Preview: Issue 25

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. 

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