Lyme Disease in Western Pennsylvania is booming.
The ticks are out, hear what you can do to prevent Lyme disease.
Not long ago, Emily Cottle saw a problem with her dog Coda.
Doctors are saying don’t wait – treat – because sometimes it can take a while to get diagnosed with Lyme disease. Turns out, Lyme infection is becoming more common in our area, with cases surging in the past five years.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Centers for Disease Control have information about preventing Lyme Disease.
A map from a study in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and hygiene shows we’re in the green, meaning “low risk.” But what have doctors actually been seeing?
The recent weather has been so warm that groundhogs like Phil may wake up earlier this winter. The same goes for deer, skunks and raccoons. Those are some of the findings from a study at Cornell University.
Wooded areas are tick bite territory. Even in winter, ticks can be active. To feed, ticks attach firmly to a host – human or animal – slowly sucking blood for several days.
The other night, Christine McCullough’s dogs went out, came back in and curled up in her lap. A short time later, her arm became itchy.
The season for bare arms and bare legs is upon us; and apparently, so is Lyme disease with Pennsylvania in the bull’s eye.