Genes could be key to diagnosing Lyme disease, scientists say
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by a tick bite. But the symptoms can present like those of other diseases, so a misdiagnosis can leave an infection to grow for years. That's why a breakthrough in diagnosing the disease is so important.
Potential Lyme disease vaccine: Major test begins
Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers to test the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years. The shot developed by Pfizer and French biotech Valneva aims to block Lyme spread while a tick is biting.
Lyme disease vaccine trial
Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers in the U.S. and Europe to test the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years. Lyme is a growing threat, with cases steadily rising and warming weather helping ticks expand their habitat. While a vaccine for dogs has long been available, the only human Lyme vaccine was pulled off the U.S. market in 2002, leaving people to rely on bug spray and tick checks. (By The Associated Press)
Two 'scary' diseases found in NY ticks
While Lyme disease is one of the more commonly known diseases transmitted by ticks, two others getting more attention are babesiosis, caused by a parasite, and anaplasmosis, a bacterial disease.
Risk of tick-borne illnesses remains high on Long Island
Ticks are making their presence known on Long Island, especially out east and along the north and south shores.
Lyme disease-carrying ticks found near beaches at equal rates as wooded areas, study says
A study found that Lyme disease-carrying ticks in Northern California, more commonly associated with wooded habitats, were just as abundant in coastal areas.
WNBA MVP with Lyme disease pens open letter after league denies season exemption amid COVID-19 pandemic
WNBA MVP Elena Donne wrote an open letter detailing how the league denied her request to be exempted from playing in the upcoming season despite battling Lyme disease amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lone star ticks are on the hunt in New York
As the world focuses on COVID-19, some top tick educators have a stark reminder that insidious predators an eighth of an inch in size lie in wait.
Justin Bieber reveals battle with Lyme disease
Justin Bieber says that he has been battling Lyme disease.
Cutting down a Christmas tree? Clinic warns ‘check your pets and selves’ after tick found in family’s home
While it’s uncommon for ticks to be found on Christmas trees, an animal clinic in Canada is warning families to check their pets and selves when cutting down a tree.
Study: Eastern Suffolk County has highest percentage of Lyme Disease-carrying ticks
According to a multi-year study by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS), parts of Long Island’s east end have the highest percentage of Lyme disease carrying adult ticks among the entire county.
‘Clone tick' that can reproduce on its own has drained blood from livestock, threatens humans
In what might seem like a plague of Biblical proportions, swarms of an invasive new blood-thirsty tick have killed multiple cows in North Carolina and already have a taste for human blood.
Lawmaker: NY should increase funds to fight Lyme Disease
A New York state senator is urging her colleagues to set aside more state money for the fight against Lyme disease.
Rapid spread of exotic tick that multiplies without mating may be a threat, CDC says
A species of tick that was virtually unseen in the United States just a few years ago is now spreading across several states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is investigating the threat it may pose.
CDC: Tick-borne diseases hit record in 2017
U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year.
Lyme disease conference draws many experts
Lyme disease researchers, clinicians, patients, and advocates have gathered at a conference to discuss their single goal: curtailing and ultimately curing Lyme.
Lyme disease conference
Lyme disease researchers, clinicians, patients, and advocates have gathered at a conference to discuss their single goal: curtailing and ultimately curing Lyme. Mount Sinai researcher Savi Glowe was tasked with getting these brilliant minds in one room for the Lyme Mind Conference. This is the third year but the first to allow the public to interact directly with Lyme physicians and researchers.
Hot, dry summer bringing fewer cases of Lyme disease
New England's hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay.
Invasive tick found for the first time in NYC
An invasive tick species native to Asia that's been spreading across the eastern United States has been found for the first time in New York City.
Lyme disease spreads to all 50 states, report finds
Every state in the nation reported residents who tested positive for Lyme disease, according to the most recent Quest Diagnostics study released last week.