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The Confounding Debate Over Lyme Disease in the South | DiscoverMagazine.com

The Confounding Debate Over Lyme Disease in the South | DiscoverMagazine.com | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
The debilitating tick-borne disease is well-documented north of the Mason-Dixon line, but does it exist beyond that?
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This is a VERY important read about the controversy surrounding Tick Borne Illness in the south.  Please share if you can!

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New Tick-borne Disease Found

New Tick-borne Disease Found | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
Under the microscope, Sam Telford surveyed the tiny, spiral bacteria floating in spinal fluid taken from an 80-year-old woman. They looked very similar to the spirochete bacteria that can cause Lyme disease. But in fact, he had discovered yet another public health threat—a brand new disease that people can get from the same ticks that transmit the Lyme bacteria.
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Appearance of lyme disease rash can help predict how bacteria spreads through body

Appearance of lyme disease rash can help predict how bacteria spreads through body | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
Lyme disease is often evident by a rash on the skin, but infections do not always produce similar rashes. This can make it difficult to detect the disease early, when antibiotic treatment is most effective. Researchers describe a new mathematical model that captures the interactions between disease-causing bacteria and the host immune response that affect the appearance of a rash and the spread of infection.
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Lyme Disease rash can help  predict how bacteria spreads thru the body.

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The present study investigated the cause of illness in human patients primarily in the southern United States.

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What Is Lyme Disease? New Findings Deepen the Mystery

What Is Lyme Disease? New Findings Deepen the Mystery | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
Many patients and practitioners criticize the medical establishment for not doing enough about Lyme disease. Much remains unknown about the illness, and even mode of transmission has recently come into question.
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Much remains unknown about the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, and even mode of transmission has recently come into question.

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Disease Ridden Ticks Double Threat to California Hikers and Bikers

Disease Ridden Ticks Double Threat to California Hikers and Bikers | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
According to the California National Park Service, because of the “persistent blood-sucking behavior” of ticks they are able to infect people with not only debilitating illness but also life-threat...
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According to the California National Park Service, because of the “persistent blood-sucking behavior” of ticks they are able to infect people with not only debilitating illness but also life-threat...

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SAN MATEO: Study finds some ticks carrying more than Lyme disease

SAN MATEO: Study finds some ticks carrying more than Lyme disease | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
A new Stanford study reveals there are ticks in more Bay Area locations than previously thought, and some carry a new, mysterious disease in addition to Lyme disease.
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SAN MATEO: Study finds some ticks carrying more than Lyme disease
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Test for Persistent Lyme Infection Using Live Ticks Shown Safe in Clinical Study

Test for Persistent Lyme Infection Using Live Ticks Shown Safe in Clinical Study | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
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Here is the first release about the study, which many have been waiting for!

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New rule allows patients to get test results directly from labs, without doctors’ clearance - The Washington Post

New rule allows patients to get test results directly from labs, without doctors’ clearance - The Washington Post | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
The Obama administration said the new rule lets patients bypass their doctors to get results themselves.
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Hartline offers update on CDC study - The Redding Pilot

Hartline offers update on CDC study - The Redding Pilot | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
Hartline offers update on CDC study The Redding Pilot The goal of the study is to determine which tick reduction method, or combination of methods, is the most effective in controlling and reducing deer ticks, and subsequently decreasing tick-borne...
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Dog ticks burrow into Alaska, plan to stay

Dog ticks burrow into Alaska, plan to stay | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
Dr. Kimberlee Beckmen, the sole veterinarian with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, has investigated 48 tick infestations in the past three years. She’s found evidence that two exotic species are established and reproducing in Alaska.
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Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94

Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94 | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
Mr. Seeger, who spearheaded the folk revival that transformed popular music in the 1950s, spent a long career championing song as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for political action.
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TBDA is deeply saddened by the loss of @Pete Seeger, the singer and activist who spearheaded an American folk revival and was diagnosed with Lyme disease back in 2000.   Seeger passed away yesterday at age 94. Our deepest condolences are extended from TBDA to his family and friends. May he rest in peace and his memory be with us forever. 
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TBDA PSA featuring Kevin Bacon - YouTube

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Please view Kevin Bacon speaking out on Lyme and Tick Borne Diseases.

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Five Strategies for Reducing Brain Overwhelm Due to Lyme Disease | GoodbyeLyme.com

Five Strategies for Reducing Brain Overwhelm Due to Lyme Disease | GoodbyeLyme.com | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
For people with Lyme disease or co-infections that feel overwhelmed by light, sound, emotions, or social interactions by Greg Lee During summers in my
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Lyme brain anyone????

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Test for persistent Lyme infection using live ticks shown safe in clinical study

Test for persistent Lyme infection using live ticks shown safe in clinical study | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
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.
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Test for persistent Lyme infection using live ticks shown safe in clinical study

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Tick test for persistent Lyme disease tried in humans

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A small experiment to see whether uninfected ticks could diagnose a lingering Lyme infection in people produced modest results, researchers say.DNA from the Lyme parasite,
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Lyme disease identified in Bay Area ticks, and it isn't alone

Lyme disease identified in Bay Area ticks, and it isn't alone | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
Finding evidence of Lyme disease in the San Francisco Bay Area didn't surprise a team of researchers, although it may be news to many doctors in the region. But identifying another tick-borne pathogen that causes relapsing fever was unexpected and may deserve a closer look.
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Lyme disease identified in Bay Area ticks, and it isn't alone

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Free Lyme disease testing is coming to the Cape

Free Lyme disease testing is coming to the Cape | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
Cape Codders bitten by deer ticks will be able to have them tested for Lyme and two other diseases for free starting this spring.
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Cape Codders bitten by deer ticks will be able to have them tested for Lyme and two other diseases for free starting this spring

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Stanford study says ticks may cause double trouble

Stanford study says ticks may cause double trouble | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
A Stanford study has found that ticks infected with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease and a newly identified human pathogen are widespread in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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A Stanford study has found that ticks infected with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease and a newly identified human pathogen are widespread in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Chips that listen to bacteria: CMOS technology provides new insights into how biofilms form

Chips that listen to bacteria: CMOS technology provides new insights into how biofilms form | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
Researchers have shown integrated circuit technology can be used for a most unusual application -- the study of signaling in bacterial colonies. They have developed a chip based on CMOS technology that enables them to electrochemically image the signaling molecules from these colonies spatially and temporally -- they’ve developed chips that “listen” to bacteria.
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.."This is an exciting new application for CMOS technology that will provide new insights into how biofilms form," says Shepard. "Disrupting biofilm formation has important implications in public health in reducing infection rates."... goto link above for more

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Lyme Is The New Black - YouTube

Asking people in Harlem about Lyme Disease.

Via Donna MacPherson Lugar
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Asking people in Harlem about Lyme Disease.

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Donna MacPherson Lugar's curator insight, February 1, 2014 8:24 AM

We can all use a little humor!

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Ticks and endangered voles linked by migrating birds - Los Angeles Times

Ticks and endangered voles linked by migrating birds Los Angeles Times That's what UC Davis epidemiology professor Janet Foley says after DNA detective work confirmed that a disease-carrying tick only found in the southeastern United States has...
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NC State News :: NC State News and Information » Antibiotic ‘Smart Bomb’ Can Target Specific Strains of Bacteria

NC State News :: NC State News and Information » Antibiotic ‘Smart Bomb’ Can Target Specific Strains of Bacteria | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
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Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94

Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94 | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
Mr. Seeger, who spearheaded the folk revival that transformed popular music in the 1950s, spent a long career championing song as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for political action.
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TBDA is deeply saddened by the loss of @Pete Seeger, the singer and activist who spearheaded an American folk revival and was diagnosed with Lyme disease back in 2000.   Seeger passed away yesterday at age 94. Our deepest condolences are extended from TBDA to his family and friends. May he rest in peace and his memory be with us forever.
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Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94

Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94 | Lyme Disease | Scoop.it
Mr. Seeger, who spearheaded the folk revival that transformed popular music in the 1950s, spent a long career championing song as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for political action.
Tick Borne Disease Alliance's insight:
TBDA is deeply saddened by the loss of @Peet Seeger, the singer and activist who spearheaded an American folk revival and was diagnosed with Lyme disease back in 2000.   Seeger passed away yesterday at age 94. Our deepest condolences are extended from TBDA to his family and friends. May he rest in peace and his memory be with us forever.#CureLyme
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