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Lyme Disease

  • Tick That Feeds on Birds May Increase the Range of Lyme Disease
    Blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) are the primary vector of Lyme disease to humans, but researchers at Old Dominion University in Virginia are focusing on another tick, Ixodes affinis, even though it doesn't bite people. In their paper published in the Journal of ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News
  • Spontaneous Knee Effusion Could Be Early Sign of Lyme Disease
    Spontaneous knee effusion, also known as "water on the knee," can be a primary symptom of Lyme disease, even when patients do not exhibit a "bull's eye" rash, another common Lyme disease symptom. According to a literature review appearing in the November issue of the ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Found in South London Parks
    Visitors to two popular parks in South London are at risk of coming into contact with ticks that can transmit Lyme disease to humans, according to new research published in Medical and Veterinary Entomology. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical ...More
    September 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • Blacklegged Tick Populations Have Expanded Via Migration
    Lyme disease cases are on the rise, with diagnoses occurring in areas that were historically Lyme-free. Scientists attribute the spread to the fact that populations of blacklegged ticks, which carry the bacteria that causes the disease, now flourish in areas once thought to ...More
    July 6, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers' Discovery May Explain Difficulty in Treating Lyme Disease
    Northeastern University researchers have found that the bacterium that causes Lyme disease forms dormant persister cells, which are known to evade antibiotics. This significant finding, they says, could help explain why it's so difficult to treat the infection in some ...More
    June 1, 2015 Posted in News
  • Delayed Diagnosis of Lyme Disease Has Devastating Effect on Patients
    A nationwide survey by confirms that current methods used to diagnose and treat Lyme disease are often faulty and inadequate.  The overwhelming response rate – more than 6,000 respondents within six weeks – demonstrates the urgency of this ...More
    May 29, 2015 Posted in News
  • First U.S. Center to Study Lyme Disease Launched at Johns Hopkins Medicine
    Fundamental research into the causes and cures of post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome now has its first home base at a major U.S. medical research center with the launch of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center. Inaugurated on May 12, 2015, with a major ...More
    May 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Advice on How to Avoid Getting a Tickborne Disease
    Reduce your chances of getting a tickborne disease by using repellents, checking for ticks, and showering after being outdoors. If you have a tick bite followed by a fever or rash, seek medical attention. Gardening, camping, hiking, and playing outdoors – when ...More
    April 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Climate Warming is Leading to Earlier Spring Feeding by Blacklegged Ticks
    The month of May brings many things, among them Mother's Day, tulips, and Lyme Disease Awareness campaigns. But according to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y., if we want to get a leg up on tickborne ...More
    April 27, 2015 Posted in News
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