Tick-borne Disease

Recent News

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.

Oct 04, 2017

News Scan for Oct 04, 2017

UTI susceptibility test
Global flu trends
Bourbon virus vector
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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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