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April 25, 2019

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April 25, 2019

Apr. 11, 2019 — 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, ... read more

Providers Often Fail to Consider Ehrlichia When Treating Tick-Borne Infections

Oct. 1, 2018 — 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 ... read more

Allergists Warn That Chigger Bites May Cause Allergic Reaction to Red Meat

Aug. 31, 2018 — Chiggers, redbugs, harvest mites -- whatever you call them, they are pesky little bugs whose bites cause really itchy rashes, usually around the ankles and ... read more

The Case for Greater Focus on Mosquitoes, Ticks in Epidemiology

Aug. 2, 2018 — The textbook approach to managing disease outbreaks focuses on three factors -- pathogen, host, and environment -- but it leaves out one critical component in the case of afflictions such as Zika, ... read more

Allergy Clinic Finds Large Percentage of Anaphylaxis Cases from Tick Bite Meat Allergy

July 30, 2018 — An increase in the Lone Star tick population since 2006, and the ability to recognize the ticks as the source of 'alpha gal' allergy to red meat has meant significantly more cases of ... read more

July 12, 2018 — 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, ... read more

July 9, 2018 — 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 ... read more

July 6, 2018 — Researchers have identified a naturally occurring lipid -- a waxy, fatty acid -- used by a disease-causing bacterium to impair the host immune response and increase the chance of infection. ... read more

Spleen Microbes of Wild Animals Change With Tick-Borne Illness

July 5, 2018 — Anaplasmosis, a tick-borne febrile disease, can be carried by wild mammals before being transmitted to humans through a tick bite. Now, researchers have found that Anaplasma bacteria alter the ... read more

Lyme Disease Cases Among Children Are on the Rise in Western Pennsylvania

June 20, 2018 — Doctors found that cases of Lyme disease in children have increased exponentially in western ... read more

June 15, 2018 — Researchers have linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat -- a sensitivity spread by tick bites -- with a buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries of the heart. This buildup may increase the risk ... read more

Ribavirin for Treating Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

June 5, 2018 — In a viral hemorrhagic disease where up to 40 percent of people developing it die, it is remarkable that doctors still do not agree whether the only recognized treatment, an antiviral drug called ... read more

Scientists Show How Tularemia Bacteria Trick Cells to Cause Disease

May 30, 2018 — Francisella tularensis is the bacterium that causes tularemia, a life-threatening disease spread to humans via contact with an infected animal or through mosquito, tick or deer fly bites. Scientists ... read more

May 24, 2018 — The case for permethrin-treated clothing to prevent tick bites keeps getting stronger. In new experiments, clothing treated with an insecticide known as permethrin had strong toxic effects on three ... read more

Scientists Develop Macaque Model to Study Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

Apr. 9, 2018 — Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral disease spread by ticks in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and parts of Europe. Infection with CCHF virus is fatal in nearly one of every three cases. ... read more

Apr. 2, 2018 — New research has uncovered a mechanism by which the bacteria that cause Lyme disease fight innate immune responses, and observed a never-before-seen phenomena demonstrating the bacteria can spring ... read more

Climate Change Promotes the Spread of Mosquito and Tick-Borne Viruses

Mar. 16, 2018 — Scientists find that global warming has allowed disease-bearing insects to proliferate, increasing exposure to viral ... read more

First Multiplex Test for Tick-Borne Diseases

Feb. 16, 2018 — A new blood test called the Tick-Borne Disease Serochip (TBD Serochip) promises to revolutionize the diagnosis of tick-borne disease by offering a single test to identify and distinguish between ... read more

Feb. 5, 2018 — Scientists believe they identified a mechanism that activates T cells, a key component of the immune system, which could explain the elusive link between a tick bite and persistent Lyme ... read more

Severe and Lingering Symptoms Occur in Some After Treatment for Lyme Disease

Feb. 1, 2018 — In a study of 61 people treated for the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, researchers conclude that fatigue, pain, insomnia and depression do indeed persist over long periods of time for some ... read more

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