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 […]

Scientist Finds Possible New Tick Species in his Nose

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In June 2012 Tony Goldberg, associate director for research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, returned from one of his frequent trips to Kibale National Park, an almost 500-square-mile forest in western Uganda where he studies how infectious diseases spread and evolve in the wild. But he didn’t return alone. “When I […]

CDC Estimates 300,000 Lyme Disease Cases in U.S. Each Year

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Preliminary estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the number of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year is around 300,000. The preliminary estimates were presented Sunday night in Boston at the 2013 International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and Other Tick-Borne Diseases. This early estimate is based on findings from […]