The Global Search for Education: Ticks – More from Norway
May31

The Global Search for Education: Ticks – More from Norway

C.M. Rubin, Dr. Richard Horowitz, and Siw Hansson at the NorVect Global Tick-borne Diseases Conference in Oslo Complicated problems usually have many dimensions and require multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary strategies to solve them. We talk about this approach in global 21st century education reform all the time, but we live in a world that sometimes forgets the lessons. One of my loved ones became seriously ill in 2006 with...

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The Global Search for Education: Ticks – Research We Need
May18

The Global Search for Education: Ticks – Research We Need

“The starting point for all research must be to look at the tick itself to understand which bacteria and viruses are in the ticks, especially in endemic areas. It’s important we examine this because most patients suffer from multiple infections.” – Dr. Armin Schwarzbach As renowned scientists and clinicians from all over the world head to the international Norvect Conference at the Grand Hotel in Oslo next...

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The Global Search for Education: Ticks – World’s Leading Scientists Will Meet in Oslo
Apr30

The Global Search for Education: Ticks – World’s Leading Scientists Will Meet in Oslo

Lyme disease continues to be an increasing problem in the Scandinavian countries. In a first of its kind conference in Scandinavia, several of the world’s leading scientists and clinicians in the field of vector-borne diseases will convene at the NorVect International Conference in Oslo on May 26th and 27th. While Lyme Borreliosis will be a key focus of the conference, equal emphasis will be placed on co-infections such as...

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The Global Search For Education: Ticks – Breaking the Transmission Cycle of Lyme Disease
Feb25

The Global Search For Education: Ticks – Breaking the Transmission Cycle of Lyme Disease

“We have the first solution, of which we are aware, that can reduce the amount of Lyme disease being transmitted.” – Dr. Tom Monath What if we could vaccinate the white-footed mice that account for the majority of the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi (the cause of Lyme disease) and significantly reduce the level of tick infection? An oral bait vaccine was distributed to white-footed mice. The mice created...

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The Global Search for Education: Austria – Ticks
Nov26

The Global Search for Education: Austria – Ticks

  “In patients with persistent symptoms, I think the number with co-infections is almost 100%.  I only have a few patients with classic Lyme.” – Elke Schäfer Lyme (Borreliosis), Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Bartonella, Tularemia, and more recently, Borrelia miyamotoi (a distant relative of Lyme Borreliosis) are recognized tick-borne infectious diseases in the United...

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The Global Search for Education: The 300,000 – Ticks
Nov09

The Global Search for Education: The 300,000 – Ticks

 “We need to continue to understand the range of infections that may be passed along in a tick bite such as Babesia, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis.  Insurance companies must recognize the risk of chronicity and the severe manifestations of Lyme disease in the lives of the patients they insure.” — Dan Cameron  The “We are the 300,000” campaign is a new grassroots campaign by the Lyme community to...

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