Journal of Medical Entomology (Egizi, A, et al.) 5.10.23, published “Lone star ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) infected with Bourbon virus in New Jersey, USA.” The objective of this study is to highlight the health risks associated with the growing population of the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum, in Monmouth County, NJ. Studies have shown that lone star ticks now have much higher numbers than the blacklegged (deer) tick, Ixodes scapularis in that county.
On 4.4.23, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) President, Pat Smith, was interviewed on NJ radio station, 101.5 WKXW by Host, David Matthau, about the spread of multiple dangerous tick-borne diseases in the State. A summary article about the in-depth and informative interview of Ms. Smith was posted by the Host to nj1015.com on 4.12.23.
NJ Governor Proclamation – May 2022 as Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month
Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5-D) held a press conference to discuss Lyme disease and three bi-partisan bills currently introduced into the House of Representatives. He spoke about the seriousness of the […]
In a recent Rutgers University-led study, researchers identified Carios kelleyi, a “soft” tick species associated with bats, for the first time in New Jersey. This parasite, of almost exclusively bats, […]
From the LDA, October 25, 2019 A press conference was held at the Wall Township Municipal Complex hosted by Congressman Christopher Smith (R-NJ). The Congressman highlighted information on the “NIH […]
The Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Congressional Town Meeting will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 6:45pm-930pm at the Wall Township Municipal Building Community Room, 2700 Allaire Rd, Wall Township, NJ. The town meeting is sponsored by US Congressman Christopher H. Smith. Hear from nationally-recognized Lyme disease experts about current efforts to combat Lyme and Tick-Borne diseases, updates on diagnosis and treatment, and how to protect yourself and your family, and more. LDA president, Pat Smith, will join US Congressman, Christopher H. Smith; CDC, Deputy Director, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Ben Beard, PhD; and Richard Horowitz, MD as speakers at the meeting […]