These pictures of the Haemaphysalis longicornis (Asian longhorned) were taken recently by LDA’s Scientific & Professional Advisory Board member James L. Occi, Rutgers, in Bergen County NJ. The invasive tick was first discovered on a NJ farm on a sheep in 2017. The tick probably came from Asia, where it is able to transmit diseases […]
Peer Reviewed Articles
This section contains articles published in peer reviewed literature on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and on COVID 19. Articles are written by experts, and then several other experts in that field will review the article and send back comments/concerns to authors. Articles are sometimes changed/clarified to address the issues that are raised in order to be published. Not all info in peer-reviewed journals is reviewed such as editorials, letters, book reviews.
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The picture in New Jersey of spotted fever group rickettsiosis (SFGR), which includes Rocky Mountain Spotted fever (RMSF), is complex. In this latest study from the Am. Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (James Occi, Rutgers University, et al, ), the researchers tested American dog ticks and lone star ticks in NJ to determine which […]
Daniel Cameron, MD, reported in his Lyme Science blog on a study that uncovers new information about deer tick questing. The study, from the SUNY Broome Community College’s Tracy R. Curtis, et al., was published in Medical and Veterinary Entomology and looked at how adult blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) move on public trails with “increasing levels of terrain complexity with a potential host nearby.”
Dr. Richard Horowitz, Dr. Phyllis Freeman, and James Bruzzese have published their case report, “Efficacy of glutathione therapy in relieving dyspnea associated with COVID-19 pneumonia: A report of 2 cases” evaluating two patients with Lyme disease and COVID-19 in Respiratory Medicine Case Reports.
Below is a compilation of Covid-19 information from scientific sources compiled by Dr. Robert Bransfield, MD that the LDA has permission to post. Dr. Bransfield thanks contributors to this project: members of ILADS, Microbes and Mental Illness listserv, and Psychopharmacology listserv. Disclaimer: The LDA is providing this piece for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed […]
Robert Bransfield, MD, et al, Develop Clinical Assessment to Help Diagnose Late-Stage Neuropsychiatric Lyme
Robert, Bransfield, MD, is lead author on the just-published “A Clinical Diagnostic System for Late-Stage Neuropsychiatric Lyme Borreliosis Based upon an Analysis of 100 Patients” in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Healthcare. The published study identifies that many late-stage chronic Lyme disease clinical findings are neuropsychiatric and therefore a complete clinical assessment is critical in […]
The Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, first detected in New Jersey in 2017, has since been recorded from 88 counties across 12 eastern states. This highly invasive tick is able to reproduce asexually and is considered an important vector of human pathogens in it native range of Asia. Since it’s detection in the US, many […]
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) and US Biologic, Inc. released the publication of a field trial study showing the effectiveness of an orally-delivered anti-Lyme vaccine that targets the white-footed mouse, the major wildlife source of Lyme disease. The study took place in the residential area of Redding, CT, over a three-year time period and […]
A study by Elizabeth Lee-Lewandrowski, PhD, MPH, et al, published in The American Journal of Clinical Pathology from the Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, evaluated trends in non-Lyme disease tick-borne disease (NLTBI) blood testing at Quest Diagnostics laboratory located in New Jersey. The study took place over the course of […]
Brian A. Fallon, Barbara Strobino et al. released the results of a recent study in Brain, Behavior, & Immunity – Health. The article was published on January 7, 2020 and is titled “Anti-lysoganglioside and other anti-neuronal autoantibodies in post-treatment Lyme Disease and Erythema Migrans after repeat infection”. Excerpts from the Abstract: Background: Molecular mimicry targeting […]