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April 15, 2019
A deer tick (left) and an American dog tick, more commonly known as a woodtick, are shown side by side for comparison in April 2010 at Turtle River State Park near Arvilla, N.D. With tick season at hand, the North Dakota Department of Health is recommending people take precautions. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Tick season is at hand; Take precautions to prevent bites and disease
April 15, 2019 - 5:31pm
September 11, 2018
Lisa Najarian has started the Twin Cities Lyme Foundation to help those suffering get diagnosed. She was photographed outside her Grant, Minn., home Sept. 10, 2018. (Deanna Weniger / Pioneer Press)
Minnesota woman's long battle with Lyme disease inspires her to start foundation
September 11, 2018 - 8:50pm
July 21, 2018
In Minnesota's woods, researchers take aim at ticks
July 21, 2018 - 2:04pm
July 16, 2018
Minnesota Department of Health researcher Dave Neitzel checks his drag cloth for ticks as intern Ellen Meis does likewise. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Sheila M. Eldred
In Minnesota's woods, researchers take aim at ticks
July 16, 2018 - 1:06pm
July 7, 2018
The new TickTracker app provides information about where ticks have been spotted as well as tips for how to safely remove one. Submitted photo
New app helps fight ticks
July 7, 2018 - 2:35pm
From left: UMD students Emily Hartman, Christopher Little and Jubran Jindeel drag for ticks at a farm in Iron River in the summer of 2017. Photo by Ben Clarke.
Duluth Lyme disease researcher seeks public's input
May 7, 2018 - 7:49pm
May 6, 2018
Experts say using commercially available repellents, like permethrin for clothing and DEET for skin, is the most effective way to keep disease-carrying ticks from biting. Tests show both are safe at commercially available doses. Bob King / Forum News Service
Outdoors enthusiasts urged to practice tick bite prevention
May 6, 2018 - 8:00am
May 1, 2018
Clockwise from top left: The deer tick, which transmits Lyme disease; the American dog tick, which transmits Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia; the Culex pipiens mosquito, which transmits West Nile virus; and the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits Zika, dengue and chikungunya. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Diseases spread by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas more than tripled in the US
May 1, 2018 - 1:20pm
May 30, 2017
Suzanne Keithley-Myers talks about a meat allergy she developed as a result of a tick bite. Keithley-Myers was diagnosed with an allergy is called alpha-gal after a tick bite. People that have alpha-gal allergies are allergic to carbohydrates that are found in red meat.  Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Mammal malady: Tick bite blamed for allergy to beef, pork, venison
May 30, 2017 - 7:10am
June 10, 2013
Tick-borne illness dropped in 2012, report says
June 10, 2013 - 11:41pm
April 4, 2012
Minn. health officials report early start to tick-borne disease season
April 4, 2012 - 2:28pm
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