Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. The disease is spread through the bite of a deer tick. The ticks are carried by several different animals that live in wooded areas. They range from deer, raccoons, skunks, to chipmunks and squirrels. (WebMD). Lyme disease is virtually only found in the northeast and upper Midwest of the United States. The states that Lyme disease is found in include, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin. In 2014, 96 percent of all cases came out of these states. Upwards of 30,000 people a year are diagnosed a year with Lyme disease. This is only a fraction
Infectious Disease Report Name of the disease is Lyme disease. ; an bacterial infection spread through the bite of one of several types of ticks. Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi (B burgdorferi). This bacteria is found in natural outdoor landscape such as garden, forest, places with tall grasses, etc. The ticks pick up the bacteria when they bite mice or deer that are infected with B burgdorferi.
Lyme disease Lyme disease is an infection transmitted by deer ticks and black-legged ticks. Individuals usually come in contact with this disease is in wooded or grassy areas that is very prominent in the united states and 60 other countries. It is estimated that in the united states there are more than 300,000 cases per year, but Lyme disease is a very hard infection to diagnose some cases are not accounted for. The symptoms of Lyme disease mimic many other diseases and that is why it can be misdiagnosed most of the time for fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s, ALS, alzheimers, or multiple sclerosis. Lyme disease can affect people of all ages but it is most common in people who spend extended periods of time outside or are in
Plenty of dogs are infected with tick-transmitted diseases. They feed on blood and transmit diseases intothe dog's system. The key to curing tick-borne disease is to make sure you get your dog checked early so treatment can be applied as soon as possible. Treatment such as giving the dog antibiotics will help effectively. Antibiotic treatment destroys bacteria, along with disease causing organisms. Checking your dog for ticks daily during spring, summer and fall, or year-round in warmer climates could help you prevent the disease. A good way to check your dog is to brush your fingers through his or her fur, applying enoughpressure to feel any small bumps that may be on its skin. An embedded tick will vary in size, from a pinhead to a grape.
Walking is an enjoyable and healthy activity, and providing you follow a few simple rules it’s also quite safe. Although most people take extra care as they walk along narrow country lanes, many are unaware that one of the most significant health threats to walkers is Lyme disease, a bacterial infection, which spreads to humans through the bite of an infected sheep tick.
One issue that exists with high deer density is the spreading of infectious diseases. Increased deer populations lead to increased transmission of tick-born diseases, which pose a threat to human health, livestock, and to other deer. Deer are the primary host and vector for the adult black-legged tick, which transmits the Lyme disease bacterium to humans. Lyme disease is the most common vector-born disease in the country and is found in twelve states in Eastern America. In 2009, it affected more than 38,000 people.
covers up rather than kills the ticks. "Lyme Borreliosis also called Lyme disease, which comes from the deer tick, can cause stiffness, lameness, swollen joints, loss of appetite, fever and fatigue"(canine tick borne disease). Your dog may not show signs right away but signs can start to appear months after the dog has been infected of the disease. The highest risk seasons for Lyme disease is late spring and early fall. Lyme disease is an acute disease which means it's a short but rapid course.
Table of Contents Introduction and Overview of Rickettsia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever 3 Symptoms 3 Treatment 4 The immune response…………………………….… ………………………………………………………………………… 4 Pathophysiology of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (Rickettsia rickettsii) 5 The detailed immune response 6
Mammals that are infected by Lyme disease include dogs, horses, humans, cattle, and cats (CFSPH). The science behind this mysterious correlation has yet to be proven but many theories have been made supporting the ideas of electromagnetism and gravitational pull (TOL). To find the reasoning behind this all but coincidental occurrence between the two cycles, these theories must be tested on the moon. With the comparison of the disease on the earth and on the moon, society could learn more about how the bacteria is affected on the moon which would revolutionize society’s outlook on this very delicate
Chronic Wasting Disease Have you ever imagined the whitetail deer population being entirely gone? This is completely possible with the increased spreading of Chronic Wasting Disease. Chronic wasting disease is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, moose, and reindeer. Although some people believe baiting deer is not harmful, evidence shows that Chronic Wasting Disease can be spread by baiting so we should prohibit baiting for the deers safety.
In the 1900’s hunting threatened to eliminate white-tailed deer from much of Maryland. Prohibited state wide. In present day Maryland hunters harvest 86,883 deer and there was a 9 % decrease of deer since last year. Some of the problems created by an overpopulation of deer are, deer damaging yards and gardens and also farms as well. They also carry diseases and increase rapidly in areas such
Highest incident for infection is between the ages sixty to sixty-four. RMSF is more common with those individuals who live near wooded areas, high grass areas, and are exposed to dogs that are frequently within those areas. Wearing long pants and sleeves, checking yourself and your animals for ticks, using insect repellants, keeping your grass cut, clearing brush and leaves from your property, and removing attached ticks with tweezers instead of fingers can all be useful ways to reduce the transmission of the
State Issues Maryland is said to have some of the strictest firearm laws in the country, on the issues of carrying, buying and the possession of firearms. Earlier this year many mass shootings occurred all over in Maryland, overall leaving nine dead and forty-four injured. Just in Baltimore shootings, five were wounded. These are a few of eleven mass shootings in Maryland so far in 2015. This year nine were killed and forty-four people in total were left with injuries and this is just in the state of Maryland.
I have always wanted to pursue a career related to the medical field, and it wasn't until my freshman year of college that I encountered the area of public health. I was immediately drawn to the specific area of epidemiology and infectious diseases. I am now a junior at the University of Texas majoring in Public Health with a concentration in microbiology and infectious diseases. I find epidemiology so enthralling, as it is implements ways in which we can scientifically and statistically describe diseases and the mortality/morbidity as well as predict how and why they spread. More so, I think the infectious disease aspect is interesting as well, because while the United States has shifted from burden of infectious disease to that of chronic