

  • Warm Weather Kicks Off Tick Season
    Here's how to protect yourself from Lyme disease and other dangers

  • Take Cover from Ticks
    Tips on how to protect yourself against disease-carrying ticks this summer

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

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Lyme Disease
    Prevent tick bites

  • Urban Dwellers Also Vulnerable to Ticks
    New York City residents need to protect themselves against carriers of Lyme disease

  • Study Claiming Over-Testing for Lyme Is Disputed
    Expert contends they're not done often enough

  • Lyme Test Overused; Insistent Patients Cited
    Study: Many with vague symptoms demand them inappropriately