Lyme Disease

Suffolk County Launches Tick Awareness Campaign

Jul 11, 2019
James Gathany / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP

Suffolk County health officials have stepped up their battle against ticks with a new public awareness campaign.

Lyme Disease Most Prevalent In Eastern Connecticut

May 30, 2019
James Gathany / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP

State agricultural experts say 32 towns in Connecticut have high rates of residents contracting Lyme disease.

Connecticut Man Dies From Rare Tickborne Illness

Aug 23, 2017
AP Photo/Victoria Arocho

A Connecticut man has died after he contracted a rare tick-borne illness. The state medical examiner says fifty-five year old Michael Yoder of New Milford died on August 8th of liver and kidney failure due to a serious case of babesiosis.

Victoria Arocho / AP

The Trump administration is putting together its new Tick-Borne Disease Working Group. It’s the brainchild of Democratic Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

James Gathany / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP

The Trump administration will start a Tick-Borne Diseases Working Group to fight Lyme Disease. The working group was the brainchild of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.

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