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Tag Archives: tick borne disease

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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