CDC Lyme Disease Awareness Month Lunch & Learn Series

Every Friday during Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the Vector-Borne Disease Regional Centers of Excellence will give interactive presentations on their work for tickborne diseases such as; tick surveillance, how to collect ticks, tick bite prevention, tickborne disease research, and other activities. Register in advance for these webinars here. Schedule: May 1 - "Ticks Don't Social Read More »

Lyme Story #2 – Jonah Cummings, Living with Lyme “I woke up with a real discomfort in my chest and I had this weird sensation in my brain.” Le Moyne college junior Jonah Cummings shares his journey with Lyme disease and carditis through the lens of his sister Anna Cummings, Cornell senior. Anna created the video as part of a project for a Read More »

Lyme Research Conference held at Binghamton

Nearly 60 researchers from Binghamton, Cornell and SUNY Upstate Medical universities, and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry gathered together for a working group research conference Monday, Jan. 13. The sole topic: Lyme disease diagnostics for the sixth most common reportable disease in the nation and the most prevalent tick-borne disease. Hosted at Binghamton Read More »

A professor at Upstate Medical University has encouraged the public to send him ticks by mail so his lab could test them for disease.

Using the samples from across the state, Thangamani’s lab tested each tick for several diseases including Lyme, Babesia, Ehrlichia and several others. The researchers found that 26.14 percent of ticks sent in by the public were carrying Lyme disease and 32 percent in total were carrying some sort of disease. Click here to see Thangamani’s Read More »