[CanLyme Note: The Lone Star Tick has now made its way to Canada. Remember, ‘No Tick is a Good Tick’. Prevention is the key.] SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KWQC) – Beware of Lone Star ticks. They could be infected with a rare, but serious disease. Last summer, a Kankakee County resident tested positive for Heartland virus, the first case reported in Illinois. As Continues →
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May 26th, 2018 Virginia Smith will have to wait before finding out whether she’s the victim of another nasty tick infection. On two occasions over the past week, the Weymouth farmer discovered a tick-sucking blood from the very spot on her body, just above her right shoulder blade. She heeded all precautions to avoid contact with the parasites both times Continues →
Jun 27th, 2017 By Carmen Chai It looks like Lyme disease isn’t the only thing Canadians need to worry about contracting from ticks. A bite from the Lone Star tick can trigger an allergy to red meat, and the tiny bug is making its way into Canada. For decades, scientists kept a watchful eye over the Lone Star tick and Continues →
Lyme disease isn’t just Borrelia burgdorferi and Lone Star ticks do transmit Lyme disease study proves.
UNF Researchers Make Big Discovery About Lyme Disease [CanLyme note: Lone star ticks will make their way into Canada and are much more aggressive than the black-legged (deer tick) species. We at CanLyme have also been stating for years that Lyme disease is a borreliosis, not only caused by Borrelia burgdorferi… the significance of this is that all research used to Continues →