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Connecticut Reports its First Human Case of Powassan Virus
A new report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals information on a 5-month-old male infant who was diagnosed with the emerging tick-borne virus in Connecticut in 2016.
NSF Grant Funds Research to Better Predict Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Penn State researchers have been granted $2.35 million to go towards finding a way of better predicting infectious disease outbreaks.
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.
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