Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers in the U.S. and Europe to test the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman in her 90s has died after becoming infected with the tickborne Powassan virus.
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Scientists at MIT are proposing releasing hordes of genetically altered mice on the posh vacation destination of Nantucket to combat the growing scourge of Lyme disease.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A person in eastern Maine has died from a rare virus spread from the bite of an infected tick, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
ARROWSIC, Maine (AP) — New research shows ticks that can transmit Lyme disease have been increasing in abundance in a forest in the state’s mid-coast region over the last three decades, according to researchers with a Maine university and hospital.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine’s tick lab found that a higher percentage of ticks tested positive for the pathogen that causes Lyme disease last year than the previous year.
It’s a ghastly sight: ticks by tens of thousands burrowed into a moose’s broad body and sucking its lifeblood.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Health authorities in Maine are warning residents of a second peak in tick activity in the state this fall.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Public health authorities in Maine said a second case of a rare tick-borne infection has been located in the state.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island resident has been diagnosed with a rare tick-borne disease that can cause muscular weakness or even paralysis, state public health officials said Tuesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A case of a rare tickborne infection has been located in coastal Maine.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that the agency has confirmed a case of Powassan virus.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut residents have been diagnosed with the Powassan virus, a disease carried by ticks that attacks the central nervous system.
A late-summer drought virtually eliminated ticks in parts of New England but they’re back with a vengeance this spring.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Public health authorities in Maine expect a very active tick season this year and are advising residents and visitors take precautions.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s tick population is increasing this season, due to a variety of factors that include shorter and warmer winters and longer and wetter springs and summers, experts say.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are urging residents to check themselves and their children carefully for ticks after spending time in wooded areas this spring.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is looking for forest landowners to assist with its survey of tick populations in the state.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Wisconsin continued to tick downward Wednesday, a rare bit of good news for health officials as they struggle to contain the deadly disease.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York leaders took a series of unprecedented steps Sunday to slow the spread of the coronavirus, including canceling schools and extinguishing most nightlife in New York City.
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 right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever.”
It takes a feeding tick 36 to 48 hours to transmit Lyme disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Colin A. Young

State House News Service

BOSTON -- The state’s $1 million investment towards finding a way to prevent ticks from spreading Lyme disease is paying off, a UMass Medical School researcher said Thursday, and an additional investment could move an antibody proven in labs to protect mice against Lyme closer to a human trial.
Denver, Colo., Feb. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 14-year-old Lyme disease patient, advocate and technology pioneer Olivia Goodreau will be in Washington D.C.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year.
The Tick Testing Laboratory at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is reporting the first evidence of an east Asian longhorned tick biting a resident of Fairfield County.
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor is pursuing a plan to battle tick-borne diseases on Nantucket.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health officials are warning state residents that disease-carrying ticks might still be active this fall.