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Tag Archives: tick borne disease

University of Maryland Urges People To Send Ticks for Testing!

Spending time outside in the warmer months is an opportunity to become closer to nature. Venturing out on hikes, discovering new walking trails and enjoying the fresh air, are an excellent way to spend your free time. However, not all […]

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Man Finds Tick On His Eye

Here’s a story that will make you squirm! Imagine a tick attaching itself to your eyeball. Yes! You did read that correctly. An encounter with a tick isn’t a pleasant one, but this Kentucky man got more than he bargained […]

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Asian Longhorned Tick Can Breed Alone

The Asian longhorned tick is a relatively new species of tick in the United States. At present, its population is relatively low here, however, that could change quite significantly because these little critters don’t even need to find a mate […]

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Virginia Is A Hot Spot For Ticks

Virginia is a hot spot for ticks! There are many varieties of these disease spreading critters and most of them have set up camp in Virginia, which means there’s a higher risk of infections, such as Lyme disease. The lone […]

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Asian Longhorned Tick Takes First Bite Out Of The U.S

The Asian longhorned tick has taken its first taste of the United States. It is now on paper that this particular species of tick that has only been recently discovered in the U.S, has bitten a human. Although the bite […]

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Increasing Number of Lyme Disease Cases in Loudon County

Health officials are concerned by the increasing number of Lyme disease cases in Loudon County, VA.  Lyme disease is a debilitating disease that is transmitted by infected ticks. However, a particular strain has been hard to detect, which means there […]

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What’s Different About the Asian Longhorned Tick?

The Asian longhorned tick is a relatively new species of tick that has made its way into the United States.  As with other species of tick, it can transmit disease, some of which can cause severe illness or even fatality. […]

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Watch out! Watch out! There’s a new tick about!

Watch out! Watch out! There’s a new tick about!
Yes, that’s right! As if there weren’t already enough of these pesky critters making our lives a misery, there’s another species of tick to add to the list. The East Asian or […]

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Asian Longhorned Tick Moves Across U.S

An increasing number of different species of tick are making their way across the United States. The latest is the Asian longhorned tick which was first discovered in New Jersey in 2017. Since then it has been rapidly making its […]

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Ticks and Mosquitoes and the Rise of Vector-Borne Disease

Diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes have risen significantly in the United States over the last 10 years. There has been a huge increase in the number of reported cases of Lyme disease, a tick-borne virus caused by a bacteria […]

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