Thursday, December 3

Month: June 2020

Lyme disease, coronavirus, EEE to create ‘perfect storm’ this summer – Boston Herald

Lyme disease, coronavirus, EEE to create ‘perfect storm’ this summer – Boston Herald

The ongoing threat of coronavirus coupled with the risk of EEE and Lyme disease that often increases in the summer months will create “the perfect storm” for illness as people spend more time outside due to the pandemic. “We are not just in a COVID pandemic but we are also in a Lyme disease endemic,” said Eva Sapi, director of the Lyme disease program at the University of New Haven. Sapi said Lyme disease could be worse than normal this summer because of the mild winter we experienced in New England: “That’s usually a bad sign of Lyme disease because those ticks didn’t freeze.” Many symptoms of Lyme disease such as fever, cough and weakness overlap with coronavirus, Sapi said, adding that if anyone experiences such symptoms they should be tested not only for coronavirus, but for Lyme dise...

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What Are the Three Stages of Lyme Disease? – MedicineNet

What Are the Three Stages of Lyme Disease? – MedicineNet

What is Lyme disease? 3 stages of Lyme disease are early localized Lyme, early disseminated Lyme, and late disseminated Lyme. Lyme disease is an infectious disease transmitted to humans via ticks. The ticks transfer, during their bite, spiral-shaped bacteria known as spirochetes. Spirochetes may enter the blood after remaining localized in the skin. Lyme disease has the potential to affect multiple organs. Spirochetes can attack the skin, heart, brain, spinal cord, joints, and eyes. People spending time outdoors are at the highest risk of contracting this disease, especially in woody, bushy and grassy areas of the northeastern and mid-northern US. Different species of spirochetes cause Lyme disease in humans: Borrelia burgdorferi in North America and, less commonly, Borrelia mayoni ...

A Lyme disease vaccine doesn’t exist, but a yearly antibody shot shows promise at preventing infection – The Conversation US

Lyme disease has become an insidious epidemic in the United States. Caused by bacteria transmitted by an infected tick bite, symptoms can include arthritis, cardiac and neurological problems if left untreated. It is the most common tick-borne illness in the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that around 300,000 people likely contract the disease each year. Scientists, doctors and ecologists have worked for decades to slow the spread of Lyme and the blacklegged, or deer, ticks that carry the disease-causing bacteria. However, the ticks’ range continues to expand. Today, over 50% of the American population lives in an area where these ticks are found. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a vaccine against Lyme in 1998, but it was met by con...

A Lyme disease vaccine doesn’t exist, but a yearly antibody shot shows promise at preventing infection – The Conversation US

Lyme disease has become an insidious epidemic in the United States. Caused by bacteria transmitted by an infected tick bite, symptoms can include arthritis, cardiac and neurological problems if left untreated. It is the most common tick-borne illness in the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that around 300,000 people likely contract the disease each year. Scientists, doctors and ecologists have worked for decades to slow the spread of Lyme and the blacklegged, or deer, ticks that carry the disease-causing bacteria. However, the ticks’ range continues to expand. Today, over 50% of the American population lives in an area where these ticks are found. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a vaccine against Lyme in 1998, but it was met by con...