Here we are, deep in the heart of spring 2019. Weather is starting to dry out in the Northeast (fingers cross) and hopefully the big storms covering the middle of the country are behind us… Bottom line, folks are starting to head outside in droves, and looking to enjoy the spring after coming out of winter. So with folks heading outside, ticks are starting to hit the news big-time, including a new tick borne virus confirmed out of China.
So here goes – a short recap of some of the bigger tick stories from the past week:
A New Segmented Virus Associated with Human Febrile Illness in China via The New England Journal of Medicine
The Great American Tick Invasion via Consumer Reports
For the Technologist in your home…
Encountering backyard bloodsuckers? The Tick App tracks that via The Cap Times
Lots to digest… Stay stafe and a minimum be sure to follow the suggestions we shared in our recent post Tick Season is Upon Us.