29 June 2018

Marriott DayThe Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) announces availability of scholarships for its annual conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Turning The Corner Through Research, October 27 & 28, 2018 in Providence, RI at the landmark Marriott Providence Downtown hotel. Jointly provided by Columbia University, it is designed for doctors and researchers who can receive CMEs for attendance.  Registration is also open to the public.

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18 June 2018

NGC headerThe London-based National Guideline Centre has published new guidelines for treating Lyme disease on the National Guidelines Clearing House. The Guidelines appear similar in nature to the IDSA Guidelines and will not provide a benefit to patients with chronic Lyme disease. They generally provide for a 21 day treatment regimen.

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08 June 2018

CFC Logo LDAThe LDA has been designated as a national charity included in the 2018 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Charity List. CFC is part of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Each year, federal employees are provided with lists of approved charities for their workplace giving through the CFC. The LDA has met the requirements and been a part of CFC for 13 years running. LDA's administrative and fundraising costs were determined to be only 3.8% for 2017, meaning 96.2% went directly to programs.

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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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07 June 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. The longhorned tick has since been identified in Warren County. As of 5/21/18, the tick has been confirmed in West Virginia, and 6/12/18, the tick has also been found in Arkansas. H. longicornis was initially confirmed in Hunterdon County, NJ, on November 9, 2017 on a sheep farm, and a mystery still surrounds its appearance. The species survived the winter and was confirmed again in NJ in April 2018. There is no known direct link from the Virginia farm to the New Jersey farm. UPDATE: Longhorned tick spreading - NOW CONFIRMED IN WEST VIRGINIA and ARKANSAS

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