Tick-borne diseases can be deadly, so it's important to watch out when outdoors. In Wisconsin, a woman recently died of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, the first time a resident has died of the disease in the state.
A couple of ecologists turned to citizen science in hopes of learning more about ticks and tick-borne diseases. Amazingly, the public showed up and provided valuable data from thousands of ticks.
Tick protection just got official. CDC researchers confirm permethrin's effectiveness on a new study that tested the chemical's capabilities in immobilizing three species of disease-carrying ticks.
A new strain of a tick-born bacterium was recently discovered in red foxes ranging throughout Austria.
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.