$2.4M Grant Funds UAMS Study on Tick-Borne Fever Bacterium
Jon Blevins, a professor in the College of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is leading the four-year study. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 14, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

' Prescribed' Fires' Hidden Bonus: Fewer Ticks
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2022 -- A tool used to restore forest ecosystems could also be key to the battle against tick-borne disease, researchers say. Forest managers and land owners use prescribed fire to combat invasive species, improve wildlife... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An Untreated Tick Bite Made Her the 'Bionic Woman'
Meghan Bradshaw has had 16 joint reconstructions and eight joint replacements, all before age 30. This is due to a late diagnosis of Lyme disease, which is a tick-borne illness that can be treated and cured if detected early. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deer Are Spreading Lyme Ticks in Suburban Backyards
TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 -- They look so cute, grazing quietly in your backyard. But the overpopulation of white-tailed deer across the Northeastern United States could help spread Lyme disease and another tick-borne illness, anaplasmosis, especially... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could a new vaccine tackle rising rates of Lyme disease? | podcast
According to a recent study, more than 14% of the world ’s population probably has, or has had, tick-borne Lyme disease – an infection that can cause long and debilitating symptoms. That number is set to rise too, as climate and environment changes continue to increase tick populations and distribution.To help prevent some of these cases, pharmaceutical company Pfizer and biotech company Valneva will soon be testing a new vaccine against Lyme disease with 6,000 volunteers across Europe and in the US.Madeleine Finlay speaks to Dr Eoin Healy about what Lyme disease is and how the vaccine works, and hears from a special g...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay, sound design by Tony Onuchukwu, and the executive producer was Max Sanderson Tags: Science Insects Environment Climate crisis Health Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

A Hotter World Means More Disease Outbreaks in Our Future
As global temperatures have risen in recent decades, so have the number of outbreaks of infectious diseases. SARS, MERS, Zika, West Nile, COVID-19, and now clusters of monkeypox and polio have all recently threatened public health. That’s no coincidence. In a study published in August in Nature Climate Change, researchers tried to understand the relationship between major environmental changes related to higher greenhouse gas emissions—including global warming, rising sea levels, storms, floods, drought, and heat waves—and the outbreaks of 375 human infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and oth...
Source: TIME: Health - August 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized climate change COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Pfizer Begins Trial for Lyme Disease Vaccine Pfizer Begins Trial for Lyme Disease Vaccine
If the trial succeeds, the vaccine could be the first human vaccine for the tick-borne illness in the US in two decades.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape PublicHealth Headlines)
Source: Medscape PublicHealth Headlines - August 9, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Major test of 1st potential Lyme disease vaccine in 20 years begins in U.S., Europe
Pfizer and French biotech company Valneva are seeking volunteers to test their new vaccine against Lyme disease, which could protect both adults and kids as young as five from the tick-borne illness. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Pfizer tests vaccine to fend off spread of tick-borne Lyme disease
US drugmaker and French partner begin late-stage trial with 14% of global population showing evidence of infection (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 8, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Insurance Data Shows Big Rise in Lyme Disease in US Insurance Data Shows Big Rise in Lyme Disease in US
The trends show that tick-borne illnesses are becoming a more common concern nationally, not just in the areas where Lyme disease has been found historically.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Tick-borne illnesses have increased 350% in rural America since 2007
Analysis by FAIR Health - which has one of America's largest claims databases - showed a 357 percent surge in claims linked to the tick-borne illness from 2007 to 2021 in rural areas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if you are exposed to Lyme disease
Scientists are studying why tick-borne infections, including Lyme disease, are on the rise and why ticks are expanding into new geographic areas. Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne infection, is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii. It's transmitted by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick, previously known as a deer tick. The Northeast and Upper Midwest are hot spots for Lyme disease, though there are other parts of the U.S. and the world… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 5, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

5 Things to Know About Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis 5 Things to Know About Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis
Ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis are emerging but underrecognized tickborne diseases in the United StatesCDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A:  Tick-borne illnesses
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A close friend was diagnosed recently with Lyme disease due to a tick bite. However, I recently read about some new type of tick-borne illness. My family loves to hike and be outdoors, but I'm nervous now about continuing our activities. How can I reduce our risk of illness from insect bites and protect my family? ANSWER: Enjoying the outdoors is a wonderful way to spend quality family time together, but there are certainly… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 15, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Nearly 10% of people in North America have had the deadly tick-borne illness Lyme disease
Scientists in southern China estimated as many as 32million Americans may have had the disease at some point in their lives. Globally, up to 14 percent of people are thought to have been infected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news