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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

Dec. 29, 2014 — Mice that are already infected with the pathogen that causes Lyme disease appear to facilitate the spread of a lesser-known but emerging disease, babesiosis, into new areas. The finding provides a ... read more

New Test Shows Promise in Identifying New Drugs to Treat Lyme Disease

Nov. 3, 2014 — A test has been developed by researchers which they say will allow them to test thousands of FDA-approved drugs to see if they will work against the bacteria that causes tick-borne Lyme ... read more

Research Milestone in CCHF Virus Could Help Identify New Treatments

Sep. 18, 2014 — New research into the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), a tick-borne virus which causes a severe hemorrhagic disease in humans similar to that caused by Ebolavirus, has identified new ... read more

Sep. 18, 2014 — In the U.S., some 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually. Thousands also suffer from babesiosis and anaplasmosis, tick-borne ailments that can occur alone or as co-infections with ... read more

Vaccine Against Tick-Transmitted Disease Under Development

July 29, 2014 — An important advancement toward developing a vaccine against the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis has been made by scientists. Successful ... read more

Reducing Deer Populations May Reduce Risk of Lyme Disease

July 1, 2014 — Reduced deer populations can lead to a reduction in Lyme disease cases, researchers in Connecticut have found that after a 13-year study was conducted. White-tailed deer serve as the primary host for ... read more

Get Insects to Bug Off This Summer

June 26, 2014 — Summer means an increase in bug and insect activity. How do you know which insects are harmful, what diseases they carry and how to safely avoid them? “Mosquitoes and ticks are the two pests you ... read more

June 20, 2014 — People who get bitten by a blacklegged tick have a higher-than-expected chance of being exposed to more than one pathogen at the same time. "We found that ticks are almost twice as likely to be ... read more

June 2, 2014 — Like exploring the inner workings of a clock, researchers are digging into the inner workings of the tiny cellular machines called spliceosomes, which help make all of the proteins our bodies need to ... read more

New Tick-Borne Disease Threatens Primarily Immune Suppressed Persons

May 27, 2014 — A newly discovered tick-borne bacterium known as "<em>Candidatus</em> Neoehrlichia mikurensis" has been implicated in six cases of disease in Sweden. A new international study ... read more

May 13, 2014 — Additional cases of Lyme disease have been found in patients from several states in the southeastern U.S. These cases include two additional Lyme disease Borrelia species recently identified in ... read more

Quit Bugging Me! Tips on Coping With Bug Bites This Summer

May 1, 2014 — Warmer weather has folks venturing outdoors, and while the risk of running into a snake, bear or other menacing animal exists, the critters far more likely to be encountered in the great outdoors are ... read more

Immune System Research May Help Predict Who Gets Long-Term Complications from Lyme Disease

Apr. 16, 2014 — The groundwork has been laid for understanding how variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many different outcomes of this bacterial infection seen in individual ... read more

Apr. 2, 2014 — Lyme disease, if not treated promptly with antibiotics, can become a lingering problem for those infected. But a new study led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has some brighter ... read more

Feb. 20, 2014 — Lone star tick bites are likely the cause of thousands of cases of severe red meat allergies that are plaguing patients in Southeastern United States including Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia ... read more

Feb. 19, 2014 — An epidemiologist is helping cats, pet owners and soldiers stay healthy by researching feline tularemia. Researchers have found that a certain combination of climate, physical environment and ... read more

Feb. 12, 2014 — In a first-of-its-kind study for Lyme disease, researchers have used live, disease-free ticks to see if Lyme disease bacteria can be detected in people who continue to experience symptoms such as ... read more

Appearance of Lyme Disease Rash Can Help Predict How Bacteria Spreads Through Body

Feb. 4, 2014 — Lyme disease is often evident by a rash on the skin, but infections do not always produce similar rashes. This can make it difficult to detect the disease early, when antibiotic treatment is most ... read more

Dec. 19, 2013 — Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, hitchhikes in ticks for dissemination to mammalian hosts -- including humans. A new article identifies HrpA, an RNA helicase, as a ... read more

Dec. 19, 2013 — Lyme disease is a common tick-borne illness caused by a bacterium, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. In a paper published, authors propose a reaction-diffusion model ... read more

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