Updated'Be tick aware' toolkit: Raising awareness of the potential risk posed by ticks and tick-borne disease in England

This updated toolkit provides background information on ticks, Lyme disease risk, how to improve awareness of ticks and mitigate against tick-borne diseases through the promotion of Public Health England's key message which is to'be tick aware'.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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OBJECTIVE: Lyme borreliosis is a tick-borne infectious disease that may confer an increased risk of mental disorders, but previous studies have been hampered by methodological limitations, including small sample sizes. The authors used a nationwide retrosp...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Individuals diagnosed with Lyme borreliosis in the hospital setting had an increased risk of mental disorders, affective disorders, suicide attempts, and suicide. Although the absolute population risk is low, clinicians should be aware of potential psychiatric sequelae of this global disease.PMID:34315282 | DOI:10.1176/appi.ajp.2021.20091347
Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Emerg Infect Dis. 2021 Aug;27(8):2017-2024. doi: 10.3201/eid2708.204763.ABSTRACTLyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is the most common tickborne disease in the United States and Europe. In both locations, Ixodes species ticks transmit the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato bacteria species responsible for causing the infection. The diversity of Borrelia species that cause human infection is greater in Europe; the 2 B. burgdorferi s.l. species collectively responsible for most infections in Europe, B. afzelii and B. garinii, are not found in the United States, where most infections are caused by B. burgdorferi sensu stricto. St...
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
One element of Upstate's work on Lyme disease and ticks is it's wildly successful tick identification program. Since April, more than 13,000 ticks have been sent to Upstate, with nearly one-third carrying some sort of infectious disease.
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news
DISCUSSION: The likelihood of clinically relevant TTB is low. Testing would have very little utility in Canada at this time. Ongoing pathogen surveillance in tick vectors is important as B. microti prevalence appears to be slowly increasing in Canada.PMID:34272882 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16595
Source: Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 July 2021Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Taylor J. Van Gundy, Amy J. Ullmann, Kevin S. Brandt, Robert D. Gilmore
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
We present a case of a patient who suffered from serious complications associated with the treatment of “chronic Lyme disease.” Lyme disease, a tick-borne infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, is characterized by dermatological, rheumatological, neurological, and/or cardiac manifestations responsive to antimicrobial therapy. “chronic Lyme disease”, by contrast, is a term used to describe a constellation of subjective symptoms, often without clinical or serological evidence of previous Lyme disease.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2021 Jun 30:AEM0064121. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00641-21. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe microbiome of blood-sucking arthropods can shape their competence to acquire and maintain infections with vector-borne pathogens. We used a controlled study to investigate the interactions between Borrelia afzelii, which causes Lyme disease in Europe, and the bacterial microbiome of Ixodes ricinus, its primary tick vector. We applied a surface sterilization treatment to I. ricinus eggs to produce dysbiosed tick larvae that had a much lower bacterial abundance and a changed bacterial microbiome compared to the contro...
Source: Applied and Environmental Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
At my animal hospital in upstate New York, an epicenter of the U.S. tick epidemic, my dog Fawn lets out a whimper as the veterinarian injects her with her annual Lyme disease shot. I roll my eyes. She doesn’t know how good she has it. The injection means that if a tick bites her (and in rural New York, a tick always does), the creepy crawly will feast on dog blood that’s been supercharged with a Lyme bacteria-killing substance, and Lyme disease won’t be transmitted to Fawn. I wish I could be shot up with that superpower. Currently, there is no human vaccine for Lyme disease—even though more than two...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Disease feature Source Type: news
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