Before COVID-19, clean water, antibiotics and vaccines had made us complacent about infectious disease. Infection control can no longer be taken for granted. We must be prepared for future pandemics.
Lyme disease affects millions worldwide. But there are things you can do to protect yourself from this insidious illness.
The study found that ticks were unable to feed on guinea pigs vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine, preventing transmission of the pathogen that causes Lyme disease.
Patients with Lyme disease can develop Lyme carditis, a potentially serious complication that affects cardiac function.
Lyme’s controversy offers four lessons on how parents, school districts, elected officials and scientists can find a path forward in the 2021-2022 school year.
How bad are ticks this year? An expert explains why tick-borne diseases are on the rise.
Researchers are piecing together clues to better understand the puzzling array of symptoms in those who never seem to fully recover from COVID-19.
Researchers are testing an antibody shot to protect people from Lyme disease-causing bacteria.
There is plenty of misinformation circulating about ticks and the diseases they may carry. Here are four myths debunked, along with tick facts to keep people safe when exploring the outdoors.
Human damage to biodiversity is leading us into a pandemic era. A new report shows we must urgently transform our relationship with the environment.
Researchers are developing a seasonal shot that blocks Lyme disease-causing bacteria from a tick.
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What might look like a mild case of COVID-19 could actually be a bacterial infection from a tick bite, with potentially debilitating symptoms if it goes untreated.
Many patients without a diagnosis of Lyme disease report a constellation of symptoms, sometimes for years. Does chronic Lyme disease exist?
Reforestation and reintroduced deer populations are helping ticks expand their range. The parasites bring the bacteria that causes Lyme disease with them.
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the West.
A tick expert explains his work trying to understand why the abundance of the parasites vary so much from location to location and year to year.
Scientists know the bacterium that causes Lyme disease has been out in the wild since long before any biological weapons research could have focused on it. And that’s just for starters.
The Pentagon has been instructed by the House of Representatives to investigate whether ticks were infected with Lyme disease by the US military.
Tick-borne diseases are becoming more common in the United States. A public health entomologist outlines some of the lesser-known threats ticks pose to human health.