VideoThree members of Congress joined forces with a Lyme disease advocacy group to host a forum to discuss the fight against tick-borne diseases. As a panelist, Cary's Rick Ostfeld shared his research and insights.
Science is revealing just how important preserving a diverse array of plants and wildlife is to reducing the spread of infectious diseases.
MedPage Today reviews the major medical news stories of the past year and includes disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld's warning of an increased risk of Lyme disease during the summer of 2012.
American Museum of Natural History documentary on Lyme disease featuring research conducted at the Cary Institute by Dr. Richard Ostfeld and his team.
Dutchess County and four other mid-Hudson Valley counties have the nation's highest rates of Lyme disease, an illness transmitted by the bite of a tiny — and insidious — tick.
Continued research is necessary to develop control measures to reduce the incidence of the disease.
It's commonly believed that Lyme disease risk is tied to the presence of deer ticks and white-tailed deer. But this simply isn't correct.
The next time you see a possum playing dead on the road, try your best to avoid hitting it. Because it turns out that possums are allies in the fight against Lyme disease.
Understanding the relationship between red foxes and coyotes may be another key in understanding the ecology of Lyme disease.
Millbrook, NY – The Hudson Valley has the unfortunate distinction of being the global epicenter of tick-borne disease. And the situation is getting worse.
"We expect 2012 to be the worst year for Lyme disease risk ever."
The scarcity of acorns in the fall of 2011 set up a perfect storm for human Lyme disease risk.
Millbrook, NY – The northeastern U.S. should prepare for a surge in Lyme disease this spring. And we can blame fluctuations in acorns and mouse populations, not the mild winter.
Paying attention to cycles in acorn production can provide us with valuable information about the world we live in.
The Lower Hudson Valley has long been considered the epicenter for Lyme disease in New York state. As a result, most Dutchess County residents are well acquainted with the disease.
In our research sites at the Cary Institute and throughout the Hudson Valley, we are seeing acorn production of unprecedented proportions.
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