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Pseudo-science in the House? Scientists challenge a bill on Lyme disease - CBC.ca (blog)

Pseudo-science in the House? Scientists challenge a bill on Lyme disease - CBC.ca (blog) | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
This week, infectious disease specialists stood before a Senate committee to voice their concerns about proposed legislation on a national
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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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European Parliament warns of the dangers of Lyme disease – EURACTIV.com

European Parliament warns of the dangers of Lyme disease – EURACTIV.com | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
MEPs have called for the EU to set out guidelines on Lyme disease, a condition transmitted by ticks affecting between 650,000 and 850,000 Europeans every year and whose diagnosis remains unclear. EURACTIV France reports.
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Woman who wanted to chop her leg off finally diagnosed with Lyme disease after paintball game

Woman who wanted to chop her leg off finally diagnosed with Lyme disease after paintball game | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Samantha Frost was bitten by a tick while paintballing with her son last February but claimed she was fobbed off by docs
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Origins Of Health — Osteopathic, Osteopath, Osteopathy, Cranial, Homeopath, Homeopathy

Origins Of Health — Osteopathic, Osteopath, Osteopathy, Cranial, Homeopath, Homeopathy | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have reached epidemic proportions in Connecticut and in much of the United States. One of the greatest difficulties facing patients and physicians is that Lyme disease rarely presents with the classic symptomsreported in medical […]
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This is one of the best overall descriptions I have seen. Just came across it while searching Osteopathy and Lyme.
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Global Warming Threatens Europe's Public Health | Inter Press Service

Global Warming Threatens Europe's Public Health | Inter Press Service | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
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After Tularemia Death, Experts Stress Education

With tick-borne diseases a growing matter of public health concern on the Vineyard, education and prevention are more important than ever, a leading expert said.
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Minnesota woman's long battle with Lyme disease inspires her to start foundation | Brainerd Dispatch

Minnesota woman's long battle with Lyme disease inspires her to start foundation | Brainerd Dispatch | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
GRANT, Minn. — Lisa Najarian sipped her chamomile tea in the kitchen of her Grant home Monday and sighed."September's a bad month for me," she said.The symptoms of the Lyme disease she has suffered with for 19 years were affecting her. She acknowledged them — fatigue and brain fog
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Sulphur mother raising awareness about Bartonella after son’s diagnosis

Sulphur mother raising awareness about Bartonella after son’s diagnosis | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
It's also sometimes called the "cat-scratch" disease.
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Ticks can also carry Bartonella.
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Global Lyme Alliance to Participate in 2018 Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day | Markets Insider

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the leading 501(c)(3) dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-born
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Hot, dry summer bringing fewer cases of Lyme disease

New England’s hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay.The Northeastern states — which are some of the worst for Lyme in the U.S., posing a hazard to re…
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Frontiers | Infection Kinetics and Tropism of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Mouse After Natural (via Ticks) or Artificial (Needle) Infection Depends on the Bacterial Strain | Microbiology

Frontiers | Infection Kinetics and Tropism of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Mouse After Natural (via Ticks) or Artificial (Needle) Infection Depends on the Bacterial Strain | Microbiology | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Borrelia burgdorferi sl is a complex of pathogen bacteria transmitted to the host by Ixodes ticks. European Ixodes ricinus ticks transmit different B. burgdorferi species, pathogenic to human. Bacteria are principally present in unfed tick midgut, then migrate to salivary glands during blood meal and infect a new host via saliva.In this study, efficiency of transmission in a mouse model of three pathogen species belonging to the B. burgdorferi sl complex, B. burgdorferi sensu stricto (B31, N40 and BRE-13), B. afzelii (IBS-5) and B. bavariensis (PBi) is examined in order to evaluate infection risk after tick bite. We compared the dissemination of the Borrelia species in mice after tick bite and needle injection. Location in the ticks and transmission to mice were also determined for the three species by following infection kinetics. After inoculation, we found a significant prevalence in the brain for PBi and BRE-13, in the heart, for PBi, in the skin where B31 was more prevalent than PBi and in the ankle where both B31 and N40 were more present than PBi. After tick bite, statistical analyses showed that BRE-13 was more prevalent than N40 in the brain, in the bladder and in the inguinal lymph node. When Borrelia dissemination was compared after inoculation and tick bite, we observed heart infection only after tick inoculation of BRE-13, and PBi was only detected after tick bite in the skin. For N40, a higher number of positive organs was found after inoculation compared t
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Local woman's Lyme story helps family find answer to health problems

It was the bravery of Sligo woman Fiona Quilter that encouraged many people to get tested for Lyme disease.
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'You think of the idea and it gets so big' - Irish schoolgirl (12) invents kit to fight Lyme disease

'You think of the idea and it gets so big' - Irish schoolgirl (12) invents kit to fight Lyme disease | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
A schoolgirl who was bitten by a tick has created an ingenious compact kit to treat bites in her bid to prevent people becoming sick with Lyme disease.
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How Lyme Disease Changed One Girl's Life in an Instant

Chronic Lyme disease changed the life of a Brooklyn teenager who once danced and played sports changed in nearly an instant. Now she takes more than 7
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Global Lyme Alliance's 4th Annual New York City Gala Bringing Together Celebrities, Business Leaders, and Top Scientists

Global Lyme Alliance's 4th Annual New York City Gala Bringing Together Celebrities, Business Leaders, and Top Scientists | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Marisol and Rob Thomas, Erin Walker, Jay McInerney among those slated to attend October 11, 2018 Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. Tony Award-winning Broadway and television star Sutton Foster will headline the event.
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Colorado Teenager With Lyme Disease Behind First Ever ‘Liv-Lyme Summit’ « CBS Denver

Colorado Teenager With Lyme Disease Behind First Ever ‘Liv-Lyme Summit’ « CBS Denver | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
An impressive 13 year old has taken her experience with Lyme disease and turned it into a teaching opportunity.
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How to Prevent (and Treat) Tick Bites

How to Prevent (and Treat) Tick Bites | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
If you're planning a hiking or camping trip soon, here is a guide as to where these bloodsuckers hang out, how to repel them, and what to do if you get bit.
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Only a small percentage get the bull’s eye rash. Although not everyone gets (or sees) a rash, of those that do, the erythema migrans has a variety of presentations. If it grows in size, that can be indicative of Lyme.
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John Caudwell: I spent £2m obtaining a diagnosis for my boy

John Caudwell: I spent £2m obtaining a diagnosis for my boy | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
IT IS often said that you can’t put a price on your family’s health and no one knows that more than John Caudwell. When his then 10-year-old son Rufus started experiencing panic attacks in 2005, John initially put it down to puberty.
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Ticks found in Yukon were brought in by people returning from vacation | CBC News

Ticks found in Yukon were brought in by people returning from vacation | CBC News | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Yukon's animal health unit says there were four ticks found on people and pets in the territory this summer, but they're no cause for concern.
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With a $7.7 million grant, UMD researchers are leading a study on ticks

With a $7.7 million grant, UMD researchers are leading a study on ticks | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Three other institutions will operate similar labs.
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'Scary' longhorned ticks found on many Island deer, researchers say

'Scary' longhorned ticks found on many Island deer, researchers say | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Little is still known about longhorned ticks, but they have been found to infect farm animals and spread flu-like diseases in humans.
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Lyme disease left UFC 228’s Jim Miller with severe fatigue, brain fog

Lyme disease left UFC 228’s Jim Miller with severe fatigue, brain fog | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
A tick bite that Jim Miller didn’t even notice at the time left him barely able to train at all, much less fight to his full ability, years later. After a four-fight losing streak, he needed …
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DC resident preps for another round against Lyme Disease

DC resident preps for another round against Lyme Disease | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
For the last five years Jen Helboe has been struggling with Lyme Disease. After an official diagnosis last year; Helboe has tried treatments of all sorts, from antibiotics to herbal treatments. . . .
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Better drugs for Lyme disease: focus on the spirochete | IDR

Better drugs for Lyme disease: focus on the spirochete Raphael B Stricker,1 Marianne J Middelveen2 1Union Square Medical Associates, San Francisco, CA, USA; 2Atkins Veterinary Services, Calgary, AB, Canada Abstract: Twenty-five years ago, the AIDS epidemic was wreaking havoc around the world. Although “HIV denialists” threatened to undermine research efforts to combat the epidemic, development of targeted antiviral therapy eventually provided effective treatment for the disease. Now the Lyme disease epidemic is wreaking havoc around the world, and “Lyme denialists” are undermining efforts to combat the epidemic. Drawing on our experience with the AIDS epidemic, there is a significant need to develop targeted therapy to control the Lyme disease epidemic. Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, tick-borne disease, designer drugs
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Chiggers may spread red meat allergy

Chiggers may spread red meat allergy | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Chiggers are tough to spot because they're only about 1/150th of an inch, but their bites cause an intense itch. They may be spreading a "red meat allergy" to alpha-gal, a sugar that's found in the meat of most mammals, and can also be found in dairy products and certain medications.
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Learn about ticks, protection during Sept. 17 event in Bath | The Times Record

Learn about ticks, protection during Sept. 17 event in Bath | The Times Record | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
JOIN THE KENNEBEC ESTUARY LAND TRUST for a conversation about ticks in the Kennebec Estuary at Bath Brewing Co. at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 17. BECKY KOLAK PHOTO BATH Nananda Col will lead a forum in Bath about ticks and tick protection at a KELT (Kennebec Estuary Land Trust) Untapped event Bath Brewing Company on Sept. 17 from 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Col was afflicted two tickborne diseases due to not taking tick precautions while mushroom foraging, according to the trust. Now, she shares presentations with local groups about things people can do to protect themselves from ticks and tick-borne diseases. Nananda is also part of a group of Georgetown citizens working together to identify ways to control tick populations on the island. There is limited space for this event. Preregistration is appreciated by calling (207) 442-8400 or visiting kennebecestuary.org. KELT Untapped is a monthly informal event where folks can chat about a topic they've been curious about with a local expert.
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