MDH Warns Of More Lyme-Carrying TicksDave Neitzel is an epidemiologist with the Minnesota Department of Health. Neitzel told Minneapolis Public Radio that the cold kills ticks only if the insects are exposed to the air. He says the ticks mostly survived the harsh cold by staying insulated under a thick blanket of snow.
What You Should Know About Tick Season In MinnesotaSpring officially began in March, and with warmer weather on the way we can expect ticks to arrive with it. The University of Minnesota School of Public Health says deer ticks are spreading and becoming more common-- and the time to watch out for ticks is now.
Lyme Disease Has Spread To All 50 States, Report FindsA new report has found that the tick-borne illness Lyme disease has been detected in all 50 states and cases continue to rise.
Backyard Chickens Eat Harmful Ticks, But Are Giving People SalmonellaAs disease-carrying ticks continue to spread across the country, many Americans are turning to an inventive and all-natural approach to removing ticks: chickens.
Health Officials Warn Of Deer Ticks Over Fourth Of JulyWith the Fourth of July two days away, health officials are warning people to be on the lookout for deer ticks.
Tick-Borne Diseases Rising, Here's How To Prevent InfectionThe CDC says that if a tick is found attached to you early enough, there is still time to avoid infection.
After Long Winter, Explosion Of Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks ExpectedIt appears we are not the only ones excited about the warmer weather. So are deer ticks.
'Tick Explosion' May Be Coming This Summer, Expert WarnsThe director of the University of Rhode Island's tick-borne disease center warns that the U.S. is moving into the prime season for disease-carrying insects
Talking Points: Ticks, Pets & Lyme DiseasePublic health officials and veterinarians are warning about an abundance of deer ticks this summer in Minnesota -- not only do they represent a threat to humans but to our animals as well.
CDC: Worse Than Normal Tick Season ExpectedMedical experts are asking those who spend a lot of time outside this summer to be extra mindful of ticks.
Officials: New Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria Species Discovered At Mayo ClinicA new species of Lyme disease-causing bacteria has been discovered by Mayo Clinic scientists.
Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor Takes Stand In TrialTestimony concluded in the murder trial of a New Brighton man accused of killing his neighbor over a deer feeding dispute. Neal Zumberge took the stand in his own defense on Monday, testifying for slightly over one hour.
Jurors Hear 911 Call In Second Day Of Zumberge TrialJurors heard some riveting audio Thursday in the murder trial of Neal Zumberge. He's the New Brighton homeowner accused of shooting his neighbor to death in a long-simmering dispute over feeding deer.
Report: Ticks, Risk Of Lyme Disease Are Rapidly IncreasingA new report states the risk of Lyme disease is rapidly growing. Minnesota is one of 17 that carry the highest risk for Lyme disease in the U.S., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there are more high-risk areas in Minnesota than before.
Study: High-Risk Areas For Lyme Disease Are GrowingHealth officials say the geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically.