A new paper out in the Journal of Medical Entomology presents a 30-year review of research that concludes that lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum) do not transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi.
Good Morning America: Are seed ticks putting your family in danger?
A 47-year old male presents to his primary care physician in mid-August for a rash that appeared overnight. The rash is widespread across his torso, legs, and arms and is intensely itchy. What is the diagnosis?
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Lyme disease is still a problem in Maryland. But ticks carry more complications than just Lyme disease. Dr. Thomas Mather, AKA: "The Tick guy" appears on WMAR Baltimore to put ticks and summer safety in focus.
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The TickGuy will be a guest on Maine Calling on May 11. Topic: The latest on Lyme disease in Maine – where it’s found, its prevalence in Maine and how it’s treated. Maine Calling is an interactive radio program hosted by MPBN News Director Keith Shortall and Public Affairs Host Jennifer Rooks and produced by Jonathan Smith and Cindy Han.
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With more ticks in more places than ever before, there's never been a more appropriate time to raise your tick literacy. Update - April 8,2014: Webinar now available at your convenience with The Tick Guy, Dr. Thomas Mather.
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The Leonard Lopate Show interviews Dr. Thomas Mather and Dr. Thomas Daniels. They discuss
those blood-sucking arachnids called ticks that can spread disease and how to protect against tick bites and prevent tick-borne disease
News > The Leonard Lopate Show - Please Explain: Ticks
On Monday, July 15 at 11a.m. EST, Dr. Tom Mather, director of URI’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease and its TickEncounter Resource Center, answered questions
about tick bite protection and prevention of tick-transmitted diseases during a Live Chat on Boston.com.
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TickSmart™ Daily TickCheck Cards help prevent disease by reminding people to do a daily tick check.
Daily TickCheck Cards show blacklegged ticks in full color, as well as the other common human biting ticks. Check every time you're in the shower or sitting on the toilet.
Organizations, camps, schools, businesses, or individuals can Get TickSmart by using TickCheck Cards.
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Although winter is fast approaching, disease-carrying deer ticks are still active and abundant in southern New England, where a University of Rhode Island
researcher has been collecting adult deer ticks at a rate of more than 350 per hour while walking in the woods, along parkland paths, and even on local roadsides
in recent weeks.
The most common response to our "how to remove a tick safely" video suggest to burn the tick in order to remove it. Our testing staff at TickEncounter have
tried more than a dozen reportedly foolproof methods for tick removal. Learn why burning the tick is not the correct method!
Once attached to people or pets, deer ticks are just hard to find! Their numbers are on the rise and they occur in more & more places –
even your backyard! Read our "Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know About Ticks These Days" and stay disease-free.
Doctors in southern Rhode Island and other states in the northeastern United States occasionally report to TickEncounter that they've seen a case of non-Lyme (no bulls-eye,
negative blood test), non-Anaplasma, summertime flu-like febrile illness that responds well to doxycycline therapy. Patients recover but what caused the illness?
Tick Bite Patch: RI Science & Technology Advisory Council Funds Project Looking For Solution To The Tick Problem In Rhode Island, And Beyond
Development of the "Tick Bite Patch", a transdermal delivery system for anti-tick vaccines,
is an all-Rhode Island collaboration between three well-established laboratories at the University of Rhode Island and two early-stage Rhode Island-based biotechnology companies.
RI-STAC funds will help the team develop proof of concept and early-stage prototypes for an anti-tick vaccine and transdermal delivery system. Prior work has
shown that ticks use molecules found in their saliva to manipulate host immune defenses, helping the tick to steal blood, and in the process, transmit pathogens.
On Tuesday, we stopped on South Road on the way to URI in order to check for adult stage Deer ticks. We were able to collect about 20 ticks in 5 minutes! October is most certainly a big month for adult stage Deer ticks!
Visit our Facebook page if you'd like to see pictures of this brief endeavor.
HowStuffWorks.com: Stuff You Should Know podcast about "Why Ticks Suck"
Charles W. Bryant and Josh Clark from the HowStuffWorks.com Stuff You Should Know podcast released a show called "Why Ticks Suck". The podcast covers a range of topics, from tick biology, tick questing, tick removal (rumors and best practices), insect repellents, tick life cycle and feeding, how ticks transmit disease, and more.
We've put together a group of images to go along with the show so you can see some of the things they are talking about. We'd like to thank Josh and Chuck for putting together this information for their podcast.
We encourage everyone to open and view our stunning images while listening to Chuck and Josh's podcast. After the podcast, be sure to review TERC's best practices for tick-bite protection year-round.