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Month: August 2020

U of I team to lead nearly $6 million study of Lyme disease, tick-borne illnesses – KTVB.com

U of I team to lead nearly $6 million study of Lyme disease, tick-borne illnesses – KTVB.com

Tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and anaplasmosis have more than doubled from 2004 to 2016, according to the CDC. MOSCOW, Idaho — A research team with the University of Idaho will take the lead in a major nearly $6 million cooperative agreement designed to better prevent and respond to the surging numbers of tick-borne illnesses in the United States.  The four-year, $6 million National Science Foundation study will see researchers design a data framework that will help track the spread of illnesses linked to tick bites. Teams are particularly focused on the spread of disease east-to-west across the U.S., according to the University. "The thing about tick data is, once you get out of the Midwest and East Coast, these data are very sparse," said...

Lyme disease has similar symptoms to COVID-19, says local doctor – MyStateline.com

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 30 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus. A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase. Thirty counties are currently reported at a warning level – Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Cook,  Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Greene, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Jasper, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Madison, Monroe, Morgan, Perry, Pike, Randolph, Sangamon, Shelby, St. Clair, Union, Warren, White, Will, and Williamson.
Bella Hadid described joint pain, fevers, fatigue from Lyme disease – Insider – INSIDER

Bella Hadid described joint pain, fevers, fatigue from Lyme disease – Insider – INSIDER

23-year-old model Bella Hadid shared her personal story with Lyme disease on Instagram, detailing symptoms like headaches, joint pain, brain fog, fatigue, and fever. Hadid said she has struggled with the illness nearly every day since she was about 14, with symptoms worsening after age 18.  Chronic lyme disease is sometimes a controversial term that can refer to a variety of different illnesses after an infection caused by a tick bite. It's not well understood, and treatment can be tricky.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Bella Hadid has offered a rare glimpse into her personal battle with chronic illness on Instagram, sharing in her Stories that the "invisible illness" has become more of a burden over time. The 23-year-old model said she has experienced symptoms con...
Bella Hadid Opens Up About Debilitating Lyme Disease Symptoms – NBC4 Washington

Bella Hadid Opens Up About Debilitating Lyme Disease Symptoms – NBC4 Washington

Bella Hadid is opening up about her health. The 23-year-old model took to Instagram Stories Aug. 25 and reshared a graphic by "Palestine on a Plate" author Joudie Kalla about lyme disease, which she has openly grappled with for years. "The truth. The invisible disease..." Hadid wrote underneath a list of symptoms, which included headache, fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, fever and more. "Love you @PalestineOnAPlate." The runway model went on to note that every day she feels "at least 10 of these attributes without fail." She wrote this has been the case since she was "probably 14 but more aggressively" when she turned 18. Bella then indicated the symptoms she regularly experiences, including muscle cramps, numbness, inflammation and others. This wasn't the first time Bella had discussed he...
Webinar Discussing How Lyme Disease Affects Children to Be Held Aug. 27 and Hosted by Quidel Corporation – Business Wire

Webinar Discussing How Lyme Disease Affects Children to Be Held Aug. 27 and Hosted by Quidel Corporation – Business Wire

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Summer is Lyme disease season; and while no age group is immune from potential infection, the disproportionate incidents in children is a stark reality that needs addressing. In response to this troubling fact, an important webinar focused on how Lyme disease affects the pediatric patient population will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27. The free webinar is part of an ongoing series hosted by Quidel, the California-based diagnostic health care manufacturer known for successfully developing rapid diagnostic health solutions. Conducting the webinar will be Robert A. Dracker, M.D., medical director at Summerwood Pediatrics and Infusacare Medical Services in Liverpool, New York. Dr. Dracker currently serves as chair of the heart, lung and cancer committee for the Med...
You Can Help Fight Lyme Disease – Press News

You Can Help Fight Lyme Disease – Press News

(NAPSI)—As the summer months wind down, many will continue to flock outdoors and enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and fishing. What you may not realize is that despite the weather cooling off, ticks are still very prevalent outdoors. It is important to check for ticks after spending time in the grass or garden, as ticks can transmit a bacterial infection known as Lyme disease. The Disease A bull’s-eye rash is one of the hallmarks of Lyme disease, but other symptoms can be non-specific and even overlap with symptoms of COVID-19. These include body aches, fever, breathlessness, eye pain, diarrhea, chest tightness, headache, fatigue or joint pain. According to the Global Lyme Alliance, there are approximately 427,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the United States every year. Ho...
Sophia Popov overcomes losing her LPGA card, long battle with Lyme disease to win AIG Women’s British Open – Golf Digest

Sophia Popov overcomes losing her LPGA card, long battle with Lyme disease to win AIG Women’s British Open – Golf Digest

“I almost quit playing last year.” That sentence might go down as one of the most unlikely ever spoken during an AIG Women’s British Open champion’s speech. But it’s Sophia Popov’s reality. A battle with Lyme disease that went undiagnosed for three years and resulted in a 25-pound weight loss, and a game that wasn’t up to the standards she knew she was capable of left the 27-year-old German questioning whether she should continue on as a professional golfer. But Popov instead pushed forward into the 2020 season, believing that this is what she was meant to do. Now, all questions are answered: Popov is a major champion, Germany’s first female major winner, shooting a closing three-under 68 at Royal Troon (for a seven-under 277 total) to win by two over Jasmine Suwannapura. In 2019, Popo...
Veterinarians see rise in lyme disease in dogs during tick season – WKBN.com

Veterinarians see rise in lyme disease in dogs during tick season – WKBN.com

Local News While it's important to check for ticks on you, it's also important to do the same for your pet by: Carolyn Sistrand Posted: Aug 22, 2020 / 11:19 AM EDT/ Updated: Aug 22, 2020 / 02:43 PM EDT (WKBN) Have you found on tick on you or your pet? With the heat and humidity and people getting out of the house more often, it doesn’t come as a surprise to experts. During tick season, doctors will have to differentiate between West Nile, COVID-19 feversAs of August 13, the Ohio Department of Health has reported 124 human cases of lyme disease in the state. There is one reported case in Mahoning County, three in Trumbull county and nine in Columbiana county. While it’s important to check for ticks on you, it’s also important to do the same for your pet. Veterinari...
Lyme Disease Cases Significantly Under-Counted – Precision Vaccinations

Lyme Disease Cases Significantly Under-Counted – Precision Vaccinations

The number of US residents afflicted with Lyme disease was found to be 10 times greater than what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports each year, according to a new clinical study. This new study tracked the diagnostic testing of 5.2 million people throughout the USA and found that as many as 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year. This data substantially differs from 33,666 confirmed and probable cases of Lyme disease reported to the CDC in 2018, which was about 21 percent fewer cases than in 2017. The findings were presented at a webinar on August 17, 2020, which was sponsored by Quidel, the California-based diagnostic healthcare manufacturer. “Our hope is that these findings will lead to an increase in the general population’s awareness of Lyme diseas...
National Study Finds Lyme Disease 10 Times Greater Than Reported to CDC; Quidel-Sponsored Webinar Reveals Prevalence and Patterns of Lyme Disease – Business Wire

National Study Finds Lyme Disease 10 Times Greater Than Reported to CDC; Quidel-Sponsored Webinar Reveals Prevalence and Patterns of Lyme Disease – Business Wire

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The number of Americans afflicted with Lyme disease was found to be 10 times greater than the 30,000 cases reported each year to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a groundbreaking seven-year clinical study just released. The findings were presented at a webinar sponsored by Quidel, the California-based diagnostic healthcare manufacturer known for successfully developing rapid diagnostic health solutions. The clinical study tracked the testing of 5.2 million people from throughout the United States and found that as many as 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year. It further found that Lyme disease occurs in all age groups, in all regions of the country and shows no particular preference for gender. The study was conducted ...