Tick-borne Disease

Recent News

Aug 02, 2018

News Scan for Aug 02, 2018

Ebola species in DRC
Gaps in school crisis plans
Rat lungworm infection
Longhorned tick in Pennsylvania
Latent TB treatment
Trump's science adviser
Jul 30, 2018

News Scan for Jul 30, 2018

Antibiotic use in UK livestock
Tick bite meat allergy
Airborne antibiotic resistance genes
Jul 26, 2018
Blacklegged tick Ixodes scapularis

Increase in tick-borne diseases likely, US experts say

As a commentary sounds the alarm, Lyme-carrying ticks spread into a new area in Tennessee.

Jul 25, 2018

News Scan for Jul 25, 2018

Mixed Southern Hemisphere flu picture
Avian flu in Saudi Arabia, Russia
Thrombocytopenia syndrome
Jul 20, 2018

News Scan for Jul 20, 2018

Polio in Afghanistan, Nigeria
Longhorned ticks in NY
Avian flu in wild birds
Jul 16, 2018

News Scan for Jul 16, 2018

Nipah virus outbreak patterns
Longhorned tick in N Carolina
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.

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

Beltrame A, Laroche M, Degani M, et al. Tick-borne pathogens in removed ticks Veneto, northeastern Italy: a cross-sectional investigation. Travel Med Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 5)

Bissett JD, Ledet S, Krishnavajhala A, et al. Detection of tickborne relapsing fever spirochete, Austin, Texas, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Aug 30)

Chason ME, Monaghan M, Wang J, et al. Symptom resolution in pediatric patients with Lyme disease. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2018 (published online Jul 30)

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)

Czupryna P, Gryorczuk S, Krawczuk K, et al. Sequelae of tick-borne encephalitis in retrospective analysis of 1072 patients. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Jul 26)


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

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)

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)

Hickling GJ, Kelly JR, Auckland LD, et al. Increasing prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto-infected blackleg ticks in Tennessee Valley, Tennessee, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jul 25

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

Khamesipour F, Dida GO, Anyona DN, et al. Tick-borne zoonoses in the order Rickettsiales and Legionellales in Iran: a systematic review. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 Sep 11;12(9):e0006722

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)

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

Li H, Lu QB, Xing B, et al. Epidemiological and clinical features of laboratory-diagnosed severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome in China, 2011-17: a prospective observational study. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jul 24)

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