09/27/2013 - 09:14

New research from Karolinska Institutet and the Stockholm South General Hospital shows that the alpha-gal carbohydrate, which is found in the tick intestine, can cause allergic reactions to red meat in bitten people.


06/22/2012 - 13:33

A team of scientists at Washington University in St. Louis has been keeping a wary eye on emerging tick-borne diseases in Missouri for the past dozen years, and they have just nailed down another part of the story. They knew from earlier work that the animal reservoirs for the diseases included white-tailed deer, wild turkey and a species in the squirrel familiy, but the DNA assay they had used wasn’t sensitive enough to identify the species.

01/25/2012 - 08:12

Ticks infected with the bacteria that cause Lyme disease may be considerably more prevalent in the UK than expected, according to new research from the University of Bristol that used pet dogs as ‘sentinels’ for human disease risk.

07/07/2011 - 07:15

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is rare, with less than 1,000 cases per year in the United States. It can be fatal if untreated, but it can be successfully treated with antibiotics once diagnosed