TAG: Lyme disease

Researchers hope new shot will prevent Lyme disease

December 3, 2019By

As an occupation, landscape contracting employees run one of the highest risks for getting Lyme disease. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identifies landscape workers as being among the 10 highest risk occupations due to their work in and around prime deer tick habitats. Help may be on the Way Recently, scientists from the publicly funded nonprofit... read more

Issue Brief: Lyme disease is on the rise

May 9, 2016By

Ticks that can spread Lyme disease now live in almost half of all U.S. counties, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rebecca Eisen, a research biologist at the CDC, reports in the Journal of Medical Entomology that since the late 1990s, the number of reported Lyme disease cases in the U.S. has more... read more

Government Affairs: Lyme disease a problem, opportunity

August 4, 2014By

In June, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed bipartisan legislation designed to find solutions to the growing Lyme disease problem. Cases of Lyme disease are expected to top 5,000 in Pennsylvania when all the data for 2012 is compiled. Lyme disease, a debilitating condition caused by bacteria related to the syphilis bacteria, is a major concern for those who work outdoors... read more