Introducing EU-wide surveillance of Lyme neuroborreliosis

Publication date: 11–17 August 2018Source: The Lancet, Volume 392, Issue 10146Author(s): The Lancet
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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LYME disease is a relatively unknown condition with an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 new cases each year in England and Wales. For an unknown disease however, anyone can develop the condition as its caught by a tick. This major symptom could mean you might have Lyme disease. Do you have it?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Researchers at the University of Connecticut have developed a 3D printed enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) device, which fits onto a normal pipette and substantially reduces the time and cost of this common medical test. The device could allo...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Genetics Materials Medicine Pathology Source Type: blogs
Journal of Vector Ecology, Volume 44, Issue 1, Page 201-204, June 2019.
Source: Journal of Vector Ecology - Category: Biology Authors: Tags: Scientific Note Source Type: research
Lyme disease is spreading as the climate warms. An analysis of veterinary records suggests our dogs ’ annual health checks can track infection’s across the US
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
PMID: 31104048 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Work - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Work Source Type: research
Insulin-like peptides (ILPs) have been identified in several invertebrates, particularly insects, and work on these ILPs has revealed many roles including regulators of energy homeostasis, growth, development and lifespan to name a few. However, information on arthropod ILPs outside of insects is sparse. Studies of Ixodid tick ILPs are particularly scarce, despite their importance as vectors of infectious agents, most notably Lyme disease. The recent publication of the genome of the black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis, has advanced opportunities to study this organism from a molecular standpoint, a resource sorely needed ...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Quantitative and microscopic tracking of Borrelia afzelii transmission from infected Ixodes ricinus nymphs has shown a transmission cycle different from that of Borrelia burgdorferi and Ixodes scapularis. Borrelia afzelii organisms are abundant in the guts of unfed I. ricinus nymphs, and their numbers continuously decrease during feeding. Borrelia afzelii spirochetes are present in murine skin within 1 day of tick attachment. In contrast, spirochetes were not detectable in salivary glands at any stage of tick feeding. Further experiments demonstrated that tick saliva is not essential for B. afzelii infectivity, the most im...
Source: Infection and Immunity - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Bacterial Infections Source Type: research
Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis are both conditions that can affect the nervous system and cause joint pain and swelling. Learn about their similarities and differences here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news
(Natural News) If you go out in the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise. That line from a favorite children’s nursery rhyme is certainly true when it comes to ticks. Those creepy little critters carry some seriously nasty diseases, including Lyme disease, and they’re most active between April and September. In other words,...
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