MassLive (Jochem, G.) 10.06.2023, published “Western Massachusetts woman files lawsuit over home test for Lyme disease.” A lawsuit has been filed in Springfield’s U.S. District Court against LetsGetChecked, a company providing a home test for Lyme disease. Moira Kerans from Dalton and TruthCures, a nonprofit focused on Lyme disease, are the plaintiffs seeking $5 million in damages. They allege that the test is inaccurate, deceives customers, and violates consumer protection laws.
Microorganisms (Siegel, E.L., et al.) 5.27.23, published “Human-Biting Ixodes scapularis Submissions to a Crowd-Funded Tick Testing Program Correlate with the Incidence of Rare Tick-Borne Disease: A Seven-Year Retrospective Study of Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis in Massachusetts.” The study sought to expand upon prior passive Ixodes scapularis tick testing surveillance measures by including two rare tick-borne diseases, babesiosis and anaplasmosis.