Lyme Awareness Month has Arrived

Lyme Awareness Month has Arrived

To most, the beginning of May is a sign of warmer weather, blooming flowers, and a chance to enjoy the beautiful outdoors without the need for a coat. However, before getting your sunscreen and hiking gear out, consider spreading the news that Lyme Disease Awareness...
“Rabbit fever”could be deadly

“Rabbit fever”could be deadly

Ticks are widely known to be extremely adept transmitters of disease, with public awareness of Lyme disease increasing exponentially over the course of the 21st century. However, it is also important to bring rare tick-borne diseases to the forefront, as proper...
Should Lyme Awareness Month be  in May?

Should Lyme Awareness Month be in May?

Currently, May is designated as Lyme Disease Awareness Month throughout the United States and Canada. Charity walks and runs, showings of documentaries, and other events are organized in order to educate the public and raise money for further research on Lyme Disease....
Lyme disease – “the great imitator”

Lyme disease – “the great imitator”

With April Fool’s on the horizon, people across the world are taking extra precautions to avoid being duped. Yet in the medical world, there is a disease so tricky to diagnose that it has been dubbed “The Great Imitator”. Lyme disease has earned its nickname because...
Ticks are Frequent Flyers

Ticks are Frequent Flyers

The range of Lyme disease is gradually spreading in North America, and according to researchers, birds are playing a significant role. Robert Brinkeroff, a post-doctoral student at the School of Public Health, insists that “birds are often overlooked in Lyme...
Irish eyes are not smiling

Irish eyes are not smiling

St. Patrick’s Day is on the horizon, and if you are weary of tick-borne diseases, lyme green may be on your mind. Government statistics note that there are at least 50 to 100 incidences of Lyme disease per year on the island. Poor awareness of the existence of the...