Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: El Nino could boost Lyme disease in western US

The big shifts in rain and warmth caused by El Nino and La Nina conditions may boost Lyme disease and intestinal infections in parts of the United States, a new study suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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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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 ...

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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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Citizen science supports tick-borne disease research

A nationwide investigation of the prevalence and distribution of ticks and exposure to tick-borne diseases highlights the value of public participation in science. The study, published on July 11th in the open-access journal ...

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Spleen microbes of wild animals change with tick-borne illness

Anaplasmosis, a tick-borne febrile disease, can be carried by wild mammals before being transmitted to humans through a tick bite. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have found that Anaplasma bacteria ...

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