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    A pathogen is simply a microorganism that causes disease. Lyme Disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is carried by ticks, and “as a result of a complicated sequence of events, people have become frequent accidental hosts for ticks and the disease agents they carry”. This connection is present because of the interaction between plant and animal species, or furthermore, the ecology of ecosystems, where both ticks and humans are present [Source: Ostfeld]. Symptoms of being infected with Lyme Disease include fever, headache, tiredness, and a specific skin rash. Additionally, it is characterized by contact with ticks, such as time spent in the woods or in high grasses. Most cases of the disease are treatable by antibiotics…

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    Tick Trap Essay

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    be used around the Canepatch, a camping spot in the Florida’s Everglades National Forest. Approximately five volunteers will be needed to perform the flagging and dragging methods in the area once in the morning and once in the evening. Sources: Howard S. Ginsberg and Curtis P.Ewing. 1988. Comparison of Flagging Walking, Trapping, and Collecting from Host as sampling Methods for Northern Deer Ticks, Ixodes dammini, and Lone Star Ticks, Amblyomma americanum. Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.,…

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    Any mammal or human has to be bit by a blacklegged tick in order to get infected and sick with Lyme disease. Lyme disease in the northeast and Midwest United States is mainly carried in two major types of tick species, Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes Dammini (34). In the northwestern United States the main tick species that carries the causative agent of Lyme disease is Ixodes Pacificus. This disease is the most common vector borne disease in the U.S., with particular cases outnumbering those of…

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    Lyme Disease

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    Lyme disease is found worldwide and the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in North America and Europe. The disease is transmitted by the bite of a deer tick (Ixodes Scapularis) harboring bacteria named Borrelia burgdorferii (b. burgdorferi) in North America and Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii in Europe and Asia. The first documentation of the disease occurred in 1883 when Dr. Alfred Buchwald treated a German patient with erythema migrans; A bulls-eye pattern rash that occurs in…

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    Lyme Disease Case Study

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    there is a gradual initial increase as the age increases and a gradual decrease as the age decreases. According to the results very young and middle aged-elderly are at the most risk as individuals for contraction of the disease (“Data and Statistics”). Causes/risk factors First off, for the causes and risk factors of Lyme’s disease is the transmission of the disease. The disease is incurred by the victim from a source that is known as the carrier. The main carrier of the disease is known to be…

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    Lyme Disease Education There are many diseases in the world such as influenza, rubella and lice. There is one particular disease that will be discussed in depth in this report called Lyme disease. This report will further explain the details of the disease and public health strategies. Ticks Lyme disease is a disease you may get if a tick bites you. Lyme disease is caused by bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. The bacteria is corkscrew-shaped. Ixodes ticks which are also know as…

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    Dermacentor variabilis, a tick commonly found on humans and dogs, is commonly studied in order to increase awareness of the risks that are associated with tick bites (Estrada-Pena et al. 1999). Ticks have the ability to cause paralyses, toxicoses, allergic reactions, and are vectors of many viruses, including rickerrsial, bacterial and protozoan pathogens (Estrada-Pena et al. 1999). Dermacentor variabilis is often found on humans that have been exposed to infested vegetation (Estrada-Pena et al.…

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    You Need a Title My mother was diagnosed with Lyme disease when I was eight years old. When caught early, Lyme disease can be quickly cured with a few rounds of antibiotics. However, if not caught in time, the bacteria which causes Lyme spreads like wildfire and hides in the hardest-to-reach areas of a person's body. My mom was not lucky enough to catch it early. For years she has tried different medications, diets, and back surgery to help alleviate her pain. It pained me to watch her struggle…

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    Essay On Babesiosis

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    Babesiosis Babesiosis is an infectious disease caused by a parasite that is carried by ixodid ticks, such as wood ticks and deer ticks. This disease can range from mild to severe. The highest number of reported cases occur in the Northeastern United States. CAUSES This condition is caused by the Babesia parasite. A person can get the parasite if they are bitten by an infected tick. The tick must usually stay attached to the skin for more than 24 hours to transmit the parasite. A person can…

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    Herpes B Research Paper

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    epidemic happened in 1930 and after that, it didn’t take too long to figure out that the bacterium was Rickettsia psittaci. It was later found that the source was birds, including parrots, cockatoos, etc. Long after Lyme disease came about, a man named Allen Steere and others began to think that this disease comes from ticks, specifically a deer tick. Many people believe that the white-tailed deer is the host from which the deer tick gets it sustenance, but in reality, the deer don’t had the…

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