Press Release: January 10, 2020 Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tina Smith (D-MN) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to urge quick implementation …MORE
An exciting new project by GLA’s Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Utpal Pal, Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland was announced. This project, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of …MORE
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced strategic plans to address the growing tick-borne disease threat. They identified five priority areas of focus, including improving basic science knowledge, understanding causes of persistent disease, improved diagnostics …MORE
Actress Talia Jackson shares her personal story of being diagnosed with and living with Lyme disease on Good Day NY, FOX 5. She is joined by GLA CEO Scott Santarella. Talia currently stars in the …MORE
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) is excited to see progress in the development of a highly sensitive Lyme disease detection test that could help doctors diagnose the disease faster and more accurately. The test, in development …MORE
By Kashmira Gander, Newsweek, July 24, 2019 Scientists believe they are a step closer to preventing the spread of Lyme disease after they mapped the genes of a species of mouse that helps to spread …MORE
Sara Tyghter, Global Lyme Alliance’s Director of Education and Outreach, talks about tick bite prevention and Lyme disease awareness with Tony Savino on 1490AM WGCH radio. Below is an excerpt. Tony Savino, WGCH: I’m joined …MORE
Washington, DC – WEBWIRE – Monday, July 22, 2019 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has agreed to add a disclaimer to the surveillance case definition for Lyme disease that it is “not intended to be …MORE
Chris Fuentes, founder and CEO, Ranger Ready Repellents and Scott Santarella, CEO, Global Lyme Alliance talk with News12 Connecticut about the importance of tick bite prevention, especially as we’re at the height of summer tick …MORE
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) officially opens its competition for the 2019-20 Lyme disease research grants applications today, July 15, 2019. GLA has awarded nearly $12 million in grants to scientists at more than 40 academic …MORE
An early and accurate diagnosis is essential in most effectively treating Lyme disease. New data shows the widespread impact, including cost, of a delayed or misdiagnosis. From IGeneX press release, July 10, 2019 Nearly …MORE
By Laura Beil, Science News, June 23, 2019 In 2005, Rachel Straub was a college student returning home from a three-week medical service mission in Central America. Soon after, she suffered a brutal case of the …MORE
By Linda Carroll at nbcnews.com New study focused on people with Lyme arthritis, but findings may apply to chronic symptoms of the tick-borne disease. A small but significant number of people with Lyme disease continue …MORE
Terminix partners with Genevieve Gorder and will donate 10 percent of new tick product sales to Global Lyme Alliance MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Terminix, a leading provider of termite and pest control services and a ServiceMaster (NYSE: …MORE
Continuing its dominance in driving advances in our understanding of Borrelia burgdorferi persistence, Global Lyme Alliance funded a study by Monica E. Embers, Ph.D. (Tulane University) recently published in Frontiers in Microbiology titled “The Functional …MORE
Company to Donate Minimum of $50,000 to Support Sponsored Athletes’ Charities Farmington Hills, Mich. (February 12, 2019) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, today announced the launch of its …MORE
SALEM, Ore./PRNewswire-PRWeb A new study from the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), the leading source on parasitic diseases that threaten the health of pets and people, shows prevalence for Lyme disease in dogs increasing in endemic …MORE
Findings from GLA-funded research at Columbia University may be used to identify Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome patients by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research and Science, GLA It is broadly accepted by the medical …MORE
News Release from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health LABORATORY STUDY HINTS THAT PLANT COMPOUNDS MAY BE BETTER THAN CURRENT ANTIBIOTICS AT TREATING PERSISTENT LYME BACTERIA AND ASSOCIATED SYMPTOMS Oils from garlic and several other common …MORE
The federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group last week issued its first report to Congress, confirming what Lyme disease patients and their caregivers have known for decades—that there is a “serious and growing threat” of tick-borne …MORE
Lyme diagnostic assays can either be “Indirect tests”, which detect antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi (the bacterial spirochete that is the causative agent of Lyme disease) in blood or cerebral spinal fluid or “Direct tests”, which …MORE
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) has awarded grants to three (3) physicians to attend the 2018 ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases) Annual Conference on November 1-4, 2018 in Chicago, as part of the ILADS Educational …MORE
Global Lyme Alliance funded independent meeting whose report is opening up pathways for impactful superior diagnostic tests for Lyme disease. For years, a Lyme disease diagnosis has been problematic. The blood tests that are …MORE
Richard T. Marconi Ph.D., a Global Lyme Alliance (GLA)-funded investigator and a member of GLA’s Scientific Advisory Board, just received notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of approval of U.S. Patent 10,086,057 for …MORE
Press Release by Jenna Luché-Thayer On June 18, 2018 the World Health Organization (WHO) issued the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases or ICD11. WHO received over 10,000 proposals for ICD11 revisions. The …MORE
Identifying vancomycin as an effective antibiotic for killing Borrelia burgdorferi* Xiaoqian Wu, Bijaya Sharma, Samantha Niles, Kathleen O’Connor, Rebecca Schilling, Nicole Matluck, Anthony D’Onofrio, Linden T. Hu and Kim Lewis DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01201-18 August 2018 New findings from the …MORE
WASHINGTON ( ABC NEWS10) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is increasing funding for Lyme disease research by 12 percent, or a more than $1 million increase. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says …MORE
Article from CNN.com Editor’s Note: leptospirosis is a spirochete disease that Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, on our Scientifc Advisory Board, has worked on. He designed a rapid diagnostic technique that saved the life of a …MORE
New York state is setting aside a record $1 million dollars to boost efforts to fight Lyme Disease. Lawmakers are touting the investment as a major victory in the battle with the tick-borne disease but …MORE
Press release by Gabriela Delvalle Aguero for the Senators Chamber, Republic of Paraguay, June 7, 2018, with translation by GLA staff Senators pay homage to Norma Albospino (Russo) for her humanitarian work At the beginning of the …MORE
The Pineapple Sunshine clothing line is designed for fashionable parents and their children “Pineapple Sunshine is a children’s clothing brand for newborn to four years old.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) JUNE 05, 2018 Shanlee Johnson, owner of …MORE
By JACLYN DRISCOLL originally published on NPRillinois.org Update: The measure heads to Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk. Sponsor state Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) has not yet heard whether the governor will support the idea. The Governor’s Office did …MORE
Three noted Lyme warriors are the focus of GLA’s new Lyme disease awareness ads To kick off Lyme Disease Awareness month, GLA released three new Public Service Announcement (PSA) ads in Conde Nast and Meredith …MORE
From CTpost.com Mary Beth Pfeiffer, an investigative journalist, is the author of “Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change.” She is an honorary chairperson of the Global Lyme Alliance gala in Greenwich May 12. Ticks …MORE
Press Release from the UNIVERSITY OF TURKU Promising news for detecting antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi. The diagnosis of Lyme disease in cerebrospinal fluid of potential neuroborreliosis patients is very insensitive. Looking for cytokines is much easier …MORE
From ScienceDaily, April 2, 2018 Findings have major implications for tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which the bacteria that cause Lyme disease persist in the human body and fight …MORE
Singer-songwriter Marina Morgan received GLA’s Star Light Award at the 2017 GLA Greenwich Gala, created to honor individuals who have lent their voices to the fight against Lyme disease. Morgan’s story is featured on billboard.com. Read it here! …MORE
by KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO, SORRENTO VALLEY (KUSI) — Several ticks caught on the popular Lopez Canyon hiking trail in Sorrento Valley have tested positive for tularemia, a potentially deadly bacterial disease commonly known as …MORE
This study funded in part by Global Lyme Alliance could spur further investigation into the cause of persistent symptoms, a source of medical controversy. News release from Johns Hopkins Medicine In a study of 61 people …MORE
Researchers cite 30 years’ worth of evidence to clear up misconception of lone star tick as Lyme vector Not all ticks are alike — particularly when it comes to their role in spreading Lyme disease. …MORE
The Tick-Borne Disease Working Group held its first meetings in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 and Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. History was made earlier last week when the federal Tick-Borne Disease Working …MORE
from The DePaulia, November 13, 2017 by Amber Colon In February, graduate student Alex Moresco got a diagnosis that would change the course of her life. Since then, Moresco has dedicated a large portion of …MORE
from Huffington Post, November 2, 2017 by Mary Beth Pfeiffer Investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer speaks with GLA research grantees Dr. Monica Embers, Dr. Ying Zhang, Dr. Brian Fallon and Dr. Kim Lewis about Lyme disease …MORE
How new tick bite prevention and awareness program kept kids safer at summer camp Kids at camp love outdoor adventures such as hiking through dense forests, lying on leaf litter to stare at night-time …MORE
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) Chairman Rob Kobre and GLA board member Ally Hilfiger sit down with Cheddar TV to discuss the threat of Lyme disease and GLA’s plan to conquer Lyme and other tick-borne diseases …MORE
2017 Global Lyme Alliance New York Gala Watch interview with Marisol and Rob Thomas with Rosanna Scott and Lori Stokes on FOX 5 Good Day NY Watch Rosanna’s coverage from the red carpet of 2017 …MORE
from UUTISET, October 5, 2017 New research finds that ticks are not only becoming more common in Finland but incidents of the tick-borne disease Borrelia – also known as Lyme disease – has grown …MORE
from ETOnline, September 21, 2017 by Leena Tailor Rocking out, side of stage, while her husband, Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas, performed in Chula Vista, California, Marisol Thomas may have appeared a gorgeous picture of …MORE
from Phys.org, September 6, 2017 by Julie Cohen Wildlife loss and climate change can synergistically increase tick abundance and the risk of tick-borne disease Around the world, ticks are one of the most important …MORE
from The New York Times, July 24, 2017 by Aneri Pattani SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — This town is under siege from tiny invaders. A doctor at Southampton Hospital recently pulled a tick off a woman’s eyeball. …MORE
from Worth, June 21, 2017 by Richard Bradley Merrill Lynch’s Charles Balducci almost died from Lyme disease. Here’s what he learned and how he’s working with the nonprofit Global Lyme Alliance to fight the spread …MORE
from Entomology Today, June 7, 2017 by Leslie Mertz If you have ever found a deer tick crawling on your shirt or sock, you know how difficult they can be to spot. Adult females are …MORE
Global Lyme Alliance recently spoke at the New York State Public Utilities (NYSPU) Safety Directors Meeting about tick safety and Lyme disease. Outdoor utility workers are exposed to a wide variety of dangerous workplace conditions …MORE
Sara Tyghter, Global Lyme Alliance Director of Education, talks about tick and Lyme disease prevention and awareness with Jim Campbell on 1490am WGCH radio. Below is an excerpt. Jim Campbell, WGCH: Welcome … Sara Tyghter …MORE
from CNN, May 3, 2017 by Susan Scutti Summer is nearly here, and it’s bringing fears of a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan. This potentially life-threatening virus is carried and transmitted by three types of …MORE
from Edible East End by Kelly Ann Smith Thousands of East End natives live with Lyme disease. Meet the doctors working to treat them. LJ pulled a tick from under her arm, at the …MORE
from Hartford Courant, April 20, 2017 by Gregory B. Hladky Connecticut’s tick population appears to be rising this spring, bringing increased risks for Lyme Disease and other tick-borne pathogens, a top state expert warned Thursday. …MORE
from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Issues, April 17, 2017 by Kevin Dennehy As people across the northeastern U.S. begin venturing back into the outdoors with the arrival of spring, they will make 1 billion …MORE
from PetMD, March 29, 2017 by Geoff Williams Someday, in the not-so-far-off future, we may be calling flea and tick season flea and tick year. Climate change gets a lot of press for creating extreme …MORE
from New Scientist, March 29, 2017 by Chelsea Whyte A new prediction says 2017 and 2018 will see major Lyme disease outbreaks in new areas. This could lead to lifelong health consequences, so where’s the …MORE
Scott Santarella, Global Lyme Alliance CEO, talks about Lyme disease with Kacey Morabito Grean on 100.7 WHUD radio. Below is an excerpt. Kasey Morabito Grean, WHUD: Let’s talk about the epidemic. This just came out …MORE
from Reader’s Digest, March 23, 2017 by Claire Gillespie Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease, but it’s not the only one we need to be aware of this summer. In some parts of …MORE
from NPR, March 11, 2017 by Michaeleen Doucleff and Jane Greenhalgh It all started in the shower. Tucker Lane looked down, and there they were. “Two ticks, on my right hip, directly next to each …MORE
from NPR–Morning Edition, March 6, 2017 by Michaeleen Doucleff and Jane Greenhalgh Last summer Felicia Keesing returned from a long trip and found that her home in upstate New York had been subjected to an …MORE
from Detroit Free Press, February 23, 2017 photo courtesy Jean Tsao, Michigan State University They’re already back. All it took was an unusual February warm spell this past week for the tiny insects causing an increasingly …MORE
“I don’t want anyone to go through what I did,” says Lyme warrior Kasey Passen. “The disease totally changed my life.” Kasey Passen is passionate about keeping people healthy. She’s also passionate about increasing …MORE
from NPR, February 14, 2017 by Natalie Jacewicz; image by Katherine Du/NPR The world is in a hyperinfectious era. And that means there are a lot of words being tossed around that you might not be …MORE
from UTSA Today, February 2, 2017 The University of Texas at San Antonio UTSA professor Janakiram Seshu receives grant to study how Lyme disease bacteria survive in ticks and mammalian hosts Janakiram Seshu, associate …MORE
from Outbreak News Today, January 30, 2017 For most victims of Lyme disease, successful treatment occurs after a two- to four-week course of antibiotics. However, for up to 20 percent of patients, the fatigue, pain, …MORE
from PBS NewsHour, January 5, 2017 Imagine you could edit a mouse’s genes to be resistant to Lyme Disease. The mouse would breed and evolution would take its course, leading to the extinction of the …MORE
from ScienceDaily, January 3, 2017 Lyme disease has been spreading across the United States over the past several decades, and a new study has confirmed that ticks carrying the disease are present in eastern national …MORE
from The New York Times, December 7, 2016 By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and ROBERT PEAR 21st Century Cures Act Passes Senate WASHINGTON — The Senate approved complex health care legislation on Wednesday that would increase …MORE
Global Lyme Alliance is pleased to announce a new partnership that will bring our message and resources in front of The Mighty’s wide-reaching readership. The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the …MORE
November 7, 2016 The BC Centre for Disease Control and Public Health Agency of Canada Vancouver – The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) confirm three ticks collected …MORE
Omaha World-Herald, November 4, 2016 Zika-carrying mosquitoes had their moment this year as the nation’s top headline-grabbing pests, but the arrival of cooler weather means the resurgence of another disease-carrying insect. Ticks transmit a number of …MORE
Advances in the fight against Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are only accomplished through research. Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) is delighted to announce that it has received a record number of applications for 2016 research …MORE
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) is pleased to announce that Richard T. Marconi, Ph.D. has been appointed to our world-renowned Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Marconi is a professor of microbiology and immunology in the …MORE
“I’m not feeling that well today. But I am good. I am happy to be here and I am excited,” Bella Hadid told Good Day NY co-host and event emcee Rosanna Scotto. Bella was honored …MORE
from Huffington Post, October 12, 2016 by Andrew Cristi Global Lyme Alliance recruits soulful songster Rob Thomas and wife Marisol Thomas for Star-Studded Gala There’s no doubt that Rob Thomas is easily one of …MORE
from STAT, October 12, 2016 by Charles Piller The tick hunter was hopeful he had found the cause of the disabling illness, recently named Lyme disease, that was spreading anxiety through leafy communities east of …MORE
Yolanda Hadid shares details of her battle with Lyme disease with FOX 5 Good Day New York hosts Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly. WATCH NOW Yolanda serves as a co-chair for Global Lyme Alliance’s Uniting …MORE
from The Guardian, October 7, 2016 by Elle Hunt People living in tick-endemic areas around the world are being warned of an increasingly prevalent, potentially life-threatening side effect to being bitten: developing a severe allergy …MORE
Toni Blanchard, a member of the Global Lyme Alliance Young Leaders Council, talks with Tony Savino on WGCH radio. Toni discusses the role of the Young Leaders Council (YLC) as part of GLA and …MORE
from Huffington Post, August 21, 2016 by Mary Beth Pfeiffer For at least five years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially stated that 10 to 20 percent of patients treated for Lyme …MORE
from Science Daily on August 31, 2016 Rising rates of diseases caused by ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes, such as Lyme disease, Chikungunya, and Zika, must be addressed by health officials. A new study released …MORE
from Scientific American, August 25, 2016 by Knvul Sheikh The sneaky germ uses a mechanism like that of white blood cells to reach vulnerable tissues and hide from antibiotics Lyme disease is an incredibly …MORE
from The New York Times, August 20, 2016 by Moises Velasquez-Manoff Every year, at least 30,000 people — and possibly 10 times that — are infected with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, most in the …MORE
from Huffington Post, August 16, 2016 by Dana Parish Yale-Trained Doctor Refutes Dangerous Misinformation Given by CDC’s Dr. Paul Mead on Fox 5 Lyme Special On June 30, Fox 5 New York aired a …MORE
Dr. Harriet Kotsoris, Global Lyme Alliance’s Chief Scientific Officer, contributes to WBUR’s CommonHealth radio broadcast on Lyme disease. The broadcast discusses treatment options for Lyme patients, specifically those suffering persistent symptoms. Dr. Kotsoris notes “a …MORE
Fox5 NY aired an in-depth look at the cause and effect of Lyme disease. This important piece looks at the controversy over testing, the issues of misdiagnosis, and the personal struggles of medical professionals and patients …MORE
from Prairie Business magazine, July 22, 2016 by Kayla Prasek Catherine Brissette, Ph.D., member of GLA’s Scientific Advisory Board, receives a NIH grant to pursue a unique approach to fend off the effects of Lyme …MORE
from Town and Country, July 8, 2016 by Marcia DeSanctis The prevalence of Lyme disease has forever changed once carefree summers. One morning I rose from bed and was slammed with a level of …MORE
Gigi Hadid gives a touching tribute to her mother in this preview of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” episode in which Yolanda Hadid is honored at GLA’s “Uniting for a Lyme-Free World” New York Gala. The event raised nearly $3 million to support research for an accurate diagnostic test and cure for persistent Lyme, as well as programs to educate physicians and the public about the dangers of Lyme. The full episode airs Tuesday, March 22 on Bravo TV. Catch a sneak peek now!
Scientists claim a novel bacterium causes some different symptoms, adding to the body of research showing the complexity of the disease
Mosquitoes may be receiving all the attention amid the Zika virus epidemic, but they are hardly the only disease vectors to worry about. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have discovered a new species of tick-borne bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
Researchers at UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins may have found a new way to diagnose Lyme disease, based on a distinctive gene “signature” they discovered in white blood cells of patients infected with the tick-borne bacteria.
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the nation’s leading nonprofit funder of Lyme and tick-borne disease research and education, recently announced the appointment of Neil L. Spector, MD, to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).
Her winnings of $25,000 for the Global Lyme Alliance got her teary eyed too as she shared “My mum, sister and brother are all affected by Lyme disease. Not enough people know what Lyme disease is and the dangers of being bitten by an insect.”
The ticks that transmit Lyme disease, a debilitating flulike illness caused by Borrelia bacteria, are spreading rapidly across the United States. A new study shows just how rapidly. Over the past 20 years, the two species known to spread the disease to humans have together advanced into half of all the counties in the United States.
Greenwich-based Global Lyme Alliance has announced more than $1 million in grants to eight doctors working to eliminate the disease.
Greenwich-based Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the nation’s leading nonprofit funder of Lyme and tick-borne disease research and education, announced this week that it has awarded a record total of nearly $1 million in grants to seven researchers focused on post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS) or “chronic” Lyme.
Fashion heiress has spoken of her struggle to get diagnosed, it emerges, as NHS research reveals that the number of confirmed cases has quadrupled in just 12 years
Jackie Evancho takes the stage to perform a special song during the Global Lyme Alliance “Uniting for a Lyme-Free World” Inaugural Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday night (October 8) in New York City.
Ally Hilfiger said the prospect of having kids made her strong as she battled Lyme disease. “The only thing that kept me going was the hope . . . that I would possibly one day become a mother,” she said at the Global Lyme Alliance Gala. Ally, daughter of Tommy Hilfiger, was misdiagnosed for 14 of nearly 19 years she suffered from the condition.
Yolanda Foster is not the only person in her family who is suffering from lyme disease. The 51-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member disclosed new information about her family’s affliction with lyme disease—both children Anwar Hadid, 16, and Bella Hadid, 19, have also suffered from the chronic illness.
David Foster (L) and Ruben Studdard perform onstage during the Global Lyme Alliance “Uniting for a Lyme-Free World” Inaugural Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 8, 2015 in New York City.
In 2012, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster was diagnosed with Lyme disease, and while accepting an award at the Global Lyme Alliance Gala in New York City on Thursday night, the former model revealed that she’s not the only one in her family who suffers from the condition.
Yolanda revealed that her two of her three children — Bella and Anwar Hadid – also have the disease.
Yolanda’s daughter, model Gigi Hadid, spoke with ET at the event about the medical challenges her family is facing, and the 20-year-old model teared up when recounting their struggle.