Items Tagged ‘tick-borne disease’

June 20, 2019

Public needs to help in efforts to thwart ticks

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

Star Tribune (Editorial) Late last month, a Mayo Clinic physician writing in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal sounded the alarm after researchers documented the first human bite by this tick in the U.S. (a 66-year-old man in Yonkers, N.Y.). Like the dog and blacklegged (deer) ticks that Minnesotans are well familiar with, this new tick […]

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Tags: Dr. Bobi Pritt, pathology, Star Tribune, tick-borne disease, ticks, Uncategorized, Vector-Borne Diseases Lab Services at Mayo Clinic


June 7, 2019

A tick gave a toddler a rare and deadly disease. Here’s what his parents want you to know.

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

Washington Postby Lindsey Bever …Bobbi Pritt, a physician and co-director of Vector-Borne Diseases Lab Services at Mayo Clinic, said that although Rocky Mountain spotted fever is considered low-risk, it can be rapidly fatal. In fact, she said, when patients have symptoms consistent with the disease, doctors will typically start treatment without waiting for lab results. […]

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Tags: Dr. Bobi Pritt, pathology, tick-borne disease, ticks, Vector-Borne Diseases Lab Services at Mayo Clinic, Washington Post


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