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.
Four people in Oregon were infected with a rare tick-borne virus, known as Colorado tick fever, in a single month.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the first time will be monitoring the nation’s tick population and the diseases the pests may be carrying.The number of people diagnosed with serious diseases acquired through ticks has more than doubled over the past few decades.