Tick, tick, tick: Alaska braces for invading parasites

Enviroment 04/17/19, 16:20

Alaska health and wildlife officials are taking steps to track undesirable parasites showing up in the state.Researchers plan field work this summer to sample non-native ticks that could gain a foothold because of the warming climate.University of Alaska Anchorage assistant professor Micah Hahn says non-native ticks can carry and transmit ...

US officials report a record number of tick diseases

Health 11/14/18, 12:04

U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year.The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Wednesday.Lyme disease accounted for nearly three-quarters of the illnesses. That's ...

Winter ticks taking a toll on moose calves in New England

Health 10/21/18, 09:42

Moose calves are dying at unprecedented levels in New England, mostly because of the hordes of winter ticks — as many as 90,000 on one animal — that latch onto their bodies and drain their blood.Those are the findings from a new study in the Canadian Journal of Zoology that ...

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