Application of Bayesian decision-making to laboratory testing for Lyme disease and comparison with testing for HIV
(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...
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.
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.
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
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 ...
"Tick populations have exploded ," researchers say – even in counties where they were never seen before
Researchers in the Czech Republic uncovered proof ticks, which can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, may prefer type A blood. Supermodel Bella Hadid has often spoken about her battle with Lyme.
With the exception of salmonellosis, deaths from Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) * have exceeded those of other reportable zoonoses in the United States for most of the past six decades. [1,2] Rabies was the predominant cause of zoonotic death prior to 1950; Lyme disease and West Nile fever since 2000. * Since 2010, reporting of “Rocky Mountain spotted fever” has been broadened to include related diseases – under the heading “Spotted fever rickettsiosis” Refer...
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