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View Resource American Lyme Disease Foundation

The American Lyme Disease Foundation is "dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections." Their website presents comprehensive information on Lyme disease, its prevention, and diagnosis. Images of ticks are available to familiarize the public with their appearance. Another helpful section contains diagrams and a video on the proper way to...

View Resource Lyme Disease Research

Maine Medical Center Research Institute's Lyme Disease Research Laboratory provides this website focusing on ticks and the control of tick-borne diseases. This site is divided into several sections. The first section "Tick Borne Diseases" contains resources on diseases caused by tick-borne pathogens, such as Lyme disease. "Prevention & Control" gives site visitors information on avoiding tick...

View Resource Topic in Depth - Ticks and Lyme Disease

Did you know that there are more than 800 known tick species on earth? The following websites provide information about both tick biology and Lyme disease -- a disease transmitted through deer ticks (Ixodes dammini).

View Resource U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: A Focus of Deer Tick Virus Transmission in the Nort

This site, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, contains a research article titled "A Focus of Deer Tick Virus Transmission in the Northcentral United States", by Gregory D. Ebel, Ivo Foppa, Andrew Spielman, and Sam R. Telford, III of the Harvard School of Public Health. The article reports on a deer tick study conducted in northern Wisconsin. Tick bites can lead to a variety of...

View Resource Iowa State University: Iowa State's Deer Tick Home Page

Iowa State's Deer Tick site is an excellent resource for anyone learning to identify deer tick specimens. The site provides links to size comparison images and movies for female, male, and larva deer ticks, as well as nymph images. Most tick images use a dime to provide a reference point, showing how small and easy to miss these creatures are. Movies are available in both MPEG and QuickTime...

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