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Babesiosis

Ticks are booming coast to coast and around the globe. In the US, only the islands aren’t experiencing a boom in ticks—and with new communities suddenly exposed, spreading awareness is more important than ever. Ticks aren’t being tracked as well as mosquitoes. The threat of Zika, Yellow Fever, Dengue, West Nile Virus, and a host […]

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Ticks carrying Lyme Disease are found in more counties every summer, and a few years ago we passed the point where more than half of US counties now have Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is spreading in other ways, too. In Connecticut, disease testing is revealing higher numbers of ticks carrying Lyme Disease—about 10% more than […]

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The more researchers look, the more illnesses they find are being spread by ticks. You might have heard of babesioisis, anaplasmosis, or Lyme Disease. And now there’s heartland virus, bourbon virus, and other new pop-ups that resemble and are related to Lyme Disease. The mild winter means that more ticks are going to survive until […]

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Don’t Let Your Guard Down…

September 4, 2015

After this (admittedly adorable) video of a toddler and a fawn went viral, dozens and dozens of copycat videos sprung up. Here’s the thing (or two): those babies’ mothers are nearby, and they’re wild animals. If you aren’t sure what kind of damage a deer can do, check YouTube for some hunting trips gone very […]

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With tick season big and bad this year, most people are talking about Lyme Disease. But it’s just one of the tick borne illnesses you can get—and some of them can be mistaken for Lyme Disease. Summer fever, and it’s not a sinus infection/head cold? It might be Borrelia miyamotoi—a newly discovered tick borne illness […]

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