Preview: Issue 28

The latest issue of The Lyme Report goes out to subscribers tomorrow and in it I’ll be discussing a rare tick-borne illness closely related to Lyme disease and a proposed procedure for dealing with Lyme carditis. 

  • FEATURE: If you’re reading this newsletter, chances are you already have the basics of Lyme disease down. But Lyme disease is just one of the illnesses caused by borrelia bacteria. In tomorrow’s issue, I’ll introduce you to another form of borreliosis that often gets forgotten.

  • ANALYSIS: Lyme carditis is a rare but potentially life threatening complication of Lyme disease. I’ll take you through a recent paper by Queen’s University researchers who are proposing what they believe is the best practice for handling the complication.

  • NEWS BRIEFS: Another Canadian Lyme researcher shifts focus to COVID-19, Canada is criticized for its poor record on safeguarding against zoonotic diseases, a Lyme vaccine inches closer to approval, a new Canadian Lyme disease podcast is launched, and physician grants are available for an upcoming Lyme conference.

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Preview: Issue 27

The latest issue of The Lyme Report goes out to subscribers tomorrow and in it I’ll be shining a spotlight on a University of Montreal lab that’s leading efforts to predict how and where blacklegged ticks will expand their range in Canada as well as reviewing a paper that uses tick genetics to determine the key drivers of northward blacklegged tick expansion. 

  • FEATURE: Tomorrow’s feature will take a closer look at a University of Montreal lab where researchers are studying the impact of ecological and environmental factors on host-pathogen interactions and how they influence the spread of vector-borne diseases.

  • ANALYSIS: I’ll be taking you through a research paper in which researchers from the University of Ottawa and the University of Montreal put the genetics of blacklegged ticks collected in Ontario and Quebec under the microscope in an attempt to determine what’s fuelling their northward range expansion.

  • NEWS BRIEFS: They are very brief this month while the research world continues to devote 99% of its attention on the ongoing pandemic. Not surprisingly, the impact of that pandemic is what the news briefs are about.

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