Thursday, July 2

Lyme Disease

Moscow tick activity down, Lyme disease cases same as last year – Outbreak News Today

Moscow tick activity down, Lyme disease cases same as last year – Outbreak News Today

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews  The Office of Rospotrebnadzor in the Moscow Region reported Monday on tick activity in the region (computer translated). As of May 14, 2020, 1,417 people went to health providers in the Moscow Region for medical assistance regarding tick bite cases, 518 of them were children. For the same period in 2019, 3731 complaints were registered, including 1135 among children. Ixodes scapularis, a Black-legged tick/CDC For prophylactic purposes, people traveling to tick-borne viral encephalitis endemic areas, as well as people at occupational risk groups working in natural biotopes, are vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis. As of 05/14/2020, 1,119 people were vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis, including 326 children. The resu...

How the Lyme disease epidemic is spreading and why ticks are so hard to stop – The Conversation US

In the 1970s, an epidemic of mysterious arthritis-like symptoms began spreading among children in the lushly wooded area around Lyme, Connecticut. Scientists traced the cause to tick bites and named it Lyme disease, but why it had suddenly appeared there was a mystery. Similar symptoms had been documented on Long Island, New York, years before. Doctors there called it “Montauk spider bite” or “Montauk knee.” It would take until 1990 before scientists found museum specimens of ticks from Long Island and were able to connect the same tick-borne bacteria to both locations and suggest how Lyme disease might have started its modern spread. As a researcher who studies how disease travels based on geography, I have been following Lyme disease’s spread for nearly four decades. Over that time, Lym...

How the Lyme disease epidemic is spreading and why ticks are so hard to stop – The Conversation US

In the 1970s, an epidemic of mysterious arthritis-like symptoms began spreading among children in the lushly wooded area around Lyme, Connecticut. Scientists traced the cause to tick bites and named it Lyme disease, but why it had suddenly appeared there was a mystery. Similar symptoms had been documented on Long Island, New York, years before. Doctors there called it “Montauk spider bite” or “Montauk knee.” It would take until 1990 before scientists found museum specimens of ticks from Long Island and were able to connect the same tick-borne bacteria to both locations and suggest how Lyme disease might have started its modern spread. As a researcher who studies how disease travels based on geography, I have been following Lyme disease’s spread for nearly four decades. Over that time, Lym...

How the Lyme disease epidemic is spreading and why ticks are so hard to stop – The Conversation US

In the 1970s, an epidemic of mysterious arthritis-like symptoms began spreading among children in the lushly wooded area around Lyme, Connecticut. Scientists traced the cause to tick bites and named it Lyme disease, but why it had suddenly appeared there was a mystery. Similar symptoms had been documented on Long Island, New York, years before. Doctors there called it “Montauk spider bite” or “Montauk knee.” It would take until 1990 before scientists found museum specimens of ticks from Long Island and were able to connect the same tick-borne bacteria to both locations and suggest how Lyme disease might have started its modern spread. As a researcher who studies how disease travels based on geography, I have been following Lyme disease’s spread for nearly four decades. Over that time, Lym...