AI checks out ‘rash selfies’ to detect Lyme disease

Artificial intelligence and deep learning that look at "rash selfies" could offer a way to more accurately detect and identify Lyme disease.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: skin infections ticks lyme-disease health-and-medicine

New ‘soft’ tick shows up on New Jersey bats

The "soft" tick C. kelleyi parasitizes bats. Its appearance in New Jersey may signal risks to people, pets, and livestock.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: insects bats ticks parasites health-and-medicine

Invasive ticks are spreading without any males

All the adult Asian longhorned ticks found in the United States so far have been female. Here's why.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: insects genes invasive-species ticks parasites earth-and-environment

How to protect kids from tick and mosquito bug bites

"Choosing the appropriate bug repellent can be confusing for parents. Some may protect against mosquitos but not ticks, for example."

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: insects parents childrens-health ticks lyme-disease parasites health-and-medicine mosquitoes

Try this app to avoid ticks this summer

With summer's arrival, avoiding ticks and the Lyme disease they spread is super important. A phone app can give you the facts you need to know.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
June 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: insects apps ticks lyme-disease mobile-devices parasites featured health-and-medicine citizen-scientists

Lyme disease symptoms could be mistaken for COVID-19, with serious consequences

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.

Jory Brinkerhoff, Associate Professor of Biology, University of Richmond • conversation
May 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus fatigue ticks arthritis vector-borne-diseases lyme-disease tick-borne-disease

Chronic Lyme disease – does it exist?

Many patients without a diagnosis of Lyme disease report a constellation of symptoms, sometimes for years. Does chronic Lyme disease exist?

John Nathaniel Aucott, Director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  antibiotics  cdc  ticks  joint-pain

Ticks aren’t the only critter to spread Lyme disease

The genome of the white-footed mouse could offer new approaches to stemming the spread of Lyme disease, say researchers.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine • futurity
July 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: dna mice genomes ticks lyme-disease health-and-medicine

Dogs help spread a dangerous tick-borne disease

The brown dog tick, which feeds on dogs and people, spreads Rocky Mountain spotted fever. New research clarifies the risk factors in Mexicali, Mexico.

Amy Quinton-UC Davis • futurity
May 30, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: bacteria dogs insects ticks mexico featured health-and-medicine

Experts rush to I.D. an invasive, self-cloning tick

To control invasive, self-cloning Asian longhorned ticks, scientists have to tell them apart from two near-identical species. A new visual guide will help.

Neal Buccino-Rutgers • futurity
Jan. 31, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: insects invasive-species ticks earth-and-environment

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