Deadly Tick Virus on the Rise

Deadly Tick Virus on the Rise

Due to global awareness campaigns, we are all aware of Lyme disease and the danger it poses, especially to those who frequent the outdoors. However, Lyme disease is not the only tickborne disease capable of infecting humans. Though it continues to be exceedingly rare,...
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...