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Lyme Disease Isn't The Only Tick Borne Illness You Need to Worry About

When it comes to problems caused by ticks, Lyme disease hogs a lot of the limelight. But various tick species carry and transmit a collection of other pathogens, some of which cause serious, even fatal, conditions.

Garlic holds promise in treating lingering Lyme disease, Johns Hopkins research finds

Oils from garlic and other common herbs and medicinal plants are showing promise in the lab for treating the bacteria that causes Lyme disease...

New Technique Could Detect Lyme Disease Weeks Before Current Tests

Summary: Researchers have developed new techniques which are able to diagnose Lyme disease bacteria weeks sooner than currently available tests.

Lyme Disease Is Spreading Fast. Why Isn’t There a Vaccine?

We’ve all heard the advice about avoiding Lyme disease. If you walk through wooded or grassy areas where it’s prevalent, you should use insect repellent. Cover exposed skin.

New Tick Species Spreading in the United States

The first new tick species to appear in the United States in 50 years is spreading rapidly in the east and has been confirmed in 7 states and the suburbs of New York City.

The Best—and Worst—Ways to Remove a Tick From Your Skin

If you’re feeling nervous about going outdoors this summer, you’re not alone: Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Lyme Disease in 2018 What Is New (and What Is Not)

With warmer weather come the annual warnings about tick-borne infections and, in particular, about Lyme disease.

Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in US Than Thought

HealthDay News — Ticks capable of transmittingLyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have been identified in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded

Major Advances on Horizon for Tick-Borne Disease Testing

Ticks are second only to mosquitos as vectors of human infectious diseases worldwide.1 It has been estimated that there are >800 species of ticks worldwide, with >90 species found in the United States.

My Lyme Disease Diagnosis Took Forever Because of Mental Health Stigma

In a small lakeside town in upstate New York, I sat in a doctor’s office next to my mother, anxiously awaiting the results of blood tests taken a few weeks earlier. I was 16 years old, in pain, and sleeping through my summer break.

With Lyme disease increasing in New Jersey, avoiding tick bites is more crucial than ever

With Lyme disease increasing in New Jersey, avoiding tick bites is more crucial than ever
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and state Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal warn about the risks of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses...

Diseases spread by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas more than tripled in the U.S. since 2004

The warmer weather of spring and summer means the start of tick and mosquito season and the diseases they transmit, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, West Nile and Zika.

Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds

Farewell, carefree days of summer. The number of people getting diseases transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites has more than tripled in the United States in recent years...