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Improved Sensitivity of Lyme disease Western Blots Prepared with a Mixture of Borrelia Burgdorferi Strains 297 and B31

December 10. 2014, Research Article/Publication

Based on these results, we conclude that the use of the two-strain IgG and IgM WB and in-house interpretation criteria significantly increased the combined sensitivity of the test without significant loss of specificity. In patients with indeterminate WB results, a confirmation test with recombinant OspA is recommended.

New test shows promise in identifying new drugs to treat Lyme disease

November 3, 2014 Medical Press

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a test they say will allow them to test thousands of FDA-approved drugs to see if they will work against the bacteria that causes tick-borne Lyme disease.

Tick-Borne Diseases on the Rise, Thanks to Global Warming

Lyme disease is bad enough. But it’s just the beginning of a host of odd and ugly diseases ticks transmit, public health officials are finding.

Three die suddenly from rare Lyme disease complication

Maggie Fox, NBC News (from Dec. 2013?)

One was found dead in a car that veered off the road. Two others collapsed and died suddenly without warning. All three may have been killed by an infection known for causing long-term misery, but not one usually considered a killer — Lyme disease.

Lyme Disease Surges North, and Canada Moves Out of Denial

Truthout, September 29, 2014

One of the clearest signs of health risks in a warming world has emerged in Canada as it struggles to cope with Lyme disease’s migration into North America.

Lyme Disease Surges North

Scientific American, September 24, 2014:

One of the clearest signs of health risks in a warming world has emerged in one of the world’s most advanced economies, as Canada belatedly struggles to cope with Lyme disease’s migration in North America

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