STUDY: Lyme-Tick Incidence in Chicago Area – I. Scapularis over 50%

“Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) Distribution Surveys in the Chicago Metropolitan Region” Jennifer Rydzewski,1 Nohra Mateus-Pinilla,2 Richard E. Warner,1 Jeffrey A. Nelson,3 and Tom C. Velat4 1 Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1102 South Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. 3 North Park University, 3225 West Foster Ave, Chicago, IL […]

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STUDY: Infected Ticks and their Hosts in Leipzig

“Babesia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in questing ticks, ticks parasitizing rodents and the parasitized rodents – Analyzing the host-pathogen-vector interface in a metropolitan area” Cornelia Silaghi, Dietlinde Woll, Dietmar Hamel, Kurt Pfister, Monia Mahling and Martin Pfeffer in Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:191 Published: 5 September 2012 Abstract (provisional) Background The aims of this study […]

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Tick-Attachment Times: Adjusting a Myth

Myths are stories or facts that are either often true, sometimes true or rarely true.  Myths can be entertaining & edifying for providing a telling and concise representation of the way things are. But their mild omissions or innocent oversimplifications can become dangerous when they lead to wrong action. There is a rumor that ticks […]

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