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Epidemiology of Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis [Can be coinfection with other tick borne disease(s) or stand alone infections]

Nov 26th, 2018 Ehrlichiosis “Ehrlichiosis is a disease caused by several Gram-negative obligate intracellular bacteria that are transmitted by a tick vector. The frequency of ehrlichiosis is increasing, which is ascribed to the increased awareness and diagnostic availability, as well as the expansion of regions populated with the most common tick vector – Amblyomma americanum (also known as the Lone Star tick).”  Continues →

Researchers Discover Never-Before-Seen Tickborne Disease

April 27th, 2015 Tickborne diseases are a major public health problem around the world. Ticks carry and transmit a variety of microbes that cause disease. These illnesses, which include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Tularemia, can cause a variety of symptoms, often serious and sometimes deadly. Now, just in time for spring and the explosion of ticks in Continues →

Endemicity of Anaplasma phagocytophilum (previously Ehrlichia spp.) and Babesia microti in Wisconsin, USA: benchmark results following introduction of molecular diagnostic methods for routine patient management (2012-2013)

ECCMID Spain, May 10-13th, 2014 Fritsche T.R.; Marti T.N.; Schotthoefer A.M.; Uphoff T.S OBJECTIVES: To establish benchmark prevalence rates of tick-borne diseases (Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia spp., and Babesia microti) post-introduction of nucleic acid amplification assays in an endemic region of the upper Midwestern USA. Expanding distribution of the tick vectors Ixodes scapularis and, to a lesser extent, Amblyomma americanum, is driving Continues →

Huffington Post – Lyme in Austria

Lyme (Borreliosis), Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Bartonella, Tularemia, and more recently, Borrelia miyamotoi (a distant relative of Lyme Borreliosis) are recognized tick-borne infectious diseases in the United States, of which Lyme disease is the most common and fastest growing illness. Doctors globally say they are seeing a significant growth in co-infections when treating Lyme patients with chronic Continues →