Emerging Infectious Disease

Court Lets Stand $40 Million Award To Student Sickened After A Tick Bite While On School Trip

By Edmund H. Mahony Duty to Warn The state Supreme Court said Friday that schools have a duty to warn parents and students of potential hazards associated with field trips – in particular, dangerous insect bites – and let stand a $41.7 million verdict to a student who was disabled after developing encephalitis from a … Continue reading Court Lets Stand $40 Million Award To Student Sickened After A Tick Bite While On School Trip

Under Our Skin: And Maybe Under Yours

UNDER OUR SKIN: AND MAYBE UNDER YOURS   (Purchase Under Our Skin and get the sequel, Emergence, free. December purchases, doubled!) CDC Is Not Enough Basic understanding of how tick born pathogens behave in the human host in advance of exposure could protect the quality of life you or your loved one's currently enjoy. Trusting … Continue reading Under Our Skin: And Maybe Under Yours

Right To Cure: Lyme Disease Patient Goes On Hunger Strike

Please sign and share the petition to raise awareness and stop the World Wide Epidemic of Lyme Disease and other Tick Born Pathogens. SEE ENGLISH TRANSLATION BELOW Grève de la faim Matthias Lacoste, père de deux enfants de 4 ans et 20 mois, a décidé d’arrêter de s’alimenter et stopper l’ensemble de ses traitements depuis … Continue reading Right To Cure: Lyme Disease Patient Goes On Hunger Strike

A New Bacterium Recognized As A Cause Of Lyme Disease: Borrelia Bissettii

By Golovchenko M, Vancová M, Clark K, Oliver JH, Grubhoffer L, Rudenko N. A divergent spirochete strain isolated from a resident of the southeastern United States was identified by multilocus sequence typing as Borrelia bissettii. Abstract BACKGROUND: Out of 20 spirochete species from Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) complex recognized to date some are considered … Continue reading A New Bacterium Recognized As A Cause Of Lyme Disease: Borrelia Bissettii

Researchers Find Increase In Lyme Disease Mirrors Drop In Red Fox Numbers

By Guy Lasnier More coyotes and fewer foxes means more tick-bearing small mammals A continued increase of Lyme disease in the United States, once linked to a recovering deer population, may instead be explained by a decline of the red fox, UC Santa Cruz researchers suggest in a new study. The team's findings, published in … Continue reading Researchers Find Increase In Lyme Disease Mirrors Drop In Red Fox Numbers

Boots On The Ground: Stand Up With Us

The US Senate: Calling for a Congressional investigation of the CDC, IDSA and ALDF Petition Update BOOTS ON THE GROUND Apr 27, 2015 — On May 1st, 2015, a protest will take place at the Infectious Diseases Society of America headquarters in Arlington, Virgina, headed by nonprofit The Mayday Project. Send a pair of shoes … Continue reading Boots On The Ground: Stand Up With Us

New Tick Born Virus Causes Man's Death

The CDC has discovered a new virus that may have contributed to a Kansas man's death, the agency announced Friday. Named the Bourbon virus after the county where the patient lived, the virus is likely spread by tick or insect bites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. A 50-year-old man suffered multiple tick … Continue reading New Tick Born Virus Causes Man's Death

Urgent Phone Call: Demand Congressional Investigation of CDC, IDSA and ALDF

Urgent Action December 1st, 2nd, or 3rd! Help patients with Tick Born Illness, yourself and your families! Please place a call and signing the petition. Find a phone number below that isn't busy and leave the unified message below...... Representative Chris Gibson’s phone numbers: (voicemail is available in all locations 24x7) Washington DC office (202) … Continue reading Urgent Phone Call: Demand Congressional Investigation of CDC, IDSA and ALDF

Calling For A Congressional Investigation Of The CDC, IDSA And ALDF

Take Action Today! End a Public Health Crisis! Sign the petition to protect yourself and others from being improperly tested, misdiagnosed, and untreated (or under treated)for tick born illness and place a 2-minute call. Petitioning The US House of Representatives and 8 others This petition will be delivered to: United States Senator for Connecticut The … Continue reading Calling For A Congressional Investigation Of The CDC, IDSA And ALDF

New Tool To FIght Deadly Tetse Fly

After 10 years of effort, a team led by scientists at Yale has finally decoded the genes of the tsetse fly, a bloodsucking scourge of Africa. With that knowledge, they hope to find new ways to repel or kill the insects, whose bite transmits sleeping sickness, a parasitic disease that, like rabies, drives its victims … Continue reading New Tool To FIght Deadly Tetse Fly