Ticks in the NewsDr. Jim Fredericks
Friday, January 31, 2014
Ticks are seeing a recent rise
in coverage across the country for several different reasons. In
Alaska, a state previously thought to be tick-free, researchers
are not only discovering native species but also an increasing
number of established invasive species.
A little further south, in
Washington, a recent survey of local tick populations shows
that some carry the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease – an
illness once limited to the Northeast.
And in colder parts of the country, scientists are evaluating
how the recent freezing temperatures may affect
this year’s tick populations.