Tag Archives: tick-borne

Mouse genome unraveled. Perhaps new strategies to curtail the proliferation of tick-borne and other infectious diseases.

The genome of Peromyscus leucopus, natural host for Lyme disease and other emerging infections July 24, 2019 Abstract   The rodent Peromyscus leucopus is the natural reservoir of several tick-borne infections, including Lyme disease. To expand the knowledge base for this key species in life cycles of several pathogens, we assembled and scaffolded the P. leucopus genome. The resulting assembly was 2.45 Gb in total Continues →

Australia ticked off by Lyme disease

May 23, 2015 Sufferers are still fighting to have Lyme disease, contracted from ticks, recognised in Australia.   In 2013, Linda Blatt took time out from her psychology placement to visit a spiritual retreat in central California. For an ebullient week she swam in hot springs, lay down in the grass, marvelled at the Big Sur coastline. Shortly after returning 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 →

Case report: Mother to fetus transmission of Babesia, a tick-borne infection

The Anemic and Thrombocytopenic Febrile Neonate   Nickolas D. Surra, MD, John E. Jesus, MD Christiana Care Health Center, Newark, Delaware Published Online: April 18, 2015 Abstract Background Babesiosis is a tick-borne, protozoal disease seen primarily in the northeastern and northern Midwest portions of the United States. It is primarily transmitted through the bite of the Ixodes scapularis tick and may 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 →

CDC Warns of New Deadly Tick Borne Bourbon Virus Found in Kansas

February 21st, 2015 New Deadly Tick Borne Bourbon Virus Found in Kansas, man fell ill and died after becoming infected by a new strain of virus transmitted via a tick bite. At this time, the CDC and Kansas health officials are still trying to determine if there are any other cases. According to Bloomberg Business, the virus is being called Continues →

Case Report: Bilateral diaphragmatic dysfunction due to Borrelia Burgdorferi

Suhail Basunaid1, Chris van der Grinten1, Nicole Cobben1,2, Astrid Otte2, Roy Sprooten2, Rohde Gernot1 Abstract   Summary: In this case report we describe a rare case of bilateral diaphragmatic dysfunction due to Lyme disease. Case report: A 62-years-old male presented to the hospital because of flu-like symptoms. During initial evaluation a bilateral diaphragmatic weakness with orthopnea and nocturnal hypoventilation was Continues →

High-throughput screening of tick-borne pathogens in Europe

Lorraine Michelet; Sabine Delannoy; Elodie Devillers; Gérald Umhang; Anna Aspan; Mikael Juremalm; Jan Chirico; Fimme J. van der Wal; Hein Sprong; Thomas P. Boye Pihl; Kirstine Klitgaard; Rene Bødker; Patrick Fach; Sara Moutailler Due to increased travel, climatic, and environmental changes, the incidence of tick-borne disease in both humans and animals is increasing throughout Europe. Therefore, extended surveillance tools are Continues →

National Post: Deadly tick-borne Powassan virus surfaces in New York state, kills 30% of those infected

A Saratoga County resident is recovering from a rare but emerging illness carried by deer ticks that transmit Lyme disease, according to a county health official. While extremely rare, Powassan virus is deadlier than other tick-borne illnesses — killing 30% of those infected statewide since 2004 — and its victims are infected much more quickly. “With Lyme disease, once you Continues →

New Tick-Borne Disease Found

By Labmedica International staff writers Posted on 17 Sep 2012 A new Phlebovirus, dubbed the “Heartland virus,” is being spread to people by ticks common in the Southeastern part of the USA. The only tickborne Phlebovirus known to cause human disease is severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV), which was recently identified in central and northeastern China. Scientists at US Continues →