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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Found in South London Parks

Sep. 24, 2015 — Visitors to two popular parks in South London are at risk of coming into contact with ticks that can transmit Lyme disease to humans, according to new ... read more

Lyme Disease Testing: Canadians May Receive False-Positives from Some US Labs

Aug. 31, 2015 — Lyme disease is becoming increasingly common in Canada, and Canadians with Lyme disease symptoms may seek diagnoses from laboratories in the United States, although many of the results will be ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Over nearly 15 years spent studying ticks, a new study has found southern Indiana to be an oasis free from Lyme disease, the condition most associated with ticks -- the second most common parasitic ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — The month of May brings many things, among them Mother's Day, tulips, and Lyme Disease Awareness campaigns. But according to a disease ecologist, if we want to get a leg up on tick-borne illness ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Just in time for spring and the explosion of ticks in forests, lawns and trails, a new study has uncovered a never-before-seen illness transmitted by ticks. The disease could be a 'substantial ... read more

Increasing Evidence Points to Inflammation as Source of Nervous System Manifestations of Lyme Disease

Apr. 16, 2015 — About 15 percent of patients with Lyme disease develop peripheral and central nervous system involvement, often accompanied by debilitating and painful symptoms. New research indicates that ... read more

Heritability of Autism Spectrum Disorder Studied in UK Twins

Mar. 4, 2015 — Substantial genetic and moderate environmental influences were associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder and broader autism traits in a study of twins in the United Kingdom, according to a new ... read more

Teenager With Stroke Symptoms Actually Had Lyme Disease

Mar. 2, 2015 — A Swiss teenager, recently returned home from a discotheque, came to the emergency department with classic sudden symptoms of stroke, only to be diagnosed with Lyme disease, clinicians ... read more

Feb. 25, 2015 — Birds are more important than previously recognized as hosts for Lyme disease-causing bacteria in California. Small mammals have been identified in previous studies as wildlife hosts of the Lyme ... read more

Antifreeze Protein from Ticks Fights Frostbite in Mice

Feb. 25, 2015 — A protein that protects ticks from freezing temperatures also prevents frostbite when introduced in mice, a new study has found. The research is the first to demonstrate the protein's ability to ... read more

Feb. 18, 2015 — In the northeastern United States, warmer spring temperatures are leading to shifts in the emergence of the blacklegged ticks that carry Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens. At the same time, ... read more

Lyme Disease Costs Up to $1. 3 Billion Per Year to Treat, Study Finds

Feb. 5, 2015 — New research suggests that a prolonged illness associated with Lyme disease is more widespread and serious in some patients than previously ... read more

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

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