Study Finds Lyme Disease in Ticks in Nine U.S. National Parks

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By Josh Lancette Lyme disease has been spreading across the United States over the past several decades, and a new study has confirmed that ticks carrying the disease are present in eastern national parks. According to the study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and […]

Ticks that Vector Lyme Disease Move West into North Dakota

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 300,000 cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. each year. Last year, most Lyme disease cases reported to the CDC were concentrated heavily in the Northeast and upper Midwest, with 96 percent of cases in 13 states. In fact, the disease gets its […]

Ticks are Still Abundant, Despite Cold Weather

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“Despite the long, cold winter, ticks are abundant in New York State and surrounding areas,” according to Paul Curtis, coordinator of Cornell University’s Wildlife Damage Management Program and associate professor of Natural Resources. “The persistent snow cover helped insulate overwintering ticks in the leaf litter.” While weather and other conditions may be factors, the size […]