John Aucott, Director, Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center and Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, published a piece in The Conversation providing his insight on the highly controversial topic of chronic Lyme disease.
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The LDA President, Pat Smith, was interviewed about Lyme & other TBD on Pennsylvania’s Forever Johnstown Media. The 25-minute interview aired on 103.5 WNTJ-FM/WNTJ-AM (Johnstown, PA) and 104.5 WNTI-FM/990 WNTI-AM (Somerset, PA) at 8:10 AM on May 20, 2020 and will air on the Sunday Magazine. Listen to the interview here.
Dr. Daniel Cameron wrote about an important study on his Lyme Science blog that uncovers new information about how ticks move when seeking a host. The study, conducted by Tracy R. Curtis of the Department of Biological Sciences, SUNY Broome Community College, et al. was published in Medical and Veterinary Entomology …
The thirteenth meeting of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (Working Group) was held online on April 27, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ET. This meeting was open to the public, with request to comment accepted by April 19, 2020. The Working Group reviewed the work of the Public Comment Subcommittee followed by the Federal […]
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, a time to remind ourselves that Lyme is a disease that has been neglected, minimized, and ridiculed over decades and still continues to be. We all need to redouble our efforts to get an accurate test and to get patients properly treated and treated with dignity. The continued arbitrary […]
Lyme Disease Association, Inc., LDA, is proud to celebrate 30 years of advocacy and volunteerism to improve research, education, and patient support surrounding Lyme and tick-borne disease. Early Years By 1990, the total US reported Lyme disease case numbers were 7,943 cases – NJ was second in the nation for the highest number at 1,074 […]
Elizabeth Maloney, MD, explains current Lyme disease testing issues, including the ELISA and Western Blot, sensitivity and specificity of the testing, and the problems associated with the two-tier testing recommended by the CDC. It begins with the general characteristics of diagnostic testing The Summary states: “Serologic testing for Lyme is inaccurate. While the inadequate sensitivity […]
The following is a list of studies using Hydroxychloroquine for early COVID disease compiled from ClinicalTrials.gov on April 24, 2020. Studies using Hydroxy + Azithromycin: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Hydroxy + Zith vs Hydroxy alone vs. no treatment PCR + with T 100.6 or more Inpatient or outpatient Recruiting LCMC Health (New […]
Mount Sinai researchers have launched a new app in conjunction with the Lyme and Tick-borne Disease Campaign, a project to identify people who seem to be resistant or resilient to ticks and tick-borne diseases including Lyme disease. The Lyme Campaign is seeking thousands of participants, in an effort to find new prevention or treatment strategies […]