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Money, Efforts Being Poured Into Lyme Disease Research

Lyme disease, a bacterial infection spread by deer ticks, is getting a heck of a boost in one of the nation’s hardest-hit areas and that should help everyone affected by this terrible disease. Millions are being poured into a new laboratory and research facility that will focus on testing ticks and more studies on how...

How to repel deer ticks

Locavore Blog: A Solution to Deer Tick Worries

One of the main differences between city life and country life is the abundance of time I now spend outside. In the winter, we’re outside cross country skiing and ice skating, building snowmen, and restocking our woodpile (free heat courtesy of hard work). This year, we are all eager for sunshine and green grass...

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Have You Heard About This New Tick Virus?

A new virus transmitted by ticks has been confirmed by medical researchers after about four years of investigation following the infection of two men in Missouri. The mysterious disease now called The Heartland Virus was announced July 22 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Research suggests the virus can be transmitted...

Lyme disease is spread by infected ticks that find and bite a host.

Don’t Use Tweezers For A Tick Bite?

It can start with pain, itching, redness and swelling in the area of the skin, and in more pronounced cases, it can include fever, headache, fatigue, and/or a skin rash. The culprit is a tick bite, and if left untreated, it can lead to Lyme disease, which can spread to the joints, heart and...