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The Contagion® Lyme Disease specialty page provides Lyme disease-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


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.
Emerging Trends in Tick-borne Diseases in the United States
In a webinar presented on June 9 by The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Working Group on Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases, a panel of speakers discussed trends in tick-borne diseases (TBDs) in the United States.
CDC EIS Officers Presented Emerging Vector-borne Disease Research at Recent Conference
“Vector-borne diseases are among the most complex of all infectious diseases to prevent and control. Not only is it difficult to predict the habits of mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas, but most vector-borne viruses or bacteria infect animals as well as humans,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Long-Term Antibiotics No Benefit for Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms
The results of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in patients with persistent symptoms of Lyme disease have shown that long-term antibiotic treatment does not lead to better outcomes than short-term antibiotic treatment does.
There's a New Bacteria Species Causing Lyme Disease
Up until now, B. burgdorferi was the only species of bacteria believed to cause the tick-borne illness.
New Study Provides Hope for Chronic Lyme Disease Sufferers
Patients with Lyme disease know that their symptoms and the effects of the disease can be debilitating and last for a long time, often persisting even after treatment.
Big advances in treatment can