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Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of October 1, 2017
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top five infectious disease articles from this past week.
New Report Outlines Lyme Disease Management in the UK
With Lyme disease incidence in the United Kingdom on the rise in recent decades, a new report from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aims to help doctors spot cases of the tick-borne disease.
<i>Contagion</i>® Launches First Peer Exchange on Lyme Disease
Contagion® has unveiled its first Peer Exchange, a lively conversation between medical experts that provides opinions and perspectives on the controversy surrounding Lyme disease.
Geographic Expansion of Lyme Disease Emphasizes Importance of Recognizing Modes of Transmission
Although focused in the northeastern United States, Lyme disease has ex­panded geographically over the past few decades, with a >320% increase in the number of high-incidence counties and reported cases in 49 states.
Bats Provide Key Link in Undiscovered Disease Detection
Scientists make an interesting connection between bats and detecting undiscovered disease.
Pet Owners May Be at Increased Risk for Tick-Borne Diseases
Researchers from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have found that pet owners are at increased risk of encountering ticks.
CDC Shares Risks Associated with Long-Term Antibiotic Therapy for Chronic Lyme Disease
Although treatment for chronic Lyme has provided some patients with relief of their symptoms, it may also expose them to complications related to the prescribed modalities.
Will Pennsylvania Proposal Sanction Improper Treatment of Lyme Disease?
Amesh A. Adalja, MD, FIDSA argues that a bill being considered in the Pennsylvania state legislature will ultimately result in increased antibiotic resistance and will set back the clock for finding appropriate treatments for Lyme disease.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.