A severe tick-borne disease now endemic to the Middle East, Africa and Asia was contracted by a German man living sometime between 600 and 450 BCE, according to new research from Purdue University. The surprising conclusion that the man died of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic…

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, recently detected a new strain of tick-borne bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Borrelia mayonii, the new species, was found in 6 patients using available tests for Lyme disease—but other cases are probably being…