Potential Role of Deer Tick
Virus in Powassan Encephalitis Cases in Lyme Disease-endemic Areas of New York, USA
Dee Vandenburg was bitten by a deer tick
and unknowingly contracted Lyme disease, which went undiagnosed for four months and developed into spinal meningitis, (http://newyork.
For a decade Nicholas Ogden, a researcher at the National Microbiology Laboratory of the Public Health Agency of Canada, has tracked the northern expansion of the deer tick
(Ixodes scapularis), the vector for Lyme disease.
Lyme is a multisystem inflammatory disease that is transmitted to humans and pets through the bite of a deer tick
But scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mayo Clinic have discovered that a second, related species of bacteria, Borrelia mayortii, can infect people who have been bitten by the blacklegged deer tick
By 1921, he suggested that the disease might be transmitted by the Ixodes scapularis tick, better known as the deer tick
Scares about lyme disease are in the news with accounts from people whose condition wasn't diagnosed for years and tales of the deer tick
that carries it being found in three quarters of London parks.
Scientists predict that Lyme disease will continue to spread as climate change causes an increase in the humid summer conditions and mild fall weather favored by the tiny blacklegged deer tick
, which is the most common transmitter of Lyme disease.
Of particular concern is the deer tick
(Ixodes scapularis), which is host to at least five potentially dangerous pathogens including Borrelia burgdorferi, Babesia microti, Anaplasma phagocytophilium, Borrelia miyamotoi, and Deer Tick
As summer approaches, people in the Northeast and Midwest look forward to spending more time outdoors--which also means plotting ways to avoid the disease carrying black-legged deer tick
Then there is Deer Tick
Virus, Anaplasmosis, Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness, and Erhlichiosis.
The risk of transmission of the spirochete (B, Burgdorferi) from the infected deer tick
is directly related to how long the tick stays attached (the duration of the feeding).