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Press Release 12-162

Precautions for Tick-Borne Disease Extend "Beyond Lyme"

Save the tick that bites you: it may not be the one you think

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Photo of five ticks in a glass vial with the photo gallery icon and the words Photo Gallery.

View the photo gallery showing precautions suggested for tick-borne diseases "beyond Lyme."

Credit: National Science Foundation

 

Photo of a nymphal blacklegged tick on leaf litter.

A nymphal blacklegged tick on leaf litter in Tennessee.

Credit: Graham Hickling, University of Tennessee


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Photo of scientist Graham Hickling checking a drag-cloth for ticks.

Scientist Graham Hickling checks a drag-cloth for ticks.

Credit: Jean Tsao, Michigan State University


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Photo of Jean Tsao preparing a tick garden used for close-up observations of ticks.

Biologist Jean Tsao readies a 'tick garden' used for close-up observations of ticks.

Credit: Graham Hickling, University of Tennessee


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Photo of a white-footed mouse inspecting a live-trap at a field research site.

Researchers trap white-footed mice to check them for Lyme disease.

Credit: Graham Hickling, University of Tennessee


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Photo of a bloated female blacklegged tick filled with its blood-meal.

A female blacklegged tick converting its blood-meal into thousands of eggs.

Credit: Graham Hickling, University of Tennessee


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