What blood type is most susceptible to Lyme disease?
London: A new study suggests that people with blood group A are more likely to get bitten by a tick.
Researchers from the Masaryk University in the Czech Republic have found evidence that ticks prefer feasting on type A blood in most cases..
What age group is most affected by Lyme disease?
According to the CDC, the highest infection rates occur in children, ages 5 to 9. Overall, the disease is most common among boys, ages 5-19. Each year, at least 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Lyme disease, 25% of those are children, ages 5 to 9.
Is anyone immune to Lyme disease?
But a new study led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has some brighter news: Once infected with a particular strain of the disease-causing bacteria, humans appear to develop immunity against that strain that can last six to nine years.
What are the worst states for getting Lyme disease?
Which US states have the highest rates of Lyme disease?New Hampshire – 51.9.New Jersey – 40.5.New York – 15.8.Pennsylvania – 66.7.Rhode Island – 53.4.Vermont – 86.7.Virginia – 12.3.Wisconsin – 26.6.More items…•
Which blood type do fleas prefer?
Both male and female fleas suck blood. Fleas normally prefer the blood of pets over that of humans, so it is not unusual for people to coexist with their pet and its flea population under normal conditions and be bitten only occasionally.
What do ticks hate?
Many fragrances that smell wonderful to humans are highly repellent to ticks. Lavender, peppermint, citronella, lemongrass, cedar, rose geranium and citrus have all been shown to keep ticks away. So, buy soaps and shampoos that are naturally fragranced with these ingredients.