tick attack!

ticks and human beings are much alike; they both suck and feed on others. istanbul is under a progressive tick attack according to the latest news which seems just another excuse, sorry, reason for foreigners to avoid stepping foot to this land. we must do our best to confront the vexed hearts so here i go giving the good news:

the northern hemisphere has already been infested with these tiny creatures for many years now and in europe, japan, scandinavian countries, russia and north america a considerable amount of them carry an astonishing range of infective agents from viruses to single-celled parasites. every year the percentage increases slowly but definitely.

since ticks are the major transmitters of disease between animals and humans -even more than mosquitoes and tsetse flies- and the only cure science can offer is antibiotics for lyme disease and immunoglubin injections for encephalitis (both being the most common and lethal thick-borne infections) only soon after bite, what remains to do is wearing long socks/sleeves and avoiding infamous areas.

for more information please first visit here, then here and don’t forget to check first yourself then your children and pets every time after recreational moments in nature!

4 Comments so far

  1. Idil (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 2:25 pm

    I’m not sure how ticks and humans are the same, I dont recall sucking and feeding off anyone as of late :)
    Good post, terrible disease.


  2. Meral (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 2:47 pm

    Despite the topic of this post is not even a little bit pleasant, I enjoyed reading it: because it’s informative AND because I love sarcasm, ironies…

    İdil, I’m pretty sure you are aware of the resemblance between ticks and humans.


  3. Amerikan Turk (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 5:51 am
  4. metecem (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 1:22 pm

    oddly enough last year at least 40 people died due to tickbites… none of them became “so” important to take place in the papers..

    but this year …all of a sudden….

    i smell a rat here…. ratbites are more dangerous if you know what i mean….



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