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Texans & Ticks Funded by the Lyme Disease Association, Inc, TEXANS & TICKS operates through the University of Texas at Dallas. The project seeks to improve Lyme Disease awareness among school nurses, pediatricians, and the medical community in Texas.
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Florida Lyme Disease Association
02/08/2019
Florida Lyme Disease Association

Florida Lyme Disease Association

#Lyme Awareness: Mom Shares Heart-breaking Story to Save Lives #RIPAlex

It's hard to believe something so small can take a life. Something the size of a poppy seed, can cause so much pain. A tiny black legged tick changed Jody Hudson's life forever. That tick bit her daughter Alex, and infected her with a killer.

https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/lyme-awareness-local-mom-shares-heart-breaking-story-to-save-lives/1763426629

01/18/2019
Nutrient Cocktail Extends Life Span | Life Extension

The original article can be found here: Prolonging healthy aging: Longevity vitamins and proteins. Bruce N. Ames. PNAS October 23, 2018 115 (43) 10836-10844; published ahead of print October 15, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1809045115 https://www.pnas.org/content/115/43/10836.short

An international coalition of researchers has proved that a comprehensive 'cocktail' of nutritional supplements significantly increased youthful life span.

12/26/2018

Our grant from the Lyme Disease Association, Inc ends on December 31st. Dr. Sarah Maxwell and her daughter Claire will continue to post information about Lyme Disease and co-infections in Texas on the Texans & Ticks page.

Our Story: Claire and her sister both suffered with symptoms such as debilitating fatigue, confusion, brain fog, extreme headaches, back pain, vomiting, tremors, and more. They were treated by Dr. Daniel Cameron in Mt. Kisco, NY for Lyme and co-infections. We will continue to spread the word that Lyme Disease exists in Texas and, if caught early, the Texas medical community can prevent suffering and expensive care.

Where are the immature [deer] ticks in Texas? -- "These results suggest that unlike speculations from previous studies i...
12/03/2018
Searching for the Immature Stages of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in Leaf Litter and Soil in Texas. - PubMed - NCBI

Where are the immature [deer] ticks in Texas? -- "These results suggest that unlike speculations from previous studies in the southern United States, the immature stages of I. scapularis may not be residing in the leaf litter and soil layers in Texas. We hypothesize that they may be residing in their host's nests and burrows. Perhaps I. scapularis in the south is exhibiting a stage specific mixed host-seeking strategy by residing in nests and burrows as immatures, contributing to the geographical difference in Lyme disease prevalence between the northern and southern United States."

J Med Entomol. 2018 Sep 13. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjy157. [Epub ahead of print]

Global Lyme Alliance
12/03/2018
Global Lyme Alliance

Global Lyme Alliance

Study Shows People With Lyme Disease Have Lowered Carnitine Levels

CHARLES E. HOLMAN FOUNDATION
11/24/2018
CHARLES E. HOLMAN FOUNDATION

CHARLES E. HOLMAN FOUNDATION

“Borrelia organisms including Bb and RFB comprise a family of corkscrew-shaped bacteria called spirochetes. In this corroborative study, 90% of the Morgellons patients tested positive for Borrelia spirochetes. Among these patients with skin disease, 23% were positive for Bb alone, 50% for RFB alone, and 17% for both.”
#Morgellons #Spirochetes #Borrelia #RelapsingFever #Lyme

https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/11/prweb15927148.htm

Lyme disease in dogs on the rise
11/07/2018
Lyme disease in dogs on the rise

Lyme disease in dogs on the rise

Dog owners in Southeast Texas are encouraged to have their pets checked for Lyme disease. One veterinarian, Jenna Hunt in Lumberton, says she's seeing more cases this year, 12 so far. Lyme disease is a blood-borne disease spread through tic bites to humans and animals. Symptoms of the disease vary,....

https://www.txlda.com/find-a-doctor/  The Texas Lyme Disease Association can help you find a doctor. Please contact them...
10/28/2018
FIND A DOCTOR – Texas Lyme Disease Association

https://www.txlda.com/find-a-doctor/ The Texas Lyme Disease Association can help you find a doctor. Please contact them.

FIND A DOCTOR TXLDA volunteers are eager to help patients find the medical care they need. Since Lyme disease has only recently been recognized as a problem in Texas, patients often are unable to get a proper diagnosis due to their physician’s unfamiliarity with Lyme and its co-infections. Tests t...

https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9032/6/4/124?fbclid=IwAR3iacxkiTz76UM2ADrw64LAV14KLYQqYUFKZ-BuKcrUj6CQp9AWrRC6zE4
10/18/2018
Removing the Mask of Average Treatment Effects in Chronic Lyme Disease Research Using Big Data and Subgroup Analysis

https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9032/6/4/124?fbclid=IwAR3iacxkiTz76UM2ADrw64LAV14KLYQqYUFKZ-BuKcrUj6CQp9AWrRC6zE4

Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria borrelia burgdorferi and is spread primarily through the bite of a tick. There is considerable uncertainty in the medical community regarding the best approach to treating patients with Lyme disease who do not respond fully to short-term antibiotic therapy. The...

Providers often fail to consider Ehrlichia when treating tick-borne infections
10/03/2018
Providers often fail to consider Ehrlichia when treating tick-borne infections

Providers often fail to consider Ehrlichia when treating tick-borne infections

When a patient presents with signs and symptoms suspicious for a tick-borne illness, medical providers in central North Carolina regularly test for Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, but often don’t think about Ehrlichia, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina...

Just when you thought you might try spelunking as your new hobby....
09/24/2018
Tick-borne Relapsing Fever Found in Austin, Texas Caves

Just when you thought you might try spelunking as your new hobby....

Rare tickborne disease found in Austin-area caves April 18, 2018 A rare tickborne disease commonly associated with sleeping in rustic mountain cabins has shown up in caves around Austin, Texas, pot…

PTLDS could be the culprit. "Post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome is a real disorder that causes severe symptoms in the ...
09/16/2018
8 Symptoms Of Post-Treatment Lyme Disease That Are Easy To Miss

PTLDS could be the culprit. "Post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome is a real disorder that causes severe symptoms in the absence of clinically detectable infection," John N. Aucott, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center, said in a press release about the study.

Getting Lyme disease is never fun, but the tick-bite induced red, bulls-eye shaped rash and flu-like symptoms tend to resolve after a course of antibiotics. However, some Lyme patients who are treated don't see a reduction in all of the their…

Lyme Disease Challenge
09/11/2018
Lyme Disease Challenge

Lyme Disease Challenge

At a time when the #suicide rate for teenagers is increasing, and the incidence of #tick-borne diseases is also increasing, it’s important for parents of young people with #Lyme disease to inform themselves on this difficult subject. #WorldSuicidePreventionDay #Bartonella #Babesia

"In 2015, researchers from Johns Hopkins estimated that Lyme disease costs the U.S. health care system up to $1.3 billio...
09/06/2018
Life With Lyme Disease

"In 2015, researchers from Johns Hopkins estimated that Lyme disease costs the U.S. health care system up to $1.3 billion a year," according to The Tampa Bay Times. https://www.npr.org/2018/09/02/644183502/enter-title

Ever been bitten by a tick? Maybe you've pulled one off of your pet? The bacteria in that tick could lead to Lyme disease, which has spread to all 50 states and the District of Columbia. What kind of research is available on Lyme disease? How do you treat it? Or better, how do you prevent it in the....

Texas Lyme Disease Association
08/27/2018
Texas Lyme Disease Association

Texas Lyme Disease Association

"Usually we dress very on-guard,” Lubelczyk said. “I am a big fan of the high muck boots and the gaiters. Around the ankles is where ticks usually get on you, on this exposed area. It’s the first entry point.”

More information about bugs! Please comment below if you know anything about "kissing bugs" and prevention.
08/27/2018
'Kissing bug' illness spreads across US

More information about bugs! Please comment below if you know anything about "kissing bugs" and prevention.

A statement released this week by the American Heart Association (AHA) said it’s a growing threat.

Found a tick? Use fine tipped tweezers and pull straight up. Then test-- The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) ...
08/15/2018
Tick Submission and Testing Instructions and Form

Found a tick? Use fine tipped tweezers and pull straight up. Then test-- The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has partnered with the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) Tick-Borne Disease Research Laboratory to test ticks for disease agents in the Borrelia, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia genera using molecular methods. Ticks must first be submitted to the DSHS Zoonosis Control office for identification after which they will be forwarded to UNTHSC for testing. There is no charge for testing, however this service is available only to Texas residents submitting specimens from a Texas address. http://www.dshs.texas.gov/idcu/health/zoonosis/tickBites/

Infectious Disease Control UnitMail Code: 1960 PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-93471100 West 49th Street, Suite T801Austin, TX 78714

The New York Times
08/08/2018
The New York Times

The New York Times

For the first time in 50 years, a new tick species has arrived in the United States. In Asia, it carries a virus that kills 15% of its victims.

Nicole Malachowski: Unfit for Duty from Debilitating Tick-Borne Disease
07/27/2018
Nicole Malachowski: Unfit for Duty from Debilitating Tick-Borne Disease

Nicole Malachowski: Unfit for Duty from Debilitating Tick-Borne Disease

Nicole Malachowski recently medically retired from the US Air Force as a Colonel after 21 years of service as a career fighter pilot. She was the first woman in history to fly with the Thunderbirds (US Air Force Demonstration Squadron) and went on to be the Commander of the 333rd Fighter Squadron, w...

Illnesses on the rise
07/13/2018
Illnesses on the rise

Illnesses on the rise

Diseases from mosquito, tick, and flea bites can make you sick. Take steps to protect yourself and others.

Empirical validation of the Horowitz Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome Questionnaire for suspected Lyme dise...
07/06/2018
Empirical validation of the Horowitz Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome Questionnaire for suspected Lyme disease

Empirical validation of the Horowitz Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome Questionnaire for suspected Lyme disease. From the International Journal of General Medicine (2017), authors Citera, Freeman, and Horowitz conclude: "The results support the use of the HMQ as a valid, efficient, and low-cost screening tool for medical practitioners to decide if additional testing is warranted to distinguish between Lyme disease and other illnesses." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5590688/

The questionnaire is available here, among other places: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0ahUKEwi038HO0YrcAhWJ64MKHc8UAzEQFgg1MAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Flymeontario.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F03%2FHorowitz-Questionnaire.pdf&usg=AOvVaw0KTBTNKrTWXCAusC46MT1L

Lyme disease is spreading worldwide, with multiple Borrelia species causing a broad range of clinical symptoms that mimic other illnesses. A validated Lyme disease screening questionnaire would be clinically useful for both providers and patients. Three ...

06/28/2018
Lyme Disease & Perceptions of Healthcare Surve

Don't forget to take the Lyme and Health Survey! Drs. Sarah Maxwell and Dohyeong Kim from the University of Texas at Dallas will present findings this fall at a national public health conference. You may complete the survey for yourself or a family member. It takes only 2-5 minutes! It is completely anonymous and contains no personal identifying information. Thank you!
(funding from Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA))

Lyme Disease & Perceptions of Healthcare Surve

We found a directory of Lyme support groups throughout the U.S, which some of our followers may find useful. If you are ...
06/21/2018
The Lyme Support Group Directory - RawlsMD

We found a directory of Lyme support groups throughout the U.S, which some of our followers may find useful. If you are part of a Texas-based support group not listed, you could contact this site with updates. (Texans & Ticks does not endorse any medical practitioner).

Visit the RawlsMD Lyme Support Directory to learn more about Lyme disease support groups in your area.

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