Unfortunately, tick season is officially here. And, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, summer 2017 is going to be our biggest tick-fest yet.
In a recent study, researchers reveal five songbirds may be transporting avian-biting ticks farther north. Ultimately, this could increase the number of Lyme disease cases in humans.
Researchers suggest erring on the side of caution when visiting Bushy and Richmond Parks in South London. A new study shows some ticks carry the bacterial parasite that causes Lyme disease.
According to new Stanford findings, in the San Francisco area there are even more ticks infected with a bacteria that produces Lyme disease-like symptoms than in the East Coast.
Looking at the short-distance travel of blacklegged ticks will help us learn to contain Lyme, researchers say.
It's not every day that a Lyme disease case goes chronic. However, enough cases occur across the globe every year for experts to understand that it can ruin lives indefinitely. Now new research has revealed that hardy and well-hidden bacterium can keep the disease going, and that a well-known cancer treatment, of all things, could deliver a finishing blow.
With a major gift from the Lyme Disease Research Foundation, Johns Hopkins has opened the first home base for Lyme research at a major U.S. medical research center.
Lyme disease: it's a pain for people both figuratively and physically. And for as long as the disease has been around, people have placed the blame squarely on the deer tick. Now new research has revealed that birds, of all things, should also be sharing a great deal of the blame, as they serve as ideal incubators and distributors of the disease.