In a new study, researchers have claimed about the effectiveness of a urine test that detects Lyme disease. The experimental tests were conducted on 300 individuals for three years. READ
Evidently, everyone is experiencing a bad year for ticks, as I have received several emails and read many more comments on social media about them. Unfortunately, not all of what I see or hear is true, so let’s take a moment to talk about ticks and dispel a few rumors and half-truths. READ
Area veterinarians are saying they have seen an increase in dogs testing positive for Lyme disease, and it is becoming more of a problem.
Lyme disease is commonly transmitted through tick bites and is usually seen in dogs. One vet said a similar rise has not seen it in cats, mostly because cats clean themselves regularly and are more likely to notice and remove the tick on their own. READ
New research out of Kansas suggests the lone star tick, a bloodsucker named for the state of Texas, is nearing the Colorado border. READ
This holiday season, you better watch out — for ticks. Unusually high fall temperatures in the northeastern United States have let blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), also known as deer ticks, remain active later into December than usual. READ
Right now, in the woods of Maine and New Hampshire, tens of millions of winter ticks are pouring out of eggs and climbing up stalks until they reach an ideal peak about the height of a moose. READ
Tufts Veterinary School’s infectious disease authority Dr. Sam Telford shared some observations for hunters now scouting deer and setting out tree stands. READ
Back in 2009, during the influenza pandemic, two people in Missouri came down with an illness. At first,… READ
Q: Can you get Lyme disease in Florida?
Floridians are among the hundreds of thousands of Americans struggling to overcome a disease that has both baffled and divided the medical community. READ