In a recent article, investigators describe multiple cases of organ transplant derived Ehrlichiosis infections in donor recipients. Two cases of ehrlichiosis were reported to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for investigation in 2020. These two kidney recipients from a common donor developed fatal ehrlichiosis-induced […]
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In a study with lead author, Dr. Brian Fallon, using Denmark’s National Patient Registry and Psychiatric Central Research Registry – including all persons living in Denmark from 1994-2016 – the risk of mental disorders and suicides among all diagnosed with Lyme borreliosis was assessed. Those individuals with Lyme borreliosis had higher rates of any mental and affective disorders, and suicide attempts or deaths by suicide compared with those without Lyme.
In a study with lead author Dr. Brian Fallon, using Denmark’s National Patient Registry and Psychiatric Central Research Registry- including all persons living in Denmark from 1994-2016- the risk of mental disorders and suicides among all diagnosed with Lyme borreliosis was assessed. Those individuals with Lyme borreliosis had higher rates of any mental and affective […]
July 29–The Lyme Disease Association is pleased to announce that Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) has been successful in have 2 bipartisan amendments to increase Lyme disease funding by $8 M pass the House today. The Amendments are part of the House consideration of Labor HHS and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. One amendment enables the […]
The RI Resolution S0711 introduced by Senator Stephen Archambault (RI 22-D), which was amended on the floor, requests the RI Department of Health to increase public awareness of Lyme activities that expose people to ticks, educate on symptoms of Lyme and importance of early detection, and to update physician protocols with regard to early detection […]
Harold W. Horowitz, et al., published the research letter, “COVID-19 and the Consequences of Anchoring Bias” in the CDC’s August publication of the monthly journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases. The authors disclose how suspected coronavirus disease in febrile patients can influence healthcare providers’ decisions and may result in misdiagnosing other serious infections with epidemiologic risk.
The HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (WG) of 2021-2022 will hold its first meeting on August 26, 2021. The details of the meeting can be found on the HHS TBD Working Group website. Verbal comments and written comments can be submitted according to rules on the website. This term is the last segment of the WG, which was mandated by the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act signed into law in 2016.
The Lyme Disease Association Inc. and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons are jointly providing the 21st annual scientific conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Research for a Cure, virtually on October 2, 2021. This conference is designed to meet the high standards for continuing medical education credits for medical & health professionals and for researchers. It is, however, open to the general public. Adults only. Public Registration will open soon. Details will be provided on the LDA website.
The Lyme Disease Association Inc. urges you to read the URGENT letter to CPAP & BiPAP device customers from Phillips Respironics below on details of the recall if you have any connection to these devices. The devices are listed in the recall notice and on the website. According to the Customer Letter, “These issues can […]
In a letter to physicians, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) warns doctors to pay attention to Lyme which is the most frequently diagnosed tick-borne disease (TBD) in Maryland residents (1400 cases 2019). The MDH also cautions them to report other TBDs, which it specifically names. The letter also points out the similarities of Lyme […]