Amid recent tick population surge in CNY, U. S. Rep. Katko highlights efforts to combat tick-borne illness like those underway at Upstate Medical
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)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - July 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Brandon Jutras receives Emerging Leader Award to advance Lyme disease research
(Virginia Tech) The awards are designed to support established and up-and-coming scientists who have identified new and defined approaches to improve diagnostics or therapeutics for Lyme disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

July 2021
App Helps Screen for Autism Spectrum Disorder Step It Up! : Get Active for Your Health Disruptive Leg Movement? : Managing Restless Legs Syndrome Protect Yourself From Lyme Disease Noisy Planet (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Las garrapatas y la enfermedad de Lyme: s íntomas, tratamiento y prevención
La enfermedad de Lyme est á proliferando. ¿Cómo puede prevenirla? ¿Cuáles son los síntomas y qué debe hacer si cree haberla contraído? (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Ticks carrying Lyme disease thrive near California coast, study finds
(Natural News) Ticks have been turning up in areas that were once believed to be free of the blood-sucking parasites, according to a study led by researchers from Colorado State University. Published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, it showed that disease-carrying ticks, which were once thought to inhabit woodlands, are also present near Northern California’s coastline. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Used to Have a Lyme Disease Vaccine. Are We Ready to Bring One Back?
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 - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Disease feature Source Type: news

A Quick Tour of the New Lyme Disease Guideline A Quick Tour of the New Lyme Disease Guideline
Dr Paul Auwaerter highlights the major changes in this guideline, which was a collaboration of the IDSA, AAN, and ACR.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Updates in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Lyme Disease Updates in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Lyme Disease
Recent guidance from several specialty societies can answers many patients'questions and aid clinical decision-making regarding tick bites.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks Are Turning Up On California's Beaches
The blood-sucking critters are capable of thriving along the western coast, according to new research. Though experts don't exactly know how they're picking up the bacteria that causes the illness.(Image credit: James Gathany/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vanessa Romo Source Type: news

Ticks on a 'quest' for blood at California's beaches. Is Lyme disease a rising risk?
Lyme disease-carrying ticks usually found in woodlands and fields are spreading along California's beaches, carried by an unknown host. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Susanne Rust Source Type: news

Lyme Disease: Testing, Prophylaxis, and Treatment Lyme Disease: Testing, Prophylaxis, and Treatment
From what to do when a patient presents with a tick, to which antibiotic to select for treatment.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Babesiosis, a dangerous tick-borne infection that attacks red blood cells, appears to be a growing problem
The disease is most often caused by the tiny parasites and transmitted to humans in warmer months by deer ticks — the same ones that spread Lyme disease. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Alten Schwartz Source Type: news

Man says his legs looked like a'zombie' after two tick bites gave him different diseases 
Don Murry Grubbs, from White House, Tennessee was diagnosed with two tick-borne illnesses - Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - after being bitten by two different ticks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trista Sutter ’s husband Ryan reveals his mystery illness is Lyme disease
The former “Bachelorette” winner has Lyme disease that was triggered by high levels of mold in his body, he shared on wife Trista... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UMD awarded funds to head off tick-borne infection before it begins
(University of Maryland) The University of Maryland (UMD) received funding from the Steven& Alexandra Cohen Foundation to develop novel therapeutic strategies to stop infection from Lyme disease pathogens before it begins. Unlike traditional antibiotics that attack the pathogen directly and put it on the defensive, UMD is exploring antimicrobials that would interfere with the pathogen on a biomolecular level to inhibit it from causing an infection in the first place. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: How common is lyme disease in the UK?
LYME DISEASE is an infection spread by ticks and is potentially life-threatening. How common is lyme disease in the UK? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Ticks Surprise Us:’ 2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year
This winter was one of the warmest on record, and lingering summer heat could add weeks of outdoor activity to animals that carry ticks, which thrive in hot, humid conditions. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year 2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year
For the first time, Lyme disease-carrying ticks -- typically associated with woodlands in New England and other forested regions of the US -- have been found in abundance near beaches in Northern California, new research shows.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Pathogen Present in Ticks Near the Coast
In Northern California, the proportion of ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi was the same in shrubland along beaches as in woodland habitats. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 26, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Study finds Lyme-carrying ticks next to beaches and ‘pretty much wherever we looked’
"I don’t think we were expecting to find many ticks, but we did, and we found heaps of ticks in big numbers. And they’re infected with diseases," the study's lead author said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paulina Firozi Source Type: news

Phage-Targeting PCR Test Picks Up Early Lyme Disease Phage-Targeting PCR Test Picks Up Early Lyme Disease
Promising data show that a viral gene in the Lyme disease-causing bacteria can distinguish between early and late infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Columbia establishes treatment center, clinical trials network for Lyme disease
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) With a $16 million gift from the Steven& Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Columbia will open a center for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases this summer, offering patients specialized care and expanding research at a national level. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New study predicts changing Lyme disease habitat across the West Coast
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) The findings of a recent analysis conducted by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggest that ecosystems suitable for harboring ticks that carry debilitating Lyme disease could be more widespread than previously thought in California, Oregon and Washington. Bolstering the research were the efforts of an army of " citizen scientists " who collected and submitted 18,881 ticks over nearly three years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Five herbal medicines potent against tick-borne disease babesiosis in lab, says new study
(TellMed Strategies) Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the U.S., today announced the publication of new data finding that five herbal medicines had potent activity compared to commonly-used antibiotics in test tubes against Babesia duncani, a malaria-like parasite found on the West Coast of the U.S. that causes the disease babesiosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lyme disease misinterpreted as child abuse - Pan T, Nasreddine A, Trivellas M, Hennrikus WL.
Child abuse is one of the most common causes for child fatality in the United States. Inaccurate reporting of child abuse combined with scarcity of resources for child abuse evaluations can lead to unintended consequences for children and their families. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Royal Mint to commemorate fossil hunter Mary Anning
Special 50p coins will feature some of the Jurassic creatures discovered by 19th-century palaeontologistOne of the most terrifying Jurassic sea creatures is to appear on commemorative 50p coins to celebrate the work of thepioneering fossil hunter Mary Anning.The temnodontosaurus coins will shine a light on the 19th-century palaeontologist, who made a series of discoveries near her home in Lyme Regis, Dorset.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown Arts correspondent Tags: Palaeontology Science Natural History Museum Culture Museums Heritage UK news Fossils Collecting Ammonite Source Type: news

What Is Lyme Disease in Humans?
Title: What Is Lyme Disease in Humans?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 12, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Tick behavior and host choice explains geographical patterns of Lyme disease prevalence
(PLOS) A new analysis suggests that north-south differences in ticks' host choice, density, and host-seeking behaviors may explain why Lyme disease is more prevalent in the northeastern U.S. than in the southeast. Howard Ginsberg of the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and colleagues present these findings in an article publishing January 28th in the open-access journalPLOS Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New study identifies bird species that could spread ticks and Lyme disease
(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) A new study published in the journalGlobal Ecology and Biogeography used machine learning to identify bird species with the potential to transmit the Lyme disease bacterium (Borrelia burgdorferi) to feeding ticks. The team developed a model that identified birds known to spread Lyme disease with 80% accuracy and flagged 21 new species that should be prioritized for surveillance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statue of fossil hunter Mary Anning to be erected after campaign
Crowdfunder led by schoolgirl raises £70,000 for sculpture of pioneering palaeontologist in Lyme Regis, DorsetA statue toMary Anning, a fossil hunter and palaeontologist once “lost to history” but now considered a significant female force in science, is finally to be erected after a crowdfunding campaign by a teenage girl.Evie Swire, 13, was nine years old when she first heard of Anning, who was born into a humble family in 1799 near Evie ’s Lyme Regis home in Dorset. The schoolgirl was outraged to discover there was no statue.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Caroline Davies Tags: UK news Fossils Sculpture Women Heritage Science England Source Type: news

500K in U.S. diagnosed with Lyme disease annually, but some may not have it
Roughly 500,000 people across the United States are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the CDC, but researchers raise concern that some people may be misdiagnosed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model predicts where Lyme disease-carrying ticks will develop
A new model helps identify areas with high populations of the ticks that carry Lyme disease, a study published Tuesday by the Proceedings of the Royal Society B found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Upstate to host virtual SUNY Lyme & Tick-borne Diseases Meeting Jan. 11, registration open to the public
The meeting will bring together researchers and scientists from across the SUNY system. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - December 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Model predicts where ticks, Lyme disease will appear next in Midwest states
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) By drawing from decades of studies, scientists created a timeline marking the arrival of black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks, in hundreds of counties across 10 Midwestern states. They used these data - along with an analysis of county-level landscape features associated with the spread of ticks - to build a model that can predict where ticks are likely to appear in future years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed for Management of Lyme Disease
FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2020 -- In new evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, published online Nov. 30 in Clinical Infectious Diseases, recommendations are presented for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease. The guidelines were... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lyme disease ticks produce antibiotic that protects them from human skin bacteria
(University of California - San Francisco) Ticks live dangerous lives, spending most of their time questing for a host across wildly different habitats and seasons. Once they encounter a reptile, bird, or a mammal like us, they become intimately connected with it -- and all of its bacteria and viruses -- for days on end. Though ticks are notorious for transmitting pathogens such as the Lyme disease bacterium, how does their immune system keep them safe from contracting pathogens themselves? (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Joint Guidelines Favor Antibody Testing for Lyme Disease Joint Guidelines Favor Antibody Testing for Lyme Disease
New clinical practice guidelines on Lyme disease place a strong emphasis on antibody testing to assess for rheumatologic and neurologic syndromes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Yale scientists identify protein that protects against Lyme disease
The newly identified protein acts like an early warning signal to the immune system when exposed to the bacteria at causes Lyme disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale scientists identify protein that protects against Lyme
(Yale University) Yale researchers have discovered a protein that helps protect hosts from infection with the tick-borne spirochete that causes Lyme Disease, a finding that may help diagnose and treat this infection, they report Nov. 11 in the journalPLOS Pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Help in the fight against Lyme disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of an infected black-legged tick, commonly known as a deer tick. Preventing tick bites is the best defense against the disease. And now there is good news for those looking for an alternative insect repellant to fight off ticks, says Dr. Omar Abu Saleh, a Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 29, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What Causes Joint Pain?
DiscussionMusculoskeletal problems are common problems in pediatric practice with up to 15% of acute care visits being for this problem. Joint pain is a common concern for families but the differential diagnosis is extensive and needs thoughtful consideration. History is a key to discerning the potential diagnosis but also in guiding the physical examination and laboratory examination. Family history especially for systemic diseases should be considered. On physical examination all joints should be examined include sacroiliac and temporomandibular joints. Is this arthritis or arthralgia? Distinction between inflammatory...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Late-Stage Lyme Disease and Psychiatric Illness: Final Verdict? Late-Stage Lyme Disease and Psychiatric Illness: Final Verdict?
Patients with Lyme neuroborreliosis, a late-stage manifestation of Lyme disease, may develop psychiatric illness, but new research suggests that when symptoms do develop, they tend to resolve within a year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Have We Been Thinking About Long-Haul Coronavirus All Wrong?
A few years ago, Jaime Seltzer was helping coordinate research projects, grant applications and funding for a Stanford research group studying a condition called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Up to 2.5 million Americans, including Seltzer, have ME/CFS, and yet it felt like almost no one paid attention to her group’s research. “What is it going to take for researchers to take ME seriously?” she and her colleagues often wondered aloud. The morbid answer, they hypothesized, was a pandemic. Since ME/CFS often follows viral infections, they feared it would take something as destr...
Source: TIME: Health - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

$1.8M to advance device for detecting COVID-19, cancer, contaminants
(University of Arizona College of Engineering) In her Little Sensor Lab, University of Arizona professor Judith Su is working to sense single molecule amounts of 'anything worth sensing' -- including biomarkers for cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Lyme disease and even COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lyme disease may be a biological weapon developed by the U.S. military
(Natural News) You probably know that Lyme disease comes from ticks, but if you don’t personally suffer from it, you’d be forgiven for not knowing much more about it. However, there is one aspect of this disease that everyone should be concerned about, and that’s the possibility that it originated as a biological weapon developed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veterinary college receives $3.5 million NIH grant to develop Lyme disease vaccine
(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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Lyme Disease be Cured
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bat tick found for the first time in New Jersey
(Rutgers University) A tick species associated with bats has been reported for the first time in New Jersey and could pose health risks to people, pets and livestock, according to a Rutgers-led study in the Journal of Medical Entomology. This species (Carios kelleyi) is a " soft " tick. Deer ticks, which carry Lyme disease, are an example of " hard " ticks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
Lyme disease is on the rise. How can you prevent it? What are the symptoms, and what should you do if you think you or your pet have it? (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news