Lyme disease awareness

The Global Lyme Alliance is holding its 5th annual gala Thursday. Actress Talia Jackson talks about her diagnosis. Global Lyme Alliance CEO Scott Santarella discusses the disease.

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.

NYC Lyme disease fight

New York City officials laid out more aggressive measures to combat Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, starting on Staten Island. The mayor said that the number of cases confirmed citywide continues to rise with Staten Island showing the sharpest increase among the five boroughs.

New tick species found in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Public health and agriculture officials are warning New York residents, farms and visitors to take precautions outdoors as a new tick species has been found in the state.

Lyme disease cases rising in New Jersey

Lyme disease is on the rise in New Jersey. More than 5,000 cases were reported in 2017, the highest in 17 years, state health officials say. May, June, and July are the peak month for tick-borne diseases like Lyme.

NY has new plan to control tick population

New York state has a new plan to control the tick population and combat tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will apply "eco-friendly" tick control treatments on public lands in the Southern Tier, the capital region and the Hudson Valley.

NY needs cash to fight tick-borne diseases, Schumer says

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on the Centers for Disease Control to unlock a pot of $900 million in additional funding to fend off ticks this summer. He said that Long Island is eligible for and deserves that money.

Ticks on Long Island

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on the Centers for Disease Control to unlock a pot of $900 million in additional funding to fend off ticks this summer. He said that Long Island is eligible for and deserves that money. Ticks are responsible for about 50,000 reported illnesses in the U.S. each year, according to the CDC. The majority of those illnesses are Lyme disease.

Tick season has begun

Tick season is underway on Long Island. Adult deer ticks have already been spotted in western Suffolk County, according to researchers from Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Ticks are active on Long Island

Tick season is underway on Long Island. Adult deer ticks have already been spotted in western Suffolk County, according to researchers from Cornell Cooperative Extension. While Lyme disease is the most common tick-transmitted infection, doctors at Stony Brook Medicine have seen a growing number of other tick-borne diseases. Dr. Luis Marcos said Suffolk County has the state's highest number of cases of babesiosis, which is caused by Babesia, a parasite.