BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum implored the state to remain vigilant in preventing infections on the Thanksgiving holiday as the state reported a downward tick in coronavirus...
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...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Many folks have been spending more time outdoors during the pandemic, and fortunately there were fewer bugs around to bite them.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials have confirmed the death of a western Nebraska man from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, a disease carried by ticks.
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...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A tick-borne virus has been found in Iowa for the first time and the year's first West Nile Virus case has been reported, prompting public health officials Wednesday to...
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday that he wants to lift more restrictions on businesses as long as people continue to heed coronavirus guidance from officials and public health...
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...
YORK, Maine (AP) — Maine's flagship public university is looking for forest landowners to work with on a tick surveillance project.
The Maine Forest Tick Survey wants volunteers who own 10...
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.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s health commissioner is reminding residents who go outdoors to check themselves for ticks.
"Ticks are out in abundance now looking for that first blood meal...
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...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Lawmakers in New Hampshire are working on a bill that would require more insurance coverage for people who get tick-borne disease testing.
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.
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.
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.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease is warning of high levels of two tickborne illnesses.
Officials said Friday that the state has recorded 556 cases of anaplasmosis and 124...
ACTON, Maine (AP) — The devastating toll of ticks on New England's moose herd has caused the region's population to shrink, and experts worry it could get worse with climate change.
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.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials say a Hudson Valley resident has died of a rare virus spread by infected ticks.
The Ulster County Health Department says Wednesday that the town of...
WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is urging Vermonters to enjoy the outdoors, but to be careful about ticks that could be carrying dangerous diseases.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says a case of a rare tick-borne infection has been confirmed in the state for the first time since 2017.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's rainy spring has provided an ideal environment for ticks.
"One thing ticks don't like is being dry. It's good news for them," said Bob Brennan, Ph.D., biology...
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.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There's a new kind of creepy-crawly to look out for in East Tennessee this summer. The invasive Asian longhorned tick, which can reproduce without mating, has been found on...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two years after a Missouri state park employee died from complications from the tick-borne Bourbon virus, researchers are using a strain for the virus taken from her to find...
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.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Health and wildlife officials are taking steps to prepare for potentially dangerous parasites that could gain a foothold because of Alaska's warming...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut scientists are launching a new effort to track and monitor ticks.
The Hartford Courant reports the effort by the state Agricultural Experiment Station...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials say warmer temperatures increase tick activity, and they encourage Hoosiers to protect themselves from tick bites.
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.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A high percentage of ticks found in North Dakota are carrying potentially deadly diseases, according to the second annual state Department of Health study of the parasites.
Four zoos, 37 veterinarians, and state and federal wildlife officials participated in the 2018 study, the Minot Daily News reported.
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.
ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — Before hunters bring down a deer by bow or gun, ticks typically have already made a meal from the living creature.
An individual carcass could be host to dozens of crawling male and engorged female ticks, especially deer ticks — so many that hunters say they have to be careful handling their kills.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year.
The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Wednesday.
Lyme disease accounted for nearly three-quarters of the illnesses. That's about 43,000 cases.
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.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Moose calves are dying at unprecedented levels in New England, mostly because of the hordes of winter ticks — as many as 90,000 on one animal — that latch onto their bodies and drain their blood.
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.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to accelerate its review and registration of new tick and mosquito protection products.
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) — 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.
The Departments of Health and Agriculture and Markets issued a warning Tuesday for an insect commonly known as the "longhorned tick," which was recently discovered in multiple locations in Westchester County.