DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers in the U.S. and Europe to test the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years -- in hopes of better fighting the tick-borne threat.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman in her 90s has died after becoming infected with the tickborne Powassan virus.
The state Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that the woman lived New London County and became sick in early May.
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Scientists at MIT are proposing releasing hordes of genetically altered mice on the posh vacation destination of Nantucket to combat the growing scourge of Lyme disease.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A person in eastern Maine has died from a rare virus spread from the bite of an infected tick, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
The person from Waldo County contracted Powassan virus, developed neurologic symptoms and died while in the hospital, the center said in a news release.
ARROWSIC, Maine (AP) — New research shows ticks that can transmit Lyme disease have been increasing in abundance in a forest in the state's mid-coast region over the last three decades, according to researchers with a Maine university and hospital.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine's tick lab found that a higher percentage of ticks tested positive for the pathogen that causes Lyme disease last year than the previous year.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab said recently that the rate of infection for Lyme disease grew by almost 6%.