PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bipartisan push for more data about Lyme disease has yielded a new estimate that nearly a half million people are diagnosed and treated for the disease every...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Many folks have been spending more time outdoors during the pandemic, and fortunately there were fewer bugs around to bite them.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill that establishes a commission to study the limitations of current testing for Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses and available treatment has been signed into...
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne was shocked and hurt when her request to be medically excused for the season was denied by an independent medical panel.
NEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne's request to be medically excused from the WNBA season was denied, according to the league's reigning MVP.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Researchers who track the prevalence of ticks and tick-borne diseases in Maine are getting more submissions of the pests this year.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — People are spending more time outdoors, and that means they should be more mindful of disease-carrying ticks, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials are reminding residents that even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, tick season is fast approaching.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sexually abusing an animal is now a felony in Wisconsin under a bill that Gov. Tony Evers signed into law Tuesday.
Evers signed more than 60 bills and vetoed two others....
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials would have to include information on Lyme disease in state park brochures and run an annual awareness campaign about the tick-borne disease under...
ORONO, Maine (AP) — More than a third of the deer ticks submitted to a Maine lab last year tested positive for Lyme disease, a surveillance report from the lab said.
NEW YORK (AP) — West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Ebola virus.
And now: 2019-nCoV?
“Just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?” said Trevor Hoppe, a researcher at the University of North...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday signed into law a pair of bills designed to combat the spread of Lyme disease by warning visitors to state parks and other outdoor properties about...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two U.S. senators want the federal government to implement new measures to protect people from tick-borne diseases as soon as possible.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine reported a record number of Lyme disease cases last year, and the number could rise as data continues to trickle in, officials said Thursday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources would have to warn visitors to state properties about Lyme disease and sell them insect repellent under a pair of bipartisan bills...
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber says that he has been battling Lyme disease.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the pop star wrote that “it’s been a rough couple years but (I’m) getting the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican senator is proposing a law change that she believes will help improve prevention of tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A U.S. Senate committee is advancing a proposal from Sen. Susan Collins to improve research about Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate has approved a package of bills to combat Lyme disease.
The average number of Lyme disease cases in Wisconsin has more than doubled over the last...
ORONO, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is coming to the state's flagship public university to conduct a field hearing on the rising toll of Lyme disease.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Griffin Austin was an 11-year-old kid two years ago, spending his days outside playing second base, shooting hoops and fishing. Then he started noticing he couldn't keep up...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a bill that would require the state Department of Natural Resources to sell insect repellent in all state parks and forests (all times local):
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine is reminding residents that they can save ticks and send them for testing if they get bitten by the pesky arachnids.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials say deer ticks that can carry Lyme disease have turned up for the first time in eastern Nebraska.
State health officials said Tuesday that lab tests are...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota residents may believe this past winter was rough, but state health officials say it wasn't bad enough to kill off the deer ticks that carry Lyme...
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — With tick season here, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is hosting a public forum on how to avoid Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Public health officials in Maine say now is the time for residents to start taking precautions to avoid Lyme disease in the state.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state senator is urging her colleagues to set aside more state money for the fight against Lyme disease.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Are opossums homely? Maybe. But their fan base in Vermont and elsewhere is growing, partly because the critter is a champion at scarfing down ticks that carry Lyme disease.
Yet, North America's only marsupial (it carries its young in a pouch, like a kangaroo) is too often misunderstood, undervalued and tormented, said Heidi Conant, founder of Winooski-based nonprofit Opossum Awareness and Advocacy.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials say Lyme disease cases in the state dropped in 2018.
The Portland Press Herald reports the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 1,310 Lyme disease cases through Dec. 27. That's a 29 percent from 1,852 reported cases in 2017.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Hot, dry weather over the summer appears to have contributed to a drop in cases of Lyme disease in Maine.
The state's on track to have the fewest number of Lyme disease in at least three years. There were 1,069 cases through Nov. 12. Last year saw a record-breaking 1,852 cases for the entire year.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has released a new data tool that tracks the number of cases of tickborne diseases including Lyme disease.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says its data dashboard is updated in near real-time and will provide daily updates on the number of such diseases. The tool also tracks anaplasmosis and babesiosis (bab-EH-see-oh-sis).
The tool will provide weekly updates on the number of tick-related emergency department visits.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Lisa Najarian sipped her chamomile tea in the sunny kitchen of her Grant home on a recent Monday and sighed.
"September's a bad month for me," she said.
The symptoms of the Lyme disease she has suffered for 19 years were affecting her. She acknowledged them — fatigue and brain fog — and then pushed them aside to keep talking about her project, Twin Cities Lyme Foundation, and the $148,000 raised at its first gala this month.
New England's hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay.
The Northeastern states — which are some of the worst for Lyme in the U.S., posing a hazard to residents and vacationers alike — are still totaling the number of Lyme cases from the summer months, and there will likely be more in the fall. But preliminary indicators show the disease abating, and public health authorities are finding fewer deer ticks, state officials and researchers said.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department says tests have confirmed that a resident has died of a rare complication of Lyme disease.
The state says it's the first reported death from Lyme carditis in Vermont.
Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine says while Lyme disease is increasingly common in Vermont, Lyme carditis is very rare. He says about 1 percent of all Lyme disease cases reported nationally to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention experience Lyme carditis.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new project will examine ticks found in Alaska to see if they carry the pathogens that cause Lyme disease, tularemia or other illnesses.
This is the first time researchers will go out looking for ticks in Alaska parks and examine whether those ticks carry diseases, the Anchorage Daily News reported .
ORONO, Maine (AP) — Researchers at the University of Maine have been awarded more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to try to help protect forest workers from tick-borne diseases.
Working in forests is a way of life in rural Maine, where pulp and paper remain important industries. Workers in forest industries also face exposure to tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will set aside a record $1 million to boost efforts to fight Lyme disease.
Lawmakers are touting the investment as a major victory in the battle with the tick-borne disease. The state Senate's Republican leaders say the money will go toward research, education and prevention. They credit the investment to a special Senate task force set up to investigate ways the state can prevent new infections while also spurring new treatments.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are warning of unusually high numbers of disease-carrying ticks, especially ones that carry Lyme disease.
Goudarz Molaei, director of the state Agricultural Experiment Station tick testing program, tells the Hartford Courant about 40 percent of the 2,600 ticks tested so far are carrying Lyme disease.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state lawmaker in New York wants the state to put money toward efforts to develop a vaccine for Lyme Disease.
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced his idea on Wednesday.
The Democratic lawmaker says New York must remain vigilant about the disease, which he calls an epidemic and a particular problem in northeastern states.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new Indiana University program that monitors disease-carrying pests has detected more deer ticks in central and southern Indiana than had previously been thought to live in those areas.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — 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.
The state will also expand the use of deer feeding stations that automatically apply tick treatment to deer as they eat. The stations have already been used on Long Island and in other areas.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Bob Steenlage practices what he preaches about keeping a daily log of 10 things for which he is thankful, although some might find it odd that sometimes includes contracting shingles two years ago.
They might find just as puzzling Steenlage's gratitude for the Lyme disease that afflicted him shortly thereafter. As if on a roll, another conundrum is his ability to express gladness about being diagnosed with cancer.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Researchers say Maine's long, harsh winter appears to have little impact on the kind of ticks that carry Lyme disease.
Maine Medical Center Research Institute field biologist Charles Lubelczyk says deer ticks have emerged from a hibernation-like state amid recent warming temperatures. The ticks, which can also carry other diseases, insulate themselves under blankets of snow and leaves during the cold.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An expert says the delayed spring and a week of temperatures reaching 65 degrees Fahrenheit means ticks will likely come out soon in large numbers in Minnesota.
Ticks can transmit diseases, such as Lyme disease, human anaplasmosis and babesiosis, during the feeding process, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported .
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tick-borne Lyme disease has spread across West Virginia over the past six years with cases reported in 52 of the state's 55 counties, according to state health officials
Most cases are reported in the northern and eastern panhandles probably because of their proximity to the high-incidence states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, the Department of Health and Human Resources said.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says a tick-borne disease is rising in the state this year and it is a disease that is more dangerous than Lyme disease.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health says hunters and those trekking in wooded areas should use bug spray and take other precautions even in cold weather to prevent being infected with tick-borne Lyme disease.
The state agency reports that 241 cases of Lyme disease have been reported in 60 of Ohio's 88 counties this year. The number of cases has risen steadily the last five years, with 160 reported last year after only 93 in 2013.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ticks are active again this season and residents should take steps to prevent tick bites in what's expected to be a record year for human cases of the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis, the Vermont Department of Health said Wednesday.