5 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Get Lyme Disease This Summer

Reports show growing new tick populations are spreading to new areas due to a changing climate. Humid conditions in the Northeast have led to ticks popping up in New York and New Jersey. It is not surprising then, that the number of new cases has skyrocketed to over 300,000 a year. A terrifying statistic when you…

Tips To Avoid Lyme Disease Amid Highest Outbreak In 2 Decades.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – The number of people diagnosed with lyme disease is the highest it’s been in two decades, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. Alvaro Toledo, an assistant professor at Rutgers University, said there were a few reasons for the increase, reports CBSN New York’s Meg Baker. In 2017 there were more than 5,000…

This Plant Kills Lyme Disease Better Than Antibiotics, According To Research

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that affects people of all ages. It’s transmitted by deer ticks and black-legged ticks across the United States, as well as in more than sixty other countries. According to the CDC, at least 300,000 people are infected with Lyme disease each year. Diagnosing Lyme disease can be difficult, because its symptoms…

It Took 19 Years To Learn I Have Lyme Disease..

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility…

To the Doctors Who Denied My Lyme Disease.

I do not want you to feel singled out by this letter. I am hoping you learn something from it and one less person will have to go through what I did to receive a diagnosis. You were only one of seven doctors who told me I did not have Lyme disease when I told you I thought…

To the Person Diagnosed With Lyme Disease Who’s Not Getting Better..

I was you once. Two and a half long years ago. When you finally receive the diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease, it may feel like a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders. You’ve been in pain and struggling for so long with no answers. Now that you have one, you may think life will get easier,…

Lyme Disease: A Study On The Speed Of Transmission By Infected Ticks

Ticks have three lifecycle stages that can bite humans – larva, nymph and adult –, but bacteria are usually transmitted through bites from nymphs, which are higher in density and often go unnoticed because of their small size. The amount of time a tick must remain attached to transmit bacteria to the vertebrate host is…

CDC report warns Lyme disease is slowly expanding its geographic reach

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sheds light on the expansion of Lyme disease cases in the United States. The report suggests that the infectious disease — which was once thought to be confined to the Northeast of the U.S. — has established a much larger foothold in recent years. The report found more than a…

Time for ticks: the bloodsuckers are back

The tiny pests are back for the season A few preventative measures can keep you and your pets safe from ticks The BC Centre for Disease Control has more on the risks and how to manage them METRO VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Spring means it’s time for the tiny vampires to make their presence known…