Ticks

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.

James Gathany / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers at Western Connecticut State University have confirmed there is an exotic new tick that could be feasting on animals in Connecticut.

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What started as one scientist's hunch turned into a decade of research, which now claims a positive link between an invasive shrub called Japanese barberry and deer ticks.

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.

Can That Tick Carry Lyme Disease? This Website Can Help

Jul 12, 2017
Jessica Bolser / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest

Experts have predicted a higher than usual number of ticks this year. That could mean increased risk of Lyme disease, but not all ticks carry the infection. If you’ve found a tick recently, the University of Rhode Island has an easy way to identify it, and determine whether it might be dangerous.