The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is 501(c) (3) national charity. It is unique since it is an all volunteer national non profit, thus approximately 97% of funds go directly to programs. LDA depends upon public contributions and upon grants to perform its mission: Lyme and tick-borne diseases research funding, education, prevention, and patient support. Grants […]
Featured in the updated 2019 The ABC’s of Lyme Disease –
Network to Reduce Lyme Disease in School-Aged Children, Washington, DC ……. Early detection is critical since you are on the front lines when educating school staff and students. You, as the school nurse, can make a huge difference in a child’s life by providing guidance on Lyme disease prevention, detection, and treatment to your school staff, as well as the parents of the community [….]
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) has provided in-service training to NJ school districts since 1992. The LDA has been a registered Professional Development Provider for the State of NJ since the year 2000, providing development in the area of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. LDA has a number of resource people who help develop […]
Check out Lyme Disease Bacteria Video Clips! Aetos Technologies has made available to the Lyme Disease Association certain videos which feature new imaging technology called CytoViva™. Each one shows Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is a Multi-Systemic Disease caused by the bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) which normally is a bacterial spirochete (spiral) shape. General Early Lyme disease Symptoms & Signs: Erythema Chronicum Migrans (EM) also called the Bull’s Eye Rash, at bite site. Rash only found in 50% of patients. Other Types of Rashes anywhere on […]
With the help of Rep. Chris Smith and a Wall advocate, the House passed breakthrough legislation on the hot-button issue. For decades, Wall resident Pat Smith has implored the medical establishment to acknowledge the existence of chronic Lyme disease. On Wednesday, her quest took a big step forward. The House of Representatives passed the 21st […]
Maine State Rep. Deb Sanderson; LDA President, Pat Smith; and Paula Jackson Jones, President of MLDSE at the Women in Government conference, Sept 30th, 2016LDA President Pat Smith has been invited by the Women In Government Foundation, Inc. (WIG) to speak at its 17th Annual Southern & 18th Annual Eastern Regional Conference (9/29-10/1) in Bar […]
Asbury Park Press recently featured an article by Jerry Carino: Rep. Chris Smith on Lyme disease ‘culture of denial,’ a Q&A with the congressman, who has crusaded for Lyme disease research and formal recognition of chronic Lyme.The article highlights the congressman’s U.S. Representative Chris Smith (NJ-4) Lyme legislation victories and new initiatives. Although Smith is encouraged by […]
The LDA has prepared valuable tools to distribute to educators, medical professionals and legislators.
This section provides valuable information on the many aspects of Lyme and tick-borne diseases.