Tick towns: Researchers target neighborhoods in Lyme effort

Researchers in a Lyme disease-plagued part of New York's Hudson Valley are tackling tick problems across entire neighborhoods with fungal sprays and bait boxes
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ConclusionsC. burnetii is rarely transmitted by ticks, but we proved that it is present in the environment, so it may be a danger to humans. The most common co-occurrence after tick bite concernsC. burnetii andB. burgdorferi.
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Dr Paul Auwaerter comments on the newly approved, modified two-tier approach for diagnosing Lyme disease.Medscape Infectious Diseases
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Abstract A 68-year-old Indian man presented with a pruritic eruption on his neck, back, elbows, knees, and the dorsum of his hands. He was initially treated for possible Lyme's disease by his primary care physician, but without improvement. Then he developed daily chills and fevers up to 101 °F, as well as shortness of breath. A chest radiograph showed patchy airspace opacities suggestive of atypical pneumonia, and the patient was treated with levofloxacin and prednisone. Although prednisone diminished the eruption, the patient continued to experience fever, malaise, and generalized weakness, at which point he...
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Publication date: Available online 9 September 2019Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Alaa M. Al-Khafaji, Stuart D. Armstrong, Ilaria Varotto Boccazzi, Stefano Gaiarsa, Amit Sinha, Zhiru Li, Davide Sassera, Clotilde K.S. Carlow, Sara Epis, Benjamin L. MakepeaceAbstractVertically-transmitted bacterial symbionts are widespread in ticks and have manifold impacts on the epidemiology of tick-borne diseases. For instance, they may provide essential nutrients to ticks, affect vector competence, induce immune responses in vertebrate hosts, or even evolve to become vertebrate pathogens. The deer or blacklegged tick Ixo...
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Recently, the FDA cleared several Lyme disease serologic assays with new indications for use, allowing for an EIA rather than western immunoblot assay as a confirmatory test.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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