Lyme Disease

FILE - This Nov. 22, 2015 file photo shows Justin Bieber at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Bieber says that he has been battling Lyme disease. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, the pop star wrote that “it’s been a rough couple years but (I’m) getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever.” Lyme disease is transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks. Lyme can cause flu-like conditions, neurological problems, joint paint and other symptoms. (AP Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 08, 2020 - 10:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber says that he has been battling Lyme disease. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the pop star wrote that “it’s been a rough couple years but (I’m) getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever.”...
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FILE - This Nov. 22, 2015 file photo shows Justin Bieber at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Bieber says that he has been battling Lyme disease. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, the pop star wrote that “it’s been a rough couple years but (I’m) getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever.” Lyme disease is transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks. Lyme can cause flu-like conditions, neurological problems, joint paint and other symptoms. (AP Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 08, 2020 - 7:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber says that he has been battling Lyme disease. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the pop star wrote that “it’s been a rough couple years but (I’m) getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever.”...
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Tick on a finger/WBEN Photo - Tim Wenger
June 27, 2019 - 9:03 am
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - An increase in tick populations equals an above average number of of reported Lyme disease cases, and that's exactly what Erie County Health officials are predicting for this summer. "We anticipate that we're going to be seeing a large number of Lyme disease cases...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a blacklegged tick, also known as a deer tick, rests on a plant. Non-native ticks, including some with significant veterinary and medical importance, are showing up in Alaska and health officials fear a warmer climate may allow them to become established. A collaborative project between the University of Alaska and state wildlife and veterinary officials is working to understand the risk of non-native ticks such as blacklegged ticks and pathogens they could carry. (CDC via AP, File)
April 17, 2019 - 6:08 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Health and wildlife officials are taking steps to prepare for potentially dangerous parasites that could gain a foothold because of Alaska's warming climate. Non-native ticks represent a threat to wildlife and people because they can carry and transmit pathogens, said Micah...
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Tick on a finger/WBEN Photo - Tim Wenger
March 04, 2019 - 7:48 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A New York state senator is urging her colleagues to set aside more state money for the fight against Lyme disease. Republican Sen. Sue Serino says investments in research, treatment and prevention are working to protect New Yorkers form the tick-borne illness, and that greater...
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September 09, 2018 - 9:01 am
New England's hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay. The states are still totaling the number of Lyme cases from the summer months, and there will likely be more in the fall. But preliminary indicators show the disease abating, and public health authorities say...
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May 20, 2018 - 9:23 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has a new plan to control the tick population and combat tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will apply "eco-friendly" tick control treatments on public lands in the Southern Tier, the capital region and the Hudson...
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Tick on a finger/WBEN Photo - Tim Wenger
Tim Wenger
May 04, 2018 - 11:58 am
Depew, N.Y. (WBEN) - With warming temperatures and more outdoor activities kicking into high gear, residents across Western New York are being warned about the dangers of ticks and Lyme Disease. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and state and couty officials are using the occasion to educate the...
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Tom Puckett
June 12, 2017 - 4:00 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Quite a dog tale last week in the northtowns. A vet says she had to remove six dozen ticks from a dog. A woman says she was walking her dog along the Sweet Home exit of the 990 North and didn't realize right away anything was wrong. "They were walking near a pond where they go...
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Tom Puckett
May 30, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the summer kicks off, those who enjoy the outdoors have extra reason to be wary of ticks and the threat of Lyme Disease. "We worry because the winter was so mild and spring got off to an early start that insects like ticks will have more time to reproduce and so we'll see a...
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