Summer vacation and these summer-like temperatures have a lot of families heading outdoors. As people venture out, the threat of deer ticks and Lyme disease are always there — but scientists say it’s not just Lyme disease that deer ticks are known for anymore.
An earlier tick season may coming in Minnesota. On Friday, the first day of spring, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District raised its “tick risk meter” from medium to high.
Changes occurring in Minnesota’s climate could have harmful effects on human health, including increased allergies and cases of Lyme Disease, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Health.
It’s that time of year when ticks are plentiful and the risk of tick-borne disease is high. Our snowy winter did not hurt ticks. Instead it’s believed the snow insulated them from the cold.
We aren’t the only ones to survive the latest round of brutal winters — turns out, the heavy snow and frigid temperatures actually helped the survival of ticks that can carry disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Neal Zumberge, 57, is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder for the May 5 shooting of 46-year-old Todd Stevens and Jennifer Cleven, 48. Twin Cities attorney Bruce Rivers, host of WCCO Radio’s “Open Court,” says the situation escalated after a confrontation with Zumberge’s son, 23-year-old Jacob Zumberge.
Struggling to get above zero is less than ideal, especially when you spend more time getting dressed for the weather than actually being in it. But believe it or not, the cold does have some health benefits. We have the flu bug, but no other bugs to deal with, according to Dr. Christina Manders, a family physician with Fairview Clinics in Savage. “We don’t see Lyme disease, we don’t see West Nile. So tick-borne infections, mosquito-borne infections are not a factor,” Manders said.
Cabin country in Minnesota and western Wisconsin is considered ground zero for one of the fastest growing infectious diseases: Lyme disease. Cases in both states are among the highest in the country, but the controversy surrounding how to treat the tick-borne disease is growing. It’s torn families apart and pit patients against mainstream medicine.
It has been nearly a year since a 5-year-old boy went missing during one of the hottest days of summer. Last July, Scott Meyer snuck out the front door of his house in western Wisconsin and ran off. Because he is non-verbal with autism, hundreds turned out to try to find him. A search volunteer and his dog discovered Scott the next day after he’d spent a night in the nearby woods.
If you’re just returning from a trip to the cabin, you know summer tick season is in full swing. With that comes the threat of infection, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota is one of the leading states for tick infection.
Memorial Day weekend has passed, which means the summer is unofficially underway. Officials said that means tick season isn’t far away, and some said ticks are already back in full force. Ticks thrive in hot, wet weather, and they can carry Lyme Disease.
A Twin Cities hairstylist — known around the world for her work — is fighting to get back what she’s lost.
It looks like the deer tick season has arrived early this year — along with the diseases it causes.
There are 13 species of ticks lurking in Minnesota lawns and our forests. So, is there anything good about ticks? Good Question.
It’s no secret that we have an early spring going around here. That means that mosquitos and ticks are out much earlier than usual.
A mild winter and an early spring mean we could see an increase in Lyme disease cases this year.
Researchers who dragged sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks have created a detailed map pinpointing the highest-risk areas for Lyme disease.
Political reporter Pat Kessler shares a health scare that could happened to anyone. It was something that made him so sick, that he doesn’t remember much of his trip to the hospital and even his doctors were worried.
Deer ticks, that can carry Lyme disease, used to be concentrated in the Northwestern part of the metro. But now they’re starting to move to the south and to the east.
Minnesota health officials urged residents to protect themselves against ticks after the number of tick-borne diseases rose to record levels in 2010.