Tick-borne Disease

Recent News

Feb 25, 2019

News Scan for Feb 25, 2019

New Saudi MERS cases
More US measles
CEPI Nipah vaccine funding
Tick bite meat allergy
Jan 31, 2019

News Scan for Jan 31, 2019

More Saudi MERS cases
High flu vaccine protection in kids
FDA tag for pneumococcal vaccine
Lyme vaccine trial results
Jan 23, 2019

News Scan for Jan 23, 2019

Food safety during shutdown
SFTS human transmission
Argentina hantavirus alert
Jan 14, 2019

News Scan for Jan 14, 2019

More acute flaccid myelitis
Cake mix Salmonella probe over
URIs, sinusitis in children
Lone star ticks' female affinity
Severe flu outcomes
Avian flu outbreaks
Jan 07, 2019

News Scan for Jan 07, 2019

New Saudi MERS case
Acute flaccid myelitis in US
Lyme burden, legislation
Sick HCWs and flu spread
Avian flu in India, Iran
Dec 18, 2018

News Scan for Dec 18, 2018

More DRC Ebola cases
Lassa in Benin
Yellow fever in Nigeria
Lyme, Powassan vaccines
Dec 12, 2018

News Scan for Dec 12, 2018

More ground beef Salmonella
Cat-to-human SFTS
Zika health problems in babies
Saudi MERS case
H5N8 in Iranian poultry
Diagnostics and readiness
Dec 05, 2018

News Scan for Dec 05, 2018

Heartland virus study in Missouri
Yellow fever in South Sudan
Climate change and public health
Nov 30, 2018
Longhorned tick

CDC: Worrisome longhorned tick spreading rapidly in US

A female tick can reproduce—1,000 to 2,000 eggs at a time—without mating.

Nov 14, 2018
Wood tick

Task force spotlights US tick-borne disease as cases set records

The number of 6 key tick-borne diseases rose from 48,610 to 59,349 cases.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Armstrong BA, Kneubehl A, Krishnavajhala A, et al. Seroprevalence for the tick-borne relapsing fever spirochete Borrelia turicatae among small and medium sized mammals of Texas. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 2018 Oct 29;12(10):e0006877

Beard CB, Occi J, Bonilla DL, et al. Multistate infestation with the exotic disease-vector tick Haemaphysalis longicornis — United States, August 2017-September 2018. MMWR 2018 Nov 30;67(47):1310-3

Beaute J, Spiteri G, Warns-Petit E, et al. Tick-borne encephalitis in Europe, 2012 to 2016. Euro Surveill 2018 Nov 8;23(45):pii=1800201

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)

Boyce RM, Sanfilippo AM, Boulos JM, et al. Ehrlichia infections, North Carolina, USA, 2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 Nov;24(11)

Brown JA, Allman R, Herwaldt BL, et al. Reference laboratory investigation of patients with clinically diagnosed Lyme disease and Babesiosis — Indiana, 2016. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2018 Oct 19;67(41):1160-1

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)

Chen C, Li P, Li KF, et al. Animals as amplify hosts in the spread of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Nov 27)

Clarke LL, Ruder MG, Mead DG, et al. Heartland exposure in white-tailed deer in the southeastern United States, 2001-2005. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2018 (published online Sep 24)

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)

Dumic I Severnini E. "Ticking bomb": the impact of climate change on the incidence of Lyme disease. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2018 (published online Oct 24)

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)

Gleim ER, Conner LM, Zemtsova GE, et al. Rickettsiales in ticks removed from outdoor workers, southwest Georgia and northwest Florida, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Mar 12)

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)

Haddad E, Chabane K, Jaureguiberry S, et al. Holistic approach in patients with presumed Lyme borreliosis leads to less than 10% of confirmation and more than 80% of antibiotics failure. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 18)

Hansson K, Rosdahl A, Insulander M, et al. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) vaccine failures: a ten-year retrospective study supporting the rationale for adding an extra priming dose in individuals from the age of 50 years. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Mar 7)

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

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

Jung IY, Choi W, Kim J, et al. Nosocomial person-to-person transmission of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome. Clin Microbiol Infect 2019

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

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)

Kulkarni M, Kryuchkov R, Satculescu A, et al. Ixodes scapularis tick distribution and infection rates in Ottawa, Ontario, 2017. CCDR 2018 Oct 4;44(10):237-42

Kulkarni MA, Narula I, Slatculescu AM, et al. Lyme disease emergence after invasion of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, Ontario, Canada, 2010-2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jan 7)

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