First announced at the HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group’s (TBDWG) September 22 meeting, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in a Capitol Hill Announcement, presented plans to join with five federal departments and the Environmental Protection Agency in developing the National Public Health Framework for the Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Diseases in Humans (Framework). […]
June 16, 2017 – In an MMWR article highlighting several cases of patients diagnosed with Lyme disease who developed complications including death from the treatment, CDC said it does not recommend prolonged antibiotic or immunoglobulin therapy, which it says, lack data supporting effectiveness for chronic Lyme disease. According to the article entitled “Serious Bacterial Infections […]
Investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer has broken a story in the Huffington Post that has significant impact on patients. For years, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has been citing 10-20% of patients treated with antibiotics for Lyme will have lingering symptoms. Now, CDC has changed that stat on its website to say […]
LDA: All Volunteer National Non-Profit Changing the Face of Lyme through Research, Education & Patient Advocacy News & Updates September 2016 Don’t Delay – Early Registration Ends Sunday 9/11! LDA/Columbia 17th Annual Lyme CME Conference REGISTER NOW! Take advantage of the […]
The LDA has prepared valuable tools to distribute to educators, medical professionals and legislators.
Please review these valuable tools and distribute to educators, medical professionals and legislators so that they understand Lyme disease IS in their region and affecting their students, patients, and constitiuents, respectively. US Lyme Disease Interactive Map: Incidence & #’s 1990 – 2010 US Lyme Disease Analysis US Tick-Borne Diseases Line Graph Analysis US Reported Lyme […]