Thursday, August 31, 2017

A good web site about Lyme and related issues

This came to my attention today. It's a website about tick-borne illnesses, hosted by ILADS member Elizabeth Maloney MD (co-author of the most recent ILADS guidelines). I found the checklists on different tick-borne illnesses particularly helpful.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Lyme is the #1 vector-borne disease in the U.S.military

Lyme is the #1 vector borne disease in US military...above malaria.
Over 1200 cases last year, mostly obtained domestically. Per Col. Jamie Blow. Just announced at Military Health System Research Symposium.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Man dies of Babesia in CT

NEW MILFORD — An increasingly common tick-borne disease took the life of a New Milford man this month, and health experts warn that more cases are likely as tick populations flourish in New England. Michael Yoder died Aug. 8 of liver and kidney failure after a severe case of babesiosis, according to the state medical examiner's office. He was 55. Yoder's wife, Wendy, said her husband was an avid gardener .....

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

CDC Reports 2600% Increase in Tick-Borne Babesiosis Infections in Wisconsin in 12 Years

It is not just a bad summer for ticks — it has been a bad decade for the spread of tick-borne infections. New surveillance from the CDC reports rapid expansion and increase in cases of babesiosis, a sometimes life-threatening disease, in Wisconsin. The CDC compiled the new report from surveillance conducted every three years during the period between 2001 through 2015. During that time, electronic surveillance came online to provide faster, more thorough, case reports. While a boost in case co…


Babesiosis Kills Conn. Man (AP) | Medpage Today

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Friday, August 11, 2017

How the French Have Attacked Lyme

How the French are Attacking Lyme

"For a day, patients come to the hospital, get all the tests and scans, see various specialists and get started on treatments that fit their diagnosis."

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Why so few Lyme cases in South & West?

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Why Doesn't CDC Count Lyme Disease Cases in South and West? Everybody Else Does.

CDC surveillance maps show Lyme exposure as primarily an East Coast phenomenon. But a look at data from other sources offers an entirely different picture. More from LYME POLICY WONK. 

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