Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exploring a new complication from an emergent tickborne parasite

Babesiosis is a rare - but increasingly common - disease spread by ticks. After a bite from an infected tick, microscopic malaria-like parasites are transmitted into the host where they can infect and destroy red blood cells, ...

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Combination therapy cures tick-borne illness in mice

A novel combination therapy cures an emerging infectious disease, babesiosis, which is transmitted by the same ticks that transmit the agents of Lyme disease, said Yale researchers. This "radical" therapy not only clears ...

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Lyme disease enhances spread of emerging tick infection

Mice that are already infected with the pathogen that causes Lyme disease appear to facilitate the spread of a lesser-known but emerging disease, babesiosis, into new areas.

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Black-legged ticks linked to encephalitis in New York state

The number of tick-borne illnesses reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the rise. Lyme disease leads the pack, with some 35,000 cases reported annually. In the Northeast, the black-legged ...

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List of diseases spread by deer tick grows, along with their range

An emerging tick-borne disease that causes symptoms similar to malaria is expanding its range in areas of the northeast where it has become well-established, according to new research presented today at the annual meeting ...

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CDC: babesiosis risk in northeast/upper midwest travel

(HealthDay) -- Adults and children are vulnerable to a host of tick- and mosquito-borne diseases in many Midwestern, Northeastern, and Southwestern states, according to two reports published in the July 13 issue of the U.S. ...

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Potentially deadly new infection found in Australia

(Medical Xpress) -- Murdoch University researchers have helped to identify a new human infection in Australia after the disease contributed to the death of a Canberra man.