Lyme Disease

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a blacklegged tick, also known as a deer tick, rests on a plant. Non-native ticks, including some with significant veterinary and medical importance, are showing up in Alaska and health officials fear a warmer climate may allow them to become established. A collaborative project between the University of Alaska and state wildlife and veterinary officials is working to understand the risk of non-native ticks such as blacklegged ticks and pathogens they could carry. (CDC via AP, File)
April 17, 2019 - 6:08 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Health and wildlife officials are taking steps to prepare for potentially dangerous parasites that could gain a foothold because of Alaska's warming climate. Non-native ticks represent a threat to wildlife and people because they can carry and transmit pathogens, said Micah...
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March 03, 2019 - 3:02 pm
A state lawmaker is urging her colleagues to make fighting and preventing Lyme disease in New York a bigger priority.
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The exotic longhorned tick has been found in Bergen County.
NJ Department of Agriculture
July 25, 2018 - 12:23 pm
HACKENSACK, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- It's tick season. A 12-year-old girl from Bergen County is believed to be the first person in the U.S. carrying an exotic tick discovered by researchers last fall. Lab tests show the tick -- a species from Asia known as the 'Longhorned' tick -- does not carry the...
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Tick, file image.
May 21, 2018 - 12:53 pm
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Last year New Jersey saw the most cases of Lyme disease since 2000, and health officials are warning that if the warm weather lasts as long as it did last year, this season could be just as bad. Morris County had a record number of Lyme disease cases, and the most in...
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