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

Maine Had Record Number Of Lyme Disease Cases In 2019
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine reported a record number of Lyme disease cases last year, and the number could rise as data continues to trickle in, officials said Thursday. There were at least 2,079 cases in 2019, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported. It’s too early to say why the numbers grew last year. But the numbers underscore the importance of taking precautions to avoid tick bites, said Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine CDC. Winter is a time of low ticket activity. But ticks can be active when the temperature climbs above 40, as it did last weekend in Maine. The state also experie...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston LYME DISEASE Maine news ticks Source Type: news

Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus, United Kingdom Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus, United Kingdom
What have we learned about the spread of tick-borne encephalitis virus in the United Kingdom, and what are the public health implications?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

‘I’ve Been Battling and Overcoming.’ Justin Bieber Confirms Lyme Disease Diagnosis
(NEW YORK) — Justin Bieber says that he has been battling Lyme disease. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the pop star wrote that “it’s been a rough couple years but (I’m) getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever.” Lyme disease is transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks. Lyme can cause flu-like conditions, neurological problems, joint paint and other symptoms. “While a lot of people kept saying justin Bieber looks like (expletive), on meth etc. they failed to realize I’ve been recently diag...
Source: TIME: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized celebrity health Lyme disease onetime Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Cases On The Rise In US, Report Says
NEW YORK (CBS) – The United States has seen a big rise in the number of Lyme disease cases. A new study finds that the number of Americans diagnosed with the illness more than doubled over the past decade. Researchers at FAIR looked at private health insurance claims from 2007 to 2018. They found the biggest increase was in urban areas where claims for Lyme disease increased by more than 120%. Read The Report (PDF) “Lyme disease is the nation’s predominant tick-borne disease, and it is growing,” FAIR said in its report. Massachusetts was among the Top 10 states with the highest percentages of insura...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local LYME DISEASE ticks Source Type: news

Lyme disease claim lines increased 117% from 2007 to 2018
(FAIR Health) From 2007 to 2018, claim lines with diagnoses of Lyme disease increased nationally 117%. The new FAIR Health Study Uncovers Geographic, Age and Gender Variation, among Other Notable Statistics. Comparing Lyme disease to other tick-borne diseases, the study draws on data from FAIR Health's comprehensive repository of over 29 billion private healthcare claim records -- the largest in the country. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lone Star Ticks Expanding Range Into Northeast, Report Says
(CNN/CBS) — The climate crisis is making us more vulnerable to ticks in an unprecedented and growing threat to public health, according to a new report. Bacterial and protozoan tick-borne diseases doubled in the United States between 2004 and 2016, the report notes, and in 2017, more than 90% of the 60,000 vector-borne diseases in the United States were linked to these particular bloodsucking bugs. The warmer temperatures brought by the climate crisis, in addition to ecological changes and reforestation, have extended the bugs’ range into regions that had not seen certain types of ticks for many decades, if eve...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Lone Star Tick ticks Source Type: news

New test for Lyme disease could spot the tick-borne infection in just 15 minutes 
Scientists at Columbia University, New York, are developing test that uses microchips to detect antibodies against Lyme disease. The condition, spread by ticks, can be fatal to humans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Infections: A Neurologist's View Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Infections: A Neurologist's View
Fundamental misunderstandings exist among both patients and practitioners about the nature of tick-borne infections. This review aims to address these issues from the neurologist's perspective.Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Rare Form Of Tick-Borne Illness Led To Senator ’s Death
Former U. S. Senator Kay Hagan passed away due to a rare tick-borne illness. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

Potentially fatal tick-borne infection found for first time in UK
A potentially fatal infection spread by ticks has been detected for the first time in the UK, according to health authorities. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tick-borne encephalitis found in UK for first time
Infected ticks are discovered in Norfolk and on Hampshire-Dorset borderA disease that can harm the brain, and which is spread to humans through tick bites, has been identified in the UK for the first time.Public Health England (PHE) confirmed the presence of the tick-borne encephalitis virus in Thetford Forest, Norfolk, and on the Hampshire-Dorset border.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Health Infectious diseases Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Brain illness spread by ticks has reached UK
Public Health England says it has found tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks in the UK for the first time. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Common is Lyme Disease Globally and in Urban Settings?
Discussion Lyme disease (LD) is caused by several genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi senu lato that are transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes ricinus complex. In the U.S. and Europe it is the most common vector-borne disease. It is named for Lyme, Connecticut in the 1970s when it was “discovered,” but there are reports of LD-type disease in Europe since 1883. There are 18 distinct genospecies with B. afzelii, B. garinii and B. burgdorferi sensu stricto being the 3 most common ones causing human infection. There are many species of Ixodes ticks but only 4 commonly bite humans. Ixodes ricinus mainly in Europe, I, p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

NIH sets five-year plan for tickborne disease research
With an increase of nearly 10,000 cases of tickborne disease from 2016 to 2017 -- mostly lyme disease -- the National Institutes of Health announced a five-year plan to expand research and reduce infections. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH strategic research plan addresses growing tickborne diseases threat
The incidence of reported cases of tickborne diseases in the United States has significantly increased in recent years. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 10, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study Demonstrates Value of ChromaCode HDPCR(TM) Testing for Tick-Borne Pathogens
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 18, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ChromaCode, Inc., a next-generation molecular diagnostics company using data science to significantly enhance multiplexing capabilities of life science instrumentation, today an... Diagnostics ChromaCode, HDPCR, tick-borne pathogens (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This New Approach May Reduce The Spread Of Lyme Disease
Finding an effective way to prevent the spread of tick-borne illness such as Lyme disease has been quite challenging over the past several decades. Researchers have now developed a new approach that goes right to the place where a tick transmits disease: its salivary glands. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Updated CDC Recommendation for Serologic Diagnosis of Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a tickborne zoonosis for which serologic testing is the principal means of laboratory diagnosis. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 15, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Mosquito-Borne West Nile Virus Soared in 2018, According to CDC Data
Severe cases of West Nile virus were 25% more common than usual in 2018, and transmission patterns appeared to shift to new regions, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). West Nile is a mosquito-borne virus that is usually asymptomatic, but causes side effects including fever, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea and joint pain in about 20% of people who are infected. In serious cases, it can lead to complications including brain inflammation and meningitis. It is by far the most common mosquito- or tick-borne virus in the U.S.—especially in 2018, according to the CDC’s ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Lyme disease: If left untreated, you could experience these ‘serious’ symptoms
LYME DISEASE is a tick-borne infectious disease. Initial symptoms are usually mild, but if left untreated, more serious symptoms may reveal themselves. Have you spotted these serious signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York resident dies of a rare tickborne disease that can cause fatal brain infection 
New York health officials reported the state's first death from the tickborne Powassan virus, which can become a life-threatening disease when it attacks the brain and causes severe swelling, killing one in 10. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK tick-borne Lyme disease cases higher than previous estimates
Cases of a nasty infection passed on through tick bites may be much higher in the UK than previously thought, according to new research. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

UK Lyme disease cases may be three times higher than estimated
Researchers say tick-borne disease ‘is everywhere’ with 8,000 diagnoses likely in 2019Cases of Lyme disease in the UK may be three times higher than previous estimates, according to new research.After analysing the anonymous medical records of 8.4 million people from across the UK, scientists forecast that the total number of Lyme disease diagnoses in the UK could top 8,000 in 2019, compared withpreviousestimates of between 2,000 and 3,000 annual diagnoses.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Anna Ploszajski Tags: Medical research Health UK news Science Society The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) Source Type: news

Lyme disease may be three times more common in UK than previously thought
New cases of tick-borne Lyme disease might top 8000 in 2019, researchers estimate Related items fromOnMedica Well over half of people have never had an STI test HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? Promise to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 Decision to give boys HPV jab will save thousands of lives (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Maine Reports Its First Case Of Rare Tick-Borne Powassan Virus Since 2017
(CNN) — Health officials in Maine are warning about the potential for more cases of Powassan virus disease after one person was confirmed to be sick with the rare tick-borne illness, the first reported case in the state since 2017. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that a person in the southern part of the state had Powassan encephalitis, a severe disease that causes inflammation in the brain. The agency said the patient showed symptoms in late June and was hospitalized. The Maine CDC issued an advisory to physicians that more cases could be possible and suggested that doctors conside...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Maine news powassan virus ticks Source Type: news

Maine Confirmed Its First Case of a Rare Tick-Borne Virus in Years. Here ’s What to Know About Powassan
Health officials have confirmed that an individual in Maine is sick with Powassan virus disease, marking the first time since 2017 that a person in the state has come down with the rare and serious tick-borne illness. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that a southern Maine resident was hospitalized for Powassan encephalitis—brain inflammation associated with the virus—after showing symptoms in late June. The announcement did not specify the individual’s current condition, but health officils doctors to stay vigilant about the potential spread of Powassan throughout th...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Maine onetime Source Type: news

Lyme disease: is a solution on the way?
The tick-borne illness, which is on the rise, can have chronic side-effects. So why hasn ’t more effort been put into a cure?As a former martial arts world champion, who trained daily and enjoyed camping and hiking at weekends, Stephen Bullough had always prided himself on leading a healthy life.Like most people, he thought very little when he was bitten by a tick on a camping holiday close to home in Wigan in 2014, never suspecting that this tiny bite would unleash an infection in his body that would one day leave him permanently incapacitated.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Medical research Health Science Source Type: news

What ’s really behind the spread of Lyme disease? Clue: it’s not the Pentagon | Peter Beaumont
After my tick bite I realised that the climate crisis was a more likely culprit than any conspiracy theory about weaponisationThe first indication I ’d picked up a tick-borne disease three years ago was the excruciating arthritic pain in my feet as I hobbled to a dinner party at a neighbour’s house in Jerusalem.Later that night I experienced flu-like symptoms, including a raging fever that, even with antibiotics, would last for more than a week.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Peter Beaumont Tags: Insects Weapons technology Wildlife Animals Science World news Environment US news Source Type: news

Researchers deploy a novel mobile lab for rapid, real-time pathogen testing in the field
(University of Minnesota) University of Minnesota researchers have refined testing methods for tick-borne diseases in the field by using a new, deployable mobile laboratory and performing genetic sequencing of key pathogens to better understand how they move, evolve and function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Frequent Prescribed Fires Can Reduce Risk of Tick-borne Diseases - Gleim ER, Zemtsova GE, Berghaus RD, Levin ML, Conner M, Yabsley MJ.
Recently, a two-year study found that long-term prescribed fire significantly reduced tick abundance at sites with varying burn regimes (burned surrounded by burned areas [BB], burned surrounded by unburned areas [BUB], and unburned surrounded by burned ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

How an emerging tick-borne pathogen evades detection
Researchers have discovered how Babesia microti, one of the parasites that transmit the disease babesiosis, communicates with its host to export its antigens. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Deadly tick-borne virus cured with experimental flu drug, in mice
(Washington University School of Medicine) An investigational flu drug cures mice infected with the rare but deadly Bourbon virus, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings potentially could lead to a treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

2 cases of tick-borne Powassan virus confirmed in northern New Jersey
As people head outdoors during the summer, their risk of becoming infected with tick-borne diseases rises. Two cases of a rare tick-borne disease were confirmed Saturday by the Sussex County Division of Health in northern New Jersey. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tick-borne diseases are on the rise. Here's what you need to know.
The tick that carries Lyme can also transmit the rare but serious powassan virus believed to have killed one man and sickened another in New Jersey (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dangerous ticks are on the rise. Here's what you need to know.
There are new concerns about previously-rare types of tick-borne diseases being seen more frequently in the United States. The blacklegged tick not only spreads Lyme disease, it can also transmit a serious virus that may have killed one man and made another sick in New Jersey. In Kentucky, a two-year-old boy is reportedly recovering from another tick-borne disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss how to protect yourself from ticks, how to remove them and the consequences of some tick-borne diseases. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-Of-A-Kind Lyme Disease Program At Spaulding In High Demand
BOSTON (CBS) — Looking back at baby pictures reminds Brandi Dean of a terrifying scare during her second pregnancy. It turns out the Wellesley mom had Lyme disease. “All of a sudden, the right side of my body was completely numb. My heart was racing. I was disoriented and I said, ‘I think you need to take me to the hospital,’” she remembered. After the standard antibiotic treatment, Dean still didn’t feel right. “I’d gone to 12 different specialists and they all had diagnosed me with anxiety.” She had what the Centers for Disease Control calls Post-Treatment Lyme Syndro...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall LYME DISEASE spaulding hospital Source Type: news

Toddler with Rocky Mountain spotted fever fell into a week long coma
Jackson Oblisk was bitten by a tick just before his second birthday. The Kentucky toddler spiked a 105 degree fever and slipped into a coma because he contracted a rare tick-borne disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wild boars, hunting dogs and hunters carry tick-borne bacteria
(PLOS) Rickettsia bacteria cause a number of human and animal infections, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have for the first time surveyed the prevalence of Rickettsia antibodies and Rickettsia-carrying ticks in wild boars, hunting dogs and hunters in Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More Ticked Off - The Growing Threat of Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases
With climate change, we are seeing more tick-borne diseases. Where is the funding to address this urgent crisis? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Rocky mountain spotted fever risks examined
(University of California - Davis) In Mexicali, Mexico, an uncontrolled epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, one of the deadliest tickborne diseases in the Americas, has affected more than 1,000 people since 2008. A binational team of researchers led by the University of California, Davis, has conducted the first comprehensive study to examine risk factors for the disease in Mexicali. Researchers examined dogs, ticks, and surveyed households in 200 neighborhoods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis Shows Sharp Uptick in the US Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis Shows Sharp Uptick in the US
In recent years there have been"unprecedented increases" in reports of nationally notifiable tickborne diseases, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Co-infections in Persons With Early Lyme Disease Co-infections in Persons With Early Lyme Disease
Might some patients with early Lyme disease show evidence of co-infection with other tickborne pathogens?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

European experts sound alarm as mosquito- and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology& Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16) shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as Chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Case of tick-borne relapsing fever in Mexico
(PLOS) Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a recurring fever caused by exposure to infected Borrelia bacteria. Several cases have been reported in Mexico, but the disease gets little attention. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases describe the details of an additional case of TBRF in Sonora, Mexico in 2012. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coconut oil better than DEET at repelling insects, compelling new research shows
(Natural News) DEET is currently considered the gold standard when it comes to insect repellents, known for being long-lasting and highly effective. Yes, it has a host of concerning side effects, but many people take on the risks in hopes of avoiding serious mosquito, flea and tick-borne illnesses. Soon, however, people may not have to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USC science races against tick-borne virus
(University of Southern California) Two groundbreaking discoveries by USC researchers could lead to medications and a vaccine to treat or prevent a hemorrhagic fever transmitted by a new tick species before it spreads across the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A versatile vaccine that can protect mice from emerging tick-borne viruses
(Cell Press) A group of researchers led by Michael Diamond of Washington University in St. Louis have developed a vaccine that is effective in mice against Powassan virus, an emerging tick-borne virus that can cause life-threatening encephalitis in humans. They also show that the vaccine produces antibodies that can protect the mice against other, related tick-transmitted flaviviruses. Their findings appear Dec. 18 in the journal Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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