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Lyme Disease: Prevention and Symptoms

Lyme Disease: Prevention and Symptoms

Lyme disease has made its way to Western New York and UR Medicine infectious disease expert Dr. Jennifer Nayak advises being extra vigilant in the summer months. She offers a few tips to help you avoid a tick bite and shares some things to look for if you're worried you've been exposed.

The Bugs of Summer: Ticks, Skeeters, and When to Worry

The Bugs of Summer: Ticks, Skeeters, and When to Worry

If only all insects could be butterflies and lightning bugs! Alas, on long summer days, pesky ticks and mosquitoes round out the mix. Are their bites just nuisances, bringing about rashes, maybe a relentless itch? What about notorious bug-borne illnesses, like Lyme and West Nile? Get the facts in this Q&A with one of our infectious diseases specialists.