A new tick species is sweeping through the country, one that's able to lay 2,000 eggs and create a whole population at a single try. So far, long-horned ticks in the United States haven't been found to carry human disease.
Tick bites are scarier than you think. A 5year-old girl found herself temporarily paralyzed after a tick bite, leading to a trip to the emergency room and a diagnosis of tick paralysis.
Every year, 300,000 people get afflicted with Lyme disease in the United States. The summer months are especially notorious for this disease, so it's important to be aware of its prevention, symptoms, and treatment.
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.
Pathogen-carrying ticks are hitching rides from Central and South America on migratory birds.
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.
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.
Tick population numbers appear to remain strong along the east coast of the U.S. despite a particularly long winter season this year,
Globally, ticks are only second to mosquitoes as carriers of human disease, according to the University College London, and with tick season in full swing, health officials are issuing ways for people everywhere to prepare and protect against the insect and its potentially deadly bite.