Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania government warned the public that as the weather gets warmer and you spend more time outdoors, be aware of ticks and Lyme disease. Pennsylvania has reported the ticks...

It’s that time again to go over the past year and determine what I believe are the most important infectious disease and outbreak news stories. Every year this is a difficult task and 2018 is no...

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Friday on the first Heartland virus disease case in the state. The patient is a Kankakee resident. Likely spread by the Lone Star tick, more than...

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced this week that the U.S. Senate has passed his amendment to the upcoming Health and Human Services (HHS) appropriations bill to increase by 12.15...

Dutchess County health officials are reminding the public about tick bite prevention in light of a confirmed Powassan virus case in the county. The individual contracted the virus in the late spring,...

Indiana state health officials are reporting a rise in tick-borne illness this year, prompting warnings to the public. More than 100 cases of tick-borne disease have been reported so far in 2018, including...

On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new, groundbreaking public-private research collaboration to advance the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases. The New York State...

Anaplasmosis is a tickborne disease caused by bacteria called Anaplasma phagocytophilum. It is spread by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick, the same tick that transmits Lyme disease, babesiosis, Borrelia...

Health officials in South Korea have issued a Tick Bite Alert Notice last week following the confirmation of the first Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS) case of 2018. The case was confirmed...

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...