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Tag Archives: ticks and disease

Tularemia: Another Threat from Ticks

July 30, 2015

When I first heard of “tularemia,” it sounded like something I’d plant in my perennial garden. You know, “Oh, that flowering plant over there? It’s tularemia. It’s hardy and loves the sun!” Nope. Turns out tularemia is yet another nasty disease spread by ticks, and it’s in the news. On  July 13, the New Mexico Department of Health confirmed that a 51-year-old man had contracted tularemia….  

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Global Warming and Ticks: A Growing Threat

March 06, 2015

If you think of animals affected by climate change, your first thought might be of polar bears. These massive predators are among the top contenders of those affected by rising world-wide temperatures. But a number of species are believed to be affected. One of those is much closer to home and poses a bigger threat to you and your family. Thousands of times smaller than…  

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