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