Detection of Tickborne Relapsing Fever Spirochete Detection of Tickborne Relapsing Fever Spirochete
The emergence of tickborne relapsing fever caused by B. turicatae was identified by evaluating collected ticks in the area.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

An Exotic Tick Is Turning Up In Some Parts of the U.S. Here ’s What to Know
A tick that can cause “massive infestations” is spreading across parts of the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns. The Asian longhorned tick is not typically seen in the Western Hemisphere. Nonetheless, the pest has been found on people and animals in multiple U.S. states over the past year, the CDC says. The emergence of this new type of tick to the U.S. comes as ticks are becoming more widespread; diseases spread by tick, mosquito and flea bites tripled from 2004 to 2016, the agency reported in May. “The full public health and agricultural impact of this tick discovery and s...
Source: TIME: Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Yale scientists develop new system to study emerging tickborne disease
Yale-led researchers have developed a novel system for studying the potentially fatal tickborne parasite Babesia duncani using human red blood cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hungry ticks work harder to find you
(University of Cincinnati) Biologists at the University of Cincinnati say the hungrier ticks are, the harder they try to find you or other hosts. The findings could have implications for the spread of tick-borne disease such as Lyme or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Reported tick diseases hit all-time high
In 2017, U.S. state and local health departments reported more tick-borne diseases than at any time in history. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017
The 2017 increase mirrors a rise in tick-borne diseases reported in the United States. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of cases doubled, and researchers discovered seven new tick-borne disease-causing germs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tickborne Diseases Hit Record Levels In U.S.
(CBS News) – New government research shows that tickborne diseases like Lyme disease continue to rise. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that in 2017, state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of illnesses spread by ticks. Cases of Lyme disease, Powassan virus; spotted fever rickettsiosis, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and tularemia all increased last year. The CDC said there were 59,349 confirmed cases of tickborne diseases in 2017, up from 48,610 in 2016. In past years, h...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CBS News LYME DISEASE ticks Source Type: news

Diseases spread by ticks hit record level in U.S.
A new report from the CDC shows that tickborne diseases like Lyme and Rocky Mountain spotted fever continue to rise (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Had Record Number of Tick-borne Diseases in 2017 US Had Record Number of Tick-borne Diseases in 2017
More than 59,000 cases of tickborne diseases were reported in 2017, with many more likely going unreported, federal health officials say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Officials Report a Record Number of Tick Diseases
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year. The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Wednesday. Lyme disease accounted for nearly three-quarters of the illnesses. That's about 43,000 cases. Traditionally about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported to the government each year, but experts believed there was underreporting and thought the actual number was more like 300,000. Experts say better reporting may be a reason for recent increase...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Officials Report a Record Number of Tick Diseases
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year. The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Wednesday. Lyme disease accounted for nearly three-quarters of the illnesses. That's about 43,000 cases. Traditionally about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported to the government each year, but experts believed there was underreporting and thought the actual number was more like 300,000. Experts say better reporting may be a reason for recent increase...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

CDC: Record Number of Tickborne Disease Cases in U.S. Last Year
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 -- The number of Americans with tickborne diseases reached a record high of nearly 60,000 in 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Most of those cases (42,743) were Lyme disease. There were 36,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US officials report a record number of tick diseases
Health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases _ more than 59,000 _ were reported last year. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Testing for Tick-Borne Infections in a Northeastern Center Testing for Tick-Borne Infections in a Northeastern Center
This report on trends in tick-born infection testing in a large New England hospital confirms national data suggesting increasing rates of TBIs as well as greater public awareness of these infections.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

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

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

Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Tickborne Illness
-- A dangerous tickborne illness may be difficult for doctors to diagnose, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. So what can you do to protect yourself? Ticks are more active during the warmer months of April through September, so... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine 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

Gaps in Prevention, Management of Tickborne Diseases Identified
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- Though the incidence of tickborne infections in the United States has risen significantly within the past decade, prevention and management are hampered by inadequate diagnostics as well as a lack of treatment options and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US poised for outbreak of deadly tick fever spreading from Mexico
A report published on Wednesday found that a deadly tick-borne illness, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, is spreading from Mexico to the US thanks to a new tick that spreads a more virulent strain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (and other tickborne diseases) Toolkit for Healthcare Providers with Continuing Education
Toolkit includes video, pocket physician card, clinical timeline, and manual on Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

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

Better Prevention and Treatment of Tick-borne Diseases Needed Better Prevention and Treatment of Tick-borne Diseases Needed
A surge in tickborne infections and a rare anaphylaxis highlight the need for next-generation diagnostics, more comprehensive treatment options, and the development of effective vaccines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Better Prevention of Tick-borne Diseases Needed
Better Prevention and Treatment of Tick-borne Diseases Needed (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine 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

NIH: Tickborne diseases are a growing problem
National Institutes of Health officials, alarmed by increasing tickborne infections in United States, are urging improved diagnostics and vaccines development. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tickborne diseases are likely to increase, say NIH officials
Bacteria cause most tickborne diseases in the United States. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 25, 2018 Category: American Health 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

Tickborne diseases are likely to increase, say NIAID officials
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The incidence of tickborne infections in the United States has risen significantly within the past decade. It is imperative, therefore, that public health officials and scientists build a robust understanding of pathogenesis, design improved diagnostics, and develop preventive vaccines, according to a new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine from leading scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ticks and Illness; Stool Tests and Mortality: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include tick-borne illness, late life blood pressure and stroke, a simple ED intervention to reduce suicidality, and fecal occult blood and mortality. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care 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-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

What you should know about Rocky Mountain spotted fever
A Wisconsin woman has died of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in what?Wisconsin health officials?have confirmed is the first documented death from the infection in the state. "Rocky Mountain spotted fever is an uncommon but very serious tick-borne illness that can lead to death if untreated," says Dr. Bobbi Pritt,?a parasitic?diseases expert at Mayo Clinic. It [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries 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

DHS Confirms Death of a La Crosse County Resident from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the La Crosse County Health Department today announced the first documented death fromRocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) in the state. RMSF is rarely reported in Wisconsin and most commonly occurs in the central and southeastern regions of the United States. Most tickborne diseases transmitted in Wisconsin are spread by the blacklegged (or deer) tick; RMSF, however, is spread by the bite of the American dog (or...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 10, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Intensifies Control of Tick-Borne Diseases
[The Herald] The Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has heightened disease control measures to curb the spread of tick-borne diseases amid reports that the country has already lost over 3 400 cattle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health 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

Spleen microbes of wild animals change with tick-borne illness
(PLOS) Anaplasmosis, a tick-borne febrile disease, can be carried by wild mammals before being transmitted to humans through a tick bite. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have found that Anaplasma bacteria alter the patterns of other microbes in the spleens of mice and shrews. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Veronica Leigh Milliner talked about the importance of public libraries in providing quality health information in her article about the the Public Libraries Symposium at MLA. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room developed as part of the nurse residency program for newly hi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 29, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings 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

Tick-borne Disease Working Group Meeting
June 21, 2018 9:30am-6:30pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

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