Tag Archives: Lyme borreliosis

Global TV Edmonton, Canada, Ticks and Lyme Disease: what you need to know

 May 22, 2014 EDMONTON — With sunny weather and lush wilderness across Canada, many people are heading outdoors for camping, hiking or picnics in wooded areas. That’s also where a serious health risk could be lurking in the form of small, blood-sucking ticks. These insects become infected once they’ve fed on mice, squirrels, birds or other small animals carrying the Continues →

Detection of Microbial Agents in Ticks Collected from Migratory Birds in Central Italy

  Online Ahead of Print: February 27, 2014 Author information Luciano Toma,1,* *These authors contributed equally to this work. Fabiola Mancini,1,* Marco Di Luca,1 Jacopo G. Cecere,2,6 Riccardo Bianchi,1 Cristina Khoury,1 Elisa Quarchioni,3 Francesca Manzia,4 Giovanni Rezza,1 and Alessandra Ciervo1 1Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immuno-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy. 2Ricerca Fauna, Rome, Italy.   3National Centre Continues →

Medical abuse in Manitoba – a plea for sanity in a messed up system

This is a copy of a letter I was asked by Marie Hughes to write on her behalf.  It was sent to every sitting member of the Manitoba legislature. I have Marie’s permission to publish it here.   Manitoba Health                                                                                                                  July 22, 2013 Insured Benefits Branch 975 Henderson HWY Winnipeg, MB R2K 4L7  Att: xxxxxxxx   Re: Marie Hughes        Continues →

Lyme Borreliosis in Human Patients in Florida and Georgia, USA

 Int J Med Sci   2013; 10(7):915-931.  doi:10.7150/ijms.6273 Abstract The aim of this study was to determine the cause of illness in several human patients residing in Florida and Georgia, USA, with suspected Lyme disease based upon EM-like skin lesions and/or symptoms consistent with early localized or late disseminated Lyme borreliosis. Using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays developed specifically for Lyme Continues →

Plaques of Alzheimer’s disease originate from cysts of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease spirochete

Summary Here is hypothesized a truly revolutionary notion that rounded cystic forms of Borrelia burgdorferi are the root cause of the rounded structures called plaques in the Alzheimer brain. Rounded ‘‘plaques’ in high density in brain tissue are emblematic of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Plaques may be conceptualized as rounded ‘‘pock mark-like’’ areas of brain tissue injury. In this century, in Continues →

Prevent Lyme Disease with Showers and Fences [Yale study]

Infection can cause complications if not treat early, but research suggests you can prevent Lyme disease with some simple tactics. RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—In the Northeastern United States, the place where you’re most likely to be bitten by a tick carrying Lyme disease is not in the woods, but in your own backyard. Fortunately, research published in the American Journal Continues →

Updates on Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex with respect to public health

Summary Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) complex is a diverse group of worldwide distributed bacteria that includes 18 named spirochete species and a still not named group proposed as genomospecies 2 (Postic et al., 2007). Descriptions of new species and variants continue to be recognized, so the current number of described species is probably not final. Most of known spirochete Continues →