Lyme Disease

Deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, on a fingertip (Getty Images)

High Risk Of Tick-Borne Diseases Found In San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area’s trails and open space hold a higher risk of tick-borne disease than previously thought.


Adult female (left) and male (right) deer ticks, which can carry Lyme Disease. (AP)

Common Birds May Be Spreading Lyme Disease In California More Than Known, Study Shows

In study released Wednesday, UC Berkeley researchers say that the role of birds in the spread of Lyme disease within California is more important than previously known.


A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Anthem Covered California Customer Unable To Find Nearby Doctor, Said He Was Told To Cancel Plan

For months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has been reporting that many newly-insured consumers on Covered California haven’t been able to find a doctor under their new plans. Now, even insurers are telling some they are out of luck.


Animal Update: Advances In Lyme Disease Research

What is Lyme Disease – and just how big of a problem is it?


Jefferson Award winner Phyllis Mervine hunts for ticks carrying Lyme disease. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Leads Battle Against Lyme Disease

A bite from a tick carrying Lyme disease can have life-altering consequences. For this week’s Jefferson Award winner, it pushed her to help others with the infection.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/16/2011

Adult female (left) and male (right) deer ticks, which can carry Lyme Disease. (AP)

HealthWatch: Bay Area Lyme Disease Patient Fights Insurer

Imagine the frustration when you do have insurance but you still can’t get your plan to pay for drugs that cost thousands of dollars a month.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/23/2010