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Protect yourself against tickborne diseases when outdoors

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvanians experiencing “spring fever,” that perennial urge to venture outdoors to hike, hunt, fish and explore, should plan now to protect themselves and their families against potentially serious tickborne diseases—including Lyme disease and the rare but dangerous Deer Tick Virus (DTV), which... Read More.

Lyme disease art contest open to kids 1st-6th grade

Harrisburg, PA - As the number of Lyme disease cases in the state and across the nation continues to rise, officials from the departments of Health (DOH), Education (PDE), and Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) encouraged Pennsylvanians to participate in the 2022 Lyme Art Contest to promote awareness of the prevalence of... Read More.

Andrew Garfield details the “amazing, beautiful way” he honored his late mother with musical film ‘Tick Tick… Boom!’

In a revealing interview with The New York Times, Oscar-nominated actor Andrew Garfield explained how his work in the Lin-Manuel Miranda-directed movie musical Tick Tick...Boom! was a tribute to Garfield's late mother.  The musical was created by Rent phenom Jonathan Larson, who died in 2001 at just 35. Garfield saw... Read More.

Prevalence of ticks in PA is high, take steps to prevent bites

​Harrisburg, PA -- Pennsylvania Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell, and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today met at Boyd Big Tree Preserve to discuss the high prevalence of ticks... Read More.