Lyme Disease

  • 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
    2 weeks ago 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
    2 weeks ago 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
  • Immune System Research May Help Predict Who Gets Long-Term Complications From Lyme Disease
    A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University researchers has laid the groundwork for understanding how variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many different outcomes of this bacterial infection seen in individual patients. ...More
    April 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Strain-Specific Lyme Disease Immunity Lasts for Years, Penn Research Finds
    Lyme disease, if not treated promptly with antibiotics, can become a lingering problem for those infected. But a new study led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has some brighter news: Once infected with a particular strain of the disease-causing bacteria, ...More
    April 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ticks May Cause Double Trouble, Stanford Scientists Find
    A newly recognized human pathogen with unknown health consequences has been found to occur over a large part of the San Francisco Bay Area. A study to be published in the March issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Disease details how researchers including Dan Salkeld, a ...More
    February 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Test for Persistent Lyme Infection Using Live Ticks Shown to be Safe in Clinical Study
    In a first-of-its-kind study for Lyme disease, researchers have used live, disease-free ticks to see if Lyme disease bacteria can be detected in people who continue to experience symptoms such as fatigue or arthritis after completing antibiotic therapy. The technique, ...More
    February 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: Lyme Disease Prevalence
    Preliminary estimates released by the CDC indicate that the number of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year is around 300,000. This early estimate is based on findings from three ongoing CDC studies that aim to define the approximate number of people diagnosed ...More
    August 23, 2013 Posted in Videos
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