The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its website to include information regarding maternal-fetal transmission of Lyme disease. According to the CDC, “Untreated Lyme disease during pregnancy can lead to infection of the placenta. Spread from mother to fetus is possible but rare. Fortunately, with appropriate antibiotic treatment, there is no increased risk of adverse birth outcomes.”
The HSS-Tick-Borne Disease Working Group subcommittee reports are now accessible on the HHS-TBDWG webpage. The TBDWG established eight subcommittees in June 2019. Each subcommittee identified priorities and developed a report to the TBDWG that described current efforts, gaps in research, and potentials actions relevant to their topic. Read Subcommittee Reports
The Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, first detected in New Jersey in 2017, has since been recorded from 88 counties across 12 eastern states. This highly invasive tick is able to reproduce asexually and is considered an important vector of human pathogens in it native range of Asia. Since it’s detection in the US, many […]
“Lyme & Reason: Battles & Breakthroughs Against Lyme Disease” has been nominated as a finalist for the 2020 Sharecare Awards , in partnership with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter, renowned for the Emmy Awards. This is a great opportunity for the Lyme community to raise awareness about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
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LDA strives to fund the most relevant and cutting edge research aimed at investigating the diagnosis, treatment, pathology, and prevention of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The goal is to have researchers publish in peer review and move the field of tick-borne diseases forward. To date, LDA has 53 peer-reviewed publications that have resulted from its supported research.
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) and US Biologic, Inc. released the publication of a field trial study showing the effectiveness of an orally-delivered anti-Lyme vaccine that targets the white-footed mouse, the major wildlife source of Lyme disease. The study took place in the residential area of Redding, CT, over a three-year time period and […]
The 116th Congress House Committee on Appropriations submitted a report in explanation of bill H.R. 2740, the Omnibus that funds Health and Human Services (HHS) including the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and outlines the final legislative language and designation of funds for vector-borne diseases, including Lyme disease, […]
Vote Now! Click here to vote for “Lyme & Reason” The public can vote one time per day until January 31st 1 vote per category, per calendar day, per device “Lyme & Reason: Battles & Breakthroughs Against Lyme Disease” has been nominated as a finalist for the 2020 Sharecare Awards, in partnership with
Originally Published Sept 5, 2018 Pat Smith, Pres. of Lyme Disease Association, Inc. interviewed on Fox5NY “Lyme & Reason: Battles & Breakthroughs Against Lyme Disease” “Lyme & Reason: Battles & Breakthroughs Against Lyme Disease” will air on Friday, September 7th at 10:30pm on Fox 5 NY. This news special examines the progress being made – […]
Elena Delle Donne, the reigning WNBA rookie of the year, and the Delaware 87ers, the Philadelphia 76ers’ NBA Development league affiliate, are partnering for a Lyme disease awareness night on Monday, February 10, 2014, to benefit the Lyme Disease Association’s LymeAid 4 Kids program. The 87ers will tipoff against the Maine Red Claws at 7pm […]