Notes from the Field: High Volume of Lyme Disease Laboratory Reporting in a Low-Incidence State - Arkansas, 2015-2016.

Notes from the Field: High Volume of Lyme Disease Laboratory Reporting in a Low-Incidence State - Arkansas, 2015-2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Oct 27;66(42):1156-1157 Authors: Kwit NA, Dietrich EA, Nelson C, Taffner R, Petersen J, Schriefer M, Mead P, Weinstein S, Haselow D PMID: 29073126 [PubMed - in process]
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This study aimed to investigate the presence and perform molecular characterization of Anaplasmataceae, Rickettsia spp., and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (sl) in tick species collected in Corsica. Ticks from cattle (Bos taurus), sheep (Ovis aries), and rodents (Rattus rattus) were collected from May to September 2016. DNA was purified from ticks, submitted to quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and sequenced for phylogenetic analysis. In total, 660 ticks were collected from 111 animals during the study. The most abundant collected tick species from cattle was Rhipicephalus bursa (n = 49...
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LYME disease is a bacterial infection which is spread to humans by infected ticks. Blood tests have been available for some time to confirm or rule out the condition. But now health experts are advising doctors a ‘bull’s eye’ rash alone can diagnose Lyme disease.
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The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence urges medics to just look for the rash - which is present in around two-thirds of cases - due to lab tests not always picking up on the infection.
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LYME disease is a bacterial infection which is spread to humans by infected ticks. Blood tests have been available for some time to confirm or rule out the condition. But now health experts are advising doctors a ‘bull’s eye’ rash alone can diagnose Lyme disease.
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The rash is diagnostic and means the patient needs urgent antibiotics, new guidelines tell doctors.
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GPs told not to wait for the results of blood tests before starting antibiotics if rash present Related items fromOnMedica TB could be cured by four months ’ treatment in many patients Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Rare polio-like illness on the rise MPs call for urgent action on antimicrobial resistance Chief medical officer launches push for flu jab drive
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People showing erythema migrans, the characteristic skin rash associated with Lyme disease, can be diagnosed without the need for blood tests, NICE says in new guidance.
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Authors: Guedj E, Eldin C, Raoult D, Azorin JM, Belzeaux R Abstract Approximately 10% of patients presenting with Lyme disease experience fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, concentration disorders, or short-term memory deficits in the six months following treatment. This entity has been defined as post-Lyme disease syndrome or post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome. The pathophysiology of this syndrome is unknown, but neither persistence of the bacterium nor effectiveness of antibiotics are currently reported in the literature. The French High Council for Public Health (French acronym HCSP) has recently defined a new ent...
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Authors: Boulanger N, Boyer P, Talagrand-Reboul E, Hansmann Y Abstract Ticks are a major group of arthropod vectors, characterized by the diversity of pathogens they transmit, by their impact on human and animal health, and by their socioeconomic implication especially in countries of the Southern Hemisphere. In Europe, Ixodes is the most important tick due to its wide distribution in the ecosystems and the variety of transmitted pathogens, in particular Borrelia (responsible for Lyme borreliosis), but also the tick-borne encephalitis virus. Their increased presence in the environment since the beginning of the 20t...
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(Natural News) A mass migration of birds may be amazing to behold, until they leave countless disease-ridden ticks in their wake. In the U.S., the disease-laden ticks spread in the Northeast and Midwest through dogs which serve as carriers for the Borrelia burgdorferi infection. In 2008, Canadian veterinarians worked on a project which looked into an...
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