To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide Derived from Mums

Just in time for summer hikes and outdoor play: A study finds that the ticks that often convey Lyme disease become unable to bite, and soon die after exposure to clothing treated with permethrin.(Image credit: Pearl Mak/NPR)
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Publication date: 8 August 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 247, Issue 3294Author(s): Alice Klein
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Timber rattlesnakes, which are a species of conservation concern and threatened or endangered in many states in the U.S., play an important role in the ecosystem and are associated with decreased levels of Lyme disease. [Research supported by a U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item.
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Background: Nonspecific symptoms in children suspected of Lyme borreliosis (LB) are challenging for clinicians. We assessed whether nonspecific symptoms are more prevalent among children with positive immunoglobulin G (IgG) serology or a history of clinical LB. Methods: We included children (
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
The E.P.A. has approved nootkatone, which is found in cedars and grapefruit. It repels ticks, mosquitoes and other dangerous bugs for hours, but is safe enough to eat.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Insects Ticks (Insects) Pesticides Deet (Insect Repellent) Mosquitoes Chemicals Malaria Grapefruit Lyme Disease Inventions and Patents Foreign Aid Environmental Protection Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Biomedi Source Type: news
Mi Soo Choi, Gi Hyun Seong, Myeong Jin Park, Minkee Park, Seung Phil Hong, Byung Cheol Park, Myung Hwa KimIndian Journal of Dermatology 2020 65(5):432-434
Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Platinum Seal allows donors to focus on progress and results for top Lyme disease organization(PRWeb August 10, 2020)Read the full story at
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Insects can pass along serious illnesses, such as Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Because of covid-19, health agencies are focusing less on these problems.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
Ticks and mosquitoes don’t care about COVID-19 safety protocols. They don’t care that people are trying to squeeze out the last moments of this restrictive summer by getting outdoors, hiking, or just sitting on their decks at night and feeling something that’s close to normal. COVID-19 has commanded our attention and caused people to adapt their behaviors to prevent one major health concern, but it doesn’t mean others have been eliminated. “Masks and social distancing will do nothing to protect you from what ticks and mosquitoes potentially carry,” says Dr. Todd Ellerin, director of infe...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Autoimmune diseases Prevention Safety Source Type: blogs
EXCLUSIVE: Kelly Brooks, 27, of Hampshire, suffers from chronic Lyme disease - a tick-borne condition that has severe symptoms including agonising joint pain, fatigue and headaches.
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AbstractBorreliosis (Lyme disease) is a spirochetal disease caused by the species complex ofBorrelia burgdorferi transmitted byIxodes spp. ticks. Recorded to be the most common tick ‐borne disease in the world, the last two decades have seen an increase in disease incidence and distribution, exceeding 360 000 cases in Europe alone. If untreated, infection may cause skin symptoms, arthritis, neurological or cardiac complications. Borrelia spirochetes have developed strategies to evade the mammalian host immune system. These include the complement system, which is an important first‐line defence mechanism against invadin...
Source: FEBS Letters - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research
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