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Eradication of Biofilm-Like Microcolony Structures of Borrelia burgdorferi by Daunomycin and Daptomycin but not Mitomycin C in Combination with Doxycycline and Cefuroxime

Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00062  10 February 2016 Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States and Europe. While the majority of Lyme disease patients can resolve their symptoms if treated promptly, 10–20% of patients suffer from prolonged symptoms Continues →

CDC Says Misperceptions Keep Kids from Getting Lifesaving Treatment for Tickborne Diseases

Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 March 2015 07:04 Short-term doxycycline use does not stain kids’ teeth, CDC/IHS study finds March 17, 2015 – Kids are five times more likely than adults to die from tickborne diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). Doctors often avoid prescribing doxycycline, the most effective RMSF treatment, for young children because the drug’s warning label cautions Continues →