Tag Archives: coinfections

United States: Tick-Borne Disease Working Group 2018 Report to Congress

November 14th, 2018 “A comprehensive understanding of the full economic and societal cost remains unknown. It is likely orders of magnitude higher and potentially a $50- to $100-billion-dollar problem for the United States, although more research is needed (Vanderhoof & Vanderhoof-Forschner, 1993; Zhang et al., 2006).” “The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and CDC spend $77,355 and $20,293, respectively, per new surveillance case of HIV/AIDS, and $36,063 and Continues →

June 23rd, 2018 A CBC online news article… CanLyme offers notes of how clever messaging from “officials” slants the truth so CanLyme is “setting the record straight”.

June 23rd, 2018 A CBC online news article… CanLyme offers notes of how clever messaging from “officials” slants the truth so CanLyme is “setting the record straight”. “Lyme disease surges in Quebec: What you need to know to protect yourself” “Lyme disease is treatable if it’s caught early enough” [CanLyme Note: Lyme disease, a borreliosis, is treatable even in most Continues →

Lyme in the maritimes: Health P.E.I. should re-evaluate efforts at prevention and diagnosis of tick-borne diseases

BY CHRIS ROBINSON [ – Chris Robinson is a health economist / epidemiologist, and former head of Evidence and Risk Assessment Division, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada. He is now retired and living in Cavendish ] January 9th, 2017 published by The Guardian There are no deer on P.E.I. Local public health officials have Continues →

Halifax: Increasing Threat of Tick-Borne Diseases, Viruses

By Lenny Rowe Halifax town officials are taking steps to raise awareness about tick-borne diseases and viruses. Halifax Health Agent Cathy Drinan and members of the Norwell Visiting Nurse Association gave a presentation last week to inform the public about tick-borne diseases and viruses and the new forms that are spreading rapidly on the South Shore and Cape Cod. Drinan says that there’s Continues →

Gulf Islands, BC, Canada: Peak tick season prompts warning

[CanLyme note: Reuben Kaufman, PhD, is a long time Board member of CanLyme] By Sean McIntyre on March 23, 2016 – Gulf Islands Driftwood news With peak tick season upon the island, a Salt Spring-based researcher warns residents that a few basic precautions can prevent a world of grief. Reuben Kaufman has pulled, poked and probed thousands of ticks for the Continues →

N.S. doctor clashes with peers on Lyme disease treatment

HE CHRONICLE HERALD Published March 22, 2016 – 5:10pm ST. STEPHEN, N.B. – A retired Nova Scotia medical doctor hopes that if his former colleagues will not prescribe longterm antibiotics for Lyme disease, West Coast naturopaths might. Patients afflicted with Lyme disease in the Maritimes say that they have to travel to Maine and elsewhere in the United States because Continues →

United States : Lyme Disease Association Offers Lyme Conference Scholarships for Medical Students

WALL, N.J., Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) announces availability of scholarships for its annual conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Science Bridging the Gap, Warwick, Rhode Island, November 14-15. Jointly provided by Columbia University, it is designed for doctors and researchers who can receive CMEs for attendance.  Registration is also open to the public. Read Continues →

Future looks brighter for Lyme disease care

May 3rd, 2015 Poughkeepsie Journal The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised their estimates for the number of Lyme disease cases, saying there are 10 times as many. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law protecting doctors who prescribe longer courses of antibiotics to Lyme disease patients. Studies in animals and humans show that Lyme can persist in the body Continues →

Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases: global challenges in the context of a public health threat

Christian Perronne  c.perronne@rpc.aphp.fr Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by ticks, was initially considered a recent, rare and regional occurrence. We now have evidence that very similar bacteria infected humans in Europe during the ice age (Keller et al.,2012). Evidence-based data are scarce therefore many aspects of the disease remain controversial (Auwaerter et al.,2011; Lee and Vielmeyer, 2011; Perronne,2012), but in 2013 the Centers Continues →

Case of tick paralysis found on Sunshine Coast

Hikers attempt to save snowshoe hare with engorged ticks Christine Wood/Glacier Media / Squamish Chief [newspaper] November 5, 2014 01:49 PM The first case of tick paralysis ever recorded in a wild animal was identified on the Sunshine Coast recently with the help of the Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Hikers on a trail near Burnett Road in March found a snowshoe Continues →

Scientific American: Tick-Borne Diseases on the Rise, Thanks to Global Warming

Lyme disease is bad enough. But it’s just the beginning of a host of odd and ugly diseases ticks transmit, public health officials are finding Sep 24, 2014 | By Marianne Lavelle and The Daily Climate Ticks that spread Lyme disease don’t always deliver their misery neat. They can serve up a cocktail of pathogens with one infectious bite. “They are nature’s dirty needle,” Continues →

Beating Lyme Disease

By Pamela Weintraub July/August 2014 Katina Makris was living her dream when life derailed. A natural-medicine practitioner with a flourishing career, she had a passionate marriage, a young son she doted on, and a home she had lovingly restored in the New Hampshire woods. But slowly she began to slip.   First, in June 2000, there was an inkling of Continues →

Babesia: A Rare Cause of Posttransfusion Hemolytic Anemia

Kathman D, Nesanelis D, Fitzgibbons C. Chest, 2013 Oct 1; 144 (4_MeetingAbstracts): 197A. *Abstract*http://doi.org/10.1378/chest.1700928 <http://doi.org/10.1378/chest.1700928>*SESSION TITLE:* Infectious Disease Cases II*SESSION TYPE:* Affiliate Case Report Slide*PRESENTED ON:* Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 01:15 PM – 02:45 PM   *INTRODUCTION:* We report a case of post-transfusion Babesia infection masquerading as autoimmune hemolytic anemia.   *CASE PRESENTATION:* A 69-year-old female underwent a left Continues →