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A protein found in the saliva of ticks helps protect mice from developing Lyme disease, Yale researchers have discovered.
Lyme disease is caused by the microbe Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans from feeding ticks.
Although syphilis is one of the oldest known diseases, most health professionals do not have access to the tests necessary to reliably diagnose it in its earliest and most infectious stage.
Potentially debilitating Lyme disease doesnâ€™t afflict people everywhere that the ticks harboring it are found - At least not yet.
According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 46 million Americans have arthritis. Many of these people take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications that block production of certain molecules
Actress Parker Posey has dropped out of the upcoming off-Broadway play, This, after being diagnosed with Lyme disease, a member of the production staff said. Posey, 40, is best known for her work in the films Party Girl, Clockwatchers, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and For Your Consideration. E! News said her recent diagnosis with the tick-borne disease has sidelined her from taking the stage this fall in Melissa James Gibson's drama. The production's artistic director told E! the show...
Two tick-borne diseases are emerging in Minnesota, prompting state health officials to urge caution when vacationing in the state's outdoors. Health officials said dog ticks and deer ticks -- both in ample supply in Minnesota -- are carriers of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Powassan disease, respectively, the St.
Lyme disease in theU.S. is caused by the tick-borne bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and usually begins with a skin lesion, after which the bacteria spread throughout the body to the nervous system, heart or joints.
Canadian researchers are warning that Lyme disease is emerging as a public health threat in their country, and they're urging doctors to keep a close eye on symptoms in patients of the potentially debilitating disease.
SAN MARINO, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On April 16, 2009 and March 18, 2009, biotechnology firm Viral Genetics, Inc.
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...
Treponema pallidum is a species of spirochaete bacterium with subspecies that cause treponemal diseases such as syphilis, bejel, pinta and yaws. Since the organism has a waxy coat around it won't accept the gram stain. The Dieterle stain is used to detect the bacterium. It is detected by serology, including nontreponemal, Rapid plasma regain, and treponemal antibody tests. It is a motile spirochaete that is generally acquired by close sexual contact. It can also be transmitted to a...
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