A recent study published in the CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal finds ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis can also be transmitted through blood transfusions or organ transplants. The article states, “Since 2000, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis cases in the United States have increased substantially, resulting in potential risk to transplant and transfusion recipients.”
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The Lyme Disease Association Inc. and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons are jointly providing the 21st annual CME scientific conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Research for a Cure, virtually, on October 2, 2021. This conference is designed to meet the high standards for continuing medical education credits for medical & health professionals and researchers.
Rappahannock News published “Lyme disease is on the rise in Rappahannock. The pandemic obscured by how much.” In the past five years, Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District has seen a rise in cases of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Anaplasmosis, and Ehrlichiosis. However, local residents and experts believe case numbers of tick-borne diseases have been vastly under-reported in Virginia.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a four-year grant in the amount of $2.1 million to Washington State University so that researchers there may further develop methods for the prevention of Lyme disease and anaplasmosis, another common tick-borne coinfection.
Farm Journal has published an article on the increasing presence of Haemaphysalis longicornis, the Asian longhorned tick (ALT), in the U.S. Since arriving in the country four years ago from Southeast Asia, ALT has now been detected in one-third of the nation’s states.
May Awareness LDA Guest Blogger Daniel Cameron, MD, MPH, is a board-certified internist and epidemiologist and a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of tick-borne diseases. He has lectured at […]
A recent article published by The Wilderness Medical Society describes evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and management of tick-borne illness. These guidelines were developed on a grade system by an […]
Dowling, A., Young, et al., published a report in Journal of Medical Entomology with the results of a cooperative effort to survey ticks throughout Arkansas to better understand the heavy impacts of TBDs such as spotted fever rickettsiosis and ehrlichiosis in the mid-south. Logistical and financial barriers, and expanding geographic area of concern, prompted researchers to collaborate with members of the public to gather data on human disease-causing pathogens carried by ticks.