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Jan
2015
CT Lyme Seeks Bill Support Print E-mail

Rescheduled hearing due to snow storm: Connecticut Lyme, formerly Ridgefield Lyme Disease Task Force, an LDA allied group, seeks your help this week to have statewide Lyme prevention by this summer. Senate Raised Bill #207-Hearing Thursday, Feb 5 at 11:30am

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19
Jan
2015
Attention Lyme Groups: Take Action Now! Print E-mail

Signons from Lyme Group Leaders on FDA Test Takeover
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) has formulated a response to FDA to be included in its comment period on its testing Guidance which will affect specialty lab Lyme tests.

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24
Jan
2015
Mixed Strains Improve Lyme WB Sensitivity Print E-mail

With the deadline looming for FDA to make a decision on its testing guidance, which would bring Laboratory Developed Tests from specialty labs including those for Lyme and other tick-borne...

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23
Jan
2015
New Virus Discovered in FL Lone Star Ticks Print E-mail

In a study that appeared in the journal PLOS ONE in December 2014, University of Florida researchers reported the discovery that Amblyomma americanum ticks (lone stars) harbor a virus never before found in...

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13
Jan
2015
FDA Moves to Regulate All Lyme Tests Print E-mail

FDA is moving forward in the process of finalizing its new Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) Guidance proposal. The proposal would move LDTs from under the jurisdiction of Clinical Laboratory...

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10
Dec
2014
Important Survey: Proposed Lyme Test Regs Print E-mail
Time Sensitive Survey: The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is poised to develop new regulations which may affect access to existing tests for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Please click on the link to complete a survey being done by LymeDisease.org, an affiliate of LDA.
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22
Dec
2014
Sexually Transmission of Lyme Disease--Possible? Print E-mail

The new study by Middelveen, Mayne, Stricker, Sapi, et al, certainly further scientifically advances the idea that it is possible Lyme disease could be...

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18
Dec
2014
NY Governor Signs Lyme Bill Print E-mail

Governor Cuomo signed the Lyme doctor protection bill into law in NY. The legislature and Governor have agreed to some kind of amendment, however, and that amendment has not yet been made public...

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15
Dec
2014
LDA Responds to Slate's "Lyme Illiterate" Article Print E-mail

Writer Brian Palmer recently wrote a piece on Lyme disease for Slate which was full of inaccuracies and was opposed to the signing of the NY Lyme bill and also demeaned Lyme patient groups, patients, treating physicians...

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09
Dec
2014
From 2013 LDA Conf. to 2014 Peer Review: Ticks in Upper Midwest Print E-mail

At the LDA's 14th annual Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases 2013 conference held in St. Paul Minnesota, Ellen Stromdahl, Entomologist, US Army Public Health Command Entomological Sciences Program at Aberdeen Proving Grounds...

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08
Dec
2014
LDA Memorializes Advocate with Education Grant Print E-mail

The Lyme Disease Association Board of Directors has set up an educational grant in honor of the late Dr. Lis Heininger, who was long time Chapter...

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24
Nov
2014
LDA $$ Work on Appalachian Trail Print E-mail

The LDA and the National Parks Service provided grants to Dr. Karl Ford, a natural resource scientist, for his journey on the Appalachian Trail, where he collected ticks by flagging and submitted them for laboratory analysis for tick and pathogen identification to the U.S. Army...

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23
Nov
2014
PA Governor Signs Lyme Bill Print E-mail

On Nov. 17, Governor Corbett held a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill #177, The Lyme and Related Tick-Borne Disease Surveillance, Education, Prevention Act. The bill includes the first tick...

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