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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...

2011-08-04 16:35:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summertime, when kids and grown-ups abandon the confines of the indoors and head outside to camp, hike, fish and commune with nature -- and all of her friends. Flies, mosquitoes and ticks are just a few of the critters that go along with summer outdoors, and we all do our best to avoid the biting and stinging insects, but what happens if you are accosted by a tick? What are the myths behind Lyme disease and other tick-borne...

2011-08-04 12:51:42

A new tick-borne bacterium infecting humans with ehrlichiosis has been discovered in Wisconsin and Minnesota. It was identified as a new strain of bacteria through DNA testing conducted at Mayo Clinic. The findings appear in the Aug. 4 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Doctors at Mayo Clinic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin, and state and local health departments say the new species from the Ehrlichia...

2011-07-23 00:00:42

Findings Already Being Incorporated in National Guidelines of Uganda and Zambia to Eliminate Syphilis and Pediatric HIV Infections Rome, Italy (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 Study findings presented today at the 6th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention show that integrating rapid syphilis screening and HIV testing for pregnant women is feasible, cost-effective, and helps prevent both transmission of syphilis and HIV from mother-to-child. The...

2011-07-15 00:00:35

As expected, Assured Environments, New York's largest pest management company, has had an increase in bed bug service requests recently. But the recent outbreak of ticks in New York and surge in tick-related calls within the past two weeks has surpassed the levels of the past 25 years and have left many in the industry and the area concerned. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 As many had expected, and some others predicted, bed bugs have returned to New York this summer. However, the issue...

2011-07-14 00:00:30

Request A Test, a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings in a rapid, discreet and affordable way, has just announced the addition of five new Lyme disease tests to its list of screening services, including Lyme disease antibodies (total immunoglobulins), Lyme disease (PCR "“ Borrelia burgdorferi), Lyme disease antibodies (IgM "“ Borrelia antibodies), Lyme disease antibodies (total and IgM), and Lyme disease (western blot "“ Borrelia burgdorferi...

2011-07-02 00:00:32

Incidence of tick attachments reduced by 93 percent among workers wearing Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel Chapel Hill, NC and Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 A pilot study conducted by researchers at The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health reported that the incidence of tick attachments was reduced by 93 percent among workers wearing Insect Shield Repellent Apparel. The report was published online March 11 in the journal Vector-Borne and Zoonotic...

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2011-06-22 09:25:11

A new study offers a detailed look at the status of Lyme disease in Central Illinois and suggests that deer ticks and the Lyme disease bacteria they host are more adaptable to new habitats than previously appreciated. Led by researchers at the University of Illinois, the study gives an up-close view of one region affected by the steady march of deer ticks across the upper Midwest. Their advance began in Wisconsin and Minnesota and is moving at a pace of up to two counties a year in Illinois...

2011-06-22 05:00:00

LONDON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (RPRN) -- Leading UK sleeping bags and outdoor specialists Packyourbags Travel Store increases its health care product range to include the new Care Plus Tick Test. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110622/NY23928LOGO ) Until recently Packyourbags Travel Store only sold Care Plus's Tick-Out Tick remover; a tool that allows the careful removal of ticks. However it now stocks the newly launched Care Plus Tick Test Lyme Borreliose. This enables...


Latest Spirochaetes 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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2011-04-28 14:53:28

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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