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November 25, 2020

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Scientists Identify Protein That Protects Against Lyme

Researchers have discovered a protein that helps protect hosts from infection with the tick-borne spirochete that causes Lyme Disease, a finding that may help diagnose and treat this ...

Where Did the Asian Longhorned Ticks in the US Come From?

The invasive population of Asian longhorned ticks in the United States likely began with three or more self-cloning females from northeastern Asia, according to a new study. Asian longhorned ticks ...

Tick Surveillance and Control Lagging in US

While the prevalence of Lyme disease and other illnesses spread by ticks has steadily increased in the United States over the past 20 years, a new study of the state of American tick surveillance and ...

Mouse, Not Just Tick: New Genome Heralds Change in Lyme Disease Fight

As Lyme disease increases, researchers have taken a significant step toward finding new ways to prevent its transmission. The experts, who include a pioneer in Lyme disease discovery, have sequenced ...
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Anaplasmosis Bacterium Tinkers With Tick's Gene Expression to Spread to New Hosts

For the first time, scientists have shown that the bacterium that causes the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis interferes with tick gene expression for its survival inside cells and to spread to a new ...

Dangerous Tick-Borne Bacterium Extremely Rare in New Jersey

There's some good news in New Jersey about a potentially deadly tick-borne bacterium. Researchers examined more than 3,000 ticks in the Garden State and found only one carrying Rickettsia ...

Many Lyme Disease Cases Go Unreported; A New Model Could Help Change That

A new model based on 17 years of data can help predict the trajectory of where Lyme disease will spread. Identifying high-risk areas can lead to surveillance in counties and areas where infections ...

New Effective Vaccines for Lyme Disease Are Coming

There is no effective vaccine currently available to prevent Lyme disease in humans. Experts from academia, government, and industry recently convened to tackle this public health challenge. Now, a ...

An Innovative New Diagnostic for Lyme Disease

Researchers describe an early detection method for pinpointing molecular signatures of the disease with high ...

New Way to Bump Off Ticks: Dry Up Their Saliva

Saliva from a tick's bite can transmit pathogens that cause serious illnesses, such as Lyme disease, and significant agricultural losses. Scientists have been seeking new ways to prevent these ...

The Meat Allergy: Researcher IDs Biological Changes Triggered by Tick Bites

Researchers have identified key immunological changes in people who abruptly develop an allergic reaction to mammalian meat, such as beef. The work is an important step in developing a treatment for ...

Deadly Tick-Borne Virus Cured With Experimental Flu Drug, in Mice

An investigational flu drug cures mice infected with the rare but deadly Bourbon virus, according to a new ...

New Records Show Spread of Parasitic Deer Flies Across the United States

With flattened bodies, grabbing forelegs and deciduous wings, deer keds do not look like your typical fly. These parasites of deer -- which occasionally bite humans -- are more widely distributed ...

Wild Boars, Hunting Dogs and Hunters Carry Tick-Borne Bacteria

Rickettsia bacteria cause a number of human and animal infections, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Now, researchers have for the first time surveyed the prevalence of Rickettsia antibodies ...

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Risks Examined

In Mexicali, Mexico, an uncontrolled epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, one of the deadliest tickborne diseases in the Americas, has affected more than 1,000 people since ...

More Than 100 Years of Data Show Pennsylvania Tick Population Shift

The prevalence of the most abundant species of ticks found in Pennsylvania has shifted over the last century, according to scientists, who analyzed 117 years' worth of specimens and data ...

Three-Antibiotic Cocktail Clears 'Persister' Lyme Bacteria in Mouse Study

A new study found that a slow-growing variant form of Lyme bacteria caused severe symptoms in a mouse model. The slow-growing variant form of Lyme bacteria, according to the researchers, may account ...

Experts Sound Alarm as Mosquito And Tick-Borne Diseases Set to Flourish in Warmer Climate

New research shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as Chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding ...

Case of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in Mexico

Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a recurring fever caused by exposure to infected Borrelia bacteria. Several cases have been reported in Mexico, but the disease gets little attention. Now, ...

Likelihood of Tick Bite to Cause Red Meat Allergy Could Be Higher Than Previously Thought

The original hypothesis was that humans developed the red meat allergy after being exposed to the alpha-gal protein through a tick that had fed previously on a small mammal. But new data suggests ...

New Scan Technique Reveals Brain Inflammation Associated With Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome

More than 1 in 10 people successfully treated with antibiotics for Lyme disease go on to develop chronic, sometimes debilitating, and poorly understood symptoms of fatigue and brain fog that may last ...

Scientists Explore Tick Salivary Glands as Tool to Study Virus Transmission, Infection

The salivary glands of some tick species could become important research tools for studying how viruses are transmitted from ticks to mammals, and for developing preventive medical countermeasures. ...

A Versatile Vaccine That Can Protect Mice from Emerging Tick-Borne Viruses

Researchers have developed a vaccine that is effective in mice against Powassan virus, an emerging tick-borne virus that can cause life-threatening encephalitis in humans. They also show that the ...

Essential Oils from Garlic and Other Herbs Kill 'Persister' Lyme Disease Bacteria

Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a new ...

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