In this section, the Lyme Disease Association (LDA) brings to your attention news on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases’ science that is being published in peer-review, news from Lyme organizations on events they are providing, other Lyme-related sources, and news from government sources that might impact the general public or those whose lives have been affected by tick-borne diseases. The LDA attempts to bring you factual information from credible sources with its news items. If the item is an opinion piece, that is generally noted. See submenu of News to the right.
In the Journal of Medical Entomology, Sarah Schwartz et al. published “Tick-Borne Pathogens in Questing Blacklegged Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) From Pike County, Pennsylvania” on August 3, 2022. Questing ticks were […]
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 by FAIR Health has just been released showing significant increases in Lyme disease diagnoses over the past 15 years in both rural and urban areas. Results of the study indicate that from 2007 to 2021, private insurance claim lines with Lyme disease diagnoses increased by 357% in rural areas and 65% in urban areas. FAIR Health has released a comprehensive infographic that depicts these and other outcomes of the study.
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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, and pulsed dapsone combination therapy (HDDCT) in the treatment of Chronic Lyme disease/Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS).
Nature, (Adamo, S., et al) July 29, 2022, published an article on researchers finding a new natural acaracide─kills ticks. There are synthetic pesticides that can reduce tick numbers but there […]
A preliminary study published in Healthcare, July 2022, out of the Columbia University Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, (Murray, L.; Fallon, B., et al) examined the potential benefits of […]
According to an article from the online The People’s Pharmacy, Joe Graedon, pharmacologist, 7.28.22, from 2007 through 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified ‘adulterated dietary supplements’ and sent […]
Lyme patient advocate Monica White, President, Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association (COTBBAA), had verbal comments accepted at the July 2020 meeting of the HHS Tick-Borne Diseases Working Group: “My name […]