Tick-borne Disease

Recent News

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.

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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