Politicians, health officials and parents have joined forces to try to stop the disease from spreading.
Vacationers may leave by Labor Day, but ticks stick around our parks and woods much longer. In fact, we are getting into peak season for when tick bites are the most dangerous.
A Poughkeepsie high school senior died suddenly, after he was bitten by a tick and contracted a severe virus.
As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.
The Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act would help combat the new and growing epidemic, Schumer’s office said in a release.
A new disease spread by deer ticks has already infected 100,000 New Yorkers since the state first started keeping track.
It may be time to brace for an uptick in blood-sucking ticks and mosquitoes this season, and some experts on Long Island have blamed the expected surge on Superstorm Sandy.
A bite from one of those pesky critters can lead to Lyme disease, which can turn into some serious health problems.
Tick-control companies on Long Island are claiming that they can’t keep up with business, and homeowners say that they’re seeing a bumper crop in their backyards. And in response to the matter, Suffolk County has formed a new “tick task force.”
They’re teeny, tiny and can get into everything and if you don’t get checked out early, they can make you really sick.
Lyme Disease is still the most prevalent tick-borne illness in the Hudson Valley, but doctors at the New York Medical College in Valhalla are warning about another disease.