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Articles tagged: ticks

Why is there a EEE vaccine for horses but not for humans?

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Cummings School Professor Sam Telford, an expert on infections spread by mosquitoes and ticks, explains

Actually, there is a human vaccine for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), but it has never been approved for public use.

A Rare Viral Disease Is on the Rise

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Scientists are stumped by a jump in cases of Powassan virus, a life-threatening tick-borne neurological disease On paper, Powassan virus sounds like your basic nightmare. A tick-borne infection with no vaccine and no cure, it… Read More

It's Tick Season. Here’s How to Stay Safe

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

5 tips from an expert at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Deer ticks can carry six different infections in the eastern United States, and the risk of contracting Lyme disease alone is enough reason to… Read More

Lyme disease preventable by taking steps to avoid tick bites

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Pest control experts who began seeing ticks in early February because of a warm winter and an abundance of acorns now say this will be one of the worst tick seasons in years – which may lead to an increase in Lyme disease.