Sunday, May 27, 2018 -- In a follow-up on the progress on French company, Valneva’s Lyme disease vaccine candidate VLA15, the company expects to launch a Phase 2 study in the second half of 2018, subject to regulatory clearances, after reporting positive Phase 1 interim data for the vaccine candidate in March 2018. Phase 2 is intended to be conducted in Lyme-endemic regions in the […] The post Lyme disease vaccine Phase 2 study slated for second half of 2018 appeared first on Outbreak News Today.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 -- Researchers from the Enteric, Zoonotic and Vector-borne Diseases, Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in a study published in PLoS One last week looked at the clinical manifestations of reported Lyme disease cases in Ontario, Canada: 2005-2014. Here are some of the findings: During the study period, 1,230 cases due […] The post Canada: Study looks at clinical manifestations of Lyme disease in Ontario appeared first on Outbreak News Today.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 -- Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported how vector-borne diseases, including tickborne diseases like Lyme have tripled in the past decade-plus. The Cary Institute’s Dr. Richard Ostfeld has been investigating how wildlife, land use, acorns, and climate change set the stage for tick-borne disease transmission over the past two decades. With a decrease in […] The post Lyme disease ecology: Ticks, wildlife and acorns appeared first on Outbreak News Today.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 -- Lyme neuroborreliosis diagnosis had no substantial effect on long-term survival, health, or educational/social functioning yet may be associated with an increased risk of hematologic and nonmelanoma skin cancers.