Posts tagged as Lyme disease

Tick activity similar to last year in Latvia; around one quarter carry Lyme disease

Monday, August 12, 2019

Tick activity levels have changed little since last year, concludes the Latvian Center for Infectology on August 11. Approximately 25% of the ticks tested so far in the center’s laboratory have been identified to carry Lyme disease. In contrast, only about 1% of ticks carried encephalitis. Tick season, however, is not over yet. If the autumn is warm then ticks will remain active up until the appearance of the first frost.…

Avril Lavigne says she ‘accepted death’ before new song

Friday, September 7, 2018

Avril Lavigne has revealed she’d “accepted death” when writing her newest single from her sickbed “during one of the scariest moments” of her life. The 33-year-old singer contracted Lyme disease, which is spread by infected ticks, in 2014. “I have decided to be truthful about my struggle, open and more vulnerable than ever before,” she writes. Symptoms of Lyme disease include tiredness and headaches. It’s the most common tick-borne infectious…