Tick-borne Disease

Recent News

Jun 18, 2020

News Scan for Jun 18, 2020

US tick surveillance lacking
DRC plague cluster
Jun 11, 2020

News Scan for Jun 11, 2020

Antibiotics for kids' pneumonia
Northward spread of Heartland virus ticks
Legionnaires' disease and toilets
Apr 13, 2020

News Scan for Apr 13, 2020

More Ebola in DRC
Heartland virus cases
Yellow fever in South Sudan
Mar 19, 2020

News Scan for Mar 19, 2020

Ticks lurk in leaf piles
Low-path H7N3 avian flu in North Carolina
Dec 18, 2019

News Scan for Dec 18, 2019

Additional Ebola cases in DRC
MERS in Saudi Arabia
New rapid Lyme test
Dec 10, 2019

News Scan for Dec 10, 2019

Spread of Lyme in US
Cholera vaccine campaign
Oct 10, 2019

News Scan for Oct 10, 2019

Salmonella from pet turtles
NIH tick-borne disease plan
Lyme and neurologic problems
Aug 16, 2019

News Scan for Aug 16, 2019

Polio in 5 countries
PAHO's dengue warning
Invasive pneumococcal disease
Heartland virus in Illinois
Aug 15, 2019

News Scan for Aug 15, 2019

More DRC Ebola cases
Australian flu activity analysis
Rotavirus vaccine impact
Lyme serologic testing
Aug 02, 2019

News Scan for Aug 02, 2019

Polio cases and positive findings
NY Powassan virus death
Prenatal flu vaccination access

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Agergaard CN, Rosenstierne MW, Bodker R, et al. New tick-borne encephalitis virus hot spot in northern Zealand, Denmark, October 2019. Euro Surveill 2019 Oct 24;24(43);pii=1900639

Arumugam S, Nayak S, Williams T, et al. A multiplexed serologic test for diagnosis of Lyme disease for point-of-care use. J Clin Microbiol 2019 published online Oct 9)

Barbarin AM, Seagle SW, Creede S. Four cases of Lyme disease at an outdoor wilderness camp ─ North Carolina, 2017 and 2019. (Notes from the field). MMWR 2020 Jan 31;69(4):114-5

Beran J, Lattanzi M, Xie F, et al. Second five-year follow-up after a booster vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis following different primary vaccination schedules demonstrates at least 10 years antibody persistence. Vaccine 2019 Jul 26;37(32):4623-9

Berende A, van Rentergem JA, Evers AWM, et al. Cognitive impairments in patients with persistent symptoms attributed to Lyme disease. BMC Infect Dis 2019 Oct 7;19:833

Binenbaum Y, Ben-Ami R, Baneth G, et al. Single dose of doxycycline for the prevention of TBRF. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jan 19)

Bisanzio D, Fernandez MP, Martello E, et al. Current and future spatiotemporal patterns of Lyme disease reporting in the northeastern United States. JAMA Netw Open 2020 Mar 3;3(3):e200319

Botelho-Nevers E, Gagneux-Brunon A, Velay A, et al. Tick-borne encephalitis in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region, France, 2017-2018. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Sep 4)

Boyce RM, Speight C, Lin JT, et al. Errors in diagnostic test use and interpretation contribute to the high number of Lyme disease referrals in a low-incidence state. Open Forum Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jan 11)

Bradshaw MJ, Byrge KC, Ivey KS, et al. Meningoencephalitis due to spotted fever rickettsioses, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Aug 15)

Brigden G, Nhung NV, Skrahina A, et al. Advances in clinical trial design for development of new TB treatments — translating international tuberculosis treatment guidelines into national strategic plans: experiences from Belarus, South Africa, and Vietnam. PLOS Med 2019 Oct 18;16(10):e1002896

Cairns V, Wallenhorst C, Rietbrock S, et al. Incidence of Lyme disease in the UK: a population-based cohort study. BMJ Open 2019 (published online Jul 30)

Cuellar J, Dub T, Sane J, et al. Seroprevalence of Lyme borreliosis in Finland 50 years ago. Clin Microbiol Infect 2019 (published online Oct 14)

Dobler G, Kaier K, Hen P, et al. Tick-borne encephalitis virus vaccination breakthrough infections in Germany – a retrospective analysis from 2001-2018. Clin Microbiol Infect (published online Dec 13)

Dominguez MC, Vergara S, Gomez MC, et al. Epidemiology of tick-borne relapsing fever in endemic area, Spain. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 May;26(5)

Dykstra EA, Oltean HN, Kangiser D, et al. Ecology and epidemiology of tickborne pathogens, Washington, USA, 2001-2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Apr;26(4)

Egizi A, Bulaga-Seraphin L, Alt E, et al. First glimpse into the origin and spread of the Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, in the United States. Zoonoses Public Health 2020 (published online Jul 7)

FAIR Health. Trends and patterns in Lyme disease: an analysis of private claims data. Dec 10, 2019

Filatov S, Krishnavajhala A, Armstrong BA, et al. Isolation and molecular characterization of tick-borne relapsing fever Borrelia infecting Ornithodoros (Pavlovskyella) verrucosus ticks collected in Ukraine. J Infect Dis 2019 (published online Oct 1)

Fischer T, Myalkhaa M, Krucken J, et al. Molecular detection of tick-borne pathogens in bovine blood and ticks from Khentii, Mongolia. Transbound Emerg Dis 2019 (published online Aug 28)

Grech-Angelini S, Stachurski F, Vayssier-Taussat M, et al. Tick-borne pathogens in ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) collected from various domestic and wild hosts in Corsica (France), a Mediterranean island environment. Transbound Emerg Dis 2019 (published online Oct 20)

Haahr R, Tetens MM, Dessau RB, et al. Risk of neurological disorders in patients with European Lyme neuroborreliosis: a nationwide population-based cohort study. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Oct 9)

Handel AS, Hellman H, Hymes SR. Two neonates with postnatally acquired tickborne infections. Pediatrics 2019 (published online Nov 27)

Harms MG, Hofhuis A, Sprong H, et al. A single dose of doxycycline after an Ixodes ricinus tick bite to prevent Lyme borreliosis: an open-label randomized controlled trial. J Infect 2020 (published online Jun 18)

Hatchette T, Lindsay R, on behalf of the Lyme Disease Diagnostics Working Group. Modified two-tiered testing algorithm for Lyme disease serology: the Canadian context. Can Commun Dis Rep 2020 May 7;46(5)

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