tick-borne illness

Photo by Scott Bauer (USDA ARS)

Warm and wet weather has contributed to high tick populations this summer. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on a New York state legislative hearing on tick-borne diseases held in Albany Tuesday.

Photo by Scott Bauer (USDA ARS)

Two New York state senators say they want to know if the state is doing all it can to confront tick-borne illnesses.

Photo by Scott Bauer (USDA ARS)

A second case of a rare tick-borne disease has been confirmed in Saratoga County.

A tick-borne illness is becoming more prevalent in Rensselaer County.    

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

A $9 billion healthcare bill passed by the House of Representatives on Friday contains language authored by an upstate New York Congressman to battle Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

HV Congressmen Push NY Governor To Sign Lyme Bill

Dec 3, 2014
WAMC / Dave Lucas

Two New York congressmen are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation concerning Lyme disease.

State lawmakers hosted a forum in Glens Falls to raise awareness of Lyme disease in upstate New York today. The forum featured presentations from experts on the disease and its transmission.

Attendees packed the auditorium at the Crandall Public Library to hear from a panel of experts on the increasing prevalence of Lyme disease in New York. Presentations covered the disease and current research on tick-borne illness, and suggestions were made about what the state and federal government could do prevent infection in humans.