Enhancement of Lyme Disease Risk by Landscape Connectivity Enhancement of Lyme Disease Risk by Landscape Connectivity
Find out how park connectivity and landscape composition may contribute to Lyme disease risk in urban areas.Emerging Infectious Diseases
Ottawa Public Health has stopped collecting ticks after it found a high number of the arachnids within the city carry Lyme disease.
After my tick bite I realised that the climate crisis was a more likely culprit than any conspiracy theory about weaponisationThe first indication I ’d picked up a tick-borne disease three years ago was the excruciating arthritic pain in my feet as I hobbled to a dinner party at a neighbour’s house in Jerusalem.Later that night I experienced flu-like symptoms, including a raging fever that, even with antibiotics, would last for more than a week.Continue reading...
Clare Haworth, from North Lanarkshire, first became ill six years ago but doesn't remember ever being bitten by a tick, which is how people catch Lyme disease.
Politicians in the US have ordered the military to reveal details of a programme believed to have tried to 'weaponise' ticks, which may have led to them escaping and spreading Lyme disease.
A recent article in Dark Daily convinced me that we need a new definition for direct-to-consumer (DTC) lab testing which has also been called direct-access-testing (DAT) (see:Direct-to-Consumer Lab Test Start-Up EverlyWell Puts Clinical Laboratory Tests on Shelves at CVS and Target). Below is an excerpt from the article:....Julia Taylor Cheek, Founder and CEO ofEverlyWell, a well-financed digital health company based in Austin —hopes to build a... disruptive business in the clinical laboratory industry....Cheek is talking about the same primary business strategy of letting consumers purchase their own lab tests....Th...
The bacterial flagellar motor is a molecular machine that can rotate the flagellar filament at high speed. The rotation is generated by the stator-rotor interaction, coupled with an ion flux through the torque-generating stator. Here we employed cryo-electron tomography to visualize the intact flagellar motor in the Lyme disease spirochete,Borrelia burgdorferi. By analyzing the motor structures of wild-type and stator-deletion mutants, we not only localized the stator complexin situ, but also revealed the stator-rotor interaction at an unprecedented detail. Importantly, the stator-rotor interaction induces a conformational...
Updated Date: Jul 16, 2019 EST
The “Christmas tree” orientation of scaling lesions along the skin tension (Langer) lines in pityriasis rosea is well known. This pattern is best appreciated on complete examination of the trunk, in which the eruption follows the long axis of the V-shaped lines of the upper chest and back, emanating around the axillae, and running transversely along the abdominal wall and lower back. Secondary syphilis has a similar presentation. When patients present with asymptomatic, larger, nonscaling patches along Langer lines, another condition deserves diagnostic consideration.
This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing Lyme disease in people of all ages. It also includes raising public awareness about prevention. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It was published in July 2019.