TicoVac (Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine Suspension for Intramuscular Injection) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 25, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Pfizer's Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccine FDA Approves Pfizer's Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccine
TicoVac is the only vaccine for tick-borne encephalitis to be approved in the United States.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves TicoVac (tick-borne encephalitis vaccine) to Prevent Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE) August 13, 2021 -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved TicoVac (tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) vaccine) for active immunization to prevent TBE in individuals 1... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Comparison of Lyme Disease in the United States and Europe Comparison of Lyme Disease in the United States and Europe
The clinical manifestations of this tickborne disease can differ according to the species causing the infection.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Lyme borreliosis and associations with mental disorders and suicidal behavior: a nationwide Danish cohort study - Fallon BA, Madsen T, Erlangsen A, Benros ME.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

CDC: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is hosting a virtual meeting on September 29-30, 2021. The agenda will include discussions on cholera vaccine, hepatitis vaccines, herpes zoster vaccines, orthopoxvirus vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine, and tickborne encephalitis vaccine. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting. Registration is not required and the meeting is open to the public, available online via a live webcast. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 26, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

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

Even ID Specialists Can Get Tick-borne Diseases Even ID Specialists Can Get Tick-borne Diseases
Tiny arachnids are rearing their heads once again. This infectious disease doctor finds out the hard way how dangerous ticks can be.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Blog 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

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

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

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

Ticking upward: MU researcher studies rise of tick-borne diseases in Midwest
(University of Missouri-Columbia) When Ram Raghavan heard from a former colleague at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that a 7-year-old girl had died from Rocky Mountain spotted fever as the result of a tick bite, he thought of his own daughter, also 7 years old at the time, and the potentially fatal danger posed to vulnerable populations by tick-borne diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Using nanobodies to block a tick-borne bacterial infection
(Ohio State University) Tiny molecules called nanobodies, which can be designed to mimic antibody structures and functions, may be the key to blocking a tick-borne bacterial infection that remains out of reach of almost all antibiotics, new research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Tick Talk for Families and Pediatricians The Tick Talk for Families and Pediatricians
For many families, it is time to make decisions regarding summer activities. Outdoor activities have been encouraged throughout the pandemic, which makes it a good time to review tick-borne diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Brain disease transmitted by tick bites may be treatable
(Rockefeller University) The virus that causes tick-borne encephalitis appears to trick the immune system, misdirecting it into producing inferior antibodies. But new research shows some people produce more potent antibodies, providing hope for treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 9, 2021 Category: Biology 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

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

TBE patients' lasting problems
(University of Gothenburg) Impaired memory, reduced motivation, and declining motor skills. These are some of the problems that may persist several years after people contract tick-borne encephalitis, a University of Gothenburg thesis shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 1,478 Cattle Die of Tick-Borne Diseases
[The Herald] The country has lost 1 478 cattle to tick-borne diseases, chief among them Theileriosis in January, recording the lowest figure in three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2021 Category: African Health 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

YSPH scientist oversees new guidelines for emerging tick-borne disease
Yale ’s Dr. Peter Krause is among 14 medical and health professionals who have outlined diagnostic and treatment criteria for the emerging disease babesiosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Experimental Vaccine for Deadly Tickborne Virus Effective in Cynomolgus Macaques
Monkeys protected against CCHFV, which infects thousands of people annually. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 30, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Experimental vaccine for deadly tickborne virus effective in cynomolgus macaques
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) An experimental vaccine developed in Europe to prevent infection by Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) has protected cynomolgus macaques in a new collaborative study from National Institutes of Health scientists. The study, published in Nature Microbiology, comes about three years after the same research group developed the macaque model for CCHFV. No specific treatments or vaccines for CCHFV exist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers peer inside deadly pathogen's burglary kit
(Duke University) The bacterium that causes the tick-borne disease tularemia is a lean, mean infecting machine. It carries a relatively small genome, and a unique set of infectious tools, including a collection of chromosomal genes called 'the pathogenicity island.' Structural insights from Cryo-EM microscopy, appearing Nov. 19 in Molecular Cell, point to a way in which the bacterium's unique infectious machinery might be blocked. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

High Temps May Up Risk of Deadly Tick-Borne Fever
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High Temps May Up Risk of Deadly Tick-Borne Fever High Temps May Up Risk of Deadly Tick-Borne Fever
Climate change, already linked to more frequent wildfires, longer droughts, and more tropical storms, may also increase the risk of getting the deadly tick-borne disease Rocky Mountain spotted fever.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Warming Planet Ups Risk of Deadly Tick-Borne Fever
When temperatures rise, the brown dog tick, which carries the bacteria causing the disease, is more than twice as likely to shift its feeding preference from dogs to humans, say researchers from the University of California, Davis (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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

A new twist on public health tick surveillance
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) A University of Massachusetts Amherst infectious disease epidemiologist has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new surveillance method to better identify specific locations with the highest risk for tick-borne disease transmission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fashion model, 27, claims CBD has helped her ditch medication for crippling Lyme disease
EXCLUSIVE: Kelly Brooks, 27, of Hampshire, suffers from chronic Lyme disease - a tick-borne condition that has severe symptoms including agonising joint pain, fatigue and headaches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State ’ s First Human EEE Case Of 2020 Reported In Middleboro
MIDDLEBORO (CBS) — Massachusetts has its first human case of eastern equine encephalitis of 2020, the state’s Department of Public Health reported Monday. The EEE patient is a male under the age of 18 and was exposed in Middleboro. In Plymouth County, the EEE risk level is “critical” for Middleboro and Carver, and high for Plympton, Kingston and Rochester. Both Carver and Middleboro have banned outdoor activities on town properties from dusk until dawn. EEE has been found in 29 mosquito samples this year, the state says. The EEE risk map for Massachusetts. Green indicates a remote risk, Blue is low,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local EEE Middleboro News Source Type: news

First England case diagnosed of tick-borne babesiosis
Be 'tick alert' say health officials, following the diagnosis for the first time of a rare illness. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EEE Risk Level Raised To High In Carver And Middleboro
CARVER (CBS) — State officials have raised the risk level for Eastern Equine Encephalitis to high in Carver and Middleboro after more mosquitoes tested positive for the virus. Carver is now banning outside activities at parks, playgrounds and beaches from dusk to dawn beginning Saturday. “The mosquito surveillance results indicate that the virus activity has increased in one area in southeastern Massachusetts,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “We want people to be aware that the EEE virus is present in mosquitoes in the area and are encouraging residents to take steps to avoi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Carver News Eastern Equine Encephalitis EEE Middleboro News Source Type: news

‘ High ’ EEE Threat: Carver Bans Outdoor Activities From Dusk To Dawn
CARVER (CBS) — Health officials have raised the risk level for Eastern Equine E to high in Carver and Middleboro after more mosquitos tested positive for the virus. “The mosquito surveillance results indicate that the virus activity has increased in one area in southeastern Massachusetts,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “We want people to be aware that the EEE virus is present in mosquitoes in the area and are encouraging residents to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.” Carver is now banning outside activities at parks, playgrounds and beaches from dusk to dawn beginn...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Carver News Eastern Equine Encephalitis EEE Source Type: news

New State Law Sets Up Group to Study Lyme Disease Testing New State Law Sets Up Group to Study Lyme Disease Testing
New Hampshire has signed into law a bill that establishes a commission to study the limitations of current testing for Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses and available treatment.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lyme disease continues to spread. Can a seasonal shot help slow the spread of the tick-borne illness?
With no vaccine against Lyme right now, the author and his colleagues are working to create seasonal protection. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Klempner Source Type: news

WNBA ’s Elena Delle Donne Is ‘Hurt’ League Denied Her a Medical Waiver Despite Taking 64 Pills a Day
(NEW YORK) — WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne was shocked and hurt when her request to be medically excused for the season was denied by an independent medical panel. Having battled Lyme disease for more than a decade and now taking 64 pills a day, she thought she was definitely going to be considered high-risk to get severe illness if she contracted the coronavirus. The panel of independent doctors the league and union agreed upon to make that decision thought otherwise, ruling Monday that she was not “high risk, and should be permitted to play in the bubble.” The disease is not included on the Centers for Di...
Source: TIME: Health - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Doug Feinberg / AP Tags: Uncategorized Basketball COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

She Tested Negative for Lyme Disease. So What Was Wrong?
Her lethargy and joint pain suggested a tick-borne illness. Adding to the mystery, was a recent trip abroad a clue or a red herring? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Tests (Medical) Ticks (Insects) Chikungunya Virus Lyme Disease Fatigue Diarrhea Source Type: news

Why Tick Season Could Be Worse In The Summer Of COVID-19
(CNN) — After more than three months of shutdowns, mandatory quarantines, self-imposed exile from society and working from home, nature-lovers looking for a well-earned breath of fresh air could face a possible collision course between coronavirus and tick-borne illnesses this summer. A “perfect storm,” warns Eva Sapi, a University of New Haven biology professor and group director for the Lyme Disease Research Group. Noting the mild winter on the East Coast, Sapi says, “We do have a bad year for the ticks.” Hikers, campers and anyone else eager for an escape could “just explode into...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN LYME DISEASE tick season ticks Source Type: news

Anaplasmosis bacterium tinkers with tick's gene expression to spread to new hosts
(PLOS) For the first time, scientists have shown that the bacterium that causes the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis interferes with tick gene expression for its survival inside cells and to spread to a new vertebrate host. Girish Neelakanta of Old Dominion University and colleagues report these findings in a study published July 2nd in PLOS Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dangerous tick-borne bacterium extremely rare in New Jersey
(Rutgers University) There's some good news in New Jersey about a potentially deadly tick-borne bacterium. Rutgers researchers examined more than 3,000 ticks in the Garden State and found only one carrying Rickettsia rickettsii, the bacterium that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever. But cases of tick-borne spotted fevers have increased east of the Mississippi River, and more research is needed to understand why, according to a study in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Despite Threat of Lyme Disease, Tick Control Lags Across U.S.
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 -- Tick monitoring and control is lacking in much of the United States despite a steady increase in tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease, a new study finds. In the United States, tick-borne illnesses more than doubled... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tick-borne encephalitis spread across Eurasia with settlers and their pets and prey
(Sechenov University) Researchers from Sechenov University together with colleagues from several Russian institutes analysed data on the RNA structure of tick-borne encephalitis virus. Much larger than in previous studies, the data volume of the new study allowed them to estimate the age of the virus subtypes and track its spread in Eurasia. The results of the study were published in the journal Viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Stemming the Rising Tide of Ticks and Tickborne Diseases Stemming the Rising Tide of Ticks and Tickborne Diseases
What strategies may help suppress ticks and reduce the risk for infection with tickborne diseases?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

NIH Slated for 7 percent Budget Cut
The President has proposed a $38.7 billion budget for the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year (FY) 2021. This translates to a $3 billion or 7 percent cut in the agency’s funding compared to FY 2020. The NIH budget request includes a $50 million initiative to use artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a better understanding of the causes of chronic diseases and to identify early treatments. This plan is in line with the Administration’s “Industries of the Future” effort, which supports using and developing AI across sectors. The budget would provide $50 million for the Childhood Cancer ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Found In More Than A Third Of Maine Deer Ticks
ORONO, Maine (AP) — More than a third of the deer ticks submitted to a Maine lab last year tested positive for Lyme disease, a surveillance report from the lab said. The report is from the University of Maine Tick Lab. The lab found that a smaller percentage of ticks tested positive for anaplasmosis and babesiosis, which are other tick-borne diseases. The tick lab’s manager, Griffin Dill, said the information will help authorities learn how fast the ticks are spreading in the state. The study is the first of its kind in Maine, the Bangor Daily news reported. The report found that just shy of 39% of deer ticks t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Deer Ticks LYME DISEASE Maine news Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news