The Maryland General Assembly will hold hearing next week on HB0880, a bill that would require insurance companies to cover their patients’ treatment for Lyme disease. The legislation sponsored by...

A new blood test called the Tick-Borne Disease Serochip (TBD Serochip) promises to revolutionize the diagnosis of tick-borne disease by offering a single test to identify and distinguish between Borrelia...

Pennsylvania has been the land of Lyme disease, reporting the most cases in the country for more than 10 consecutive years. Governor Tom Wolf, in his 2018-2019 budget, is proposing $2.5 million to...

Lyme disease was first described in the US in 1975– it’s a vector borne illness caused the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted to humans primarily by the blacklegged tick, Ixodes...

In this June 2016 interview, I talk to the author of Lyme Madness: Rescuing My Son Down The Rabbit Hole of Chronic Lyme Disease, Lori Dennis about the book, chronic Lyme disease and the multi-layers of...

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are saying that chronic Lyme is real after releasing the results of a recent study published in Frontiers in Medicine in December. In...

Not all ticks are alike–particularly when it comes to their role in spreading Lyme disease. The bacteria that cause Lyme disease, the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States,...

The Maine Centers for Disease Control (Maine CDC) released the end-of-year data for 2017 reportable diseases recently and we find that the three common tickborne diseases–Lyme disease, babesiosis...

With tick-borne diseases on the rise in the Empire State–approximately 8,000 cases of Lyme disease, 700 cases of anaplasmosis, 400 cases of babesiosis, 100 cases of ehrlichiosis, and 30 cases of...