This year has been another busy one for the Lyme Disease Association (LDA). We have now been working for Lyme and tick-borne diseases (TBD) for 29 years, with individuals who are patients and family members of patients driving the programs. We care about you, your family, your friends, your pets, who have or might acquire Lyme disease and other TBD. That is why 97% of our funds go directly to programs most years. By donating today you can help us continue our programs to help Lyme patients.
On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Kay Hagan Tick Act into law as part of an end-of-year spending package that had passed both Houses. The bill had been introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) in the House and by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) in the Senate. The bill language was changed in […]
The Lyme Disease Association is providing an update regarding Torrey vs. IDSA/Insurers, the federal lawsuit filed by 24 Lyme patients against six members of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) and eight insurance companies in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division. Recently, two documents were filed electronically by […]
The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), a nonprofit, international, multidisciplinary medical organization, has provided an evidence-based definition of Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) published in the journal Antibiotics as a concept paper. ILADS has defined CLD as “a multisystem illness with a wide range of symptoms and/or signs that are either continuously or intermittently […]
The 11th meeting of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) will be held on January 28 and 29, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET on both days (times are tentative). The HHS.gov site has announced that, for this meeting, the eight subcommittees will present their findings and potential actions for the TBDWG to […]
Congressman Antonio Delgado (NY) introduced the Stamp Out Lyme Disease Act with Original Co-sponsors Christopher Smith (NJ), Collin Peterson (MN), and Lee Zeldin (NY), a bipartisan effort to raise funds for Lyme disease research. The bill provides an easy way for the public to contribute to research for Lyme disease and related tick-borne diseases within […]
LDA Giving Tuesday Supports LymeAid 4 Kids/New! 2018 Lyme Case Numbers Reported/Lyme Wars Are Not Over/Tick Act Needs Your Help
Help the LymeAid 4 Kids Fund. LDA #GivingTuesday, December 3, 2019. Our Campaign runs through Dec 31, 2019. The mission of LDA, a national non-profit, is to raise funds and awareness for Lyme & TBDs. LDA is asking #GivingTuesday donors to support LDA’s LymeAid 4 Kids (LA4K) fund. Children, ages 0-19 are 29% of Lyme disease cases. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Lyme Disease Association Announces 2018 Final Lyme Cases Reported by CDC. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has just released the 2018 final Lyme disease reported cases numbers. Total US reported cases was 33,666 ─ CDC has reported that only 10% of cases are actually reported─ that translates into 336,660 actual new Lyme […]