Health officials in the northern U.S. say the long, cold winter did nothing to reduce the thriving tick population, and they are primed for an increase in the number of Lyme disease cases again this year.
The parents of a New York girl are suing a Connecticut summer camp for $41.7 million, accusing the camp of failing to monitor and protect their daughter, who contracted Lyme disease.
Connecticut, the place where Lyme disease was first identified, in 1975, is home to another tick-born ailment, a distant cousin of Lyme disease, also carried by the deer tick.
A group of lawmakers is pushing for a national strategy to combat Lyme disease aimed at speeding advances in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the sometimes serious illness that infects tens of thousands of people every year.
Ressearchers have come up with a map which pinpoints places in the eastern United States where risk is highest for contracting Lyme Disease. They also found that twenty percent of the ticks they collected were infected.
Yale University researchers say Lyme disease isn’t the only thing to worry about when it comes to tick bites.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is planning to highlight legislation he’s proposed to combat the spread of Lyme disease.