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lyme disease

Rise of the urban tick

Biologists are finding an abundance of ticks with Lyme disease far beyond wooded country trails—they're popping up in your city parks.

The kissing bug—cause for concern?

The insect carries parasites that cause Chagas disease, a flu-like illness that can be fatal. But it's most often contracted in Central and South America.

Tick, tick, boom!

Avoid the (tick) bite this year as their population expands ... your health could depend on it.

Allergic to red meat? Blame a tick

Scientists continue to uncover the biomechanics of tick bites—and their findings suggest these little monsters pose even more trouble than once thought.

Lyme-bearing ticks more widespread in U.S. than thought

Keep in mind that ticks are born with the infection that causes Lyme disease.

Many Americans unaware of this year’s heavy tick season

But most understand the dangers of being bitten by the disease-carrying parasites.

Weather complicates disease risk

Study: El Nino and La Nina patterns create environments that may boost the spread of Lyme disease and intestinal infections.

7 ways to give ticks the slip

Don't become the next meal for a disease-carrying parasite.

New Lyme disease bacteria discovered in upper midwest

Infection may trigger nausea, vomiting and a widespread rash.

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