New York Lawmaker Says State Needs Battle Plan To Combat TicksNew York lawmakers are sounding an alarm, saying something needs to be done to address the growing tick population.
CBS2 Exclusive: Staten Island Woman Diagnosed With Spinal Meningitis After Being Bitten By TickShe says six other people in the Hugenot Beach neighborhood have also been diagnosed with tick borne diseases this summer, and something has to be done.
Number Of Ticks Infected With Lyme, Other Diseases Spikes In CTThe Department of Health and Human Services is now putting together a group to study and strategize.
What To Do If You’ve Been Bitten By A TickExperts say this is one of the worst tick seasons ever, which means a greater risk of lyme disease.
Gillibrand Calls On Trump To Fund Search For Lyme Disease VaccineNew York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is now calling on the federal government to fully fund research that will help combat the threat.
Schumer Calls For Federal Efforts In Fight Against Lyme DiseaseWith tick season creeping in, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called for a greater federal effort to fight against Lyme disease.
CBS2 Exclusive: North Hempstead Looks To Quails To Cull Tick PopulationThanks to a 'quail cam' -- part of a pilot program to hatch and raise tick devouring quail -- all eyes are on a batch of Bobwhite Quail.
Tick Population Boom Could Mean Bad Year For Lyme DiseaseAs we approach summer, experts warn this could be one of the worst years ever for Lyme disease. That's thanks to an explosion in the tick population.
Acorns, Mice Blamed For Rise In Lyme Disease In New YorkExperts are predicting a jump in Lyme disease this year, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says New York already has more cases than any other state. A domino effect from a bumper crop of acorns means more rodents, so more ticks, so more risk of infections.
For Kids In The Northeast, Summer Camp Season Is Also Tick SeasonAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 300,000 new cases of tick-born Lyme disease are diagnosed annually in the U.S.
As Summer Kicks Into High Gear, Remember To Check Your Pets For TicksSome veterinarians are seeing a spike in the cases of Lyme disease and other tick-related illnesses.
Doctors Say Tick Borne ‘Powassan Virus’ Is Worse Than Lyme DiseaseIt's even worse than Lyme disease. Ticks in our area have been found to carry a rare, potentially life-threatening, virus.