Lyme Disease

  • Teenager With Stroke Symptoms Actually Had Lyme Disease
    A Swiss teenager came to the emergency department with classic sudden symptoms of stroke, only to be diagnosed with Lyme disease. The highly unusual case presentation was published online last week in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Acute Lyme Neuroborreliosis with ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • In a Warmer World, Ticks That Spread Disease are Arriving Earlier, Expanding Their Ranges
    In the northeastern United States, warmer spring temperatures are leading to shifts in the emergence of the blacklegged ticks that carry Lyme disease and other tickborne pathogens. At the same time, milder weather is allowing ticks to spread into new geographic regions. ...More
    February 18, 2015 Posted in News
  • Common Allergy Medication May Be Effective at Killing the Bacteria That Causes Lyme Disease
    A new study funded by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation and conducted by Stanford School of Medicine researchers shows that loratadine, which is a common antihistamine frequently taken to treat allergy symptoms, may be able to help kill Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria ...More
    February 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • Lyme Disease Costs Up to $1.3 Billion Annually to Treat, Study Finds
    Lyme disease, transmitted by a bite from a tick infected by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, had long been considered easy to treat, usually requiring a single doctor’s visit and a few weeks of antibiotics for most people. But new research from the Johns Hopkins ...More
    February 5, 2015 Posted in News
  • Lyme Disease Enhances Spread of Emerging Tick Infection
    Mice that are already infected with the pathogen that causes Lyme disease appear to facilitate the spread of a lesser-known but emerging disease, babesiosis, into new areas. Research led by the Yale School of Public Health and published Dec. 29 in the journal PLOS ONE used ...More
    December 29, 2014 Posted in News
  • Test Shows Promise in Identifying New Drugs to Treat Lyme Disease
    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a test they say will allow them to test thousands of FDA-approved drugs to see if they will work against the bacteria that causes tickborne Lyme disease. The researchers, reporting Nov. 3 in ...More
    November 4, 2014 Posted in News
  • Mammal Traits Amplify Tickborne Illness
    In the U.S., some 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually. Thousands also suffer from babesiosis and anaplasmosis, tickborne ailments that can occur alone or as co-infections with Lyme disease. According to a new paper published in PLOS ONE, when small, ...More
    September 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ticks That Vector Lyme Disease Move West into North Dakota
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more than 300,000 cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. each year. Last year, most Lyme disease cases reported to the CDC were concentrated heavily in the Northeast and upper Midwest, with 96 percent ...More
    September 11, 2014 Posted in News
  • Current Lyme Disease Treatment is Inadequate According to New Guideline
    Current treatments for Lyme disease, particularly chronic forms of the disease, are inadequate, according to a new treatment guideline written by a group of leading experts. Adopted by the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) and published in the Expert ...More
    September 4, 2014 Posted in News
  • Expert Busts Myths About Ticks
    A walk through the woods, a fishing trip, or an evening playing in the yard with your children are situations with the potential to encounter dozens, even hundreds of blood-sucking pests known as ticks. Ticks can be a problem year-round, but they pose the most threat in ...More
    August 21, 2014 Posted in News
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