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Pentagon to look into past tick research

The US House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into whether the Department of Defense experimented with ticks and other insects as biological weapons.

Lyme disease – quick treatment is key

Alan Taege, M.D., an infectious disease specialist at Cleveland Clinic, said the first sign of Lyme disease, in most people, is a circular ‘bullseye' rash. 

Exploding tick population worries government

On Wednesday, a congressional advisory committee sounded the alarm on Lyme and other emerging tick-related illnesses saying they have become "a serious and growing threat to public health." The finding, presented in a report to congress, recommends surveillance, prevention, diagnosis and treatment measures for tackling the problem.