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New way to bump off ticks: dry up their saliva

Saliva from a tick’s bite can transmit pathogens that cause serious illnesses, such as Lyme disease, and significant agricultural losses. Current insecticides have drawbacks, so scientists have been seeking new...

Rare virus discovered in common tick

Rare virus discovered in common tick

Scientists not yet sure of risk to humans A rare virus has been found in ticks that are common in the southeastern United States. The Tacaribe virus is a so-called arenavirus. Some of the viruses in this family are...