Parasites & Vectors, (Fernandez, G.P., et al.) published “Risk of tick-borne pathogen spillover into urban yards in New York City” on August 10, 2022. On Staten Island, New York City, researchers studied local landscapes to determine which features of urban yards were more favorable for ticks. Individual yards (529) were surveyed for ticks across Staten […]
This section contains information from many different state government activities on Lyme and tick-borne diseases. Additionally, in the Lyme Activities by State sub menu, county or local government activities will appear in their own state as well as actions by universities and Lyme organizations. In the State Lyme Bills Table sub menu, you will find a list of legislation by state and by year and information about it.
The Lyme Disease Association Inc (LDA) has been working to trying to stop the spread of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases for three decades. One of the major issues in developing legislation that helps patients is to first be sure that a number of state officials understand the problems associated with Lyme and tick-borne diseases. To that end, the LDA has worked on educating state officials across the country from legislators to governors to health departments. The LDA has also worked with county and local officials who often are looking for ways to control tick-borne diseases in their specific areas which may be more heavily endemic than the state at large.
The LDA and its state partner organizations and other state advocates have worked together to lay the necessary groundwork for good legislation: besides providing officials with education, we develop relationships with officials, educate the public to the need for this legislation, and help to pass and to ensure it is implemented.
In this section, you can view some of these efforts and perhaps find ideas to use in your state.
Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases, (Lars E.), published a review article “Tick species infesting humans in the United States” in November, 2022*. The author presents data as a summary table for published records of bites, diseases, and infestations of ticks on humans in the United States (US) to date. The goal of this review is to […]
In the Journal of Medical Entomology, Sarah Schwartz et al. published “Tick-Borne Pathogens in Questing Blacklegged Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) From Pike County, Pennsylvania” on August 3, 2022. Questing ticks were collected through a 2-yr survey in Pike County, representing one of the largest county-wide studies in Pennsylvania. Over a thousand black-legged and American dog ticks […]
The section contains articles of individual state activities and multi state activities related to government actions or patients’ or advocates’ action to legislate or educate. Click on the picture of your state or click on USA for multistate actions or information. A-USA California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Illinois Kansas Maine Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota […]
The Center for Vector Biology (CVB), part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, launched New Jersey Ticks 4 Science!, a citizen-led science project supported by the state that asks New Jerseyans to submit tick specimens they find to help track tick populations and help prevent tick-borne diseases. Rutgers University NJ Agricultural […]
On December 10, 2021, a joint news release by Winnebago Public Health Department and Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department was published by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in Nebraska announcing that Borrelia burgdorferi has been detected for the first time in the State in both ticks and humans in Thurston County. Thurston is […]
In late June, PA State Senate passed Michele Brooks (PA-50) legislation regarding ticks and the diseases they transmit, such as Lyme. According to Brooks, “Senate Bill 1188 seeks to combat the long-term effects of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases by promoting education and awareness among health care professionals, providing coverage for diagnostic testing and treatment, […]
Colorado Proclamation Signed by the Governor May 2022 as Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases/Conditions Awareness Month
NJ Governor Proclamation – May 2022 as Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month
On April 9, 2022, New York Governor, Kathy Hochul (D), granted New York licensed Nurse practitioners (NPs) the ability to practice independently when she signed the State budget into law. NPs that have greater than 36,000 hours of experience may now practice fully without a formal relationship and agreement with a medical doctor. According to […]