Thursday, July 6, 2017

CDC Study Sheds Light on New Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria

July 5, 2017 by

A new species of bacteria that causes Lyme disease needs the same amount of time for transmission after a tick bite compared to previously implicated bacteria, according to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Existing guidelines for frequent tick checks and prompt removal of attached ticks remain the same.

The duration of attachment of a single nymphal blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) needed for the tick to be likely to transmit the bacterial species Borrelia mayonii, identified in 2016, is 48 hours or more, according to the study. By 72 hours, however, likelihood of transmission has risen significantly. This timeframe aligns with existing research on Borrelia burgdorferi, previously the sole bacteria species known to cause Lyme disease in the United States. The research is published today in the Journal of Medical Entomology..........

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, with around 300,000 people estimated to be diagnosed each year, mostly in the Northeast and upper Midwest regions. The blacklegged tick is the primary vector of Lyme disease as well as at least a dozen other illnesses...........To Read More.....

My Take - One of the best pesticides used against ticks was Dursban.  We've lost Dursban to that foolishness known as the Food Quality Protection Act - which wasn't about food, quality or protection - and now we're having more tick problems than ever.  Imagine that! 

When are we going to finally stand up and end the tyranny of the eco-terrorists inside and outside of government.  Start the body count since the ban on DDT.  Then include the casualties and deaths they caused with all the other anti-progress crusades they've conducted and the body count is higher than the 100 million killed by the socialist dictators of the 20th century.  And that number keeps climbing. 

They need to be called to account for the damage they've done. If that's never done they will continue down their irrational, misanthropic and morally defective way causing billions to suffer and millions to die unnecessarily.

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