Tick-borne Disease

Recent News

Jul 27, 2017
Black-legged tick

Lyme disease insurance claims show disease rise, rural-urban divide

The insurance claims review also hints that the disease has gained a southern foothold and that patients in urban areas are younger.

Jul 25, 2017

News Scan for Jul 25, 2017

Yellow fever vaccine shortage
Predicting Lyme
Zika peptide treatment
H5N1 in Myanmar
Southern Hemisphere flu
Jul 10, 2017

News Scan for Jul 10, 2017

Cholera outbreaks expand
Tick-borne diseases in US
Zika and HIV co-infection
Chikungunya in the Americas
Jul 05, 2017

News Scan for Jul 05, 2017

MERS in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon
Lyme bacteria transmission
H5N2 avian flu in Taiwan
Jun 30, 2017

News Scan for Jun 30, 2017

Flu vaccine in kids
PPE for Ebola
Powassan virus infection
Legionnaires' outbreak
Jun 26, 2017

News Scan for Jun 26, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Southern Hemisphere flu rise
Pediatric Lyme
Jun 15, 2017
Hospital patient with IV

CDC: 'Chronic Lyme' treatments carry serious risk

Patients experienced serious complications and bacterial infections after treatments.

Dec 20, 2016

News Scan for Dec 20, 2016

WHO H7N9 details
MDR-TB in migrants
Azithromycin for Lyme
Oct 25, 2016

News Scan for Oct 25, 2016

Antibiotic NDA
US cholera vaccine
H5N8 in India
Malaria treatment failures
El Nino and infections
Mar 31, 2016

News Scan for Mar 31, 2016

Long-term Lyme treatment
Flu vaccination and lower stillbirth levels
Guinea Ebola update
More Saudi MERS

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bosco-Lauth AM, Calvert AE, Root JJ, et al. Vertebrate host susceptibility to Heartland virus. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Nov 17)

Chiu CY, Coffey LL, Murkey J, et al. Diagnosis of fatal human case of St. Louis encephalitis virus infection by metagenomics sequencing, California, 2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 12)

Comstedt P, Schuler W, Meinke A, et al. The novel Lyme borreliosis vaccine VLA15 shows broad protection against Borrelia species expressing six different OspA serotypes. PLoS One 2017 Sep 1;12(9):e0184357

Dolan MC, Breuner NE, Hojgaard A, et al. Transmission of the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia mayonii in relation to duration of attachment by nymphal Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae). J Med Entomol 2017 (published online Jul 5)

Drexler NA, Yaglom H, Casal M, et al. Fatal Rocky Mountain spotted fever along the United States-Mexico border, 2013-2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 14)

Egizi A, Fefferman NH, Jordan RA. Relative risk for ehrlichiosis and Lyme disease in an area where vectors for both are sympatric, New Jersey, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online May 11)

Fafangel M, Cassini A, Colzani E, et al. Estimating the annual burden of tick-borne encephalitis to inform vaccination policy, Slovenia, 2009 to 2013. Euro Surveill 2017 Apr 20;22(16):pii=30509

Fill MMA, Compton ML, McDonald EC, et al. Novel clinical and pathological findings in a Heartland virus-associated death. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Dec 7)

Frost HM, Schotthoefer AM, Thomm AM, et al. Serologic evidence of Powassan virus infection in patients with suspected Lyme disease. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun 29)

Grabowski JM, Tsetsarkin KA, Long D, et al. Flavivirus infection of Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick) ex vivo organotypic cultures and applications for disease control. mBio 2017 Aug 22;8(4):e01255-17

Guarino C, Asbie S, Rohde J, et al. Vaccination of horses with Lyme vaccines for dogs induces short-lasting antibody responses. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jun 28)

Hall JL, Alpers K, Bown KJ, et al. Use of mass-participation outdoor events to assess human exposure to tickborne pathogens. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 31)

Hofhuis A, van de Kassteele J, Sprong H, et al. Predicting the risk of Lyme borreliosis after a tick bite, using a structural equation model. PLoS One 2017 Jul 24;12(7):e0181807

Huang YT, Zhao L, Wen HL, et al. Neutralizing antibodies to severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus 4 years after hospitalization, China. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Oct 3)

Jahfari S, de Vries A, Rijks JM, et al. Tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks and roe deer, the Netherlands. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 18)

Jia B, Yan X, Chen Y, et al. A scoring model for predicting prognosis of patients with severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Sep 21;11(9):e0005909

Johnson TL, Graham CB, Boegler KA, et al. Prevalence and diversity of tick-borne pathogens in nymphal Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in eastern national parks. J Med Entomol 2016 (published online Dec 27)

Karim S, Budachetri K, Mukherjee N, et al. A study of ticks and tick-borne livestock pathogens in Pakistan. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jun 26;11(6):e0005681

Kato H, Yamagishi T, Shimada T, et al. Epidemiological and clinical features of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome in Japan, 2013-2014. PLoS One 2016 Oct 24;11(10):e0165207

Kilpatrick AM, Dobson ADM, Levi T, et al. Lyme disease ecology in a changing world: consensus, uncertainty and critical gaps for improving control. Philos Trans R Soc London B Biol Sci 2017 (published online Apr 24)

Knudtzen FC, Andersen NS, Jensen TG, et al. Characteristics and clinical outcome of Lyme neuroborreliosis in a high endemic area, 1995-2014: a retrospective cohort study in Denmark. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Aug 8)

Li H, Cui XM, Cui N, et al. Human infection with novel spotted fever group Rickettsia genotype, China, 2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Oct 28)

Li P, Tong ZD, Li KF, et al. Seroprevalence of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One 2017 Apr 11;12(4):e0175592

Licona-Enriquez JD, Delgado-de la Mora J, Paddock CD, et al. Rocky Mountain spotted fever and pregnancy: four cases from Sonora, Mexico. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 (published online Jun 12)

Lipowski D, Szablowska M, Perlejewski K, et al. A cluster of fatal tick-borne encephalitis virus infection in organ transplant setting. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 7)

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