Martes, 14 Agosto, 2018

Connecticut's US Sen. Blumenthal offers public health advisory on ticks, illness

A deer tick sits on a piece of straw A deer tick sits on a piece of straw. shutterstock
Malita Javier | 27 Abril, 2017, 11:53

"Increasingly these ticks are a threat to public health", Blumenthal said. Richard Blumenthal visited the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Thursday to urge residents to be vigilant. Andreadis said this month alone they've received about 500 ticks, with similar numbers last month - compared with past years when they saw around 20 in the same time frame.

CT is seeing a surge in ticks this spring and U.S. Sen.

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The major award will enhance research efforts into mosquito and tick-borne diseases, including West Nile, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Lyme, Babesia, Powassan, and Zika.

Andreadis says a tick bite can lead to serious cases of Lyme disease if not treated early.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also released a report Thursday about the state's first case of the Powassan virus, which is transmitted by ticks.In the CT case, an infant was bitten by a tick and developed a fever, vomiting and seizures.

Blumenthal also released a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price seeking an update on efforts to establish a tick-borne disease working group as required by the 21st Century Cures Act.

Mixed message from U.S. as Trump congratulates Erdogan
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will finalize the date according to the two presidents' schedules. This would allow Erdogan to rejoin the governing AKP he co-founded, or to lead it.

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