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Another Tick-Borne Disease Growing in the United States: Powassan Virus
Up to 90% of some mammal populations in the Northeast are infected with the virus.
Trump EPA Cuts Could Transform Infectious Disease Research
Researchers are expressing concern that funding for research climate-monitoring programs may not come through and that this would negatively impact the study of some infectious diseases.
Fitness Trackers Can Detect Early Signs of Illness
Stanford University researchers investigating potential use of wearable fitness trackers in healthcare find that the devices can be an important tool in the early detection of illness.
Antibiotic Topical Gel May Protect Against Lyme Disease
A recent study found that azithromycin topical gel can protect against Lyme disease if administered within 72 hours of a tick bite.
Lyme Disease in Western US Could Rise as a Result of El Niño
A new study found that Lyme disease cases in the Western United States could rise as a result of weather changes caused by El Niño.
Morgellons Found to Be Closely Linked With Lyme Disease
Researchers say Morgellons disease is associated with Lyme disease, and the colorful filaments protruding from the skin are comprised of keratin and collagen.
How Lyme Disease Bacteria Migrate Through Blood Vessels
A recent study has shown that Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, spreads throughout the body by crawling along the inside wall—the endothelium—of blood vessels.
Statins Could Help Reduce the Spread of Lyme Disease
Administration of cholesterol-lowering statins to mice reduced the number of Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria in the rodents and helped to prevent the spread of Lyme disease, a new study has suggested.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.