Doctors are seeing an increase in patients coming in with tick bites.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Ticks are making their presence known on Long Island, especially out east and along the north and south shores.
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 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.
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 says that he has been battling Lyme disease.
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.
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.
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.
A New York state senator is urging her colleagues to set aside more state money for the fight against Lyme disease.
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.
U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year.
Lyme disease researchers, clinicians, patients, and advocates have gathered at a conference to discuss their single goal: curtailing and ultimately curing Lyme.
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.
New England's hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay.
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.