Preview: Issue 25
|Vanessa Farnsworth||Jun 14|
The latest issue of The Lyme Report goes out to subscribers tomorrow and in it I’ll be shining a spotlight on research that seeks to improve our collective understanding of the ecology and evolution of Borrelia burgdorferi strains and the efforts of Canadian doctors to prevent Lyme disease fatalities.
FEATURE: Strain variation has made a lot of waves in Lyme research in recent years. In this issue, I’ll introduce you to a group of Saskatchewan researchers who study the ecological factors that drive Borrelia burgdorferi’s diversity and how to mitigate its impacts on human health.
ANALYSIS: It’s not often that Lyme disease turns fatal, but on those rare occasions when it does, there’s much we can learn. In this issue, we’ll take a look at a case study involving a deadly case of Lyme disease in Manitoba and what one group of doctors wants their colleagues to learn from that patient’s final days.
NEWS BRIEFS: A new DNA field test could detect Lyme bacteria in ticks, a cardiologist weighs in on Lyme carditis, a Lyme vaccine gets one step closer to approval, Albertans get a reprieve, Newfoundland starts to chart, a tick expert offers some sage advice, and COVID-19 has an impact on passive tick surveillance.
With this issue, The Lyme Report turns one! To celebrate, I’m offering a 15% discount on all new yearly subscriptions initiated between now and the end of June. With a paid subscription, you get access to the current subscribers-only newsletter and the entire archive of back issues.