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White Footed Mice & Lyme disease

White-footed mice are the primary reservoir for Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.  Ticks, in the larvae stage, most commonly have their first blood meal from the white-footed mouse.  Once a tick has fed on an infected mouse, the tick can then carry the bacteria and infect people or pets, causing disease. The abundance of… Read more »

Alpha Gal and Allergy to Meat!

Alpha Gal Alpha Gal – (galactose-α-1,3-galactose) is a sugar molecule found in most mammals, but not humans.  The Lone Star Tick can transmit this sugar molecule to people, which can cause the immune system to react when eating meat products.   The body’s immune reaction to eating meat can be: eczema-like skin reactions including hives, itching,… Read more »

Bullseye Rash

A bulls-eye rash (erythema migrans), often referred to as EM rash, can occur at the site of a tick bite anywhere from 2 to 30 days after the bite. If you have a bulls-eye rash, anywhere on your body, You Have Lyme Disease, and treatment should start immediately. In addition, the rash may not look like… Read more »