Tick-Borne Illness

Ticks (file/credit: Getty Images)

Deadly New Tick-Borne Illness ‘The Heartland Virus’ Is On The Rise

There is no vaccine or drug that prevents or treats the virus and there is no way to test for it. The CDC said that tests are being developed and that therapy can treat some symptoms.

06/01/2014

A close-up of an engorged nymph and an engorged adult tick, compared to the size of a pencil. (file/credit: Getty Images)

CDC: Lyme Disease Much More Prevalent Than Numbers Indicate

As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.

08/19/2013

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.

07/02/2013

Deer Ticks (file/credit: Getty Images)

Tick-Borne Disease Babesiosis Spreads In Hudson Valley

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.

04/15/2011