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Three Die Suddenly from Lyme Carditis

Click here for Update on Lyme Carditis Deaths 10-31-2014

NBCNews Health
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

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/three-die-suddenly-rare-lyme-disease-complication-2D11733669

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….

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2013/12/13/three-deaths-reported-from-heart-inflammation-caused-lyme-disease/tA55TpWGXEjFKqnev6bB8N/story.html


HeartSpirocheteCDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6249a1.htm?s_cid=mm6249a1_e

CDC – What you need to know about Lyme carditis

http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/signs_symptoms/lymeCarditis.html

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)

 

 

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/818773

 

 

HeartBlockPicture & Description – Courtesy of CDC, Center for Disease Control