Quantcast

Latest Tick-borne disease Stories

2014-10-11 23:00:37

Coalition of Morgellons Disease Experts from the CEHMDF will Unleash a Body of Knowledge Apropos to Morgellons and Borrelia at the15th Annual ILADS Conference, October 10-12, 2014 Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 11, 2014 An international meeting of medical professionals convenes this weekend at the 15th Annual ILADS Conference to exchange the latest diagnosis and treatment options for Lyme disease and associated tickborne illnesses including Morgellons disease. A strong presence at this...

2014-08-05 23:12:43

LymeDisease.org, a leading national patient advocacy nonprofit, has endorsed new Lyme disease guidelines published by ILADS. LymeDisease.org Executive Director Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA, an author and patient member of the ILADS guidelines panel, applauded the guidelines saying “the guidelines are both evidence-based and patient-centered.” Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Too many patients fail the standard treatments for early Lyme disease. Today LymeDisease.org, a leading...

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...

2014-04-02 23:04:00

Pilot study conducted by researchers at The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health show a significant reduction in tick bites for outdoor workers wearing Insect Shield. Greensboro, NC & Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Insect-borne diseases are now one of the top risks for outdoor workers. Insect transmitted diseases have become one of the fastest growing epidemics to date. Those most at risk are outdoor workers. Currently, US industry spends billions...

2014-03-14 23:02:31

Tick-borne disease expert Dr. Thomas Mather conducts tests that determine frigid temps not likely to reduce Spring/Summer tick abundance. Greensboro, NC and Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Have you been wondering (or hoping) that these brutal polar vortex weather episodes sweeping the nation are freezing off ticks? Tick-borne disease expert, Dr. Thomas Mather, the Director of the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease and TickEncounter Resource Center was asked...

Clinical Study Shows Test For Persistent Lyme Infection Using Live Ticks Is Safe
2014-02-12 21:08:46

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Recruitment continues in trial at NIH, Tufts Medical Center In a first-of-its-kind study for Lyme disease, researchers have used live, disease-free ticks to see if Lyme disease bacteria can be detected in people who continue to experience symptoms such as fatigue or arthritis after completing antibiotic therapy. The technique, called xenodiagnosis, attempts to find evidence of a disease-causing microbe indirectly, through use of...

2013-10-24 23:00:41

Proceeds will be used to support research to improve diagnosis, treatment and ultimately find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 The threat of rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm as golfers teed-up to play in the second Annual Lyme Research Alliance(LRA) Golf Tournament at the prestigious Stanwich Club in Greenwich on Thursday, October 10. Sixty-six golfers came out for a fun day of golf, camaraderie and to support LRA’s efforts to...

2013-05-24 23:23:25

Lyme Research Alliance announced it will fund six promising studies to find a reliable diagnostic test and effective treatment options for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Six innovative research projects have been awarded grants worth half a million dollars by Lyme Research Alliance, the nation's largest private nonprofit funder of Lyme disease medical research at major academic institutions. The studies focus on the epidemiology of,...

2013-04-04 15:06:40

Springtime spells tick-time. Lyme borreliosis is the most common tick-borne disease in Switzerland: around 10,000 people a year become infected with the pathogen. The actual hosts for Borrelia, however, are wild mice. Like in humans, the pathogen is also transmitted by ticks in mice. Interestingly, not all mice are equally susceptible to the bacterium and individual animals are immune to the pathogen. Scientists from the universities of Zurich and Lund headed by evolutionary biologist Barbara...


Word of the Day
ramage
  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
Related