Missing the Summer of Life

by Jennifer Crystal For years during my convalescence, I had a recurring dream. It took place at summer camp where my favorite activity was water-skiing. In real life, I’d spent many summers learning to get …MORE

The Effect of Drought on Tick-Borne Disease in ...

By Hannah Staab Lyme disease, which is endemic in the United States, is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi . In Africa, however, there are different tick-borne diseases affecting communities. Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is …MORE

Symptoms of Lyme Disease

What are the effects of Borrelia burgdorferi on the body?   When early-stage Lyme is not properly diagnosed and treated, symptoms can worsen. Dr. Harriet Kotsoris, chief scientific officer with Global Lyme Alliance, discusses some …MORE

Is Lyme Disease Treatable?

Dr. Harriet Kotsoris, chief scientific officer with Global Lyme Alliance, discusses Lyme disease treatment, prevention, and transmission.   Below is an excerpt from, “Lyme Disease: An Overview”, a podcast with Dr. Kotsoris and Dr. Mayla …MORE

Podcast: The Facts on Lyme Disease

Understanding Lyme disease can be as complicated as the bacteria that causes it. Global Lyme Alliance is launching a podcast series to help make sense of it all. The podcasts will cover everything from basic …MORE

Blood and Water: How Infection Changes Tick Beh...

By Hannah Staab In order to survive, ticks constantly struggle to balance their two vital resources: blood and water. However, a tick’s maintenance of blood and water are in direct competition with one another, forcing the …MORE

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