Parasites & Vectors, (Fernandez, G.P., et al.) published “Risk of tick-borne pathogen spillover into urban yards in New York City” on August 10, 2022. On Staten Island, New York City, […]
Other Tick-Borne Diseases
One tick bite can give people more than one tick-borne disease (co-infection). In addition to Lyme disease, here are some other tick-borne diseases found in the US.
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.
Charles E. Hart, et al., published the results of a study in the journal Viruses designed to determine the risk of human exposure to I. scapularis ticks that were coinfected in a lab with Powassan virus (POWV) and B. burgdorferi, bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
Due to the increase in tularemia diagnoses over the past two decades, Michael Kelson, et al, published a case report in Cureus to raise awareness of the rare yet life-threatening zoonotic infection, which initially presents with non-specific flu-like symptoms mostly during summer months.
A study in Journal of Medical Entomology by Christopher D. Paddock, et al., took a deeper look into Rickettsia (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae), a unique Rickettsia species that may possibly be pathogenic and occurs in I. pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae), the Western blacklegged tick. The R. tillamookensis agent was first mentioned in 1978 and has been recently recognized as a novel transitional group agent. Historically, incidence rates and distribution levels of R. tillamookensis have been widely unknown.
A recent study published in Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases compared the efficacy of transmission routes, both horizontal (between life stages of developing ticks) and transovarial (from infected female tick to […]
A new study by Richard Horowitz, MD and Phyllis Freeman, MD has been published in Antibiotics that evaluates the efficacy of using short-term high dose pulsed dapsone combination therapy (HDDCT) […]
A study conducted by Elizabeth M. Hammond, et al., examining CD4 T cell responses associated with persistent B. burgdorferi (Bb) infections, has been published in Current Opinion in Immunology.
The early stage of cutaneous Lyme is frequently distinguished by the erythema-migrans patch, which manifests within a month after being bitten by an infected tick. Numerous erythema migrans variants have now been documented, prompting a case study by Hayden Doughty, BS, et al. that was recently published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The case series examines the occurrence of bullous erythema migrans, a rare and blistering form of erythema migrans, in three patient cases.