Tick-Borne Diseases Rising, Here's How To Prevent InfectionThe CDC says that if a tick is found attached to you early enough, there is still time to avoid infection.
'Tick Explosion' May Be Coming This Summer, Expert WarnsThe director of the University of Rhode Island's tick-borne disease center warns that the U.S. is moving into the prime season for disease-carrying insects
Tick Population SurgesOfficials at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station say they've already tested more than 5,000 ticks submitted by the public this year for Lyme Disease and other pathogens.
Senator: US Creates National Strategy To Combat Lyme DiseaseU.S. Sen. Jack Reed says Congress has passed a bill that will help battle Lyme disease.
Local Health Officials Warning About Lyme DiseaseState health experts are warning about the high risk of Lyme disease and ticks during this time of year.
Researcher Who Found Cause Of Lyme Disease DiesThe Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana.
Blumenthal To Announce Grant For Lyme TestingU.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is set to announce a $600,000 federal grant to improve testing for Lyme disease.
Harsh Winter Does Little To Ease Lyme Disease WoesHealth 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.
Parents Suing Summer Camp For Nearly $42M After Daughter Contracts Lyme DiseaseThe 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.
Yale Researchers Find New Tick-Borne Infection In ConnecticutConnecticut, 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.
Call For National Strategy To Fight Lyme DiseaseA 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.
Researchers Map Lyme Risk Areas; One In Five Ticks InfectedRessearchers 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.