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New project aims to help unlock the mystery of tick-borne disease

July 14th, 2016

An echidna tick, Bothriocroton concolor. Image by Siew-May Loh

Understanding why a growing number of Australians are diagnosed with a Lyme disease-like illness, presumed to be tick-borne, is the focus of a new highly innovative research project supported by the Australian Research Council.

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New bacteria discovered by Murdoch researchers in Australian ticks

June 16th, 2016

Dorsal view of an echidna tick, Bothriocroton concolor, (imaged by Siew-May Loh )

Murdoch University researchers have detected a new species of bacteria in echidna-biting Australian ticks.

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Researchers closer to ending debate around Lyme disease and ticks in Australia

June 29th, 2015

A trigutattum tick by Peter Irwin square small

As debate surrounding whether Lyme disease is associated with tick bites in Australia continues to rage, a team of Murdoch University researchers, together with colleagues at the University of Sydney and Curtin University, have made a discovery that helps solve part of the puzzle.

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Pet dogs may hold the key to mystery illness

September 16th, 2011

A Murdoch University researcher hopes dogs might hold the key to the mystery surrounding a potentially debilitating disease in Australia.

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Growing threat to Australia from potentially lethal diseases

April 19th, 2010

Growing threat to Australia from potentially lethal diseases

As experts from around the world met in New York last week to discuss the need for greater understanding of the threat posed by ticks, fleas and sand flies, Australian scientists call on veterinarians and dog-owners here to take action to protect dogs and people from potentially lethal diseases.

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