Ticks top of mind as risk of Lyme disease intensifies

Layers of protection
With news this month that Ottawa has become an at-risk area for Lyme disease, residents are taking special measures to avoid transmission, and that means being on guard for ticks. Ticks are the tiny arachnids that can spread the disease. They're often

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – It's tick season in East Tennessee. Ticks can be found nearly everywhere and carry harmful germs which can make us sick. If you spot a tick a child you should not panic, but removing it properly is important. Dr. Amit Patel with East

Ticks the season: How to prevent, find and get rid of ticks this summer
Ticks the season: How to prevent, find and get rid of ticks this summer

Everyone associates tick season with Lyme disease risk. Yet a potentially fatal virus spread by ticks is starting to make headlines. Here's what you need to know about the 'POW' virus. POW Virus female blacklegged tick Photo credit: Lennart Tange.

U.S. President Donald Trump entrenched — with gusto, and to Canada's consternation — his inward-looking approach to global affairs by stridently announcing his intention to pull out of the Paris accord to prevent climate change. Quebec Premier … . The tick count is supposed to be higher this season and that could be an issue regarding health problems. Dr. Mark Rupp is an infectious disease specialist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and says ticks carry illness like Lyme disease. Dr … . HALIFAX — A steady rise in the number of Lyme disease cases is prompting a warning about ticks from health experts. Dr. Todd Hatchette, chief of microbiology with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, says they are seeing more cases of Lyme disease every. As the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in the United States, Lyme disease has been getting a lion's share of the attention lately. But ticks — the U.S. has almost 100 varieties but only a few bite humans — can be hosts to nearly a dozen …

Ticks the season: How to prevent, find and get rid of ticks this summer

Image of insect on skin with red bulls eye pattern of Lyme Disease As the warmer weather approaches, Montgomery County health officials are urging residents to protect themselves when outdoors against Lyme disease. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control

Now that the warmer weather is arriving, the Huron County Health Unit is reminding locals that bug bites can be dangerous if you don't take precautions, and leave bites unattended. Public Health Inspector Mike Park tells The Beach News that residents …

Experts predict uptick in Lyme disease cases

Veterinarians in the Halifax-area say they're seeing an increase in the number of ticks this year. Global's Jennifer Grudic has more on how to protect yourself, your family and your furry friends against potential Lyme disease.

The CDC estimates there are about 300,000 annual cases of Lyme disease, and experts are predicting a bad season this year. The disease, which is usually contracted through tick bites, is heavily concentrated in the northeast but Florida isn't immune to … . ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Healthcare providers and researchers agree: this will be a bad year for ticks and we need use preventative measures to minimize the threat of tick-borne illnesses. Tick populations are related to the number …

'Tis the season for ticks: What you need to know before taking a walk in the woods

In the summer of 2015, the city asked concerned residents to attend a City Council meeting to discuss Lyme disease. Based on the outpouring of concern from that initial meeting, the Tick Task Force was formed. We worked with the Minnesota Department of

Teen Lyme disease sufferer says US treatment is her only hope

During the week of May 22-28, the Virginia Fire Department was called for service 93 times: 14 fire calls, 21 transfers, and 58 9-1-1 calls. The fire calls varied between five personal assists, five motor vehicle accidents, one cooking fire, one …

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