Lyme Disease Biobank expands to increase understanding of Lyme in heart, brain, joints
(TellMed Strategies) To encourage greater understanding of the ability of Lyme bacteria to invade tissues and organs, Bay Area Lyme Foundation announces the addition of the Lyme Disease Tissue Collection Program to its Lyme Disease Biobank. This is the only national entity working to accelerate research by collecting surgical and post-mortem tissue samples from individuals with persistent Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. The collaboration also involves the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) and MyLymeData Patient Registry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of B. burgdorferi-Infected Blacklegged Ticks Prevalence of B. burgdorferi-Infected Blacklegged Ticks
The emergence of B. burgdorferi sensu stricto-infected ticks in the Tennessee Valley highlights the need for Lyme disease awareness in the region.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Lyme disease predicted to rise in United States as climate warms
(Carnegie Mellon University) A new study looked at the relationship between climatic variables and the incidence of Lyme disease in 15 U.S. states. The study found that rising temperatures are expected to boost the number of cases of Lyme disease by more than 20 percent by mid-century. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Protecting yourself from Lyme disease
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Each summer, some friends and I spend a week camping in a wilderness area in northern Minnesota. When we got back this year, a member of our group was diagnosed with Lyme disease. As we get ready to go next time, what should we do to protect ourselves from Lyme disease? ANSWER: [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

UCLA receives $1 million to support medical care for vulnerable patients
A $1 million gift from the Steven& Alexandra Cohen Foundation will advance UCLA ’s mission to provide high-quality health care for people facing financial hardship and other challenges in access to quality care, as well as providing resources to treat children who are victims of sexual assault and victims of rape.“We are grateful to the Steven& Alexandra Cohen Foundation for its gift, and its continued support of our efforts, ” said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health, CEO of the UCLA Hospital System, and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. “Steven and Alexandra’s p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does a Lyme disease rash look like?
Lyme disease rashes can change throughout the stages of the illness. Untreated Lyme disease can have serious consequences, so people should be familiar with the symptoms and types of rash. Learn to identify Lyme disease rashes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Lyme disease: NICE guideline [NG95]
This guideline 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. The guideline was updated in October 2018. Treatment for Lyme carditis in haemodynamically unstable children aged 9-12 was changed to IV ceftriaxone. First alternative was changed to oral doxycycline (DX). Footnote was added on using clinical judgement to determine doses of DX in children (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥20 Years Who Tried to Lose Weight During the Past 12 Months, by Sex --- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007--2008 to 2015--2016
From 2007-2008 to 2015-2016, the age-adjusted percentage of adults who tried to lose weight during the past 12 months increased from 43.3% to 49.3%. This increase was seen among both men (35.5% to 42.2%) and women (51.2% to 56.3%). The percentage of women who tried to lose weight in the past year was higher than men for each survey year from 2007-2008 to 2015-2016. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Babesiosis (Babesia Infection) Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Nutrition Weight Management Workplace Safety Health Workplace Wellness Exerci Source Type: news

Erratum: Vol. 67, No. 40
In the report " Vaccination Coverage for Selected Vaccines and Exemption Rates Among Children in Kindergarten --- United States, 2017-18 School Year, " on page 1121, an incorrect figure was published. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Babesiosis (Babesia Infection) Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Workplace Safety Health Workplace Wellness Exercise Source Type: news

Erratum: Vol. 67, No. 33
In the report " National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13-17 Years - United States, 2017, " on page 914, in Table 2, the entry for the column " Difference " and row " ≥3 Hepatitis B doses " should have read -2.6 (-4.8 to -0.3). (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Babesiosis (Babesia Infection) Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Workplace Safety Health Workplace Wellness Exercise Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Contact Tracing Investigation after First Case of Andes Virus in the United States --- Delaware, February 2018
In January 2018, a patient admitted to a Delaware hospital tested positive for hantavirus immunoglobulin M and immunoglobulin G antibodies by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay testing. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Babesiosis (Babesia Infection) Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Workplace Safety Health Workplace Wellness Exercise Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Reference Laboratory Investigation of Patients With Clinically Diagnosed Lyme Disease and Babesiosis --- Indiana, 2016
In June 2016, a physician in northwestern Indiana reported a high prevalence of clinically diagnosed Lyme disease among his patients. To further evaluate these findings, the Indiana State Department of Health and CDC conducted a laboratory investigation using specimens from some of the patients. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Babesiosis (Babesia Infection) Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Workplace Safety Health Workplace Wellness Exercise Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keep Ticks Away
-- If you want to lower your risk of getting Lyme disease, keeping ticks away is your best bet. Lymedisease.org offers these suggestions for reducing the tick population near your home: Prune trees. Clear brush. Remove litter. Mow grass short, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Misconception: The black-legged tick, not the lone star, carries the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, according to a review of evidence
(Natural News) One fact that people know about Lyme disease is that ticks cause it. As to which tick causes the condition – which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports as the most commonly reported vector-based illness in the U.S. – is where the confusion starts. Lyme disease, of which the causative agent is the spirochetal bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New techniques can detect lyme disease weeks before current tests
(Rutgers University) Researchers have developed techniques to detect Lyme disease bacteria weeks sooner than current tests, allowing patients to start treatment earlier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Lyme Disease in Pets
-- People aren't the only ones who are vulnerable to Lyme disease. Fido or Fluffy also could contract the illness from an infected tick. The American Kennel Club says Lyme disease occurs the most often in the Northeast, the Upper Midwest and on the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

No Clear Winner Among Antibiotics for Early Lyme Skin Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis finds little difference in efficacy, adverse effects (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - October 5, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Providers often fail to consider ehrlichia when treating tick-borne infections
(University of North Carolina Health Care) When patients present to providers in North Carolina for a possible tick bite, clinicians are not testing them for Ehrlichia, a tick-borne illness that occurs more frequently than Lyme disease and as frequently as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NICE Bites; Lyme disease
This prescribing bulletin summarising key recommendations from NICE guidance on Lyme disease, covers diagnosis, laboratory investigations, treatment and management, emergency referral, and antibiotic treatment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic illnesses: UN stands up to stop 41 million avoidable deaths per year
“Heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic Lyme disease, depression” – just some of the illnesses outlined by World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, who drove home the danger by asking delegates to stand up, when they heard the name of an illness that had killed someone they loved: One by one, every single person in the room, got to their feet. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lyme disease: A study on the speed of transmission by infected ticks
(Institut Pasteur) Lyme borreliosis is a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia that are transmitted by a bite from a tick of the genus Ixodes. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur found evidence of rapid bacterial transmission following a bite, with infection occurring within 24 hours of an adult tick bite. This is a timely reminder of the importance of removing ticks as soon as possible after being bitten to prevent infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Global Warming Threatens Europe ’ s Public Health
Parched olive groves in northern Croatia, where West Nile Virus has already claimed one victim this year. West Nile Virus infections have sharply increased in Europe this year, the World Health Organisation says, largely due to a longer transmission season in the region which this year saw high temperatures and extended rainy spells followed by dry weather, helping mosquito breeding and propagation. Credit: Ed Holt/IPSBy Ed HoltVIENNA, Sep 13 2018 (IPS)Climate change and health experts are warning of the growing threat to public health in Europe from global warming as rising temperatures help potentially lethal diseases sp...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Europe Featured Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Health and Environment Source Type: news

Hot, Dry New England Summer Brings Fewer Cases Of Lyme Disease
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — New England’s hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay. The Northeastern states — which are some of the worst for Lyme in the U.S., posing a hazard to residents and vacationers alike — are still totaling the number of Lyme cases from the summer months, and there will likely be more in the fall. But preliminary indicators show the disease abating, and public health authorities are finding fewer deer ticks, state officials and researchers said. In Maine, there had been a steady annual growth of Lyme cases, including a jump of 23 percent to mor...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV LYME DISEASE Source Type: news

Hot, dry summer bringing fewer cases of Lyme disease
New England's hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 9/1/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 9/1/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, discuss vaccines for vector-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease and Zika virus. Dr. Poland also discusses the problem of vaccine hesitancy. Also on the podcast, Dr. Margaret Long, a gynecologist at Mayo Clinic, explains how [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Vaccine Being Developed
BOSTON (CBS) – More and more people are being afflicted by Lyme disease, not only here in New England but around the country. It begs the question, why don’t we have a vaccine to prevent this common tick-borne illness? A human vaccine was introduced in 1998. It was effective but expensive and there was public concern about its safety and sales were low, so it was yanked off the market four years later. Right now there is only a Lyme vaccine for dogs. Fortunately, there is a new vaccine for humans in the pipeline developed by a French company, which says it has received fast-track status from the FDA and hopes t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall LYME DISEASE Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Is Spreading Fast. Why Isn ’ t There a Vaccine?
The only vaccine was taken off the market more than 15 years ago. As reports of the disease skyrocket, researchers are working on a new one. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN ZRAICK Tags: Ticks (Insects) Vaccination and Immunization Lyme Disease American Lyme Disease Foundation Plotkin, Stanley A Source Type: news

Antibiotics Yield Similar Outcomes in Early Disseminated and Localized European Lyme Disease Antibiotics Yield Similar Outcomes in Early Disseminated and Localized European Lyme Disease
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease From Tick Bites a Threat in All 50 States
Quest Diagnostics reports that Lyme disease, a tick-borne ailment, continues to swell and is a risk to people across the United States. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vermont resident dies of rare Lyme disease complication that affected their heart
A Vermont resident has died from a rare, Lyme disease complication where bacteria gets into the heart on the heels of news that all 50 states have residents tested positive for the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease has now spread to all 50 states, report finds
New research finds cases of Lyme disease ​ have exploded in unusual areas of the country (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where Is Lyme Disease? Now In All 50 States And Washington, D.C.
A Quest Diagnostics analysis showed that the largest increases in positive Lyme Disease tests outside the Northeastern U.S. occurred in Florida (77% increase) and California (194.5% increase). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Global Health: An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S.
The Asian long-horned tick, reported in New York ’ s suburbs and as far west as Arkansas, can carry lethal diseases. But no infected specimens have yet been found here. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Ticks (Insects) Livestock Lyme Disease Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Hunterdon County (NJ) Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas New York Source Type: news

Lyme disease is now in all 50 states of America
The chronic tick-borne illness has long been rampant across the North East, which has historically accounted for 95 percent of cases. But a new report shows a 194% rise in cases in California. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating Lyme disease in 2018: advances and misconceptions
A new column by Yale pediatrician and epidemiologist Eugene Shapiro, M.D. sheds light on medical breakthroughs and common myths surrounding Lyme disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The case for greater focus on mosquitoes, ticks in epidemiology
(Entomological Society of America) The textbook approach to managing disease outbreaks focuses on three factors -- pathogen, host, and environment--but it leaves out one critical component in the case of afflictions such as Zika, malaria, and Lyme: the insect or arthropod responsible for transmission to humans. A new report in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America proposes a new version of the classic 'epidemiologic triad' that better reflects the complexities of managing vector-borne diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: Five signs you’ve been bitten - but is it vaccine preventable?
LYME disease symptoms are not always obvious. While a rash is one of the most notable signs you ’ve been bitten by an infected tick, flu-like symptoms can also develop. There are ways of preventing the disease, but is a vaccine one of them? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Striking More Americans in More States
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- There's been a sharp spike in Lyme disease cases in the United States, and the tick-borne illness has now spread to all 50 states, a new report shows. " Lyme disease is a bigger risk to more people in the United States than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tick bites: What does a tick bite look like? Terrifying signs you have lyme disease
TICK bites have been labelled the most dangerous insect bites in the UK. This is because the bite could transmit lyme disease, a serious illness. It could be possible to identify a tick bite by looking in these areas. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DEET Is the Most Effective Bug Spray. But Is It Safe?
Sure, itchy bug bites are a nuisance. But for those living in parts of the country where mosquito or tick-borne illnesses are common—and these days, that’s most of us—bug-repellent sprays and liquids are an important safeguard against Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other serious health conditions. The annual number of people sickened by mosquitos or tick bites has more than tripled since 2004, according to the CDC. The World Health Organization has concluded that climate change is a likely contributor to these increases, which are predicted to continue as warmer global temperatures expand the habitats ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Horsefly bite: Is this the most dangerous biting critter? Worst biting bug revealed
Horsefly bites can become infected and swollen if not treated properly. But, what is the worst UK insect to be bitten by? This spider-relative ’s bite could cause lyme disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manassas firm gets step closer to new test for Lyme disease
The device — designed to be less invasive, more accurate and faster than existing tests for Lyme disease — could make it to market as early as the end of next year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Manassas firm gets step closer to new test for Lyme disease
The device — designed to be less invasive, more accurate and faster than existing tests for Lyme disease — could make it to market as early as the end of next year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Manassas firm gets step closer to new urine test for Lyme disease
The device — designed to be less invasive, more accurate and faster than existing tests for Lyme disease — could make it to market as early as the end of next year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have been identified in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lyme disease: What it is, how to avoid it, and how to prepare for it
(Natural News) Approximately 30,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year in the U.S. Lyme disease is a vector borne disease spread by the black-legged (deer) ticks of the genus Ixodes. Deer ticks do not cause the infection; they are the vector. Vectors transmit an infectious pathogen into another living organism. The infection is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Widow whose husband died of ALS and Lyme disease pens account
Jo Ann Simon from Bethel, Connecticut, details the battle her husband Tom faced with Lyme-disease and ALS, discussing how the boisterous chef rapidly declined from his diagnosis to his death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insect bite: Could this be the most dangerous? Worst biting bug this summer revealed
Insect bites can become infected and swollen if not treated properly. But, what is the worst UK insect to be bitten by? This spider-relative ’s bite could cause lyme disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news