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Monday, July 6, 2020

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Ticks.



After more than three months of shutdowns, mandatory quarantines, self-imposed exile from society and working from home, nature-lovers looking for a well-earned breath of fresh air could face a possible collision course between coronavirus and tick-borne illnesses this summer.

A "perfect storm," warns Eva Sapi, a University of New Haven biology professor and group director for the Lyme Disease Research Group.

Noting the mild winter on the East Coast, Sapi says, "We do have a bad year for the ticks."
Hikers, campers and anyone else eager for an escape could "just explode into the outdoors. And there may not be the same thoughtful approach" to preventing exposure, explains Dr. Sorana Segal-Maurer, director of the Dr. James J. Rahal, Jr. Division of Infectious Diseases at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens health care system.


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17 comments:

  1. That's one fucking thing we don't seem to have a big problem with over here on the Left coast for some reason.
    Thank God.

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    1. Y'all make up for it in the numbers of the two-legged variety that breed out there, then spread to the rest of the country.

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  2. Don't hold your breath.

    OTOH It might be time for a counter-revolution IYKWIMAITYD.

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  3. Actually, its been a really bad year for ticks here in the SE. Dog collars and meds aren't working on them, either...

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  4. you forgot "deadly sahara dust storm" that was going to choke us all to death a few days ago.

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  5. "Second surge" my shiny white hiney - the data is being fudged (AGAIN!) to make the prognostications of the Leftards look like they're (the predictions) true. Just to keep the DemPanic going.

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  6. What I suspect will happen is some kind of attack on the food supply itself. That or the grid. To be blamed on boooooooogalo bois or something.

    And then along will come Moooochelle as the VP candidate promising to make it all go away.

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    1. Mike wouldn't be able to plug in a lamp properly. She would probably electrocute herself...
      (We can hope, can't we??)

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  7. I got Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever a few years ago, that shit most killed me before they found out I had it.

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  8. WOLF.....WOLF.....WOLF.....

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  9. you forgot about the Jamestown Canyon Virus

    https://www.wmur.com/article/new-hampshire-health-officials-announce-seasons-first-case-of-jamestown-canyon-virus/33094498

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  10. All of you "gentlemen" that are discounting the threat from ticks are not thinking with all of your brain cells. You don't want to get things like Lime Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotter Fever or Lone Star disease. They are all deadly and you'll be suffering worse while dieing than if you get Kung Flu if you get bit by a tick.

    Went to camp a couple weeks ago. There were three of us there. Worst tick infestation I've ever seen there. We knocked down all of the high grass before we sat outside and sprayed our shoes and lower pant legs with 30% Deet. Didn't do a bit of good. I swear the little buggers were dropping out of the trees. On the morning we left, as I'm driving along I found two on my left leg. This after being indoors all night and just carrying duffel bags out to the car. When I got home, after a five hour drive, I found one on my chest, starting dig in. One of the guys at camp stopped counting after pulling over 100 ticks off of his pants shirts and hat.

    This isn't fear mongering. When out in the woods in the USA after the weather warms(we were at almost 44.5 degrees N) in late spring, ticks are a real threat.

    Nemo

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  11. Well guys, here you go. Released just in time to do damage before we have the comet impact:
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/china-plague-bubonic-warning-1.5638598

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  12. I can't stand these pointy headed people. Afraid of everything. Participant trophy winners.

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  13. I thought ticks were going to be bad this year, started off having one crawling up my leg in late March, typically you don't find ticks in MN until May. Other than that one, one other in May. I've not seen any since, and I walk in the woods every day. Some years I'll have 100's crawling on me. Only once though a deer tick - I got lucky and saw it crawling on my shirt, you can't even tell it's a tick without looking though a magnifying glass, incredible how small they are - 30-40% of those carry lyme's disease.

    Now, for some reason we have 1000's of times more frogs than normal this year so I'm thinking maybe the frogs are eating them. Actually, frogs and dragonflies this year are all over the place, way more than any other year, ever. I haven't seen many snakes but normally the frogs should be bringing in the snakes too.

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