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Efficacy of Lyme Disease Vaccination Examined

...ht stop wearing light-coloured clothing that makes ticks visible. If they reduced this behaviour only to the level of unvaccinated individuals, their risk would stay the same. Brewer calls this regression. Alternatively, people might become disinhibited by vaccination and less cautious than the unvaccina...

Himachal Pradesh Under the Grip of Suspected Typhus Fever Outbreak

...ed by rickettsia, which is spread through bites of ticks and mites. "In view of this typhus blood sample report from Kasauli village we received, because it is a non- specific test and to jump to a conclusion immediately that it is a rickettsia. So, we are thinking that further investigations are needed ...

Lyme Disease Cases Rising In The U.S

...ts peak between May and October. That is when deer ticks invade yards, underbrush and woods. Accordingly,...rodents, such as field mice and squirrels. Young ticks that feed on those infected rodents can pick up the bacterium and transmit it to humans, informs t...

Magic of Motherhood Through Egg Donation

...career ladder. The biological clock, nevertheless, ticks away and a good number of them are compelled to depend on donated eggs to experience the magic of motherhood. 'Egg Donation' is a term commonly used to refer to the contribution of her eggs by a woman to another, who lacks the ability to produ...

Lukewarm Winter, a Warm-up Time for Many Diseases

...e carriers of Lyme disease. And with warm winters, ticks could spread the disease all over Canada....

Encouraging a Lifetime of Healthy Skin Right from the Beginning

...ied directly onto the skin to ward off mosquitoes, ticks and other insects. "While I recommend using an insect repellent with a 10 percent or lower DEET concentration for children, I do not recommend using a combination sunscreen and insect repellent because the reapplication of the product will increase...

Antioxidants Could Halt Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

...healthy adults and children who are bitten by wood ticks or dog ticks. The illness can become life threaten...less-serious viral illnesses. Limiting exposure to ticks is the best way to prevent the disease. If it does develop, in most cases doctors can treat it with ...

Q-fever Outbreak Among Meat Factory Workers

...eep, cattle, and goats as well as wild animals and ticks is spread to humans by contact with animals or from drinking unpasteurised milk. The illness usually occurs two or three weeks after exposure to the organism with symptoms including fever, muscle pain, headache, fatigue, and dry cough and in some cas...

Ticks like Sunny Weather

...see. CDC entomologist Marc Dolan said that young ticks are very small and difficult to spot, which is another reason why Lyme disease is such a problem. Simple precautions can help protect against tick bites such as using a repellent called DEET on exposed skin and clothing, wearing long pants, light-col...

Pets As Disease Watchdogs

...like Rocky Mountain spotted fever l transmitted by ticks and fleas could also be kept in check. · A marginal increase of about 3.3 percent increase in the number fo positive canine leptospirosis cases. This disease can be transmitted from dogs to humans. If diagnosed early, treated with appropriate anti...

Health Problems Due To Ecosystem's Degradation

...lso resulted in new diseases emerging. Mosquitoes, ticks and midges are also reported to have changed their disease transmission patterns due to climate-induced habitat changes and forest clearance. Disasters like landslides and floods are linked to deforestation. Some of the regions that face the greate...

For West Nile Virus: Prevention Is The Watchword

...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 Prevention, along with the American Academy of Pediatr...

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

...first confirmed cases that could be traced back to ticks carried into to the state on feral dogs, an animal group whose population has markedly increased. And, as the number of dogs has increased, so have the number of ticks. According to the research, the disease, most often marked by a telltale spotty ...

Heart attack kills one in every 10 Indians

It is a slow killer that ticks away in one out of every 10 Indians. It strikes fatally every 30 seconds. These were among the facts and figures trotted out on Sunday at an event to spread awareness// on World Heart Day. Gathered in front of the Victoria Statue, Cubbon Park, were o...

Ticks may cause more diseases

...onth's Journal of Clinical Microbiology implicates ticks in other maladies, including cat scratch fever. Me...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 g...

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