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Vector Borne Diseases (such as Lyme, Anaplasmosis, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, etc.), are steadily increasing! Educate yourself!
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A systematic review on the impact of gestational Lyme disease in humans on the fetus and newborn

A systematic review on the impact of gestational Lyme disease in humans on the fetus and newborn | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Lyme disease (LD), caused by bacteria of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species complex, is the most common vector-borne disease in North America and Europe. A systematic review (SR) was conducted to summarize the global literature on adverse birth outcomes associated with gestational LD in humans. The SR followed an a priori protocol of pretested screening, risk of bias, and data extraction forms. Data were summarized descriptively and random effects meta-analysis (MA) was used where appropriate. The SR identified 45 relevant studies, 29 describing 59 cases reported as gestational LD in the United States, Europe, and Asia (1969–2017). Adverse birth outcomes included spontaneous miscarriage or fetal death (n = 12), newborn death (n = 8), and newborns with an abnormal outcome (e.g. hyperbilirubinemia, respiratory distress and syndactyly) at birth (n = 16). Only one report provided a full case description (clinical manifestations in the mother, negative outcome for the child, and laboratory detection of B. burgdorferi in the child) that provides some evidence for vertical transmission of B. burgdorferi that has negative consequences for the fetus. The results of 17 epidemiological studies are included in this SR. Prevalence of adverse birth outcomes in an exposed population (defined by the authors as: gestational LD, history of LD, tick bites or residence in an endemic area) was compared to that in an unexposed population in eight studies and no difference was reported. A meta-analysis of nine studies showed significantly fewer adverse birth outcomes in women reported to have been treated for gestational LD (11%, 95%CI 7–16) compared to those who were not treated during pregnancy (50%, 95%CI 30–70) providing indirect evidence of an association between gestational LD and adverse birth outcomes. Other risk factors investigated; trimester of exposure, length of LD during pregnancy, acute vs. disseminated LD at diagnosis, and symptomatic LD vs. seropositive women with no LD symptoms during pregnancy were not significantly associated with adverse birth outcomes. This SR summarizes evidence from case studies that provide some limited evidence for transplacental transmission of B. burgdorferi. There was inconsistent evidence for adverse birth outcomes of gestational LD in the epidemiological research, and uncommon adverse outcomes for the fetus may occur as a consequence of gestational LD. The global evidence does not fully characterize the potential impact of gestational LD, and future research that addresses the knowledge gaps may change the findings in this SR. Given the current evidence; prompt diagnosis and treatment of LD during pregnancy is recommended.
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$27k battle to save dog from tick bite

This is the moment little pup Hercules is reunited with his owners after two weeks on life support at the emergency vet.
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Woman’s tick bite death prompts probe into dam

Woman’s tick bite death prompts probe into dam | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Concerns over an infestation of ticks at Uitenhage’s Strelitzia Dam has prompted ward councillor Pieter Terblanche to call for the municipality to close off the dam and park area to the public.
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Exploding tick population -- and illnesses they bring -- worries government

Exploding tick population -- and illnesses they bring -- worries government | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, a congressional advisory committee sounded the alarm on Lyme and other emerging tick-related illnesses saying they have become "a serious and growing threat to public health." The finding, presented in a report to congress, recommends surveillance, prevention, diagnosis and treatment measures for tackling the problem.
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15 000 cattle succumb to tick-borne diseases

15 000 cattle succumb to tick-borne diseases | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
The country has lost 15 000 cattle to tick-borne diseases, especially the January Disease (Theileriosis), with some households losing their entire herds in the worst affected areas, the Department of Veterinary Services has said.
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Lyme disease cases start to tick down

Lyme disease cases start to tick down | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Researchers say the cumulative effect of arid conditions during recent summers could be killing ticks, and possibly explain why there have been significantly fewer cases of Lyme disease reported in Maine this year. Lyme disease cases are on track to be the lowest in at least three years, and the hot, dry weather this summer…
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Tick-Borne Disease Antigens for Commercial Assay Development - Bio-IT World

Tick-Borne Disease Antigens for Commercial Assay Development - Bio-IT World | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
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Canadian Frank Papineau sues physicians Dr. Pablo Romero-Sierra, Dr. Johnny Brisebois and Kemptville District Hospital in Ontario Superior court. Trial to start November 26th, 2018 | CanLyme – Cana...

Canadian Frank Papineau sues physicians Dr. Pablo Romero-Sierra, Dr. Johnny Brisebois and Kemptville District Hospital in Ontario Superior court. Trial to start November 26th, 2018 | CanLyme – Cana... | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
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Now this is something to keep an eye on. If you live in the area, please try to attend as much as possible.
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Take ticks seriously

Take ticks seriously | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
“Your dog has blood parasites” – I am sure those of us, pet owners, who heard this diagnosis for the first time would be shocked, desperate and certainly panic. Blood parasites sounds rather serious, dangerous and deadly.
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The Interaction Between Babesia and Borrelia in Co-Infected Mice

The Interaction Between Babesia and Borrelia in Co-Infected Mice | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Borrelia burgdorferi has been found to attenuate parasite growth while Babesia microti exacerbates Lyme disease-like symptoms in mice.
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Queensland tick bite cases double since 2008

Queensland tick bite cases double since 2008 | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Last year 129 people were admitted to hospital in Queensland with tick bite symptoms
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Lyme disease support group meeting to feature Hugh and Carol Sides | The Wellsboro/Mansfield Gazette | tiogapublishing.com

Lyme disease support group meeting to feature Hugh and Carol Sides | The Wellsboro/Mansfield Gazette | tiogapublishing.com | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
The Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group is meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Native Bagel at 1 Central Ave, Wellsboro.
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Bay Area Lyme Foundation and Project Lyme Join Forces to Fight Lyme Disease at the 2018 Lyme Gala

Bay Area Lyme Foundation and Project Lyme Join Forces to Fight Lyme Disease at the 2018 Lyme Gala | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Area Lyme Foundation and Project Lyme, two organizations committed to halting the course of Lyme disease
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HHS Working Group Calls for Tick-Borne Disease Strategic Plan

The Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, a federal advisory committee established by Congress in the 21st Century Cures Act, issued its first report Nov. 14.
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Lone Star Tick Upsurge | WCAI

Lone Star Tick Upsurge | WCAI | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Black legged ticks and dog ticks are common in our region, but there’s a new tick in town: the lone star. Unlike other ticks, the lone star feeds primarily
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Ottawa man alleges doctors failed to diagnose Lyme disease | CBC News

Ottawa man alleges doctors failed to diagnose Lyme disease | CBC News | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
An Ottawa man who says he's living with the pain and other debilitating symptoms of Lyme disease is suing two doctors who he claims failed to diagnose or treat his illness.
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15 000 cattle succumb to tick-borne diseases

15 000 cattle succumb to tick-borne diseases | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
The country has lost 15 000 cattle to tick-borne diseases, especially the January Disease (Theileriosis), with some households losing their entire herds in the worst affected areas, the Department of Veterinary Services has said.
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Dog: Canine mortality sees spike from tick-borne infections | Chennai News - Times of India

Dog: Canine mortality sees spike from tick-borne infections | Chennai News - Times of India | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
It’s not uncommon for vets to see increase in tick-borne infections among dogs ahead of monsoon but what’s left vets — both at private clinics and gov.
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Tickborne diseases such as Lyme hit record highs in the U.S., CDC says

Tickborne diseases such as Lyme hit record highs in the U.S., CDC says | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
The number of infections carried by ticks, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, has hit a record high in the U.S..
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As temps rise, Lyme disease will get worse

As temps rise, Lyme disease will get worse | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in North America. And it's only going to get worse as climate change continues.
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Transmitted in the womb | Kids battle Lyme disease from birth | newscentermaine.com

Transmitted in the womb | Kids battle Lyme disease from birth | newscentermaine.com | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Shortly after birth these kids started suffering from debilitating symptoms doctors could not diagnose or explain. Out of desperation their families were forced to seek treatment out of state.
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New Tool Launched To Teach Mainers About Tick Borne Diseases And Prevention | Maine Public

New Tool Launched To Teach Mainers About Tick Borne Diseases And Prevention | Maine Public | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Curious about the number of tick borne diseases in your county or town? A new web-based dashboard on the Maine Tracking Network provides daily updates on
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NY Vet: Growing Risk of Tick-Borne Diseases

NY Vet: Growing Risk of Tick-Borne Diseases | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
In a presentation this week at the NY Vet conference in New York City, Dr. Mary Anna Labato, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), discussed evidence of conditions spread by ticks and how the risk of these diseases is increasing for dogs and cats.
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Celebrities that opened up about Lyme disease

Celebrities that opened up about Lyme disease | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
From Ben Stiller to Bella Hadid, here are a few celebrities who have been open about their battle with Lyme disease, the tick-borne illness.
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Lyme, tick legislation signed into law

ALBANY — Legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), a member of the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases (TBDs), to strengthen New York State’s response to the rise of these diseases has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.The new laws were enacted earlier this week.“We’ve taken important actions over the past few years to broaden the state’s overall response to the spread of Lyme and other tick-borne
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