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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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TOUCHED BY LYME: The NY Times and the question of a Lyme vaccine

TOUCHED BY LYME: The NY Times and the question of a Lyme vaccine | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
It's important to clarify where differing opinions actually come from.
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MONSTER ticks found in Germany threaten Europe with DEADLY disease Crimean-Congo fever | Science | News

MONSTER ticks found in Germany threaten Europe with DEADLY disease Crimean-Congo fever | Science | News | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
A MONSTER tick species has found its way to Germany and threatens to spread DEADLY tropical disease Crimean-Congo fever across the whole of Europe.
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The Latest on Lyme Disease with Expert Dr. Nevena Zubcevik

Purist founder Cristina Cuomo sat down with expert Dr. Nevena Zubcevik to discuss the rise of Lyme disease.
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Lyme Disease Is Spreading Fast. Why Isn’t There a Vaccine? - The New York Times

Lyme Disease Is Spreading Fast. Why Isn’t There a Vaccine? - The New York Times | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
The only vaccine was taken off the market more than 15 years ago. As reports of the disease skyrocket, researchers are working on a new one.
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Fears over tick-borne fever as Pakistan prepares sacrificial livestock for Eid

Fears over tick-borne fever as Pakistan prepares sacrificial livestock for Eid | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Health officials in Pakistan have urged people to beware of livestock bearing ticks that spread a deadly fever, ahead of the Muslim festival of sacrifice next week.
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Meet the Michelin-starred vegan chef revolutionising plant-based fine dining

Meet the Michelin-starred vegan chef revolutionising plant-based fine dining | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Plates is Kirk’s fine-dining plant-based restaurant. And it does the best bread you’ll ever taste – trust us.
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Here's how to protect your pet from tick-borne diseases | abc7news.com

Tick season is here, and if your pet spends any time in the grass or woods, chances are you have spotted the blood-sucking creatures on yourself or your pet.
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Is This Tick-Borne Illness the New Lyme Disease?

Is This Tick-Borne Illness the New Lyme Disease? | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
A new tick-borne disease has been found in the eastern and western parts of the United States. Here’s how it compares with Lyme disease.
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Hope for Lyme disease victims: Researchers race to develop new tests 

Hope for Lyme disease victims: Researchers race to develop new tests  | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Lyme disease is spreading nationwide and infecting people of all ages. The crisis is spurring researchers to develop new tests to better diagnose the disease — and a vaccine.
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An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S. - The New York Times

An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S. - The New York Times | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
The Asian long-horned tick, reported in New York’s suburbs and as far west as Arkansas, can carry lethal diseases. But no infected specimens have yet been found here.
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New National Lyme Education Ambassador Program Launched by Global Lyme Alliance | Markets Insider

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In an effort to reduce the risk of Lyme disease, the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease i
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Mother left bedridden by Lyme disease after tick bite - The Scotsman

Mother left bedridden by Lyme disease after tick bite - The Scotsman | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
A single mother says she’s afraid she will die and leave her son an orphan after the NHS failed to spot she has Lyme disease.
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Blocking Vector-Borne Disease in Humans With Veterinary Parasiticides

Blocking Vector-Borne Disease in Humans With Veterinary Parasiticides | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Scientists have long been searching for effective methods to prevent debilitating or deadly vector-borne diseases in humans around the world. Now, a new study suggests that veterinary parasiticides may be what they have been looking for all along.
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Rocky Mountain spotted fever epidemic in Mexico may spread to US

Rocky Mountain spotted fever epidemic in Mexico may spread to US | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
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New National Lyme Education Ambassador Program Launched by Global Lyme Alliance

New National Lyme Education Ambassador Program Launched by Global Lyme Alliance | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) announced today the launch of its new Lyme Education Ambassador Program (LEAP), which includes a group of 11 volunteer Ambassadors who will work with GLA to raise public awareness nationally and teach people how to prevent Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
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Healthcare | Free Full-Text | Pilot Study of Immunoblots with Recombinant Borrelia burgdorferi Antigens for Laboratory Diagnosis of Lyme Disease | HTML

Healthcare | Free Full-Text | Pilot Study of Immunoblots with Recombinant Borrelia burgdorferi Antigens for Laboratory Diagnosis of Lyme Disease | HTML | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Accurate laboratory diagnosis of Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis), caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi (BB), is difficult and yet important to prevent serious disease. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presently recommends a screening test for serum antibodies followed by confirmation with a more specific Western blot (WB) test to detect IgG and IgM antibodies against antigens in whole cell lysates of BB. Borrelia species related to BB cause tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF). TBRF is increasingly recognized as a health problem in the US and occurs in areas where Lyme disease is prevalent. The two groups of Borrelia share related antigens. We have developed a modified WB procedure termed the Lyme immunoblots (IBs) using recombinant antigens from common strains and species of the BB sensu lato complex for serological diagnosis of Lyme disease. A reference collection of 178 sera from 26 with and 152 patients without Lyme disease were assessed by WB and IB in a blinded manner using either criteria for positive antibody reactions recommended by the CDC or criteria developed in-house. The sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values obtained with the reference sera suggest that the Lyme IB is superior to the Lyme WB for detection of specific antibodies in Lyme disease. The Lyme IB showed no significant reaction with rabbit antisera produced against two Borrelia species causing TBRF in the US, suggesting that the Lyme IB may be also useful for excluding TBRF.
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Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases Are Increasing Dramatically

Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases Are Increasing Dramatically | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Climate change is one significant reason
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An army of deer ticks carrying Lyme disease is advancing. It will only get worse.

An army of deer ticks carrying Lyme disease is advancing. It will only get worse. | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
“It appears the problem has been swept under the rug.”
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Lyme disease is on the rise in Florida, but experts don’t know why

Lyme disease is on the rise in Florida, but experts don’t know why | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it

When Jackie Dube found circular rashes with bullseye points on her stomach, she went to the hospital. Doctors told her she had an allergic reaction to flea bites. A year later, she became seriously i
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Lyme disease has now spread to all 50 states, report finds

Lyme disease has now spread to all 50 states, report finds | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
SECAUCUS, N.J. (CBSNews) -- A new report has found that the tick-borne illness Lyme disease has been detected in all 50 states, and cases continue to rise.The report from Quest Diagnostics is based on more than s
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Follow Up of At Least 1 Year Recommended for Lyme Disease Patients

Follow Up of At Least 1 Year Recommended for Lyme Disease Patients | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Researchers in Slovenia investigate why some Lyme disease patients respond more quickly to treatment than others.

 
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New York State Grants Approval of IGeneX’s Newly Developed Lyme ImmunoBlot Tests | Business Wire

New York State Grants Approval of IGeneX’s Newly Developed Lyme ImmunoBlot Tests | Business Wire | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
The Division of Laboratories of the Department of Health of the State of New York has approved IGeneX’s newly developed Lyme ImmunoBlots (IgM and IgG)
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I caught Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick at a BBQ in north London | Metro News

I caught Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick at a BBQ in north London | Metro News | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
In 2015, I was bitten by a tick while at a BBQ in north London. The next day I started getting flu like symptoms: stiff neck, sweats and fatigue
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An Army of Deer Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Is Advancing and Here’s Why It Will Only Get Worse –

An Army of Deer Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Is Advancing and Here’s Why It Will Only Get Worse – | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Maine’s invasion came early this year. In recent hotbeds of tick activity—from Scarborough to Belfast and Brewer—people say they spotted the eight-legged arachnid before spring. They noticed the ticks—which look like moving poppy seeds—encroaching on roads, beaches, playgrounds, […]
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Mum shares Lyme disease warning after son gets tick bite at National Trust park - Cambridgeshire Live

Mum shares Lyme disease warning after son gets tick bite at National Trust park - Cambridgeshire Live | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Learn how to check for ticks and the symptoms of Lyme disease to keep your children safe
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As an FYI, the “bull’s eye rash” is fairly rare. Other rashes, or no rash, is more common.
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