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2011-05-20 00:00:29

Mainely Ticks provides educational supports to reverse a growing trend. Wells, ME (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Lyme disease is on the rise nationwide and has increased tenfold in a number of Northeastern states in the past decade. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), children ages 5-14 have the highest incidence of Lyme disease in the United States. It's no coincidence that the next three months will be the peak season for contracting tick-borne illness including Lyme disease, as...

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...

2011-05-17 12:17:50

Patients with persistent arthritis require more intensive antibiotic and DMARD therapy New research shows that polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for Borrelia burgdorferi DNA"”the spirochetal bacteria transmitted by deer ticks"”in joint fluid may confirm the diagnosis of Lyme arthritis, but is not a reliable indicator for active joint infection in patients whose arthritis persists after antibiotic therapy. Findings of this study are published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a...

2011-05-17 00:00:28

Acknowledging Lyme disease Awareness Day (May 15th), US Track and Field athlete, Perry Fields, announces the coming release of her tell-all book, The Tick Slayer! New York City, New York (PRWEB) May 15, 2011 Autoimmune disease has a new hero. The Tick Slayer, is a true story of a maverick athlete, failed by the medical system, successfully cured herself of the #1 growing infectious disease in the world. Fields describes the need to write the book, a calling, after a tick bite caused her a...

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2011-05-15 07:55:00

A new book, "Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about," suggests that climate change is a threat to more than just the environment, also blaming it for the spread of infectious diseases and respiratory ailments around the world and contributing to thousands of deaths through heat waves and other extreme weather events.Dan Ferber and Dr. Paul Epstein, the authors of the new book published by University of California Press, said...

2011-05-12 00:00:46

A new book reveals that biological warfare against pest insects and public health measures are likely sources of many important illnesses of the past century. Hustisford, Wisconsin (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 New evidence points to mutated microbes, contaminated cell lines, and insect biowarfare as the origins of Lyme disease and possibly even HIV/AIDS. According to a new book by Wisconsin author PJ Langhoff, the controversial agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), first identified in...

2011-04-05 00:00:29

Trupanion commemorates Prevent Lyme in Dogs Month by discussing the symptoms and treatments of the disease. Seattle, WA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 04, 2011 April is Prevent Lyme in Dogs Month and Trupanion, the nation's fastest-growing pet insurance provider, today released tips and information about the disease in an effort to help pet owners protect their pets this spring and summer. Lyme disease, or Borreliosis, is transmitted by the bite of infected deer ticks, which are more commonly found...

2011-03-21 07:45:00

WALL, N.J., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When the "red red robin comes bob-bob bobbin' along," how safe will your children be? March 20 heralds the return of spring and the increasing dangers related to tick-borne diseases. Birds and small mammals such as mice, voles, and squirrels are busily enjoying spring and bring poppyseed-sized ticks which can transmit Lyme disease into close proximity to your home. Kids want to play outside, however, so you need to find ways to protect them. The...

2011-03-15 10:23:00

WALL, N.J., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers recently developed novel diagnostic tools able to distinguish between the various strains of bacteria responsible for causing Lyme disease. For more than a decade, only one strain of B. burgdorferi (Lyme bacteria) had been sequenced (mapped), and although that helped research efforts, it was not sufficient to understand the relationship between geographic variations in strains and disease characteristics. Scientists have suspected...

2011-03-06 00:02:32

Proceeds from the event will be used to fund important research projects, medical symposiums and education. Since the commencement of Time for Lyme's fundraising efforts in 2001, it has raised nearly $5 million and partnered with Columbia University Medical Center to create its Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Research Center. Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) March 4, 2011 Time for Lyme will honor Ally Hilfiger with the Star Light Award and Richard Gerstner and Dr. Karen Newell with the Lauren F. Brooks...


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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