New York Resident Dies From Rare Tick-Borne Virus Causing Brain Swelling, More Cases Reported In New JerseyAccording to officials in Ulster County, the victim was infected with Powassan virus and died in late July.
New Study Provides Medical Professionals Valuable Information On Types Of Ticks In Suffolk CountyThe results are in for a three-year study of ticks in Suffolk County. It found a wide array of diseases that the arachnids carry, not just Lyme disease.
Lyme Disease Has Spread To All 50 States, Report FindsA new report has found that the tick-borne illness Lyme disease has been detected in all 50 states and cases continue to rise.
Backyard Chickens Eat Harmful Ticks, But Are Giving People SalmonellaAs disease-carrying ticks continue to spread across the country, many Americans are turning to an inventive and all-natural approach to removing ticks: chickens.
Long Island Residents Look To Chickens To Eat TicksAccording to the Cornell Cooperative Extension, chickens, guinea fowl and quail can help reduce tick populations.
When It Comes To Tick Season, Prevention Is KeyIf you do notice one, don’t panic. It takes 24 to 48 hours for a tick to transmit Lyme, but you should pull gently to remove them immediately.
Experts: When Checking For Ticks Don't Discount Short-Grass Sports FieldsHealth experts say just because your child is playing on a well-manicured sports field, it doesn't mean you shouldn't fear ticks.
Tick-Borne Diseases Rising, Here's How To Prevent InfectionThe CDC says that if a tick is found attached to you early enough, there is still time to avoid infection.
'Tick Explosion' May Be Coming This Summer, Expert WarnsThe director of the University of Rhode Island's tick-borne disease center warns that the U.S. is moving into the prime season for disease-carrying insects
Exotic Tick Species Arrives In Garden StateIt’s an exotic tick that’s never been seen before in the United States. It was first spotted on a sheep in Hunterdon County, and efforts to wipe it out have failed.
The Tick Project: First-Of-Its-Kind Experiment Aims To Reduce Tick PopulationResearchers want to know if treating entire neighborhoods will mean fewer cases of Lyme disease and other tick-related illnesses.
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.