Saturday, September 26

Lyme Disease

Requester’s Voice: Kris Newby, author of Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons – MuckRock

Requester’s Voice: Kris Newby, author of Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons – MuckRock

September 15, 2020 “Oh, you’re working on a book. What are you working on?” “You know, insects of mass destruction.” Kris Newby is a science writer, a MuckRock user, and the author of Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons, which was deemed the winner in the Narrative Nonfiction category at the 2020 International Book Awards. Newby recently shared her personal journey that took her from the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard into the depths of the U.S. government’s Cold War biological weapons program, what she found there, the FOIAs she filed along the way, and what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had to say about her. Requester’s Voice is a MuckRock series in which we interview public records requesters about the experience of using the Freedom o...
Pet Parasite Forecast: Lyme Disease – FOX 61

Pet Parasite Forecast: Lyme Disease – FOX 61

Make sure to keep your pet safe and healthy this season from ticks and other parasites. HARTFORD, Conn — As some of you may know, my family recently expanded when we gave our dog Luna a sister named Eva. Like all pet parents, I want to make sure both pups are as healthy and happy as possible. That’s why I’m so excited to share with you our new Pet Parasite Forecast, which takes a closer look at the local prevalence of parasites like ticks and heartworm which can cause diseases in our furry friends.  Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we’ll dive into the data on these pesky parasites to make sure you know what’s happening in your backyard and beyond. Let’s start it out this week by looking into the levels of Lyme disease across the state of Connecticut. Lyme disease is a bacteri...

Ticked off: WVU researchers target Lyme disease vaccine with aid of $1.9M federal grant – My Buckhannon

Pesky, yet dangerous ticks are no longer latching exclusively onto hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Milder winters and disrupted habitats have driven them out of the woods, with Lyme disease cases in the United States tripling since the late 1990s.  Now researchers at West Virginia University are working toward a vaccine that prevents humans from contracting the tick-borne illness that afflicts more than 300,000 Americans a year.  Mariette Barbier, assistant professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, is leading the five-year project, which received $1.9 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Joining her on the project are Timothy Driscoll, assistant professor of bio...

Ticked off: WVU researchers target Lyme disease vaccine with aid of $1.9M federal grant – My Buckhannon

Pesky, yet dangerous ticks are no longer latching exclusively onto hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Milder winters and disrupted habitats have driven them out of the woods, with Lyme disease cases in the United States tripling since the late 1990s.  Now researchers at West Virginia University are working toward a vaccine that prevents humans from contracting the tick-borne illness that afflicts more than 300,000 Americans a year.  Mariette Barbier, assistant professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, is leading the five-year project, which received $1.9 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Joining her on the project are Timothy Driscoll, assistant professor of bio...
Lyme disease: LymeMIND 2020 Virtual Conference on October 10 – Outbreak News Today

Lyme disease: LymeMIND 2020 Virtual Conference on October 10 – Outbreak News Today

LymeMIND, the data coordination center of the Cohen Lyme & Tickborne Disease Initiative, housed at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, today announced that it will be hosting its fifth annual LymeMIND conference on Saturday, October 10. The conference will be held virtually, beginning at 8:45AM EST and concluding at 12:45PM EST. The event is free and open to the public, registration is required to attend. This half-day event will bring together patients, clinicians, researchers, and advocates that will form a network driving towards better understanding of Lyme disease. The community of attendees and speakers will share the latest concerns and advancements surrounding Lyme disease. Speakers will share their new research findings and how such findings can...
Amy Schumer reveals she was diagnosed with Lyme disease; know about the condition – The Indian Express

Amy Schumer reveals she was diagnosed with Lyme disease; know about the condition – The Indian Express

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | September 10, 2020 7:10:07 pm Amy Schumer has been diagnosed with Lyme disease. (FIle) Actress and comedian Amy Schumer was diagnosed with Lyme disease earlier this year, she revealed recently. In an Instagram post she wrote, “Anyone get LYME this summer? I got it and I’m on doxycycline. I have maybe had it for years.” Doxycycline is an antibiotic that treats bacterial infections. “I also want to say that I feel good and am excited to get rid of it,” the I Feel Pretty actor added. In January 2020, Justin Bieber also announced Lyme disease diagnosis via social media. What is Lyme disease? Caused by bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, this disease is transmitted by various species of ticks called ‘ixodes’. Some of the symptoms of this disease are rash in a...
WVU working to develop Lyme disease vaccine – WV News

WVU working to develop Lyme disease vaccine – WV News

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is funding a $1.9 million five-year project with researchers at West Virginia University to develop a Lyme disease vaccine. The project is being led by Marietta Barbier, assistant professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology. Assisting Barbier are Timothy Driscoll, assistant professor of biology in the Eberly College of Arts and Science; and Heath Damron, assistant professor and director of the WVU Vaccine Development Center. Lyme disease is caused by tick bites, and more than 300,000 Americans get it each year. There is currently no vaccine available. Symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, chills, headache, rash and swollen lymph nodes. It is usua...
Ticked off: Researchers target Lyme disease vaccine with aid of $1.9 million federal grant – EurekAlert

Ticked off: Researchers target Lyme disease vaccine with aid of $1.9 million federal grant – EurekAlert

IMAGE: The presence of ticks have increased in recent years, as Lyme disease cases have tripled in the U.S. since the late 1990s. A team of WVU researchers, with the aid... view more  Credit: Timothy Driscoll/West Virginia University Pesky, yet dangerous ticks are no longer latching exclusively onto hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Milder winters and disrupted habitats have driven them out of the woods, with Lyme disease cases in the United States tripling since the late 1990s. Now researchers at West Virginia University are working toward a vaccine that prevents humans from contracting the tick-borne illness that afflicts more than 300,000 Americans a year. Mariette Barbier, assistant professor in the School of Medicine's Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology...
Is it COVID-19 or Lyme? | Health & Wellness | laconiadailysun.com – The Laconia Daily Sun

Is it COVID-19 or Lyme? | Health & Wellness | laconiadailysun.com – The Laconia Daily Sun

FRANKLIN — Businesses, stores and camps are opening, and after what can be described as a rough spring, people are finally able to be outside of their homes. Whether that means a socially distanced trip to the golf course, or getting outside for some yard work, people are going to be exposed to some new environments, and people, and ticks didn’t take the season off. The black-legged, or deer tick, is a carrier for Lyme disease. Full grown, these ticks are sesame-seed sized, much smaller than their cousin the dog tick. Young nymphs are only poppyseed sized, and easy to miss by someone not vigilant when doing a tick check. Early symptoms of Lyme include fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint aches, and swollen lymph nodes, with or without the characteristic bullseye rash, a...
Lyme Disease is not the only thing you should be worried about when it comes to ticks – wmar2news.com

Lyme Disease is not the only thing you should be worried about when it comes to ticks – wmar2news.com

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Tick season—we are in the thick of it and experts warn, this year is going to be an especially bad one! All it takes is a bite from a tick and that could do a lot of damage. The CDC reports hundreds of thousands of people get bitten by a tick each year and the areas in the U.S. that are considered to be high-risk for Lyme Disease has increased by more than 300 percent. But Lyme Disease is not the only thing you should be worried about when it comes to ticks. As the temperature increases, so does the number of tick bites. “It felt like fire ants from head to toe,” said Darrow, who has a meat allergy. A tick bite sent Darrow to the emergency room. The tick bite caused Darrow to have a unique allergic reaction to meat. “They had no idea that two hours aft...