Health officials in Grayson County, Kentucky are reporting a recent increase in cases of the tickborne disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). The county has received 26 cases of RMSF since July 7, 2019.
A research team from the University of Minnesota has created a refined method to test for tick-borne diseases by using a mobile laboratory and genetic sequencing targeted at key pathogens.
Researchers have discovered how Babesia microti, one of the two Babesia parasite species that transmit the human babesiosi, communicates with its host.
Researchers identified an experimental antiviral drug that cures mice infected with Bourbon virus. Favipiravir is approved in Japan but not the US.
In 2017, the longhorned tick was found in the US for the first on a sheep in New Jersey. It has since been found in at least 10 states.
This resource provides information on identifying European ticks and the diseases they carry and transmit.
This resource provides a guide to identifying North American ticks and a discussion of the diseases they carry and transmit.
Researchers found that the index patient was infected with a previously unidentified segmented RNA virus (designated Alongshan virus). Infection with the virus was confirmed by RT-PCR assay in 86 patients from Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang.
A 28-year-old tribal woman from the Changalamoola tribal hamlet in India has died of scrub typhus.
A surprising piece of information from tick testing was the presence of a disease pathogen called miyamotoi.