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Sometimes we are blessed to have great men walk the earth – men and women who devote their lives to helping others without thought for themselves. Such a man was Dr. Charles Ray Jones, healer. He was honest, kind, courageous and had integrity, compassion, and humility. His devotion to helping our children all over the country is unparalleled. I knew him for decades yet never heard a complaint from him despite the many trials he faced in his life just trying to save the lives of our children.
Journal of Medical Entomology published, “Reported County-Level Distribution of Seven
Human Pathogens Detected in Host-Seeking Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Contiguous United States” by Amy C. Fleshman, et al.
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.
Babesia Duncani Study to Better Understand Susceptibility & Virulence of Intraerythrocytic Parasites
Anasuya C. Pal, et al., published a study using Babesia duncani as a model to further assess intraerythrocytic parasites in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The researchers investigated the development, virulence, and susceptibility of the organism in vitro and in vivo to gain a better understanding of its biology and pathogenesis