Number of infections from tick bites increasing

English13. January 2015

An  international  conference  on  vector-­borne  diseases  is  to  be  staged  by  the  Nordic  organisation NorVect  on  30-­31  May  2015  with  support  from  Norway’s  Kavli  Trust. 

FlåttThe  aim  of  the  programme  is  to  present  and  shed  light  on  new  knowledge  about  such   infections,  and  to  contribute  to  dialogue  and  expertise  enhancement  in  a  very  multi-faceted   and  important  field.

A  number  of  international  physicians  and  researchers  will  give  papers  on  vector-­borne   diseases.  The  focus  will  not  be  confined  to  borreliosis  (Lyme  disease),  but  cover  the  10  or  so   infections  which  can  be  incurred  from  a  single  tick  bite. Particular  attention  will  be  paid  to  diagnosis  and  treatment  of  patients  who  have  become   chronically  ill  after  being  bitten  by  a  tick.

Although  the  programme  will  be  targeted  at  researchers  and  physicians  in  the  relevant   disciplines,  anyone  interested  in  learning  more  about  vector-­borne  infections  will  be  welcome   to  attend.

To  learn  more  about  NorVect  and  the  conference:  www.norvect.no

The  Kavli  Trust  supports  research  which  prevents  and  combats  serious  illnesses.  It  gives   particular  backing  to  work  on  dementia  and  chronic  fatigue  syndrome  (ME),  and  is  happy  to   help  with  early-phase  financing. 

NorVect  is  a  Nordic  interest  group  dedicated  to  building   and  sharing  vital  knowledge  about  vector-­‐borne  diseases,   such  as  borreliosis  and  other  coinfections,  across  disciplines  and  national  borders.  It  has  been  founded  and   is  run  by patient  advocates.  The  programme  committee   for  the  2015  conference  includes  several  professors  and   physicians  from the  University  of  Oslo  (UiO)  and  the   Norwegian  Veterinary  Institute.   

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