Tag Archives: Lyme disease

A joint research project between scientists of Ternopil State Medical University and the Institute of Rural Health (Lublin, Poland)

For four days, from November 26 to 29, 2017, two TSMU researchers, assistant professor of the department of infectious disease Mariia Shkilna, and leading specialist of TSMU interdisciplinary research clinical laboratory Olha Marchuk, together with specialists of Ternopil Regional Laboratory Center of Ministry of Health Volodymyr Panychev and Anatolii Dautov visited the Institute of Rural Health in Lublin, Poland. The visit was dedicated to a joint study of borreliosis and other tick-transmitted infections (anaplasmosis and babesiosis) in the ticks collected in Ternopil region. Collaboration with Continue reading →

TSMU continues to study epidemiology, medical signs and prevention of Lyme disease among forestry workers of Khmelnitskyi region

On December 1, 2017, a working group of scientists from the department of infectious diseases of the Ternopil State Medical University journeyed to Khmelnitsky region. Their goal was to survey forestry workers in this region to assess their understanding of epidemiology, major clinical manifestations and prevention of Lyme borreliosis, and to conduct clinical and laboratory tests for the presence of Borrelia type bacteria among this group. This study is a part of a large scale project Study of Epidemiology, Pathogenesis and Symptoms of Lime Borreliosis Continue reading →

TSMU continues the large-scale study of epidemiology, prevention and treatment of Lyme disease

On September 25-28, 2017, a group of scientists of TSMU’s Department of Infectious Diseases visited forestry workers of Zakarpatska region. The visit had two main goals: first, to assess how much the foresters know about epidemiology, main clinical signs and prevention of Lyme borreliosis, and second, to test for Lyme infection across this professional group. This study is a part of the large-scale research project “Study of epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical symptoms of Lyme borreliosis in endemic regions of Ukraine and improvement of its diagnosis, Continue reading →

New research laboratory at Ternopil State Medical University

Competitive biochemical research requires modern equipment. A new laboratory of clinical and experimental research set up at Ternopil State Medical University will help its researchers to take on ambitious molecular and genetics projects, apply for national and international grant programs and develop promising projects for further funding.   One of its units is a cell culture room, equipped with the latest devices – CO2 incubator ICO 150, inverted microscope Delta Optical NIB 100, and laminar flow cabinet. The main purpose of the unit is cell Continue reading →

TSMU scholars talked about incidence of Lyme disease in Ternopil region

On July 17, 2017 Ternopil State Medical University held a press conference on a topical issue, the incidence of Lyme borreliosis and other infectious diseases transmitted by ticks in Ternopil region. Presenting results of long time research to media representatives were TSMU rector, Professor Mykhaylo Korda, Vice-Rector Professor Ivan Klisch, head of department of epidemiology and infectious diseases and director of Lyme borreliosis research program Mykhailo Andreichyn, and assistant professor of infectious diseases Maria Shkilna. Ternopil Region is an endemic area for borreliosis, meaning that Continue reading →

TSMU researchers started working on epidemiology, symptoms and prevention of Lyme borreliosis disease in different regions of Ukraine

On June 20-23, 2017, a group of researchers from Ternopil State Medical University Department of Infectious Diseases went on field trips to Zhytomyr region and Ternopil military unit В1428. The visits helped to assess awareness of Lyme borreliosis, in particular its epidemiology, major clinical signs and prevention, among risk groups (foresters and servicemen), and carry out clinical and laboratory studies to detect Lyme borreliosis in these populations. These studies are a part of a large research program “Study of epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical symptoms of Continue reading →

Ternopil State Medical University scientists took part in international scientific conference in Janów Podlaski, Poland

On May 19-20, a delegation of Ternopil State Medical University participated in V International scientific conference “Lifestyle and civilization diseases ” in Janów Podlaski, Poland. The delegation included vice-rector for research Professor Ivan Klisch, head of the department of physical rehabilitation, health and physical education professor Daria Popovich and assistant professor of pediatrics Svetlana Nikytyuk. The conference was organized by Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biała Podlaska and the Lublin Institute of Rural Medicine.   The conference began with a Continue reading →