lyme disease

House Bill On Tick-Borne Diseases Advances

Jul 31, 2014
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

A tick-borne disease research bill authored by a New York congressman is making progress.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand toured the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake earlier this week.  The research center is famed for its study of lung diseases, but a new arm of the institute will be dedicated to immuno-engineering studies of Lyme disease.

The Poughkeepsie Journal

WAMC's David Guistina discusses lyme disease with the Poughkeepsie Journal's Mary Beth Pfeiffer.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

A new study in New York reveals that ticks are more likely to be infected with several pathogens, not just the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The ticks for the study were collected from Dutchess County. 

People who are bitten by a blacklegged tick could be at higher risk of more than one infection. Felicia Keesing is a biology professor at Dutchess County-based Bard College and co-author of a new study.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain about potentially new diseases carried by deer ticks and late TV reporter Judy Sanders.

Photo by Scott Bauer (USDA ARS)

An ecological research center in the Hudson Valley has received federal funding for a study on Lyme disease.

NY Congressman Introduces Lyme Disease Research Bill

May 24, 2014
Photo by Scott Bauer (USDA ARS)

A New York congressman has authored legislation to improve Lyme disease research efforts.

Lyme Disease Forum Takes Place In Dutchess

May 14, 2014
Photo by Scott Bauer (USDA ARS)

There will be an educational forum Wednesday morning in Dutchess County about Lyme disease prevention.

Lyme Disease Rx Legislation Passes NYS Assembly

May 14, 2014
WAMC / Dave Lucas

Legislation that authorizes physicians to prescribe long-term antibiotic therapy to a patient with symptoms of chronic Lyme disease has passed the New York State Assembly.

WAMC / Dave Lucas

Doctors and other health professionals would be immune from professional conduct charges if they pursued a hotly debated course of treatment for Lyme disease under a bill given preliminary approval by the Vermont Senate.