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Ticks that transmit Lyme disease have significantly spread across the United States over the past 20 years, according to moncler sale outlet new research. counties. This moncler sale was the first study since 1998 to examine where these ticks live.

moncler outlet store Each year, approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the CDC, though the number is estimated https://www.moncleroutletsite.com cheap moncler coats to be much higher, as only a fraction of cases are actually reported. In fact, according to an analysis cheap moncler published last summer, health officials report the number of actual cases is closer to 329,000. moncler outlet store

cheap moncler jackets The disease is transmitted to humans through tick bites, and typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a cheap moncler jackets rash that often looks like a “bulls eye” at the site of the tick bite. Most cases are easily treated moncler mens jackets with antibiotics, but in some patients, if left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to chronic joint inflammation and neurological problems weeks, months, or even years after infection. cheap moncler jackets

moncler outlet jackets For the current study, Dr. Rebecca Eisen, a research biologist at the CDC, and her team looked at data from published moncler outlet online reports of state and county tick surveillance data going cheap moncler sale back to 1996. to determine where moncler outlet store the ticks were “established” meaning there were sightings of at least six individual ticks or at least two of the three host seeking life stages had been identified in a single year. The researchers also noted which counties had one or more reports of blacklegged ticks and which ones had none. counties, compared to 30 percent of counties in 1998. What’s more, these ticks are now considered established in twice the number of counties as in 1998. states, including large areas of New York, Vermont, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Minnesota. moncler outlet jackets

The map on top is from 1998, and the one below it is from 2015. Red indicates a county where I. scapularis (blacklegged tick) is established, and blue indicates that it has been reported. Green indicates a county where I. pacificus (western blacklegged tick) is established, and yellow indicates that is has been reported.

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moncler sale outlet Dr. moncler outlet sale John Aucott, director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center, said that the report correlates to what clinical researchers have observed in human cases. moncler sale outlet

cheap moncler coats “The nice thing about this data is that it shows the vector the ticks that transmit Lyme disease spreading in the same ways that we’ve been seeing the human cases spreading,” he told CBS News. “So, the take home message is that Lyme disease is a geographically expanding infectious disease and so the areas of risk have expanded dramatically over the last two decades.” cheap moncler coats

moncler outlet sale Aucott explained that reforestation and an increased deer population have contributed to the tick expansion. moncler outlet sale

“It’s really a reconstitution of where the ticks were originally. In the early 1900’s, North America was deforested for agriculture and deer were hunted almost to extinction, and so the ticks lost their normal habitat,” he said. “Now as cheap moncler outlet we allow the United States to reforest and have a monlcer down jackets booming deer population, the ticks are reclaiming their habitat.”

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moncler jacket sale Experts say we will continue to see the number of ticks expand along with a rise in cases of Lyme disease in areas not previously affected. moncler jacket sale

moncler factory outlet Aucott said it’s important for people to keep in mind that they moncler outlet can get bitten by a tick anywhere there’s green space. moncler factory outlet

cheap moncler outlet “To get Lyme disease, you don’t have to live out in the country,” he said. “There are many green belts and streams that come down into cities and those habitats support deer and ticks really well. The ticks are really everywhere unless you live in an incredible urban center where it’s all asphalt and concrete.” cheap moncler outlet

cheap moncler jackets sale As such, people should take precautions to avoid ticks. The CDC recommends the following: cheap moncler jackets sale

moncler outlet Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter and walk in the center of trails. Use repellents that contain 20 to 30 percent DEET on exposed skin and clothing for protection that lasts up to several hours. Use products that contain permethrin to treat clothing and gear, such as boots, pants, socks and tents. Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors (preferably within two hours) Moncler Outlet to wash off and more easily find ticks that are crawling on you. Conduct a full body tick check using a hand held or full length mirror to view all parts of your body upon return from tick infested areas. Examine clothing, gear, and pets for ticks moncler outlet.

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