by Maggie Fox
Three die suddenly from rare Lyme disease complication
NBC News Health – One was found dead in a car that veered off the road. Two others collapsed and died suddenly without warning. All three may have been killed by an infection known for causing long-term misery, but not one usually considered a killer — Lyme disease….
Maggie Fox, NBC News
The Boston Globe
by Beth Daley
3 heart cases, deaths tied to Lyme disease –
Three people in the Northeast who abruptly died in the past 13 months had an undetected heart inflammation caused by Lyme disease, according to a federal study that suggests death from the deer tick-borne bacteria is more common than previously thought….
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
CDC – What you need to know about Lyme carditis
Picture to Right: Courtesy of CDC, Center for Disease Control (Spirochetes in heart tissue. Image taken using Warthin-Starry stain at 158X)
CDC provides 4 minute informational video (You’ll need a Medscape login to view it, but it’s free and very easy to register)