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Tick Responsible for Equine Piroplasmosis Outbreak Identified
2011-10-03 11:34:18

The cayenne tick has been identified as one of the vectors of equine piroplasmosis in horses in a 2009 Texas outbreak, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. The United States has been considered free from the disease since 1978, but sporadic cases have occurred in recent years. In October 2009, in Kleberg County, Texas, a mare was presented for veterinary care with clinical signs of infection, including poor appetite and weight loss. Subsequent investigation and...

Image 1 - Tick-Born Infection Becoming Increasing Threat In Blood Supply
2011-09-06 13:25:32

  Government researchers said on Monday that a tick-born infection known as Babesiosis is becoming a growing threat to the U.S. blood supply. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve diagnostic tests that can detect the infection before people donate blood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention performed a 31-year study that suggests the parasitic infection may be increasing. Babesia infections are marked by anemia, fever, chills and fatigue, but can...

2011-08-10 10:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott's Ibis Biosciences today introduced a new molecular assay to detect a wide variety of vector-borne microorganisms, including those known to cause Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis. Vector-borne pathogens are microorganisms that are typically transmitted by arthropods such as ticks, mosquitoes or fleas. The PLEX-ID(TM) Vector-borne test, which is intended for non-diagnostic use, has...

2011-08-05 05:54:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--A new tick-borne bacterium is on the move and infecting people across the country. Ehrlichiosis is an infectious disease transmitted through the bite of a tick. In the United States, this disease is mainly found in the southern central and southeast states but this new bacterium, not yet named, has been identified in more than 25 people and found in deer ticks in these two states. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of...

2011-05-17 15:03:00

PORTLAND, Maine, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is here as is tick season, which begins in April and lasts through November. As people and the country's 75 million dogs enjoy warmer temperatures, the dangers of tick-borne diseases threaten -- from the deep woods to urban parks. According to experts and a leading Web authority on the subject, DogsAndTicks.com, regular screenings by a veterinarian and preventive medications are the best ways to protect pets and families from...

2011-04-11 09:13:00

SHAWNEE, Kan., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading experts from around the world came together today to share their latest research findings at the 6th Canine Vector Borne Disease (CVBD) forum in Nice, France and call for greater awareness of the dangers posed to animals and humans by these increasingly important diseases. "A number of the CVBDs cause real suffering and even death in dogs, and many CVBDs represent a zoonotic risk. It's vital that veterinarians and pet owners...

2011-04-11 07:00:00

MONHEIM, Germany, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Experts Call for Change in Attitude and Practice During Meeting to Discuss Latest Developments in Canine Vector Borne Disease Management Leading experts from around the world came together today to share their latest research findings at the 6th Canine Vector Borne Disease (CVBD) forum in Nice, France and call for greater awareness of the dangers posed to animals and humans by these increasingly important diseases. "A number of...

2010-10-31 00:13:30

Time for Lyme Medical Director, Dr. Harriet Kotsoris on Five Important Questions to Ask Right Away Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) October 30, 2010 "My doctor just told me I have Lyme disease. What do I do now?" As the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease continues to rise"”and to show up in places all around the country as well as around the world"”this question is becoming more and more common, says Harriet Kotsoris, M.D., and medical advisor to Time for Lyme, Inc., a research,...

2010-09-20 06:45:00

JACKSON, N.J., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyme disease is a growing threat in the U.S., with numbers that continue to rise despite increased awareness about the disease. "Little is being done to stop the spread of Lyme disease and to help those who are suffering from chronic Lyme," says Pat Smith, president of the all-volunteer national Lyme Disease Association (LDA), which funds research, educates the public, and provides scientific conferences for doctors. To provide a venue for research...


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