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Strain-based immunity?

Strain-based immunity? This news article highlights results from a study exploring whether people exposed to a particular strain of Lyme disease are immune to that strain for any length of time. The news article gives a nice layman's summary of the research article. The main result is that it seems statistically more likely that the… Continue reading Strain-based immunity?

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Lyme disease cases skyrocket [in Pittsburgh]

Lyme disease cases skyrocket [in Pittsburgh] Thank goodness the press is paying some attention (again) to what's going on with Lyme disease in the area. Maybe it will help one or two more people think twice before they dismiss unusual symptoms. If only the reporter had also talked about how to prevent tick bites, or… Continue reading Lyme disease cases skyrocket [in Pittsburgh]

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Evidence for Erlichiosis transfer by Blood Transfusions

Evidence for Erlichiosis transfer by Blood Transfusions"A 9-year-old Georgia boy who developed a rare tick-borne disease got the infection from a blood transfusion, according to a report of his case.The case is the first time this infection, called ehrlichiosis, was spread by a transfusion, said Dr. Joanna Regan of the Centers for Disease Control and… Continue reading Evidence for Erlichiosis transfer by Blood Transfusions