Category Archives: Lyme Disease and Ticks

Tick Genome Finally Mapped – What It Means To You

After a decade-long research effort the genome of the deer tick has been sequenced by an international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Geneva Medical School and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme … Continue reading

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New Lyme Vaccine Begins Human Testing

  Today, Lyme disease vaccines currently exist for dogs, but none have been approved for humans in nearly 15 years — and in that time the disease has grown into a world-wide epidemic. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I … Continue reading

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Is Rickettsia Helvetica the Cause of Chronic Lyme Disease?

STAT News has recently released new information on Lyme disease from an unlikely source – the garage belonging to the late Dr. Willy Burgdorfer. The scientist who discovered Lyme disease back in 1978, Dr. Burgdorfer passed away in 2014 leaving … Continue reading

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Eradicate Ticks?

A recent collaboration of doctors has resulted in the sequencing of the complete genome of the tick.  Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email each month when there are … Continue reading

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California Birds Loaded with Lyme Disease

Something doesn’t add up. We know birds have been carrying ticks all over the world and spreading Borrelia that way. But now, according to a study just released by the University of California at Berkeley, 623 birds representing 53 species yielded … Continue reading

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Human-to-Human Transmission of Fatal Tick Virus Confirmed

Korea is reporting a higher than normal rate of infection of the tick virus, known to be fatal from tick bites. However, for the virus to pass from human to human indicates a frightening change in the virus which will … Continue reading

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Global Warming Affects Increase in Lyme Disease Especially in Northeast

According to Outbreak News Today, an article by Harold W. Manter from the Laboratory of Parasitology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and  affiliated zoologist, Daniel Brooks warns that humans can expect more illnesses like Lyme disease to emerge in the future, as climate change shifts … Continue reading

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Increasing Evidence Points to Major Role Birds Have in Spreading Lyme Disease

Back in 2010, Yale reported the increasing evidence that pointed to migratory birds spreading Lyme disease not just between states but around the world. A team led by School of Public Health researcher Maria Diuk-Wasser analyzed studies on 71 bird … Continue reading

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Fantastic Article From Huffington Post

This is the kind of public attention Lyme disease has desperately needed. Written by blogger/author C.M. Rubin,  “Chronic Lyme Disease” is implied throughout the entire article – a plea for better diagnostics entitled, “The Global Search for Education: Ticks – … Continue reading

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Larvae Infected With Lyme Disease Transovial? Good Question!

I recently received a comment from a reader who correctly (and kindly) scolded me for the lack of sources listed in my posts. I hope my readers know that my personal standard for integrity would not allow for spreading unfounded … Continue reading

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Understanding How Biofilms Cause Chronic Lyme Disease

I have written quite a bit about biofilms in the past but there seems to be confusion about how they function in chronic Lyme and what to do about it. I have posted these videos on Neuro-Lyme.com, but since this … Continue reading

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Happy Ending After Years of Suffering With Chronic Lyme Disease and Morgellons

Treating the Pathogenic Synergy in Chronic Lyme Using Polypharmacy   The information in this article can now be found at;       www.lyme-morgellons.com         Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will … Continue reading

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The Truth About Lyme Disease in Texas

I received an astounding email from a long-time LDR member last fall claiming that three (3) deer ticks had been found in her garage in Texas!  I thought, “…just when you think things can’t get any stranger…”  Well, my friend … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Deer Tick and How You Get Lyme Disease

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Lyme disease is passed to humans by the bite of black-legged ticks (also known as deer ticks in the eastern United States) and western black-legged ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. … Continue reading

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New Lyme Disease Acknowledged

The miyamotoi spirochete was discovered in Japan in 1995. It was at first believed to be limited to those islands. It then began appearing elsewhere in the Pacific including California and other western states in America. In 2001, Dr. Fish … Continue reading

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Lyme Boost – Moose Dying In Maine from Ticks

In a vast section of the Maine Wilderness there were one hundred and forty-two (142) moose found dead according to a recent article in the Bangor Daily News (December 2, 2011). These apparently healthy moose are found dead covered with … Continue reading

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Successful Mapping of the Genetic Blueprint of 13 Strains of Lyme Disease

Dr. Luft at Stony Brook University Medical Center is once again on the forefront of exciting and meaningful new discoveries regarding Lyme disease that may actually change the face of our hopeless battlefield between modern medicine and the spirochete Borellia … Continue reading

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Hopeful Strategy For Reducing The Spread Of Lyme

“Farm and Dairy” reported today, August 13, 2009, the following information on how some Northeastern states are deciding to fight the spread of Lyme. A device called the “4-poster” Deer Treatment Bait Station,” developed and patented by scientists with the … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease – Bartonella is Massive and Missed Cause of Serious Illness

This post was submitted by Dr, Schaller at http://www.personalconsult.com and relates the growing attention to Bartonella thanks to brilliant veterinary researchers like Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM. Bartonella species, their animal hosts, potential vectors, and sequelae of infection are being … Continue reading

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Another Big Lie – Lyme Transmission Time

“In most cases, the tick must be attached for 36-48 hours or more before the Lyme disease bacterium can be transmitted.” This quote is taken directly from the CDC website, the one place we all wish would share the facts … Continue reading

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Lizards For Chronic Lyme Disease

I hate to admit my growing distrust of any news related to Lyme disease that is released by any government approved agency.  But in this case I am praying that this important information from the California Health Department Division of … Continue reading

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