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ticks

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.

Make your garden one of delights, not dangers

Spring has finally arrived and you're eager to get outside. Go for it! Just take care to limit your risks.

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.

Growing menace: Asian longhorned tick

The invasive species has already made itself known in more than nine states.

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.

Illness from ‘kissing bug’ now widespread in U.S.

Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure.

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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