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Local Health News, Newsroom Retired Cape doctor named to national panel on tick-borne illness

Retired Cape doctor named to national panel on tick-borne illness

fectious-disease specialist from Falmouth with a long history of treating patients with Lyme disease has been appointed to a national subcommittee studying tick-borne illness. Dr. Sam T. Donta was one of 53 people assigned this month to serve on six subcommittees of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, which is charged with advising the U.S. […]

3/1/18 at 5:34 pm     845      , ,     Cape Cod Times
National Health News New Lyme-disease-causing Bacteria Species Discovered

New Lyme-disease-causing Bacteria Species Discovered

enters for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic and health officials from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota, report the discovery of a new species of bacteria (Borrelia mayonii) that causes Lyme disease in people. Until now, Borrelia burgdorferi was the only species believed to cause Lyme disease in North America. Scientists […]

2/9/16 at 11:31 am     1553      ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Local Health News Discounted Tick Testing Now Available

Discounted Tick Testing Now Available

Cod Cooperative Extension received a grant from Cape Cod Healthcare under their Community Benefits program for 2016.  The grant will subsidize tick testing by the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.  Cape Cod residents will pay $15/test that normally costs $50.  The test results are intended to help doctors better diagnose tick-borne diseases like Lyme, […]

2/4/16 at 10:37 am     3337      , , , ,     Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
National Health News Lyme Disease Research Now Has Home at Johns Hopkins

Lyme Disease Research Now Has Home at Johns Hopkins

large step for research on Lyme, the tick-borne disease that costs the U.S. economy up to $1.3 billion per year in treatment costs alone, the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center recently opened in Baltimore, as Johns Hopkins states here. The center is the first home base for Lyme research at a […]

6/25/15 at 1:11 pm     1615      , ,     Nature World News
National Health News Scientists to breed ticks to study how to slow spread of diseases

Scientists to breed ticks to study how to slow spread of diseases

st people, ticks are loathsome, disease-riddled little bloodsuckers. Best avoided. To Roman Ganta, they’re a scientific subject worthy of a life’s work. He’s setting up a breeding facility in Manhattan, Kan., just for ticks. Soon he’ll be rearing thousands of the tiny arachnids, trying to learn more about how they harbor and spread sickness […]

6/15/15 at 5:10 pm     1498      , ,     Medical Xpress
National Health News Researchers’ discovery may explain difficulty in treating Lyme disease

Researchers’ discovery may explain difficulty in treating Lyme disease

­eastern Uni­ver­sity researchers have found that the bac­terium that causes Lyme dis­ease forms dor­mant per­sister cells, which are known to evade antibi­otics. This sig­nif­i­cant finding, they said, could help explain why it’s so dif­fi­cult to treat the infec­tion in some patients. “It hasn’t been entirely clear why it’s dif­fi­cult to treat the pathogen with antibi­otics […]

6/1/15 at 1:52 pm     1212      ,     ScienceDaily
National Health News How to Prevent Lyme Disease

How to Prevent Lyme Disease

e gardening, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors, make tick bite prevention part of your outdoor plans. Lyme disease is the most commonly occurring vector-borne disease in the United States. An estimated 300,000 infections occur each year, of which only 30,000 are reported to CDC by state health departments. The risk is greatest among those […]

6/1/15 at 10:30 am     1408      ,