20 May 2018

rep john fasoRep. John J. Faso, [R-NY-19] introduced in House of Representatives on May 10, 2018 the following resolution, H.RES. 887, supporting the designation of May as “National Lyme Disease Awareness Month” to increase public knowledge of the disease, raise awareness about the prevention of tick bites, and advance the vision of finding a cure through critical research.

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17 May 2018

2018 occi HLongicornis scapularis poppy3083 lr loThe Lyme Disease Association reports that according to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick (otherwise known as the East Asian or Longhorned tick) was found in Virginia, appearing on an orphaned calf on a beef farm in Albemarle County. H. longicornis was initially found in Hunterdon County, NJ, on November 9, 2017 on a sheep farm, and a mystery still surrounds its appearance. There is no known direct link from the Virginia farm to the New Jersey farm. Click here for press release

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12 May 2018

cdmrpThe Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is alerting you to the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) Program Announcement for FY 2018 CDMRP research grant submissions. The Lyme Disease Association is providing the link to the CDMRP Tick-Borne Disease Research Program. All questions should be addressed to the CDMRP. The FY18 TBDRP Program Announcements can be found here http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/tbdrp

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11 May 2018

2018 LymeSociety conference loLyme Society, Inc. First Annual Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Conference. Free to the public. Speakers include Dr. Kenneth Liegner, Pat Smith of Lyme Disease Association, Inc., Dr. Brian Fallon, Dr. Robert Bransfield. Dr. Ernest Visconti will be at Q&A, and Bob Sabatino, founder and director of Lyme Society, Inc. will be moderator. Saturday, May 12, 2018. 8:30am - 4pm. Hampton Inn and Suites Staten Island. 1120 South Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10314

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02 May 2018

2018 05 SchumerPC 1 MedUS Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) , Senate Minority Leader, invited LDA President Pat Smith to speak at a press conference he hosted in Woodbury, NY on May 2, 2018. The focus of the conference was to ensure that government monies on Lyme and tick-borne diseases reach those officials at the state and local level who can best ensure the monies are used to help fight tick-borne diseases. Remarks by Patricia Smith, President Lyme Disease Association, Inc.: Lyme, the most prevalent vector-borne disease in the US, is found in over 80 countries worldwide. CDC indicates that only 10% of Lyme cases are reported, thus in 2016 alone, 360,000+ new cases of Lyme disease probably occurred in the US.

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