Tuesday, August 11

Lyme Disease

One RI County Ranks Among Worst in US for Lyme Disease – GoLocalProv

One RI County Ranks Among Worst in US for Lyme Disease – GoLocalProv

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 GoLocalProv News Team View Larger + A new study finds that one Rhode Island county has among the highest percentage of those contracting Lyme disease. The risk for exposure to vector-borne diseases caused by bug bites may increase as mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks can spread viruses and bacteria, including Zika, bubonic plague, and Lyme disease. “Of all tick-borne diseases in the United States, Lyme disease is the most prevalent. According to a 2018 study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases of tick-borne disease in the U.S. and its territories more than doubled from 2004 to 2016, with Lyme disease making up 82% of these cases,” writes Wall Street 247. 37. Washington County, Rhode Island> Lyme disease cases 5 years through...
House Approves Uptick in Funding for Smith’s Lyme’s Disease Research Efforts – TAPinto.net

House Approves Uptick in Funding for Smith’s Lyme’s Disease Research Efforts – TAPinto.net

WASHINGTON, DC -- The House of Representative recently approved an uptick in Lyme disease research funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Representative Chris Smith (NJ-4) recently announced.   Smith said the increased funding, which passed July 30 is “good news” for the estimated 800,000+ people in New Jersey who have contracted Lyme over the past 20 years. New Jersey has one of the highest amounts of Lyme cases in the nation. “My amendment adds $4 million, for a total of $20 million, for Lyme disease research at the CDC for FY 2021. Just three years ago CDC’s Lyme budget was only $11.7 million,” said Smith. “The increase in funding achieved through my amendment will help CDC develop better diagnostic tests for Lyme, expand tic...
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by tick bites – theperrynews.com

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by tick bites – theperrynews.com

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Ticks are the vectors that transmit Lyme disease. A tick bite starts as a small, red area and gets larger. Often the center of the widening circle clears and the red area around it forms a bull’s-eye. Go to the Mayo Clinic website for photos of tick bites. Late summer is a high-risk time for vector-borne illnesses, and spending time in grassy or heavily wooded areas increases your risk. Ticks tend to attach themselves to places that are hard to see, such as armpits, scalp and similar, making them difficult to detect. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has useful information on Lyme Disease. Not all ticks carry disease, but the best strategy is to prevent any tick bites. Do this:Wear long sleeves and pants in tall grass and wood...
Allegheny County’s tick collector warns of Lyme disease risks – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County’s tick collector warns of Lyme disease risks – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Rock County having average year for Lyme disease cases – Gazettextra

Rock County having average year for Lyme disease cases – Gazettextra

JANESVILLE As of early July, this year has seen the third-highest number of local Lyme disease cases since July 2012, according to the Rock County Public Health Department. That puts 2020 around the middle of the pack. Dr. Mark Mounajjed, an infectious disease physician at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville, said broadly speaking, Lyme disease tends to be overdiagnosed. The disease has a lot of nonspecific symptoms and a test that has a high rate of false positive results, he said. Still, he emphasized that shouldn’t detract from the seriousness of the disease, which needs treatment. Mounajjed said Lyme disease is one of the most prevalent tick-borne illnesses, and it’s relatively common in Wisconsin, especially in spring and summer months. He said the state g...
Lyme Disease Vaccine Needed in Fairfield Connecticut – Precision Vaccinations

Lyme Disease Vaccine Needed in Fairfield Connecticut – Precision Vaccinations

A French specialty vaccine company announced very positive news regarding the only Lyme disease vaccine candidate conducting phase 2 clinical study. And, according to a recent study, this Lyme disease vaccine is needed in the state of Connecticut. The producer of the VLA15 vaccine, Valneva SE stated in a press release on August 4, 2020, ‘it expects to report initial results for the second Phase 2 study, VLA15-202, within a few months. This study is evaluating a longer vaccination schedule of 1, 57, and 180 days. Previously, on July 22, 2020, Valant reported positive initial results for the first Phase 2 study (VLA15-201). This study met its endpoints.  Compared to Phase 1, the higher doses used in this trial elicited higher antibody responses across all serotypes with Seroconversion ...
Marshall County Reports Uptick in Lyme Disease | News, Sports, Jobs – Wheeling Intelligencer

Marshall County Reports Uptick in Lyme Disease | News, Sports, Jobs – Wheeling Intelligencer

MOUNDSVILLE – The Marshall County Health Department is seeing a recent increase in reports of Lyme disease, a bloodborne illness commonly associated with ticks.The department is advising caution for those spending time outdoors, as well as for pets, who are also vulnerable to the infection. To avoid infection, avoid wooded or brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter, walk in the center of trails, and use tick repellant. Products with 20 to 30% DEET or Permethrin are advised. Upon returning from a trip outdoors, shower or bathe as soon as possible to more quickly spot and remove ticks on the body. Use a mirror to examine the body for ticks in hard-to-reach or out-of-sight areas, especially hair. Examine clothes, gear and pets for ticks, and tumble dry clothes at high heat for an hour t...
Web Search Data Forecast Lyme Disease Risk – Pharmacy Times

Web Search Data Forecast Lyme Disease Risk – Pharmacy Times

Lyme disease is now the most common tick-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere, but estimates of the disease spread are delayed by a year or more, according to experts. However, investigators think they can monitor the incidence in real time.Until recently, public health estimates of Lyme disease cases put the incidence at about 30,000 Americans each year, based on reports submitted by physicians. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has conducted a more comprehensive case count, however, which found that close to 300,000 Americans are affected annually by the disease.“These numbers [highlight] the need to develop more effective methods for monitoring the spread of the disease, which affects the health of millions of individuals in the US, since cases accumulate over ti...
Covid-19 scare turns out to be Lyme disease for Franklin Regional soccer coach – TribLIVE

Covid-19 scare turns out to be Lyme disease for Franklin Regional soccer coach – TribLIVE

By: Bill Beckner Jr.Saturday, August 1, 2020 | 6:49 PM Tribune-Review file Coach Rand Hudson has led Franklin Regional to back-to-back WPIAL titles. Rand Hudson had a scorching fever. He felt achy, his joints hurt and he was tired. Something wasn’t right. “Oh no, I have it,” Hudson said he thought to himself while trying to enjoy vacation with his family last month in Ocean City, Md. But while he had symptoms consistent with covid-19, the Franklin Regional boys soccer coach did not have the virus. Waiting to know for sure was an agonizing ordeal. He was tested in Ocean City and then drove a separate vehicle home, where he quarantined for about two weeks. The test result he received 11 days later came back negative. That was the good news. The bad news was that he still “fel...