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TICK NEWS

This is an archive of the most notable news articles, blog posts, and scientific discovery involving the growing epidemic of ticks across the country.

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You Won’t Like This News About Bedbugs, Ticks and the ‘Bomb Cyclone’

01/23/2018

Most people would assume that the adult deer tick populations take a big hit during the cold winter months, but Dr. Mather, an entomologist at the University of Rhode Island, says that ticks are not afraid of the cold! Ticks have the ability to acclimate themselves to the cold when the change is more gradual. They are able to insulate beneath a blanket of leaf litter and snow. The spring […]

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Ticks: Diseases and Prevention of This Appalling Arachnid

03/19/2018

Warmer weather breaks across yonder skies and the outdoorsiest of Americans yearn for the woods and fields. Farmers, fisherfolk, and waders of streams all take spiders and bugs in stride, but growing concern is mounting by way of ticks and a rare type of mammalian meat allergy known as the alpha-gal allergy. But alpha-gal isn’t the only tick-borne disease to concern people and pets alike. Most people know that ticks and bugs, […]

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News Segment on KVLY - Dangers of Lyme Disease

01/23/2018

Hunters and fishermen know about ticks and the importance of removing any latched tick as quickly as possible. North Dakota Today invited hunting and fishing legend, Babe Winkelman, to talk about how people can be informed about the growing dangers of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses! There are many things you can do to protect yourself and the ones you love from every even coming in contact with these […]

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Lyme Disease Able to Survive 28-Day Antibiotic

01/23/2018

In most cases of Lyme disease, only a short treatment of ordinary antibiotics is enough to wipe-out this common tick-borne illness. Unfortunately, this is not always the same story for some people who experience prolonged symptoms that can become chronic. There are many factors that contribute to how Lyme disease effects a person such as delayed diagnosis, amount of time the tick was latched and genetics. Lyme is NOT the common […]

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Lone Star Ticks Won't Give You Lyme, But Can Still Make You Sick

02/26/2018

Contrary to what many people believe, the lone star tick does not spread Lyme disease, researchers report. But it can transmit other diseases. The researchers came to that conclusion after reviewing more than 60 studies published over three decades. “The media coverage of Lyme disease might make many Americans think that a tick bite means only one thing: Lyme disease,” said review co-author Robyn Nadolny. “The media coverage of Lyme […]

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Babe Winkelman on Lyme Disease - Chicago's WGN9 News

03/08/2018

WATCH BABE’S NEWS SEGMENT HERE Young ticks wake up around early March and are looking for their second blood meal! How do you stop them? It is as simple as doing the right things RIGHT. You just have to learn what measures you can take to ensure you stay 100% tick free! There is plenty of vital information here at the Babe Winkelman Tick-Borne Illness Information Center. You can also find […]

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Babe Unveils His New Effort to Raise Tick-Borne Illness Awareness

01/23/2018

Outdoor industry guru, Babe Winkelman, is taking the education challenge head-on in an effort to raise awareness about ticks and the dangerous illnesses they can carry via his Tick-Borne Illness Information Center. Winkelman, a 3-time Lyme disease survivor himself, whose daily office is the great outdoors, knows firsthand the debilitating effects of just one, tiny tick bite. “Many of my outdoor industry friends and colleagues were misdiagnosed. By the time they found […]

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Asian Ticks (Mysteriously) Turned Up On A New Jersey Sheep

03/02/2018

Published by on February 27, 201811:50 AM ET Author: Courtney Columbus How did a tick that’s native to East Asia make it to rural New Jersey? That’s the question puzzling researchers. The backstory involves a panicky sheep owner, tick-covered humans and a pair of pants stuck in the freezer. The tick in question is Haemaphysalis longicornis — also known as the longhorn tick or bush tick. It can reproduce by essentially cloning itself, allowing […]

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A Tick Bite Could Make You Allergic to Meat—and It's Spreading

01/23/2018

There have been rare cases of sudden meat allergies over the last couple decades, but experts turned away from these cases under the assumption that it was NOT possible to obtain a sudden meat allergy. Recent discoveries indicate that, indeed, it is possible and Ticks are to blame! Specifically, the Lone Star Tick which has been known to carry a sugar molecule called Alpha-Gal that is injected into victim’s bodies while […]

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A Strange Itch, Trouble Breathing, Then Anaphylactic Shock

01/23/2018

A near-death experience surprised a seemingly healthy 54-year old woman while she slept. She couldn’t breathe, her blood pressure dropped dangerously low and has a rapid heartbeat which are the distinct symptoms of anaphylactic shock. Luckily, she was able to quickly get a ride to the hospital. They treated her until she was stable, but were unable to find what triggered this sudden attack. No one could have guessed that Ticks played […]

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