Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bacteria spread by ticks affected by humidity and mutual competition

Researchers at the University of Helsinki, the University of Zurich and the University of Exeter have carried out modelling on how environmental factors affect the occurrence of human-pathogenic bacteria found in the sheep ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lyme disease: A study on the speed of transmission by infected ticks

Lyme borreliosis is a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia that are transmitted by a bite from a tick of the genus Ixodes. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur used mice to study the transmission of bacteria by ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotic gel prevents borreliosis resulting from tick bites

An antibiotic gel based on azithromycin, an antibiotic with antibacterial properties, helps to prevent the onset of Lyme borreliosis following a tick bite. That is the finding of a multi-centre international study, in which ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Water on the knee' could be early sign of Lyme disease

Spontaneous knee effusion, also known as "water on the knee," can be a primary symptom of Lyme disease, even when patients do not exhibit a "bull's eye" rash, another common Lyme disease symptom. According to a literature ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ticks carrying Lyme disease found in South London parks

Visitors to two popular parks in South London are at risk of coming into contact with ticks that can transmit Lyme disease to humans, according to new research published in Medical and Veterinary Entomology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Effective vaccination against borreliosis possible

"Borreliosis" or "Lyme disease" is caused by the bacterium "Borrelia burgdorferi". In Austria approximately 16,000 people fall ill with borreliosis annually following a tick bite. Roughly every fifth tick in Austria carries ...

Medications

Lyme disease vaccine shows promise in clinical trial

(Medical Xpress)—The results of a phase 1/2 clinical trial in Europe of an investigational Lyme disease vaccine co-developed by researchers at Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and at Baxter International ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tick disease in Switzerland

Microbiologists from the University of Zurich have detected a new disease transmitted via tick bites. The patients suffered from fever, weight loss and malaise, but could be cured fully with a course of antibiotics. Thanks ...

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