Lyme Disease

State Health Officer: Ticks Persist As A Concern During Fall

Despite the recent drop in temperature, West Virginians are still at risk for tick bites and tick borne illnesses. Reporter Chris Schulz sat down with state health officer Dr. Ayne Amjad to discuss tick safety and prevention.

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Bloodwork Reveals Lyme Disease Diagnosis For Gov. Jim Justice

Lyme disease is the state’s most common tickborne disease with more than 1,000 confirmed cases in 2021.

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WVU Researchers Tackle Lyme Disease As Climate Change Expands Its Reach

Researchers at West Virginia University have received a nearly $2 million federal grant to develop a vaccine for the tick borne illness Lyme disease. The infusion of research dollars comes as cases of the bacterial infection, spread through the bite of an infected tick, are on the rise nationwide and in West Virginia.

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