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-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 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.
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.
What did poppy seeds ever do to the CDC? The organization warns their Twitter followers of the sneaky nature of ticks with photos of parasites masquerading as poppy seeds on a muffin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers recently discovered an ancient sea predator in a fossil-rich site in Iowa. They named the new species after a Greek warship.