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 […]
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Frontiers in Neurology, 10 May 2021, published a study examining multiple molecular detection techniques to effectively identify Borrelia burgdorferi in the autopsy specimens of a patient with a history of neurocognitive disease. The individual was a post-mortem donor from the brain repository of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
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 […]
Each May, the LDA asks experts in the area of Lyme & tick-borne diseases to write a blog to educate the public in an opinion piece on a specific topic or one they choose. One blog is published each week. For Lyme/TBD awareness 2021, LDA will present the following: Joseph Burrascano, MD Lyme Testing […]
An April 14, 2021 PLOS 1 study, Cynthia Otto et al., 2021, suggests that specially trained dogs can sniff out COVID-19 samples with 96% accuracy. The study, “Discrimination of SARS-CoV-2 infected patient samples by detection dogs: A proof of concept study,” comes out of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Working Dog Center. […]
Dr. John Aucott, Director of The Lyme Disease Research Center, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, et al. published the article, “Long-haul COVID: heed the lessons from other infection-triggered illnesses” in The Lancet.
Health and Human Services Department (HHS) Chief Data Scientist and Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health, Kristen Honey, recently gave an interview on HHS’s Lyme Innovation initiative with Nextgov.
The Access to Care Subcommittee unanimously recommended the following Potential Action.
Working Group Access to Care Subcommittee Report, Potential Action 4: Recommend that CDC provide input to the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, CSTE, that the Lyme disease surveillance case definition be revised such that it abandons the use of geographic parameters for Lyme disease.
Dr. Montgomery McFate, Professor, U.S. Naval War College, published, “The Myths of Lyme Disease: Separating Fact from Fiction for Military Personnel,” in Joint Force Quarterly, 100, Feb. 16, 2021. Dr. McFate addresses, in the well-cited article, many damaging myths regarding Lyme that have proliferated in the medical system since its discovery over 40 years ago. She describes how these myths harm military personnel, a population that is particularly at risk for exposure to Lyme disease.
Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, Report to Congress 2020; David Hughes Walker, MD (Co-Chair); Leigh Ann Soltysiak, MS (Co-Chair); Charles Benjamine (Ben) Beard, PhD; Scott Palmer Commins, BS, MD, PhD; Angel M. Davey, PhD; Dennis M. Dixon, PhD; Sam T. Donta, MD; Adalberto Perez de Leon, DVM, MS, PhD; Kevin R. Macaluso, PhD; Patricia V. Smith, […]