About 90 people attended the First Rocky Mountain Forum on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases in Colorado. Experts on aspects of the diseases spoke about the spread of tick-borne diseases across the US and the world; the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme; the fact that Borrelia burgderferi is present in a tick, Ixodes spinipalpus, in the region; and that other tick-borne diseases are infecting people in Colorado. Safety for fire fighters and other high risk outdoor occupations was presented, and a veterinarian discussed TBDs in dogs and cats in Colorado and the US.
The national non-profit, Lyme Disease Association, Inc., sponsored the event which was hosted by Biting Back: Elevating Tick Awareness in Colorado.
CBS Channel 4 did in depth interviews of Dr. Dan Cameron, Immediate Past President of the International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society, and Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. A clip of the event and interviews were run right after the event, and a story on Lyme and TBDs may be forthcoming soon.