White-footed mice are efficient transmitters of Lyme disease in the Northeast. They infect up to 95 percent of the ticks that feed on them. READ
Pennsylvania will once again lead the nation this year in Lyme disease cases, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
And it’s not even close. READ
The big shifts in rain and warmth caused by El Nino and La Nina conditions may boost Lyme disease and intestinal infections in parts of the United States, a new study suggests. READ
BARNSTABLE – A new, and potentially deadly deer tick virus has been found across Cape Cod. READ
Q. Is Lyme disease new, or was it always around? READ
In a new study, researchers have claimed about the effectiveness of a urine test that detects Lyme disease. The experimental tests were conducted on 300 individuals for three years. READ
Evidently, everyone is experiencing a bad year for ticks, as I have received several emails and read many more comments on social media about them. Unfortunately, not all of what I see or hear is true, so let’s take a moment to talk about ticks and dispel a few rumors and half-truths. READ
Area veterinarians are saying they have seen an increase in dogs testing positive for Lyme disease, and it is becoming more of a problem.
Lyme disease is commonly transmitted through tick bites and is usually seen in dogs. One vet said a similar rise has not seen it in cats, mostly because cats clean themselves regularly and are more likely to notice and remove the tick on their own. READ
New research out of Kansas suggests the lone star tick, a bloodsucker named for the state of Texas, is nearing the Colorado border. READ
This holiday season, you better watch out — for ticks. Unusually high fall temperatures in the northeastern United States have let blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), also known as deer ticks, remain active later into December than usual. READ