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2014-06-22 23:00:36

International team of scientists find liver problems may complicate inadequate treatment of tickborne illness. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 A new study suggests that persistent infection may cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) in Lyme disease. The study was published in the online journal Research Open Access. Lyme disease is a tickborne infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of corkscrew-shaped bacteria known as a spirochete (pronounced spiro’keet). Last...

Lyme Disease May Have Been Around Long Before Humans: Study
2014-05-29 14:55:16

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online If you are a camper or one who enjoys being in the outdoors, you are most likely well aware of Lyme disease and the precautions necessary to avoid being exposed to it. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Humans are made susceptible when they are bitten by infected blacklegged ticks. With simple actions like applying insect repellent, promptly...

2014-04-17 09:48:21

Findings may advance efforts to better manage the infection A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University researchers has laid the groundwork for understanding how variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many different outcomes of this bacterial infection seen in individual patients. A report on the work appears online April 16 in PLOS One. "Physicians have recognized for many years that Lyme disease is not a uniform disease process and...

2014-04-03 10:37:44

Lyme disease, if not treated promptly with antibiotics, can become a lingering problem for those infected. But a new study led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has some brighter news: Once infected with a particular strain of the disease-causing bacteria, humans appear to develop immunity against that strain that can last six to nine years. The finding doesn’t give people who have already had the disease license to wander outside DEET-less, however. At least 16...

2014-02-12 12:30:23

Candidate Oral Bait Vaccine Targets the Vector, Not Humans, to Interrupt Cycle of Transmission MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new technology has been shown to reduce the level of tick infection of Borrelia burgdorferi, the cause of Lyme disease. Study details were published online today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, in advance of print publication. The oral bait vaccine was distributed to white-footed mice, which account for the majority of the transmission...

2014-01-25 23:03:44

International team of scientists finds evidence for sexual transmission. Carmel, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2014 A new study suggests that Lyme disease may be sexually transmitted. The study was presented at the annual Western Regional Meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research, and an abstract of the research was published in the January issue of the Journal of Investigative Medicine. Lyme disease is a tickborne infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of...

Crucial Player For Lyme Disease Transmission Identified
2013-12-20 14:42:45

Public Library of Science Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, hitchhikes in ticks for dissemination to mammalian hosts--including humans. An article in the 19 December issue of PLOS Pathogens identifies HrpA, an RNA helicase, as a crucial player in the transmission from ticks to mammals. George Chaconas, from the University of Calgary, Canada, and a member of the university's Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, and colleagues had previously identified HrpA...

Lyme Disease Cases Growing In America
2013-08-20 04:53:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Approximately 300,000 US residents are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year – 10 times the number of cases reported to the government, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to Anna Edney of Bloomberg Businessweek, those estimates are based upon a CDC analysis of medical claims data for 22 million insured men and women over the past six years, as well as a survey of clinical laboratories...

2013-05-22 23:26:01

Paper Published in the International Journal of General Medicine on Chronic Lyme Disease Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 May, 2013 — “Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the country,” says Dr. Keith Berndtson of Park Ridge MultiMed, “and it presents a challenge to doctors because there is still no definitive answer to the question of whether the chronic illness that afflicts some Lyme patients is due to the aftereffects of...


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