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2013-02-08 11:59:31

The disease's economic burden meets or exceeds that of rotavirus, Lyme disease and cervical cancer Today, The Lancet Infectious Diseases published a new report that examines the global economic burden of Chagas disease. In the first study of its kind, researchers measured the health and economic impact of Chagas disease and found that the total economic burden of Chagas disease matches or exceeds that of many more well-known diseases such as rotavirus, Lyme disease and cervical cancer....

2013-01-24 23:03:57

Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her series about Lyme and tick-borne diseases, “No Small Thing,” the most comprehensive treatment of the subject ever undertaken by a newspaper. Says she hadn´t realized that Lyme disease was “such a controversial can of worms.” Stamford, CT (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 Shortly after Poughkeepsie Journal (NY) investigative reporter Mary Beth Pfeiffer returned from vacation this month, she spent more than three hours downloading...

2013-01-10 05:04:59

Lyme Research Alliance announces expanded advisory boards to amplify research edge against Lyme disease Stamford, CT (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 Lyme Research Alliance, formerly Time for Lyme, (LRA), a Connecticut-based, national non-profit that funds cutting-edge research into Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, today announced the appointment of its expanded Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), and the formation of a Financial Review Sub-Committee of the SAB whose role will be to bridge the gap...

2012-12-24 05:01:42

New Lyme Disease Information Series: Details Announced Stamford, CT (PRWEB) December 23, 2012 Lyme Research Alliance announces its Lyme Talks program for 2013, meeting on the first Thursday of every month from 7pm-8.30pm. Guest speakers share information from their specialty, addressing issues that are of concern to families and individuals living with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Following the featured speaker presentation space is reserved for support time, moderated by Angela...

2012-12-04 12:09:24

Findings could lead to novel strategy to control disease New clues about the bacteria that cause Lyme disease could lead to a novel strategy to reduce infections, according to a study to be published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, on December 4. The study reveals that the immune system of the white-footed mouse, a very common reservoir for Borrelia burgdorferi (the bacterium that causes the disease), responds differently to different...

New Public Health Challenge Created By Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases
2012-11-30 16:54:18

National Science Foundation Land-use change, globalization of trade and travel, and social upheaval drive emergence of diseases Human activities are advancing the spread of vector-borne, zoonotic diseases such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease and dengue fever, report scientists publishing a series of papers today in the journal The Lancet. Vector-borne zoonotic diseases result from disease-causing agents or pathogens that naturally infect wildlife, and are transmitted to humans by...

Guineafowl May Spread, Not Stop, Fever-bearing Ticks
2012-11-30 13:15:48

University of Utah Turkey raises and releases thousands of non-native guineafowl to eat ticks that carry the deadly Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus. Yet research suggests guineafowl eat few ticks, but carry the parasites on their feathers, possibly spreading the disease they were meant to stop, says a Turkish biologist working at the University of Utah. "They are introducing a species that is not eating many ticks, based on studies of stomach content, and is carrying the ticks,...


Latest Lyme disease Reference Libraries

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2012-04-02 20:35:58

The White-footed Mouse, (Peromyscus leucopus), is a species of rodent native to North America. Its range extends from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and the Maritime Provinces (excluding Newfoundland) south to the southwestern United States and Mexico. In Texas this creature is known as the Woodmouse. The adult of this species measures 3.5 to 3.9 inches in length, not counting the tail, which can measure an additional 2.5 to 3.8 inches. It weighs typically about an ounce. It has a maximum life...

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