Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert warns of new tick-borne disease

As spring awakens here in UConn country, so do the ticks. UConn veterinarian, researcher, and tick-borne disease expert Dr. Sandra Bushmich recently answered questions about ticks and the diseases they carry in this area, ...

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Lyme disease bacteria take cover in lymph nodes

The bacteria that cause Lyme disease, one of the most important emerging diseases in the United States, appear to hide out in the lymph nodes, triggering a significant immune response, but one that is not strong enough to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coming this summer: More ticks and a deadly new tick-borne disease

(HealthDay)—Scientists have a double-shot of bad news about ticks: There's a new, and potentially fatal, tick-borne illness called Powassan, and this summer looks like it might be one of the worst on record for an increase ...

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First multiplex test for tick-borne diseases

A new blood test called the Tick-Borne Disease Serochip (TBD Serochip) promises to revolutionize the diagnosis of tick-borne disease by offering a single test to identify and distinguish between Borrelia burgdorferi, the ...

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Yet another tick-borne illness emerges in U.S.

(HealthDay)—Scientists have identified a new tick-borne illness in the United States—which hospitalized two men in Missouri—adding to the steadily creeping number of diseases known to be transmitted by various species ...

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As ticks reach record numbers, take precautions

(HealthDay)—As the tick population surges across the United States this summer, one doctor says the best way to avoid being infected with the nasty illnesses the tiny bugs carry is to wear protective clothing and to check ...

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