Lyme disease was first described in the US in 1975– it’s a vector borne illness caused the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted to humans primarily by the blacklegged tick, Ixodes...

In this June 2016 interview, I talk to the author of Lyme Madness: Rescuing My Son Down The Rabbit Hole of Chronic Lyme Disease, Lori Dennis about the book, chronic Lyme disease and the multi-layers of...

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are saying that chronic Lyme is real after releasing the results of a recent study published in Frontiers in Medicine in December. In...

Not all ticks are alike–particularly when it comes to their role in spreading Lyme disease. The bacteria that cause Lyme disease, the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States,...

The Maine Centers for Disease Control (Maine CDC) released the end-of-year data for 2017 reportable diseases recently and we find that the three common tickborne diseases–Lyme disease, babesiosis...

With tick-borne diseases on the rise in the Empire State–approximately 8,000 cases of Lyme disease, 700 cases of anaplasmosis, 400 cases of babesiosis, 100 cases of ehrlichiosis, and 30 cases of...

The first laboratory-confirmed Lyme disease case has been reported in Nepal, according to an Op-Ed piece in the Himalayan Times by coordinator of the clinical research unit, Sukraraj Tropical & Infectious...

I have not done a annual “Top 10” list of the major infectious disease news stories since 2013 and this is the first on this website. The number of important and newsworthy events of 2017...

Lyme disease is one of the most common infectious diseases in the United States with about 329,000 new cases each year, according to statistics released in 2015 by the CDC. Lyme disease is a potentially...

Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the US, today announced results of two papers published in the peer-reviewed journals PLOS ONE and American Journal of Pathology,...