Lyme disease: Drug could eradicate the bacterium behind illness

Microscopic image of Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria

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The discovery that a chemical is deadly to the bacterium that causes Lyme disease but harmless to animals might allow the disease to be eradicated in the wild.

“Lyme disease is well-positioned to be eradicated,” says Kim Lewis at Northeastern University in Boston. “We are gearing up, the first field trial will be next summer.”

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi that lurks in wild mice. Ticks that feed on the mice become infected and can infect other animals, including people.

The disease

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Hitting the reset button. Trista Sutter revealed how she’s taking time for herself amid her husband Ryan Sutter’s battle with Lyme disease following a year-long search for answers about the mystery illness.

“Not that it’s happening as often as I should make it happen, but my motto lately: Me Time … It’s a Necessity. ✨,” Trista, 48, wrote via Instagram on Thursday, July 1.

The OG Bachelorette, who found love with Ryan, 46, on the ABC series in 2003, shared a photo of herself after a Pilates class, noting that “me time” looks different for her depending on the

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“Lyme WNY” promotes vigilance during Lyme Disease Awareness Month

WESTERN NEW YORK (WIVB) — It’s not uncommon to get bit by a bug during the warmer months. But The founder of Lyme WNY, Rebecca Roll, say from just a few spray you could be saving years of suffering with Lyme disease.

“I always tell people, I’m like ‘when you get up and it’s a sunny day you typically put on your sunscreen. Or you get dressed…and put your bug spray on, as if it’s part of your daily routine,” said Roll.

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Spread by ticks, sometimes bites can be as tiny as the tip

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Living with Lyme: Lyme disease study at Upstate could lead to faster diagnosis, participants needed


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Researchers at Upstate Medical University are taking part in a Lyme disease study that could one day help doctors diagnose Lyme faster.

It started pre-pandemic but COVID delayed the work. Now, they’re ramping up and they need participants.

It’s called the ImmuneSense Lyme Study. The goal is to help develop a better diagnostic test for Lyme. One that could catch it faster than the two current tests, which only look at a person’s antibody response.

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Utah mom warns fellow parents about Lyme disease after son’s tick bite

KAMAS, Utah — A Kamas mother is warning other parents as her young son suffers from Lyme disease.

Immediately after 9-year-old Beau Vanwormer and his brother Lucas came back from a hike, their mother found a tick.

“I saw a tick actually walking on my kitchen floor that day. I picked it up. I said, ‘Go shake off your clothes, let’s check you everywhere,’” Baillie Vanwormer said.

But the family missed one. A tick was hiding in Beau’s hair for a week before it was found.

“I was so anxious just to get it out,” Baillie said.

The telltale bullseye

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Ticks that cause Lyme disease as plentiful near beaches as in the woods

Beachgoers may have felt safe from Lyme disease, but a new study suggests those heading to the shore also need to keep a careful eye out for disease-carrying ticks.

Researchers in California were surprised to find just as many adult black-legged ticks carrying Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme, in areas of grass and scrub leading to the beach they did as in the woodland habitats in the northwestern part of the state.

“We went into new habitats and found them in numbers we didn’t expect,” said lead author Daniel Salkeld, a research scientist at Colorado State University. “A

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