Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, Report to Congress 2020; David Hughes Walker, MD (Co-Chair); Leigh Ann Soltysiak, MS (Co-Chair); Charles Benjamine (Ben) Beard, PhD; Scott Palmer Commins, BS, MD, PhD; Angel M. Davey, PhD; Dennis M. Dixon, PhD; Sam T. Donta, MD; Adalberto Perez de Leon, DVM, MS, PhD; Kevin R. Macaluso, PhD; Patricia V. Smith, […]
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This new summary article by employees of the CDC, presents the first county-level map of the distribution of Lyme disease spirochetes in host seeking Ixodes ticks between 2004-2019 in the contiguous United States. Data compiled for this summary was from literature searches; publicly available tick-borne pathogen surveillance databases (ArboNet Tick module); and internal CDC pathogen […]
Virulence of Borrelia involves multiple channels for transmission and establishment in multiple tissues, as well as evasion of the host immune responses. The bacteria undergo significant changes in gene expression and multiply and spread once transmitted to the host. These changes induce inflammatory responses that, in humans, result in clinical signs and symptoms of disease. In […]
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American College of Rheumatology (ACR) announced on November 30, 2020, new guidelines for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease. Among the treatment recommendations, the guidelines recommend oral antibiotic therapy for most patients with Lyme disease. The recommended duration of therapy is […]
The Lyme Disease Association Inc. is providing you with information from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) on the U.S reported Lyme disease case numbers by county in each state for the years 2000-2018. 2000-2007 data reflect surveillance case definition at that time and reflect confirmed cases. 2008-present data reflect that surveillance case […]
With a new $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Utpal Pal, PhD, professor in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland (UMD) will be partnering with Matthias Schnell, director of the Jefferson Vaccine Center at Thomas Jefferson University to develop a novel “next-generation” Lyme disease vaccine. Pal, a tick immunobiologist, and […]
American insurer Colonial Life is offering a new critical illness plan with optional rider that offers a lump sum benefit for hospitalization for treatment of COVID-19 and over 12 other infectious diseases, such as Lyme disease, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Legionnaires’ disease, meningitis, and sepsis. For the critical illness plan’s Lyme disease coverage: the date of Lyme […]
The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) announces the publication of its Spanish LymeR Primer (LP). The English LP has been around for more than two decades with countless numbers distributed throughout the US to the public, schools, government, businesses, and health care providers.
Ahora presentamos a la versión descargable en español del LymeR Primer de LDA.
Elizabeth L. Maloney, MD, President of the Partnership for Tick-Borne Diseases Education and Family Medicine Physician in Wyoming, MN published a paper titled “Reducing the Burden of Lyme Disease” in Minnesota Family Physician. It includes discussion of tick bite management, early treatment, and shared decision-making.
John Aucott, Director, Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center and Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, published a piece in The Conversation providing his insight on the highly controversial topic of chronic Lyme disease.