Lyme disease research network draws on variety of fields, even religion

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13 May, 2017

"It's especially important to take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones, including pets, from ticks during this season, as well as any time during the warmer months when you're outside", Eisen said.

Perham veterinarian Dr. William Rose, of Lakeland Veterinary Clinic, also expects ticks to be bad this year, though he hasn't seen much sign of that yet.

"This is an emerging disease, it's something that's new, and we have to adapt to it because, courtesy of climate change, the ticks are here". The spring grass is full of them, even in California where most of us recognize those tell-tale bites with a target around them but not the more subversive symptoms.

Ticks feed throughout the year, Prior said. "Sites like the Southern Kettle Moraine have lots of them", she said.

"In one day, 50% of ticks were infected", he said. People and pets can be re-infected with Lyme over and over. Thick branches or bushes should be trimmed down until light can get through.

Experts are warning people of a deadly tick-borne disease called Powassan. Directives are simple: perform regular checks, remove ticks using pointy tweezers (which can get right at the head) rather than flat ones (which merely crush the body, leaving the head intact), and repel them with permethrin-treated clothing.

"Bug repellent that's approved by the EPA and it's also really important to make sure you're wearing long sleeves and trousers if you're going through an area where ticks are present", said Katie Goddeyne, with Mesa County Public Health.

If I'm bitten by a tick, do I have Lyme disease? .

As for tick season here in the Kansas City metro, Miller says people will benefit from the recent rain driving ticks back into the ground.

In Dutchess County to Putnam's north, where tick-borne illnesses are similarly high, a five-year study has begun to test if neighborhood-based prevention efforts can reduce human cases of tick-related diseases.

The CDC estimates that about 30,000 US residents are infected with Lyme disease each year, but notes that underreporting could put the actual count at 300,000 cases.

It's rare for vaccinated animals to contract Lyme.

"If you have a dog, get them vaccinated", he said. "It's been proven to be very effective".

The mother believes there needs to be more emphasis on Pediatric Lyme Disease with better testing and education.

Ticks, and the diseases they spread, were at the center of a rally in Harrisburg on Tuesday. Immediately after the appointment, Jacobs held a press conference with Lyme and tick-borne disease advocates to announce state initiatives aimed at increasing efforts to fight the growing public health epidemic.

Jennifer Dahn was suffering for years before doctors could accurately diagnose her with an incurable disease.

Brisdon, who has alway been active outdoors, has had three bouts with tick bites. These symptoms can occur within 30 days of the tick having burrowed in.

"Just as Lyme disease started as a problem on the Cape and Islands and then spread across MA through the movement of ticks on deer and birds (as well as other animals), similar patterns are being observed with anaplasmosis and babesiosis", Cabrera said.


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