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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….

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Novel tick-borne phlebovirus identified during outbreak investigation in Tasmania

Emerg Infect Dis. 2014;20:1040-1043 June 2, 2014 An investigation of a disease outbreak among shy albatrosses in Tasmania led to the discovery of a novel tick-borne phlebovirus with zoonotic potential, according to recent findings. The findings underscore the need for increased scrutiny and awareness regarding these emerging diseases, researchers said.  In the study, researchers investigated…

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Lyme Disease-Induced Polyradiculopathy Mimicking Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Abstract Importance: To describe a case of predominantly motor polyradiculopathy secondary to Lyme disease that can mimic motor neuron disease and has been rarely reported. Observations: A 64 year-old man presented with a one-month history of rapidly progressive weakness involving bulbar, upper limb and lower limb muscles. The physical examination showed widespread weakness, atrophy, fasciculation and brisk…

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Comparison of Lyme Disease Prevalence and Reporting in and Endemic Area

Abstract Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the United States; however, controversy surrounding the diagnostic criteria has led to claims of both under-diagnosis and over-diagnosis of Lyme disease by physicians. While both result in errors in estimating disease risk, under-reporting of Lyme disease to public health agencies underestimates the risk and…

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CanLyme Venture Grants Policy

CanLyme Venture Grants Policy POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2013 BY CANLYME UPDATED January, 2022 The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation Venture Grants Program supports research on Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases. The Foundation’s goal is to increase knowledge and understanding of borrelioses in Canada, and to support high quality research that informs Canadian public health policy. Our primary…

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Comparison of the Babesia duncani (WA1) IgG Detection Rates among Clinical Sera Submitted to a Reference Laboratory for WA1 IgG Testing and Blood Donor Specimens from Diverse Geographic Areas of the United States

Abstract All reported cases of WA1 babesiosis have occurred in the Pacific coast region of the United States, suggesting that WA1 is limited to this geographic area. However, we detected WA1 IgG in 27% of clinical sera sent to our laboratory for WA1 IgG testing from across the United States over a 2-year period, suggesting…