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Video: Woman Bit By Tick While Gardening

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A woman in Maine explains how she felt after being bit by a tick while gardening in her backyard. Hear what she had to say to the news team:

Tick Bites Can Affect Your Heart

People with a rare red meat allergy may have a higher risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.Researchers found that people with higher levels of a particular antibody in their blood had an increased risk of atherosclerosis, or a hardening of the arteries. The antibody is formed in response to a compound in red [...]

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5-Year-Old Paraylzed By Tick Bite

A Mississippi mother panicked when her 5-year-old daughter woke up unable to walk, and could barely speak. Then, she saw a tick on her head.Jessica Griffin's daughter Kailyn was suffering from a rare disease known as tick paralysis, hospital staff told her last week. "Scary is a understatement," Griffin said in a post on Facebook. [...]

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May Is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disease is not something to shrug off; it's a debilitating disease that leaves many bed-ridden, sore, weak and unable to do things they once were able to do. Lyme Disease is just one tick disease that is caused by a tick bite. It is the most common of the tick illnesses which is why we [...]

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Check Pets For Ticks

As great of a season as Spring is, it's also a nerve wrecking time of the year. Deer movement heightens and deer eat everything. They visit lawns and gardens frequently in search of food; and they drop deer ticks along the way. This is a concern not just for you, the homeowner, but for your [...]

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Winter Tick Activity Is Rising

Although ticks are most active in the warm months beginning in March, tick activity is a concern for temperatures above freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit). We are already hearing about ticks in the winter, as the temperatures oddly increase into the 50's and 60's in some parts of the country. This is a problem not just for hikers [...]

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What Is Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever?

A nine-year-old Uganda girl was found dead in a pool of her own blood due to a tick bite. When she was pronounced dead, she was found to have traces of the Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF), a rare tick-borne virus. The epidemic has only touched parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East; but poses a threat [...]

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Suffolk NY Schools Distribute Tick Removal Kits

"Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is providing more than 500 tick removal kits to about 150 schools in Suffolk County, officials said.The first kit was delivered last week to the Eastport-South Manor Central School District, where a nurse had removed ticks from four children in one day, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Thursday.The county distributed [...]

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Tick Allergy To Red Meat

We are learning more about the Lone Star Tick as more knowledge is released to the public. We know that the Lone Star Tick is aggressive and will seek out a human or pet as its next meal. We know that Lone Star Ticks are found throughout southeastern and south-central states and that they do [...]

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How To Have a Deer-Proof Summer

Let's face it, summertime brings a smile to everyone's faces. Since the kids are out of school, parents can play with them outside; and adults and kids both can enjoy gardening, hiking, and getting some much needed sunshine on our pale skin. But, just because this is a relaxing time of year for humans, doesn't [...]

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