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tick-borne diseases

Lyme disease now, EEE could soon follow

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Professor Sam Telford spoke with Boston 25 about mosquitoes and ticks and risk of related vector-borne disease this summer, emphasizing the need for repellant.

deer tick

Join the Fight Against Lyme Disease

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

The Lyme Disease Challenge event November 1 seeks students and faculty from disparate fields to combat the disease Students, post-docs, and faculty from across Tufts University are invited to lend their expertise and fresh ideas… Read More

clear bottle with deer tick captured in it for research project

Might Mice

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Cummings School and MIT work with Massachusetts citizens to genetically fight Lyme disease.

Lyme disease preventable by taking steps to avoid tick bites

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Pest control experts who began seeing ticks in early February because of a warm winter and an abundance of acorns now say this will be one of the worst tick seasons in years – which may lead to an increase in Lyme disease.

Tick control feels funding pinch

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

The predawn rumble of pesticide-spraying trucks is a rite of spring in almost 200 Massachusetts communities.

Cummings in the News