California Lyme Disease and Tick Borne Illness Links
This page is a directorial for Lyme disease support groups, news, events and legislation updates for anything regarding tick borne infections in California. If you know of anything that should be added please let us know!
- Chico Lyme Disease Support Group (N. California, Butte County)
- Sacramento support group: The monthly in-person meetings are the second Sunday of each month. For information on meetings and events, email firstname.lastname@example.org — there is also a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/sacramentolymesupport/
- Humboldt County California Lyme Disease Action Network
- FRESNO LYME SUPPORT GROUP IN CALIFORNIA
- LymeLight Foundation
Lyme Disease Stats
For number of reported cases in California click here.
- Los Angeles Rally and Walk
- Tick Borne Diseases in California
- Lyme Stats in California
- Lyme disease often overlooked in Northern California
- 2014: Lyme disease more common in Bay Area than previously thought
- Stanford study says ticks may cause double trouble
- 2014: Southern California Worldwide Lyme Walk and Rally
- May 21, 2016 California Lyme Walk
- Los Angeles LymeWalk and Rally 2014 – part of the Worldwide Lyme Disease AwarenessProtest
- California Worldwide Lyme Protest with Yolanda Foster
- 2015 Lyme Disease Awareness Community 5K Walk & Run
- Recap of San Diego IDSA Protest
- Southern California Worldwide Lyme Walk and Rally 2014
- Doctors Protest Misconduct Charges Over Lyme Disease
- Tick-borne Relapsing Fever and Borrelia hermsii, Los Angeles County, California, USA
The primary cause of tick-borne relapsing fever in western North America is Borrelia hermsii, a rodent-associated spirochete transmitted by the fast-feeding soft tick Ornithodoros hermsi. We describe a patient who had an illness consistent with relapsing fever after exposure in the mountains near Los Angeles, California, USA.
- Tick-borne Pathogens in Northwestern California, USA
From a total of 1,180 adult ticks, we found 43 samples positive for Borrelia spp., resulting in a minimum infection prevalence of 3.6%
- Canine Tick-Borne Pathogens in Cyprus and a Unique Canine Case of Multiple Co-Infections Canine tick-borne pathogens such as Ehrlichia canis and Hepatozoon canis are widespread in the Mediterranean basin but have never been reported or investigated in Cyprus
- CHANGING PARADIGMS FOR TICK-BORNE DISEASES IN THE AMERICAS
Ticks transmit a greater diversity of viral, bacterial, and protozoan diseases than any other arthropod vector on earth (Jongejan and Uilenberg, 2004; IOM, 2011). Through 2014, at least 27 ecologically and epidemiologically distinct tickborne diseases were identified in the Western Hemisphere; remarkably, nearly half of these were discovered during the last 20 years (see Table A8-1). Against this background of expanding pathogen recognition are also unprecedented surges in the incidence of several tick-borne infections throughout the Americas.
- Bartonella henselae prevalence in domestic cats in California: risk factors and association between bacteremia and antibody titers.
The isolation of Bartonella henselae, the agent of cat scratch disease, from the blood of naturally infected domestic cats and the demonstration that cats remain bacteremic for several months suggest that cats play a major role as a reservoir for this bacterium.
- Bartonella spp. DNA associated with biting flies from California.
Bartonella DNA was investigated in 104 horn flies (Haematobia spp.), 60 stable flies (Stomoxys spp.), 11 deer flies (Chrysops spp.), and 11 horse flies (Tabanus spp.) collected on cattle in California. Partial sequencing indicated B. bovis DNA in the horn fly pool and B. henselae type M DNA in one stable fly.
- Experimental transmission of Bartonella henselae by the cat flea.
Bartonella henselae is an emerging bacterial pathogen, causing cat scratch disease and bacillary angiomatosis. Cats bacteremic with B. henselae constitute a large reservoir from which humans become infected.
- Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis in Northern California: Two Case Descriptions
with Genetic Analysis of the Ehrlichiae
We report two cases of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) that occurred in northern California in summer 1998. Patients had fever, malaise, and myalgia, reported tick
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