Single-dose doxycycline prevented Lyme disease after an Ixodes scapularis tick bite
- Single-dose antibiotic prevents Lyme disease. // Formulary;Aug2001, Vol. 36 Issue 8, p569
Highlights findings of a clinical trial on the use of a single dose of doxycycline to prevent Lyme disease in people bitten by a disease-carrying tick. Performance of double-blind evaluation on people bitten by the tick, Ixodes scapularis, in Westchester County, New York; Infectious Diseases...
- Lyme borreliosis in Ontario: determining the risks. Barker, Ian K.; Lindsay, L. Robbin // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/30/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 11, p1573
Focuses on the risks of exposure to Lyme borreliosis from Ticks in Ontario. Discovery of adventitious Ixodes scapularis ticks throughout Saskatchewan, southern Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces; Low density of adventitious ticks in the environment; Expanding range of the...
- The effectiveness of permethrin-treated deer stations for control of the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis on Cape Cod and the islands: a five-year experiment. Grear, Jason S.; Koethe, Robert; Hoskins, Bart; Hillger, Robert; Dapsis, Larry; Pongsiri, Montira // Parasites & Vectors;2014, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p2
Background The use of animal host-targeted pesticide application to control blacklegged ticks, which transmit the Lyme disease bacterium between wildlife hosts and humans, is receiving increased attention as an approach to Lyme disease risk management. Included among the attractive features of...
- Immunization with a recombinant subunit OspA vaccine markedly impacts the rate of newly acquired Borrelia burgdorferi infections in client-owned dogs living in a coastal community in Maine, USA. Eschner, Andrew K.; Mugnai, Kristen // Parasites & Vectors;2015, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p1
Background: In North America, Borrelia burgdorferi is the causative bacterial agent of canine Lyme borreliosis and is transmitted following prolonged attachment and feeding of vector ticks, Ixodes scapularis or Ixodes pacificus. Its prevention is predicated upon tick-avoidance, effective...
- Protect against Lyme Disease. // Hudson Valley Business Journal;06/04/2001, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p15
Presents advice from the Rockland County, New York, Health Department on how to protect against Lyme disease. Cause of Lyme disease; Symptoms; Removal of an attached tick; Precautions.
- Identification and Characterization of Ixodes scapularis Antigens That Elicit Tick Immunity Using Yeast Surface Display. Schuijt, Tim J.; Narasimhan, Sukanya; Daffre, Sirlei; DePonte, Kathleen; Hovius, Joppe W. R.; van't Veer, Cornelis; van der Poll, Tom; Bakhtiari, Kamran; Meijers, Joost C. M.; Boder, Eric T.; van Dam, Alje P.; Fikrig, Erol // PLoS ONE;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p1
Repeated exposure of rabbits and other animals to ticks results in acquired resistance or immunity to subsequent tick bites and is partially elicited by antibodies directed against tick antigens. In this study we demonstrate the utility of a yeast surface display approach to identify tick...
- Increasing Habitat Suitability in the United States for the Tick that Transmits Lyme Disease: A Remote Sensing Approach. Estrada-Pena, Agustin // Environmental Health Perspectives;Jul2002, Vol. 110 Issue 7, p635
Reports on the use of recorded, current distribution of the Ixodes scapularis, one of the vectors of Lyme disease, and remotely sensed bioclimatic factors over the United States to establish the changes of habitat for the tick since 1982. Detection of factors adequate to support tick...
- Antimicrobial Prophylaxis after Tick Bites. Genter, John; Berman, Nancy G.; Madison, Roberta E. // New England Journal of Medicine;5/13/93, Vol. 328 Issue 19, p1418
A letter to the editor is presented in response to an article on deer-tick bites in the December 17, 1992 issue.
- Antimicrobial Prophylaxis after Tick Bites. Liegner, Kenneth B. // New England Journal of Medicine;5/13/93, Vol. 328 Issue 19, p1418
A letter to the editor is presented in response to an article on the infection caused by deer-tick bites in a previous issue.