Lyme Disease

  • 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
  • Lyme Disease Risk is Year-Round in Northwest California, Study Finds
    Bay Area Lyme Foundation, which aims to make Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure, applauds new research published in an upcoming issue of the journal Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. The findings show that ticks that carry Lyme disease in Northwest California are ...More
    August 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • Expert Says Awareness and Prevention are the Best Ways to Fight Lyme Disease
    With the arrival of the warmer summer weather comes tick season, and with that, the threat of Lyme disease. Suffolk County is one of the country’s highest risk areas, so Long Island parents should be aware of the risks of tickborne disease in children. Saul Hymes, MD, ...More
    June 27, 2014 Posted in News
  • Single Tick Bite Can Pack Double Pathogen Punch
    People who get bitten by a blacklegged tick have a higher-than-expected chance of being exposed to more than one pathogen at the same time. The new research, published online today in the journal PLOS ONE, was conducted by scientists at Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, ...More
    June 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • UNF Professor Discovers Two Lyme Disease Bacteria Previously Unknown to Infect Human Patients
    Dr. Kerry Clark, associate professor of public health at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, and his colleagues have found additional cases of Lyme disease in patients from several states in the southeastern U.S. These cases include two additional Lyme disease ...More
    May 13, 2014 Posted in News
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