Borrelia miyamotoi strain LB-2001 retains plasmids and infectious phenotype throughout continuous culture passages as evaluated by multiplex PCR
Publication date: Available online 6 October 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Robert D. Gilmore, Sierra Mikula, Emma K. Harris, Taylor J. Van Gundy, Irina Goodrich, Kevin S. Brandt
(Virginia Tech) Renowned tick immunobiologist Utpal Pal wants to adapt the rabies vaccination platform to produce antibodies that can protect against Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease. The intention is to apply this work to other tick-borne diseases in the future.
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Seungeun Han, Graham J. Hickling, Nicholas H. Ogden, Howard S. Ginsberg, Vishvapali Kobbekaduwa, Eric L. Rulison, Lorenza Beati, Jean I. Tsao
Infection with tick borne Borrelia Burgdorferi (Lyme disease) can without treatment rarely develop into a chronic phase. Secondary Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (sNPH) based on chronic infection with Borrelia ...
Abstract Companion animals can become infected with tick-borne diseases (TBDs) and can become hosts of transmission to humans, thereby damaging human health. To clarify whether companion animals are infested by ticks harboring TBD pathogens in humans, we detected TBD pathogens in ticks collected from dogs and cats brought to animal hospitals in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Investigation of 164 adult ticks collected from 88 dogs and 41 cats during March-July 2018 revealed the predominant tick species as Ixodes ovatus (n = 95, 57.9%), followed by Ixodes nipponensis (37, 22.6%) and Haemaphysalis flava (10, 6.1%). The ...
Date: Friday, 08 21, 2020; Speaker: Travis Bourret, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology&Immunology, Creighton University School of Medicine; Building: Online - Webex, twitter, Facebook Live; URL:
Publication date: Available online 24 August 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Fernando S. Flores, María N. Saracho-Bottero, Patrick S. Sebastian, José M. Venzal, Atilio J. Mangold, Santiago Nava
Conclusion: The high sensitivity and specificity of the test, along with the simplicity of the DNA extraction procedure, make the LAMP a reliable and adaptable tool for the diagnosis of tick-borne relapsing fever in rural endemic areas. PMID: 32766348 [PubMed]
Ticks and mosquitoes don’t care about COVID-19 safety protocols. They don’t care that people are trying to squeeze out the last moments of this restrictive summer by getting outdoors, hiking, or just sitting on their decks at night and feeling something that’s close to normal. COVID-19 has commanded our attention and caused people to adapt their behaviors to prevent one major health concern, but it doesn’t mean others have been eliminated. “Masks and social distancing will do nothing to protect you from what ticks and mosquitoes potentially carry,” says Dr. Todd Ellerin, director of infe...
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Camila Alves dos Santos, Adriane Suzin, Alexandre Vogliotti, Pablo Henrique Nunes, Amália Regina Mar Barbieri, Marcelo B. Labruna, Matias Pablo Juan Szabó, Jonny Yokosawa
Publication date: Available online 24 July 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Annetta Zintl, Taher Zaid, Fiona McKiernan, Amalia Naranjo-Lucena, Jeremy Gray, Sorcha Brosnan, John Browne, Jack O’Connor, John Mee, Barbara Good, Emma L. Gillingham, Alexander G.C. Vaux, Jolyon Medlock