We need your help immediately. We have a two-day window to act to help get Co-Sponsors on an important bill. Congressional Lyme Caucus Co-Chair, Christopher Smith, is introducing the “Children Inflicted by Lyme Disabilities Act 2021,” or “CHILD Act 2021,” this week into the US House of Representatives. The bill is “To amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to recognize more clearly that Lyme disease can cause disabilities that affect the education of children and to enhance educational services and related services for children with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases and for other purposes.”
LYME DISEASE CAUCUS & CHILD ACT 2021: The Congressional Lyme Disease Caucus is a bi-partisan group working together in the U.S. House of Representatives to take action on Lyme & tick-borne disease issues. They have been staunch friends to the Lyme community. There is a new bill about to be introduced into the House of […]
May Awareness LDA Guest Blogger Sue Faber is a Registered Nurse (BScN) and Co-founder and President of LymeHope, a not-for-profit organization in Canada. Sue’s specific area of expertise and research is in the compilation and analysis of the literature that exists on maternal-fetal transmission of Lyme and congenital Lyme borreliosis; amplifying, supporting and powering urgent […]
Judge James Orel of DuPage County in Illinois ordered Edward-Elmhurst Hospital to give the drug, ivermectin, to a 68-year-old COVID-19 patient who had failed other treatments. The patient, in intensive care for over a month, in a coma, and on a ventilator was not improving. Her daughter read the news story about a Buffalo, New […]
May Awareness LDA Guest Blogger Dr. Kenneth Liegner is a Board Certified Internist with additional training in Pathology and Critical Care Medicine, practicing in Pawling, New York. He has been actively involved in diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and related disorders since 1988. He has published articles on Lyme disease in peer-reviewed scientific journals […]
The Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)/Center for Disease Control is offering a conference call on May 20th, 2020: Lyme Disease Updates and New Educational Tools for Clinicians from 2:00–3:00 P.M. ET. See right side of page for instructions on how to join the call via zoom or phone. Advanced registration is not required. During […]
The tick rover, a robot designed to remove and kill ticks from people’s yards, and a longtime project for Col. Jim Squire, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, has won an award. The tick-eating robot traps ticks hiding on bushes and has been field-tested by biologists.
A study published in PLOS Pathogens by Marisela M. Davis, et al. furthers understanding of the B. burgdorferi cell envelope and pathogenesis. The results highlight the plasticity of bacterial proteins and uncover some of the ways they may change how they perform a task despite no change in their basic biological function.
May Awareness LDA Guest Blogger Adrian Baranchuk MD, FACC, FRCPC, FCCS, FSIAC is Professor of Medicine at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is Editor-in-chief, Journal of Electrocardiology; Vice President, International Society of Holter and Non-Invasive Electrocardiology (ISHNE); Secretary, Interamerican Society of Cardiology (SIAC); Co-Director, ECG University; Past President, International Society of Electrocardiology (ISE); and […]
Assessing the Safety Profile of mRNA-Based Vaccines in Patients with Autoimmune Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases
A case series assessing the safety profile of mRNA-based vaccines in patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIIRD) has been published in the journal Rheumatology. The study’s authors aim to raise awareness of reactivation of herpes zoster (HZ) following the BNT162b2 mRNA vaccination in patients with AIIRD.