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Tick-Borne Disease Working Group: Highlights fr...

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

Lyme bug stronger than antibiotics in animals a...

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

Ticks Are Tougher, Nastier Than You Thought

from Infectious Disease Special Edition, September 27, 2017 by IDSE News Staff Ticks are nasty little survivors, outlasting even dinosaurs as they resist drought, tolerate cold and go for months without a blood meal. University of …MORE

Rob Thomas on Marisol’s 14-Year Lyme Disease Ba...

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

Can the Acorn Predict Lyme Disease?

from JSTOR, September 19, 2017 by Kristen French A look at the connection between acorns and Lyme disease, highlighting the work of GLA Scientific Advisory Board member Rick Ostfeld   You might have heard that …MORE

Wildlife loss and climate change can synergisti...

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

Man Dies of Tick-Borne Illness

from News-Times, August 22, 2017 by Barry Lytton NEW MILFORD — An increasingly common tick-borne disease took the life of a New Milford man this month, and health experts warn that more cases are likely as …MORE

Interview: Sara Tyghter Discusses GLA’s B...

Sara Tyghter, Director of Education and Outreach with Global Lyme Alliance, talks about GLA’s Be Tick Aware Prevention Program with Tony Savino on 1490AM WGCH Radio. Below is an excerpt.   Tony Savino, WGCH: Global Lyme …MORE

Inaugural Teed Off At Lyme Golf Event A Success

Golf Fundraiser Raises $34,000 for Global Lyme Alliance Back in February, when few of us were thinking about playing golf, Rebecca Tibball (pictured above, on right) was dreaming about getting out on the golf course …MORE

Why You Should Be More Concerned About Lyme Dis...

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

Lyme Disease: Inside America’s Mysterious...

from Rolling Stone, June 20, 2017 by Winona Dimeo-Ediger Celebrities from Kathleen Hanna to Kris Kristofferson have revealed their diagnoses – and an unprecedented outbreak is expected this summer   In 2004, Kelly Osbourne was bitten by …MORE

The Importance of Tick Safety for Outdoor Utili...

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

DEADLY TICK TALE

from MetroFocus – WLIW21 – Thirteen – NJTV with Rafael Pi Roman May 11, 2017 The Tri-State may be facing the worst tick season in history, and this year these blood sucking parasites may be …MORE

Interview: Sara Tyghter Talks Tick and Lyme Dis...

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

Experts warn of increases in tick-borne Powassa...

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

State Tick Population Surges, Raising Risk of L...

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

Lyme Disease Imposes Large Cost On the Northeas...

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

Interview: Scott Santarella Talks Lyme Disease ...

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

Tick-borne Lyme disease exploding into Michigan...

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

An “Evening of Art and Education” to Raise Awar...

“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

UTSA professor receives grant to study how Lyme...

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

Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome: UND resea...

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

Why Lyme Disease is Common in the North

from USGS, January 11, 2017 It’s the Heat and the Humidity, New Study Finds: Why Lyme Disease is Common in the North, Rare in the South   When it’s hot and not too muggy, Lyme …MORE

Hope for Lyme Disease Sufferers in 2017

from Huffington Post,  January 10, 2017 by David Michael Conner Years ago, I worried that I was losing my mind. As I’ve described before, I had sudden-onset panic attacks and became so paranoid that I …MORE

Flunk the Lyme test? Just wait and get sicker

from Huffington Post,  January 9, 2017 by Mary Beth Pfeiffer Sin Lee, a pathologist and scientist, believes the deck is stacked in the quest to air new ideas on Lyme disease.   Too many science journals …MORE

Ticks that carry Lyme disease found in Eastern ...

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

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