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Seen At 11: Warmer Weather May Mean Dangerous Bug Bites

Warm weather could not get to the Tri-State Area soon enough, but higher temperatures also mean bug session has officially arrived.

04/18/2014

A Close Up Of An Adult Female, An Adult Male, Nymph And Larva Tick Is Shown. (file/credit: Getty Images)

Uptick In Lyme Disease Cases Has Suffolk County Looking For Answers

Politicians, health officials and parents have joined forces to try to stop the disease from spreading.

10/01/2013

Deer Ticks (file/credit: Getty Images)

Experts: Don’t Sleep On Ticks Because It’s Almost Fall; They’re Still Hungry

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.

09/13/2013

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Officials Warn Of Dangers Of Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

A Poughkeepsie high school senior died suddenly, after he was bitten by a tick and contracted a severe virus.

08/19/2013

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

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.

08/11/2013

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

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Mosquitoes, Ticks Invading Post-Sandy Long Island

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.

05/29/2013

Deer Ticks (file/credit: Getty Images)

The Truth About Ticks

A bite from one of those pesky critters can lead to Lyme disease, which can turn into some serious health problems.

07/16/2012

Brian Kelly of East End Tick Control (Credit: CBS 2)

As Ticks Take Over Long Island, Suffolk County Forms ‘Tick Task Force’

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.”

06/14/2012

Tick (credit: CBS 2, FILE)

Ticks Out In Full Force; Experts Warn Of High Lyme Disease Case Load

They’re teeny, tiny and can get into everything and if you don’t get checked out early, they can make you really sick.

04/06/2012

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