Archive | zoonotic diseases RSS feed for this section
Ixodes scapularis, the primary vector of Lyme disease in eastern North America. (Image Credit: Public Library of Science, Wiki CC License.)

Borrelia miyamotoi: An Emerging Tick-Borne Pathogen

  As of July 2018, 6 different infections have been recognized to be transmitted by Ixodes scapularis ticks in the United States, the most common of which is Lyme disease. The pathogen responsible for the vast majority of cases of Lyme disease in the United States is Borrelia burgdorferi. Another Lyme borrelia species, however, B. mayonii, has recently been […]

Read more

Teaching “One Medicine, One Health”

The concept that animal health and the environment influence human health has been around since ancient times. Indeed, the initial mission of veterinary medicine was to benefit human health by improving the food supply. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, leaders in medicine such as Drs. Rudolf Virchow and William Osler embraced the […]

Read more

UA-42320404-1