Lyme disease

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Jay Scott Smith
August 10, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This time of year, you and your pets have to be on the lookout for ticks, the blood-sucking bugs that can transmit Lyme disease. But New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith believes there's much more to be concerned about. Smith introduced a bill that recently passed in the U.S...
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A close-up of an adult female deer tick, dog tick, and a lone star tick are shown June 15, 2001, on the palm of a hand.
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Mike Dougherty
July 12, 2019 - 2:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania has the highest rate of Lyme disease in the country. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection carried by deer ticks. It usually affects the skin and then spreads to the joints, the nervous system, and other organ. It's curable if diagnosed early, but because...
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Ticks don't go dormant just because the calendar says it's winter.
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Molly Daly
January 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you think ticks aren't active in the winter, think again. "As long as it's above freezing, you can get a tick bite," said Penn State Insect Identification Lab Director Michael Skvarla. Skvarla says black-legged ticks, commonly known as deer ticks, are the ones that...
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Lone Star tick
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Lynne Adkins
August 13, 2018 - 8:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Lyme disease isn't the only problem you might encounter from a tick bite. If you get a tick bite, you may need to become a vegetarian. Megan Ford, assistant professor of allergy and immunology at Thomas Jefferson University, said the culprit is the Lone Star tick,...
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Lyme Disease
June 08, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The classic rash of Lyme disease is called erythema migrans. This is the classic bullseye rash that is discussed on a regular basis and virtually every medical student...
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