Evaluation of a Novel High-Definition PCR Multiplex Assay for the Simultaneous Detection of Tick-Borne Pathogens in Human Clinical Specimens

https://jcm.asm.org/content/early/2019/12/16/JCM.01655-19 Comment; Polymerase Chain Reaction assay looks at the DNA directly instead of host antibodies to a pathogen. A test that can look at various tick-borne pathogens simultaneously–via DNA instead of...

Evaluating the effectiveness of an integrated tick management approach on multiple pathogen infection in Ixodes scapularis questing nymphs and larvae parasitizing white-footed mice

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10493-019-00452-7 Comment; The odds of collecting a parasitizing I. scapularis infected with any pathogen from a white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) was reduced by 90% in the combined deer removal, Met52, and fipronil...

The prevalence of Lyme disease and associated co-infections in people with a chronic post-concussive syndrome.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31488744 Comment; Interesting, valid study demonstrating that there’s a correlation with folks who have had a concussion with poor response to therapy also having had exposure to Lyme, suggesting neuroborreliosis. Recall that...