Tick tock -- sequencing the tick genome could help defuse the Lyme disease time bomb

(Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics) After a decade-long research effort the genome of the deer tick has been sequenced by an international team of scientists, including researchers from the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. Studying the tick genome sheds light on how ticks function and will help to develop novel tick control programs by interfering with the processes of disease transmission.
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Abstract: Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the United States. After initial antibiotic treatment for patients with Lyme disease, ongoing symptoms that may persist have considerable long-term impact on healthcare costs. Posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome is characterized by a host of chronic symptoms that can leave patients physically and mentally disabled.
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Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Tammi L. Johnson, Christine B. Graham, Sarah E. Maes, Andrias Hojgaard, Amy Fleshman, Karen A. Boegler, Mark J. Delory, Kimetha S. Slater, Sandor E. Karpathy, Jenna K. Bjork, David F. Neitzel, Elizabeth K. Schiffman, Rebecca J. EisenAbstractIn the north-central United States, the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) is currently known to vector seven human pathogens. These include five bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto, Borrelia mayonii, Borrelia miyamotoi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia muris eauclairensis), one...
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The device — designed to be less invasive, more accurate and faster than existing tests for Lyme disease — could make it to market as early as the end of next year.
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The device — designed to be less invasive, more accurate and faster than existing tests for Lyme disease — could make it to market as early as the end of next year.
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FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have been identified in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded, according to a study published...
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(Natural News) Approximately 30,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year in the U.S. Lyme disease is a vector borne disease spread by the black-legged (deer) ticks of the genus Ixodes. Deer ticks do not cause the infection; they are the vector. Vectors transmit an infectious pathogen into another living organism. The infection is...
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Jo Ann Simon from Bethel, Connecticut, details the battle her husband Tom faced with Lyme-disease and ALS, discussing how the boisterous chef rapidly declined from his diagnosis to his death.
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Insect bites can become infected and swollen if not treated properly. But, what is the worst UK insect to be bitten by? This spider-relative ’s bite could cause lyme disease.
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Lisa K. Blum, Julia Z. Adamska, Dale S. Martin, Alison W. Rebman, Serra E. Elliott, Richard R. L. Cao, Monica E. Embers, John N. Aucott, Mark J. Soloski, William H. Robinson
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In 1977, a seminal paper described what was subsequently called Lyme arthritis1. The name “Lyme” originated from the initial investigation of the disease that was conducted in the Connecticut towns of Lyme, Old Lyme and East Haddam1. As more of the clinical manifestations of this illness were discovered, the condition became referred to as Lyme disease2-4. In 1983, the principal etio logic agent for Lyme disease in North America was identified in patients3,5. The etiologic agent became known as Borrelia burgdorferi and until fairly recently was the only species of Lyme borrelia identified to cause Lyme disease ...
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
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