Lyme disease

Researcher Dan Salkeld holds a wood rat at the Thornewood Open Space Preserve in San Mateo County. Salkeld and his team were doing research on bacteria that causes an illness similar to Lyme disease. (Courtesy Nathan Nieto)

Lyme-like disease bacteria found in Peninsula

Lyme disease has historically been rare in California but an apparent close…


New Stanford research says 2 percent of ticks in the Bay Area are Lyme carriers.

Ticks that carry Lyme-disease causing bacterium, new pathogen ‘widespread’ in Bay Area

Ticks bearing the bacterium that causes Lyme disease can be found in…


ALEX EMSLIE/Special to The S.F. ExaminerJohn Donnally launches a cross-country bike trip Sunday from Sausalito; the Lyme survivor hopes to raise $50

Lyme disease debate moves to San Francisco as advocates call for treatment, diagnoses changes

A nationwide controversy over the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, spurred…


Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunchMayor Ed Lee

California can crack down on Lyme disease

The dramatic revelation recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunchMayor Ed Lee