Ticks that carry Lyme disease are spreading fast
"Tick populations have exploded ​," researchers say – even in counties where they were never seen before (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have YOU got type A blood? You're more likely to be bitten by a tick
Researchers in the Czech Republic uncovered proof ticks, which can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, may prefer type A blood. Supermodel Bella Hadid has often spoken about her battle with Lyme. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- Think you live in a place that's free from disease-carrying ticks? Don't be so sure. Citizen scientists found ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses in dozens of places across the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Citizen science supports tick-borne disease research
(PLOS) A nationwide investigation of the prevalence and distribution of ticks and exposure to tick-borne diseases highlights the value of public participation in science. The study, published on July 12 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, was conducted by Nathan Nieto of Northern Arizona University and colleagues, and funded by Bay Area Lyme Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Who got bit? By mailing in 16,000 ticks, citizen scientists help track disease exposures
(Colorado State University) A bite from a disease-carrying tick can transmit a serious, potentially fatal infection, such as Lyme disease. But many ticks go unnoticed and unreported. Now, with the help of citizen scientists, ecologists at Colorado State University and Northern Arizona University are offering better insight into people's and animals' potential exposure to tick-borne diseases -- not just the disease reporting and prevalence that's only tracked when people get sick. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UM researchers receive $700,000 in NIH funding to study tick-borne lyme disease
(The University of Montana) University of Montana researchers Dan Drecktrah and Scott Samuels were recently awarded $449,998 from the National Institutes of Health for the first year of a five-year project to study the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide Derived from Mums
Just in time for summer hikes and outdoor play: A study finds that the ticks that often convey Lyme disease become unable to bite, and soon die after exposure to clothing treated with permethrin.(Image credit: Pearl Mak/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide That Mimics Mums
Just in time for summer hikes and outdoor play, a study finds that the ticks that often convey Lyme disease become unable to bite, and soon die, after exposure to clothing treated with permethrin.(Image credit: Pearl Mak/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Forest ecology shapes Lyme disease risk in the eastern US
(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) In the eastern US, risk of contracting Lyme disease is higher in fragmented forests with high rodent densities and low numbers of resident fox, opossum, and raccoons. These are among the findings from an analysis of 19 years of data on the ecology of tick-borne disease in a forested landscape, recently published in the journal Ecology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: How to remove a tick quickly and correctly
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the best way to remove a tick? We live near a grassy area and find several every summer, and I worry about Lyme disease. But there is so much conflicting information online about how to remove a tick properly and what to do after. ANSWER: If you find a tick [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 29, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Lyme-disease sufferer, 27, is forced to live in a TENT
Rachel Gordon, 27, who is believed to be from London, was diagnosed with Lyme disease privately last year after NHS doctors told her she had chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I've been left devastated by Lyme disease'
Former model Jessica Bennett says her life has been devastated by Lyme disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ This Is How I Save My Life ’ Excerpt From Amy B. Scher
Amy B. Scher’s “This Is How I Save My Life” is the true story of a fiery young woman diagnosed with late-stage, chronic Lyme disease whose journey takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation. This excerpt coincides with the book’s release in paperback from Gallery Books, an imprint CBS sister company Simon & Schuster. I am twenty-eight years old when I arrive in magnificent India. I am here with my parents, an updated vaccine record, and a visa, searching for something I cannot find at home: a cure. In a tiny hospital on the outskirts of...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Simon and Schuster Source Type: news

Tick Tech: Biotech Tools Give New Hope For Those With Lyme Disease
The most common tick-borne illness in the U.S. (30,000+ new cases a year), Lyme disease produces a wide range of symptoms ranging from fever and rash to arthritis and paralysis. Thanks to biotech, genome sequencing and precision medicine, prevention, early detection and treatment are now possible. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

Lyme disease cases among children are on the rise in western Pennsylvania
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Doctors found that cases of Lyme disease in children have increased exponentially in western Pennsylvania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Preclinical study finds stevia is comparable to antibiotics in the treatment of Lyme disease
(Natural News) Research published in the European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology revealed yet another sweet benefit of stevia. Known for its natural sweetening properties, stevia was discovered to be a safer and even more effective alternative to conventional, toxic antibiotics in treating Lyme disease. The researchers from the University of New Haven used an alcohol extract... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to treat Lyme disease naturally, with diet, herbal supplements, vitamin C
(Natural News) The official stance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Lyme disease is that it is a tick-borne illness that it completely treatable by a short round (typically no more than three weeks) of antibiotics. While true in broad strokes, this position is hardly useful for those who do not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Kinds of Bug Bites You Might Get This Summer — and What to Do About Them
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Gardner / Health Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Aggressiveness, violence, homicidality, homicide, and Lyme disease - Greenberg R.
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Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Drug company makes first ever vaccine for Lyme disease that affects supermodel Bella Hadid
Drug company Valneva, based in Lyon, France, has successfully completed the first ever human trial for a vaccine against Lyme disease which affects 600,000 people every year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tick-resistant clothing protects you from 3 species of the bug
As we enter what is expected to be the worst season for ticks in years, you may want to invest in repellent clothing to guard against Lyme disease, as a CDC study found the garments immobilize bugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bug-borne disease monitoring project finds deer ticks on the rise in Midwest
(Indiana University) A new environmental monitoring project at Indiana University has found increased numbers of deer ticks, which often carry Lyme disease, in Southern Indiana. The presence of an organism that carries a specific disease-causing bacterium -- like deer ticks -- is commonly followed by a rise in the associated illness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Naturopathic doctor shares the diet he used to cure himself of Lyme disease
(Natural News) Darin Ingels, N.D., FAAEM followed the alkaline diet to cure himself of Lyme disease. The naturopathic doctor said that among all the other diets that claim to improve the disease’s symptoms, he found the alkaline diet to be the most helpful. An introduction to the alkaline diet The alkaline diet is based on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Call for a Lyme Disease Vaccine A Call for a Lyme Disease Vaccine
With the increase in vector-borne disease, we need more than an ounce of prevention. What we really need is a vaccine for Lyme disease.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Canadian scientists track Lyme disease threat
Health officials combine surveillance of human cases, dogs and ticks in the field to track the spread of the disease across the country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to Ixodes Outreach Project
  We at the GMR office are pleased to announce that the University of Minnesota-Duluth has been granted a Health Information Outreach award to support their research into Lyme disease. Project Description – The Ixodes Outreach Project is a concerted effort to tackle the emerging epidemic of Lyme disease in the upper Midwest.  Dr. Ben Clarke and his team at the University of Minnesota-Duluth will be promoting awareness of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through educational outreach activities, a citizen-science program, and an undergraduate research experience.   The primary component of this re...
Source: The Cornflower - May 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Funding News from the Region Source Type: news

Consumer Health: First aid for tick bites
Tick bites: First aid? Most tick bites are painless and cause only minor symptoms, such as redness, swelling or a sore on the skin. But some ticks transmit bacteria that cause illnesses, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Learn the correct way to remove and handle a tick, and when you need to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The Best —and Worst—Ways to Remove a Tick From Your Skin
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Lyme disease: NICE guideline [NG95]
This NICE Guidance was published in April 2018. It covers diagnosing and managing Lyme disease. It aims to raise awareness of when Lyme disease should be suspected and ensure that people have prompt and consistent diagnosis and treatment. It does not cover preventing Lyme disease. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vital Signs Teleconference: Vector-Borne Diseases: The Growing Threat
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 05/08/2018 This 27-minute teleconference focuses on new information about the nation's growing burden of disease from mosquitoes, ticks, and flea bites, and the important role that state and local departments and vector control organizations have in controlling them. These vector-borne diseases include dengue, Zika, West Nile, chikungunya, Lyme disease, and plague. Speakers also discuss the Minnesota Department of Health Vectorborne Diseases Unit, and Mosquito Control Program in New Orleans. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Patient who was treated for depression for five years discovers she has Lyme disease
Mikayla Vacher, 23, from Rhode Island was officially diagnosed with Lyme disease when she was just eighteen years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Massachussetts Public Health Department, UMass Amherst lab receives CDC funds for tick testing
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) For years, TickReport at UMass Amherst has tracked the incidence and spread of Lyme disease and the introduction of new bacterial and viral tick-borne illnesses such as the Borrelia miyamotoi and Powassan virus in the state. Now a new $100,000 grant from the CDC to the state's public health department will subsidize the cost of tick testing for Massachusetts residents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

#FighttheBite! DHS Encourages Residents to Take Action to Prevent Tick and Mosquito Bites
While many Wisconsin residents are more than ready to take advantage of the warmer weather and enjoy all the resources the state has to offer, the Department of Health Services (DHS) strongly encourages everyone to take care to avoid tick and mosquito bites. Both ticks and mosquitoes can transmit various illnesses.Lyme disease, which is spread by ticks, andWest Nile virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 7, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Scientists are closer to developing a cure for Lyme disease as they discover how bacteria fight our immune responses
(Natural News) One of the world’s foremost experts on the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease has teased out the exact process by which Borrelia burdorferi survives the immune responses of the body. This discovery could pave the way for effective treatments of the persistent disease, according to a ScienceDaily article. Borrelia has always been a source... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Is On The Rise Again. Here's How To Prevent It
The tick-borne illness is spreading north and south — about 300,000 U.S. cases a year. As scientists work on better diagnostic tests and surveillance tools, you can take steps to cut your risk.(Image credit: Kenneth H Thomas/Science Source/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Diseases from tick, mosquito, flea bites have tripled
The number of Americans infected by mosquito, tick, and flea bites tripled in the United States from  2004 to 2016, and a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the country is not prepared to deal with the continuing threat.  Mosquitos, ticks and fleas are "vectors" that can spread pathogens like dengue, Zika, Lyme disease or plague through their bite. The CDC reported more than 640,000 cases of these diseases in the period studied as well as the introduction or discovery… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Uptick in vector-borne illnesses in US and what it means to you
Illnesses caused by disease-infected ticks, mosquitoes and fleas have tripled in the U.S. in recent years, according to a new?report?from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lyme disease is the most common illness attributed to ticks. "It's the most common vector-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere and in North America, in the U.S. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Concerns Over Tick, Mosquito-Borne Diseases Rise After CDC Report
BOSTON (CBS) — A Center for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) report is raising concerns. From 2004-2016 the amount of tick, mosquito, and flea-transmitted diseases have tripled in the U.S. Nearly 60% of the diseases detected came from ticks. Dr. David Crandell, clinical co-director for the Dean Center Tick-Borne Illness at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, says he’s not surprised. Dr. Crandell believes an increase in Lyme disease diagnosis comes from better testing and more importantly, a better understanding of the disease and the signs. He says symptoms include: Malaise, almost like a flu-like symptom...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local CDC Gary Brode Local TV Mosquitoes tick-borne disease ticks Source Type: news

Vital Signs: Illnesses on the Rise from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases. 05/01/2018 This Web page provides information about bites from mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas, which can be vectors for spreading pathogens and vector-borne disease, like dengue, Zika, Lyme, or plague. It discusses what state and local public health agencies can do, and provides a video and sections about Overview, Problem, Infographic, What Can Be Done, and Issue Details. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Man of many voices: Lyme disease leads Sask.-raised man to career in voiceover work
Years after he contracted Lyme disease, it's safe to say Sean Gurnsey has a knack for voice acting: his voice is featured across the world in commercial work, video game voicing and more. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

CDC: Dramatic Jump in Vector-Borne Disease from 2004-2016 (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Tick-borne illnesses more than doubled, mainly due to increases in Lyme disease (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Illnesses from ticks, mosquitoes surge, CDC says
Lyme disease, Zika, and other diseases spread by bug bites tripled in the U.S. from 2004 through 2016, according to a new report (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diseases from ticks, mosquitoes and fleas have tripled in the US
Cases of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, West Nile and Zika numbered more than 27,000 in 2004, and soared to over 96,000 in 2016, according to the CDC report. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. cases of disease spread by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas more than tripled in 13-year span
The warmer weather of spring and summer means the start of tick and mosquito season and the diseases they transmit, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and the West Nile and Zika viruses.A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that illnesses... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Washington Post Source Type: news

How to Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes and Ticks
There are several measures you can take, some of which provide two-for-one protection against the insects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ticks (Insects) Mosquitoes West Nile Virus Lyme Disease Deet (Insect Repellent) Source Type: news

Diseases From Tick, Mosquito & Flea Bites Have Tripled In US, CDC Says
ATLANTA (CBS) – As the weather warms up and New Englanders prepare to enjoy the outdoors, the Centers for Disease Control is warning that illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites are on the rise. The report released by the CDC on Tuesday said there were 96,075 disease cases from the three in 2016. That’s more than triple the number of cases in 2004. (Image credit: CDC) “Zika, West Nile, Lyme, and chikungunya—a growing list of diseases caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, tick, or flea—have confronted the U.S. in recent years, making a lot of people sick,” CDC Director Dr. Robe...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Mosquitoes ticks Source Type: news