Navigation Links
Tick Season Starting Early This Year
Date:4/22/2012

SUNDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Tick season has started earlier than normal due to the mild winter, which means hikers, gardeners and others who love the outdoors should take precautions to prevent becoming a meal for ticks, an expert says.

People also should keep alert for symptoms of tick-borne diseases.

In Minnesota, patients already are testing positive for tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis -- a month or two earlier than normal for the state, said Dr. Bobbi Pritt, a microbiologist and director of the Clinical Parasitology and Virology Laboratories at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Lyme disease and anaplasmosis both are caused by bacteria carried by ticks, while babesiosis is a parasite that infects red blood cells.

But there are a number of things people can do to protect themselves from ticks.

"The first thing is just tick avoidance -- staying out of areas where ticks are going to be present: tall grasses, shrubs, leaf litter," Pritt said in a Mayo Clinic news release.

"Also use insect repellant, such as DEET," Pritt added. "You can also buy clothing that has been impregnated with pyrethroids, which is another type of insect repellant, and there are certain types of insect repellants for pets."

Some other tips:

  • Keep grass short in yards and don't go into overgrown areas.
  • Wear long clothing to prevent ticks from accessing your skin.
  • After spending time outdoors, thoroughly check yourself, your children and your pets for ticks.
  • Stay on trails when you hike. If you leave the path, wear long pants tucked into your socks.
  • If you find ticks, remove them immediately. Pinch the tick near its mouth and pull it out slowly in a continuous motion. Don't twist the tick because doing so may leave mouth parts embedded in the skin.

Fever, headache and muscle pain can be signs of a tick-borne illnes
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. One Month Later, Haiti Quake Survivors Report Need For Protection From Crime, Rainy Season
2. Pandemic flu, like seasonal H1N1, shows signs of resisting Tamiflu
3. H1N1 Flu Spreads Slower Than Seasonal Flu: Study
4. Pre-Season Test Spots Baseball Pitchers at Risk of Injury
5. Cell Science Systems Recruits Seasoned Executive to Head New Lifestyle Medicine & Nutritional Solution for Health Care Professionals
6. Duffy & Duffy Continues Steady Growth with Addition of Two Seasoned Medical Malpractice Attorneys
7. Some Allergy Sufferers Can Skip the Sneezing Season
8. EyeCare America Ushers in the New Season and Springs for Eye Exams for Qualified Seniors
9. Baseball season opener: Athletes and ethicists look at fairness in sport
10. Epione Helps Women Get Ready for Bikini Season without Hitting the Gym
11. For older adults, flu season tends to peak first in Nevada, last in Maine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... August 31, ... ... on Malignant Mesothelioma is a one-day event geared to patients and family ... and presented by local and regional mesothelioma experts. The conference is a collaborative ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... Coast Dental Vista is ... from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near Albertsons in the Foothill Center, located at ... Dr. Ofelia Rivera and Dr. Jay Lopp. Call (760) 208-2518 for more details or ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment ... on transcranial near-infrared laser phototherapy ”. , As corresponding author Dr Theodore Henderson ... untreatable - with mostly palliative treatments only - and now we have shown ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... ... NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. Michael Betsy! Dr. Betsy has been reviewed and approved ... Betsy graduated from Don Bosco Prep in 1990 and was Class Salutatorian. He earned ... in his senior year. He was inducted into the National Honor Society as a ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... How can ... others—to hold down costs? , In a commentary for The American Journal ... the concept of “clinical efficacy,” which would bind parties together in agreements to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New York Experts on Mesothelioma Come Together at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 2Health News:New York Experts on Mesothelioma Come Together at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 3Health News:Discover How to Replace Missing Teeth, Reduce Cavities, and Restore Oral Health During Coast Dental’s Open House in Vista, CA on Sept. 5, 2015 2Health News:Discover How to Replace Missing Teeth, Reduce Cavities, and Restore Oral Health During Coast Dental’s Open House in Vista, CA on Sept. 5, 2015 3Health News:Near-Infrared Laser Phototherapy for Brain Injury published by Dove Medical Press 2Health News:Near-Infrared Laser Phototherapy for Brain Injury published by Dove Medical Press 3Health News:NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. Michael Betsy! 2Health News:NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. Michael Betsy! 3Health News:How “Clinical Efficacy” Can Rein in Healthcare Costs 2Health News:How “Clinical Efficacy” Can Rein in Healthcare Costs 3
... over the declaration to be issued after today's UN meet ... to effectively contain the epidemic that has claimed 25 million ... to be issued, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan asked diplomats ... in 2001., ,The UNGA's session hoped to arrive at ...
... Cross (Indonesia), Mark Snelling, explains about relief operations in earthquake ... ,Over 5,700 were died and more than a thousand were ... that even 24 hours here is an eternity – said ... totally collapsed and 200,000 lost their homes. ,The ...
... on manslaughter by doctors in UK, says that many were ... Walker was found to be convicted //but the Journal of ... ,Due to vengeance and retribution, Birmingham City Hospital ... 1795. ,Because of vaginal wound and the ...
... and Emergency Medicine is being held in Delhi later ... and US doctors.// The objective of this conference is ... need for specialty faculties for emergency medicine and disaster ... Consulate here Wednesday to launch preparation for the Second ...
... has decided to suspend a ban on smoking in public ... of controversy//. The court ordered that the ban be suspended ... authority to order such a ban. ,The companies, ... annpo8unced just seven days ago before it came into effect ...
... have 'a long way to go' before fully understanding ... will remain a concern 'for years to come'//. ... officials from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and ... bird migrations and the illegal trade in infected animals ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Delhi to Host Conference on Accident & Emergency Medical Treatment 2Health News:Brid Flu Threat May be a Cause of Concern for Years to Come: Experts 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wmn42n/prescription_pain ... "Prescription Pain Drugs - Including Opioid, Anticonvulsant, Injectable/ ... Competitors and Opportunities: 2015 - 2020 Analysis and ... Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory ... tissue damage. At some point, everyone experiences pain. ...
(Date:8/30/2015)... y LONDRES, August 30, 2015 ... holística de l cuidado al paciente ... trayecto   Royal Philips  ... europeo de IntelliSpace Cardiovascular , un sistema web ... herramientas para acceder, analizar y compartir imágenes cardiovasculares e ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... -- With the heroin epidemic in the United ... -based Lakeview Health drug and alcohol treatment center,s ... why fentanyl is causing a new wave of overdoses. ... potent than pharmaceutical grade heroin and often illegally purchased ... death skyrockets. "Fentanyl can be an important ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Prescription Pain Drugs Including Opioid, Anticonvulsant, Injectable/ Inhaled, Topical/ Transdermal, Medical Marijuana - 2015-2020 Analysis and Forecasts 2Prescription Pain Drugs Including Opioid, Anticonvulsant, Injectable/ Inhaled, Topical/ Transdermal, Medical Marijuana - 2015-2020 Analysis and Forecasts 3Philips presenta IntelliSpace Cardiovascular en el Congreso ESC 2015 2Philips presenta IntelliSpace Cardiovascular en el Congreso ESC 2015 3Lakeview Health's Dr. Philip Hemphill Explains Why Heroin Addicts Are Now Dying of Fentanyl Overdoses 2
... Inc. announced today that it has entered into a ... based Astellas Pharma Inc., providing Agensys with access to ... of identifying antibodies with enhanced antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC). ... Agreement with Agensys, a leading monoclonal antibody organization with ...
... 14, 2010 Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE ... a statistically significant reduction in risk of cardiovascular (CV) ... chronic heart failure with mild symptoms treated with Inspra ... to standard HF therapy.  The results were presented to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BioWa Announces License of POTELLIGENT® Technology to Agensys 2Adding INSPRA® (eplerenone) to Standard Therapy Significantly Reduces the Risk of CV Mortality and Morbidity in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure With Mild Symptoms, Study Shows 2Adding INSPRA® (eplerenone) to Standard Therapy Significantly Reduces the Risk of CV Mortality and Morbidity in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure With Mild Symptoms, Study Shows 3Adding INSPRA® (eplerenone) to Standard Therapy Significantly Reduces the Risk of CV Mortality and Morbidity in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure With Mild Symptoms, Study Shows 4Adding INSPRA® (eplerenone) to Standard Therapy Significantly Reduces the Risk of CV Mortality and Morbidity in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure With Mild Symptoms, Study Shows 5Adding INSPRA® (eplerenone) to Standard Therapy Significantly Reduces the Risk of CV Mortality and Morbidity in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure With Mild Symptoms, Study Shows 6
... 2 adjustable belt buckle. You adjust once and ... off your shoulders. And now theres our Lady ... anatomy. ,For additional back support try one of ... on the vertebrae and help lift the apron ...
... Genesis Total Knee System provides the adaptability ... each patient. Not the other way around. ... articular inserts and patellar components allow surgeons ... And you do it all with one ...
... System will define the state of knee ... less - reducing inventory requirements and increasing ... and cost situations. The GENESIS II femoral ... creative solutions tomeet todays surgical demands. Clinical ...
... knee system was designed ... polyethylene wear between all ... contact stress associated with ... a well balanced knee ...
Medicine Products: