What does climate change have to do with the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes? Quite a bit according to results of a study in Nature Microbiology.
An allergic reaction to alpha-gal, a complex sugar found in red meat, caused by a Lone Star tick bite is now the most common known cause of anaphylaxis.
Incidence of tickborne infections in the U.S. has risen significantly in the past 10 years, and it’s crucial to develop vaccines to prevent them.
Substances in mosquito saliva trigger immune system responses that can increase the severity of the diseases they transmit, like Zika virus, West Nile, malaria, and dengue fever.
We spoke with an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about Lyme disease, other tickborne illnesses, and tick bites. Here’s how to stay safe.