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Sen. Charles Schumer discusses push for more research into tick-borne diseases, August 11, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Calls For More Research Into Tick-Borne Diseases

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.


Deer Ticks (file/credit: Getty Images)

New Tick-Borne Illness Could Be Worse Than Lyme Disease

A new disease spread by deer ticks has already infected 100,000 New Yorkers since the state first started keeping track.


Deer Ticks (file/credit: Getty Images)

N.J. Woman Becomes First In U.S. Diagnosed With New Deer Tick Disease

Anna Felix, 81, of Kingwood Township, said she feared her lymphoma had returned or she might have dementia when she started getting weak and confused and lost 30 pounds.