If you find a tick on you or your kids, that does not automatically mean you have Lyme disease.
What if you could vaccinate your pets against Lyme disease? But, if there’s a vaccine for them, why is there not one for humans?
The Allegheny County Health Department announced the number of Lyme Disease cases has nearly doubled over the last decade.
With more attention being paid to Lyme disease, the State Department of Health released some alarming new statistics today.
Most people have heard of Lyme disease, an illness caused by bacteria carried by deer ticks, but they can also carry something else that can make you sick — Powassan virus.
The warning from state officials is loud and clear. Every county in Pennsylvania is vulnerable to Lyme disease borne by the blacklegged tick.
Pennsylvania officials are warning residents that there is now a danger of Lyme disease in every county in the commonwealth.
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.