Dr. Brian Fallon, Director at The Lyme and Tick Borne Disease Research Center, said there's really no effective tick control method that exists right now in this country and it's a huge problem.
“Through rapid genetic sequencing, scientists can identify many different strains of Borrelia burgdorferi as well as new tick-borne microbial infections...” — Brian Fallon
Dr. Brian Johnson on WCNY interviews leading experts covering Lyme disease, Bipolar Disorder and Crohn's Disease.
Learn about Tick-bite Prevention. DW Gibson on WNYC hosts a Q&A with Dr. Fallon on Prevention & the book Conquering Lyme Disease.
- May 4, 2018
The CDC's Vital Signs report in May 2018 revealed that between 2004 and 2016, the number of reported cases of diseases from mosquitoes, ticks and fleas had more than tripled in the U.S.
Source:Lyme ConnectionApril 24, 2018
Lyme Connection newsletter editor Janet Jemmott recently interviewed Dr. Brian Fallon, Director of Columbia University’s Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center.
Source:Psychosomatics: The Journal of Consultation and Liason PsychiatryMarch 1, 2018
Columbia Lyme Center researcher Shreya Doshi and colleagues report on psychiatric problems that frequently emerge in patients with persistent symptoms after Lyme; one in five report suicidal ideation.
- March 1, 2018
Neurology and Psychiatry join forces at Columbia to study Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndromes (PANS).
- February 19, 2018
A new tick had been discovered in the United States, first in New Jersey in 2017 and more recently in 2018 in Virginia, known as the longhorned or bush ticks.
- February 1, 2018
A new blood test - detecting antibodies against 8 tick-borne infections with one sample of blood - has potential to revolutionize the diagnosis of tick-borne diseases.