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Lyme Disease Affects 300,000 Every Year

Late summer is peak Lyme disease season. During the past two years I have posted a series of articles on ticks, Lyme disease, and other tick-borne diseases. Lyme and tick-borne diseases have been diagnosed in all 50 states, so even if … Continue reading

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6 Common Tick-Borne Diseases

Common tick-borne diseases include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, relapsing fever, and babesiosis. Lyme Disease Lyme disease is an infection spread by the bite of ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Symptoms include fatigue, headache, stiff … Continue reading

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Human Illnesses Associated With Tick Bites

Recently I posted a series of articles on ticks and Lyme disease. The Alabama Department of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries joins numerous other government departments and organizations in spreading the word about one of the seasons’ biggest — but rarely … Continue reading

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Fall and Winter Warning about Blacklegged Ticks

An earlier post, Top 10 things RVers Should Know about Ticks, stressed the fact that ticks can be active even in the winter. That’s right! Adult stage blacklegged ticks (also known as deer ticks) become active every year after the first … Continue reading

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Are You a Tick Magnet?

Hikers with normal pheromones tread along the lakeshore or the stream edge without fear of the little bloodsuckers, but do you bring home a half-dozen of them, swollen up like little marbles as they suck out your life fluids? Do … Continue reading

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Facts about Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

Tick-borne diseases including Lyme can attack virtually any system in the body. Some of the first symptoms may include a flu-like condition, with fever, chills, headache, stiff neck, achiness, and fatigue. Other symptoms can include pain in various joints and muscles, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tick Prevention Tips

The simplest and most effective act of prevention is to avoid being bitten by a tick. This isn’t a very practical answer for campers and hikers and many people who enjoy working and playing outdoors; some occupations expose workers to … Continue reading

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Tick-Borne Diseases Are No Walk in the Park

Recently I posted a two-part series on ticks and Lyme disease based on information from the non-profit Rhode Island TickEncounter Resource Center: Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know about Ticks…And Stay Disease-Free Top 10 things RVers Should Know about Ticks … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know about Ticks…And Stay Disease-Free

Blacklegged ticks (also known as Deer ticks) take two years to complete their life cycle and are found predominately in deciduous forest. Their distribution relies greatly on the distribution of its reproductive host, white-tailed deer. Both nymph and adult stages … Continue reading

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Top 10 things RVers Should Know about Ticks

There ARE more ticks in more places than ever before. Tick encounter rates are soaring, and experts are predicting 2012 to be one of the worst years for Lyme disease transmission due to higher than normal deer tick infection rates. … Continue reading

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