Dr Mualla McManus Heads Program Committee at the 18th Annual ILADS Conference – Boston 2017

ILADS is the premier tick borne disease educational society in the world. Each year ILADS conference is growing bigger with more and more delegates.  This year’s theme was “global perspective on tick borne diseases.” Speakers came from all continents. Dr. McManus headed the programme committee for the conference for which Dr Richard Horowitz said was the [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Events, Science|0 Comments

Paper confirms Australian variety of Borrelia in Echidna Ticks

Borrelia is a family of bacteria, a subset of which is responsible for Lyme disease. The Borrelia family also have other subsets like the Relapsing fever Borrelia and Reptilian Borrelia. While the Lyme variety of Borrelia has not been found in Australia, this paper confirms that varieties of uniquely Australian Borrelia have been identified and [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Science|2 Comments

For people who don’t understand Borrelia

Borrelia is the name of the family , where all other members get their DNA from. As a genus-family it has the highest number of plasmids in any bacteria known so far. Plasmids are phages that are viruses that infect bacteria. It must have a brilliant immune system to keep these phages in its cytoplasm [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Science|0 Comments