Hiding up your nose is a clever strategy for ticks

By Erika Engelhaupt, 16:58 PM October 4, 2013

Most science press releases aren’t especially fun, either to write or to read, but you know it was a happy day for the press officer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison who wrote “UW Scientist Sniffs Out Possible New Tick Species.” The new tick species, you see, was discovered up the researcher’s nose.

Infectious-disease specialist Tony Goldberg returned from Kibale National Park in western Uganda with the hitchhiker. “When you first realize you have a tick up your nose, it takes a lot of w...

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