New York Times: Ticks and their diseases are spreading
New York Times, July 24, 2017:
by Aneri Pattani
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — This town is under siege from tiny invaders.
A doctor at Southampton Hospital recently pulled a tick off a woman’s eyeball. After a 10-minute walk outside, a mother reported finding a tick affixed to her 7-year-old daughter’s buttocks.
Another mother called the hospital in a “hysterical state,” according to the nurse who answered, because a tick had attached itself to her son’s penis.
Like many towns across the country, Southampton is seeing a tick population that is growing both in numbers and variety — at a time when ticks are emerging as a significant public health danger. READ MORE.
- July 28, 2017 at 5:41 pm
Guinea Fowl are voracious tick eaters. There is a solution to massive tick infestations but no one is listening. http://modernfarmer.com/2014/10/get-watch-bird/
- July 29, 2017 at 6:29 am
I agree. A lot of research along with health care workers education. We have our lawn sprayed twice a year fall/spring. I got bit 3 yrs ago I went to my MD & asked what this was on the back of my shoulder she said it was a spider bite. Three days later I woke up with half dollar size blotches on my chest went to urgent care diagnosis giant hives prescribed prednisone . The blotches spread & got as big as soft balls. Took two pills when my friends saw the rash & said it was erethema Margins the Lyme rash. Immediately tapered off the prednisone & started on Dixie for 30 days. After the first pill the rash started to disappear.My friends have degrees in epidemiology.
- July 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm
Thats exactly where I first got bit!
- July 29, 2017 at 3:24 pm
When is Medicare, Medicaid, and all other insurance companies going to pay for this insidious and debilitating pandemic? When are we, who are suffering going to demand timely treatment? When are we going to demand the insurance companies we have paid premiums to pay for our treatment? I did not engage in any behavior that caused me to be bitten by a tick! Does anyone out there have an insurance company that pays for their treatment? Please post the name. I have FIVE insurance plans that I pay into (have for decades) which refuse to reimburse and/or pay for future treatment by Bd. Certified doctors!
- July 29, 2017 at 9:59 pm
Spray your lawn and bushes with Diazanon or similar product. Keepp pets and children inside for 24 hours after spraying. Do not spray if you anticipate Rain in the next 24 hours. Put Frontline on all pets who go outside.
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