(NEW YORK) -- A Pennsylvania mom is sharing details of her son's near-death experience to raise awareness of Powassan virus disease, a tick-borne illness. Jamie Simoson told ABC News' Good Morning America that her 3-year-old son Jonny was swimming in June when she noticed a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Following weeks of increasing infection rates, a growing number of Americans are heading into the hospital in need of care. On average, nearly 2,400 virus-positive Americans are being admitted to the hospital each day, up by 17% in the last week, according... Read More.
Pennsylvania - A report from the national Pest Management Association says bugs will be especially bad in Pennsylvania this year.
(PHILADELPHIA) -- Officials in Philadelphia are recommending residents start wearing masks indoors again due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. Data shows the city is currently averaging 94 new cases of COVID-19 per day. This marks a 50% increase in infections over the last 10 days. Additionally,... Read More.
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.
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.
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Vector Management Program has detected an unusually high infection rate of the dangerous and rare Deer Tick Virus (DTV) in adult tick samples recently taken from Lawrence Township Recreational Park in Clearfield County. The... Read More.
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.
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.
(NEW YORK) -- It's the peak season for tick nymphs across many parts of the United States, and experts are warning that this could be a particularly bountiful year for the minuscule, potentially disease-carrying bugs. Each spring and summer, Jean Tsao dons a white tick... Read More.