Tick-borne Disease

Recent News

Jul 10, 2018
Red fox in the wild

Clues in forest food web help predict Lyme risk

Among the findings: abundant acorns and few predators of rodents help boost tick levels.

Jun 04, 2018

News Scan for Jun 04, 2018

Salmonella and frozen breaded chicken
States' readiness funding
DTaP vaccine safety
Lyme rash in Canada
May 25, 2018
Tick on white clothing

Study: Treated clothes stop ticks in their tracks

One-minute permethrin exposure led to a loss of normal movement for all three tick species.

May 01, 2018
Deer tick

CDC reports tripling of vector-borne diseases since 2004

Tick-borne diseases more than doubled and account for more than 60% of all vector-borne infections.

Mar 07, 2018

News Scan for Mar 07, 2018

MERS in Saudi health worker
CEPI vaccine partnership
Tickborne disease blood tests
Global flu still high
Lassa renal failure
Feb 01, 2018

News Scan for Feb 01, 2018

Yellow fever in Brazil
Lone star ticks not Lyme spreaders
Seoul virus in US, Canada
Malaria, yellow fever travel notices
Jan 31, 2018
Culex mosquito

Mouse study hints West Nile may cause Zika-like birth defects

It's too soon to know if the study applies to people, but West Nile caused fetal brain damage and death in mice.

Dec 07, 2017

News Scan for Dec 07, 2017

New Lyme tests
Guinea worm disease
Nov 27, 2017

News Scan for Nov 27, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Peds Tamiflu review
Polio in Syria
Brazilian yellow fever
Lyme diagnosis
Nov 10, 2017
Deer tick

Lyme disease increases in states that neighbor hot spots

Eight of 11 states that border high-incidence states saw cases increase.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Albinsson B, Vene S, Rombo L, et al. Distinction between serological responses following tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) infection vs vaccination, Sweden 2017. Euro Surveill 2018 Jan 18;23(3):pii=17-00838

Antonise-Kamp L, Beaujean DJMA, Crutzen R, et al. Prevention of tick bites: an evaluation of a smartphone app. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Dec 4;17:744

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

Crossland NA, Alvarez X, Embers ME. Late disseminated Lyme disease: associated pathology and spirochete persistence post-treatment in rhesus macaques. Am J Pathol 2017 (published online Dec 11)

Dart AH, Michelson KA, Aronson PL, et al. Hip synovial fluid cell counts in children from a Lyme disease endemic area. Pediatrics 2018 (published online Apr 18)

De Keukeleire M, Vanwambeke SO, Kabamba B, et al. Time trend of clinical cases of Lyme disease in two hospitals in Belgium, 2000-2013. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Nov 20;17:748

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)

Eddens T, Kaplan DJ, Anderson AJM, et al. Insights from the geographic spread of the Lyme disease epidemic. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jun 16)

Embers ME, Hasenkampf NR, Jacobs MB, et al. Variable manifestations, diverse seroreactivity and post-treatment persistence in non-human primates exposed to Borrelia burgdorferi by tick feeding. PLoS One 2017 Dec 13;12(12):e0189071

Esteve-Gasent MD, Snell CB, Adetunji SA, et al. Serological detection of tick-borne relapsing fever in Texan domestic dogs. PLoS One 2017 Dec 12;12(12):e0189786

Goodlet KJ, Fairman KA. Adverse events associated with antibiotics and intravenous therapies for post-Lyme disease syndrome in a commercially insured sample. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Apr 17)

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

Han MA, Kim CM, Kim DM, et al. Seroprevalence of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus antibodies in rural areas, South Korea. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Mar 22)

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 X, Wang S, Wang X, et al. Estimation of the incidence of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome in high endemic areas in China: an inpatient-based retrospective study. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Feb 5;18:66

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

Jiang BG, Jia N, Jiang JF, et al. Borrelia miyamotoi infections in humans and ticks, northeastern China. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jan 3)

Johnson KO, Nelder MP, Russell C, et al. Clinical manifestations of reported Lyme disease cases in Ontario, Canada: 2005-2014. PLoS One 2018 Jun 1;13(6):e0198509

Khoury JK, Khoury NC, Schaefer D, et al. A tick-acquired red meat allergy: a case series. Am J Emerg Med 2017 (published online Oct 16)

Kingry LC, Anacker M, Pritt B, et al. Surveillance for and discovery of Borrelia species in US patients suspected of tickborne illness. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Dec 20)

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)

Kuivanen S, Smura T, Rantanen K, et al. Fatal tick-borne encephalitis virus infections caused by Siberian and European subtypes, Finland 2015. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Apr 3)

Kwit NA, Dietrich EA, Nelson C, et al. High volume of Lyme disease laboratory reporting in a low-incidence state — Arkansas, 2015-2016. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2017 Oct 27;66(42):1156-7

Molins CR, Ashton LV, Wormser GP, et al. Metabolic differentiation of early Lyme disease from southern tick-associated rash illness (STARTI). Sci Transl Med 2017 Aug 16;9(403):pii eaal2717

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