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Ticks may cause more diseases

...y a cat, and another study linked the infection to tick bites Dr. Bruno Chomel of the University of California at Davis and one of the study's authors and colleagues, collected hard ticks at three sites in Santa Clara County and extracted DNA from their bodies, hoping to match specific genes to those of ...

Spread Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Is A Probability, Say Experts

...icks. Four of the patients had a recent history of tick bite. Tests of the dogs’ blood confirmed their infection with the spotted fever bacterium. Initial treatment for adults, he says, involves immediate, twice daily 100-milligram doses of the oral antibiotic doxycycline (a version of the common tetracy...

For West Nile Virus: Prevention Is The Watchword

...quently recommend for preventing both mosquito and tick bites are avoiding spots where mosquitoes and ticks are plentiful, wearing protective clothing and applying insect repellents, particularly those containing DEET. Based on that study and other research, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

Pets As Disease Watchdogs

...learly proportionate to the incidence of fleal and tick infestation in pets. With this information, unusual occurrences of this disease could be anticipated. Public could be alerted to disinfect affected areas for ticks. Other potential diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever l transmitted by ticks an...

Ticks like Sunny Weather

...eps are taken to prevent the disease caused due to tick bites. Statistics show that the number of cases of...rted. It is transmitted through the bite of a deer tick which is prevalent across the United States and in places such as Northeast and upper Midwest region...

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever hits Turkey

...duced by avoiding contact with ticks. Control of tick population is another area being looked upon by veterinarians and entomologists. Turkey has enough expertise in treating patients as it has witnessed several outbreaks of CCHF. WHO is willing to send teams to the area if required and has been in...

Antioxidants Could Halt Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

...ing and camping, but it brings with it the risk of tick bites and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. In order t...y the rickettsia bacteria, which is transmitted by tick parasites. It usually afflicts otherwise healthy adults and children who are bitten by wood ticks or...

Heart Tick for Fast Foods in Australia

...nd what's not.// The National Heart Foundation's tick is a label that will be given to supermarket foods...iting process." The conditions for receiving the tick was the statement of an independent auditor who determined whether it met nutritional requirements, ...

Diseases Due To Ticks On the Rise In UK

...id, “Evidence does seem to indicate an increase in tick numbers. Everybody seems to be concerned with an increase in incidents of certain diseases. Then there's also the very important issue of tick’s hosts, which are mostly deer in the UK, and also sheep and cattle. Deer have spread their distribution, a...

AMA Welcomes Government Plans to Reform PBS

... generic or brand name pharmaceuticals. “Doctors tick the ‘not for substitution’ box on prescriptions when it is essential that a patient receives a specific medicine. “This is done for maximum effectiveness and safety reasons, to avoid confusion and potential double-dosing, especially in the elderl...

Government Strikes Right Balance with PBS Reform

...ain the system whereby the doctor has the right to tick the 'not for substitution' box on prescriptions, ensuring that the intended medicine goes to the patient. 'This prevents brand confusion, and preserves the clinical independence of doctors to prescribe the best medicine for the patient and their pa...

Skin Clinic Doctors Fleece Medicare

...and Aboriginal patients when all they had done was tick the boxes on a computer-generated form rather than carry out a detailed health assessment. AN...

Scientists Receive Patent for Development of "combination" Proteins to Produce Vaccines for Lyme Disease

...eer tick’s stomach, and not in the host. After the tick bites a warm-blooded mammalian host, the injected bacteria produce OspC on their surface. With the aim of developing a vaccine that would trigger an immune response against both these life cycle stages, Dunn's team used methods of recombinant DNA t...

Lyme Disease Cases Rising In The U.S

... of them. There is no way to know if this year's tick season will be any worse than past years. That is ...e precautions. 'This might include avoiding high tick areas, wearing light-colored clothing, tucking your pants into your socks, showering and washing wel...

Health Authorities Fear West Nile Season Again in US

...insect bites. In particular, DEET protects against tick bites (which transmit Lyme disease) and mosquito bites (which transmit dengue fever, West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and malaria). DEET is believed to work by blocking insect receptors (notably those which detect carbon dioxide ...

Bioparasite Envisioned To Control Terror Of Fire Ants

...vores, they eat just about anything and can reduce tick populations in pastures and yards. Also, cotton and sugarcane growers see them as helpful. The ants munch on boll weevils, caterpillars and sugarcane borers. "But on balance they're an ecological disaster," Merchant opines. "The good that they do is ...

Efficacy of Lyme Disease Vaccination Examined

...easures: wearing light-coloured clothing and using tick repellant. However, they found no evidence of disinhibition, which led Brewer to conclude that fears of disinhibition related to the HPV vaccine could be overblown as well. What on earth can Lyme disease vaccination tell us about HPV. Well, it sets...

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