Archive for July, 2011

Bill HR- 2557 Introduced In Congress To Address Lyme Disease Issues

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Congressman Smith’s bill, HR-2557, requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee to address a variety of important issues.

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Virginia Lyme Task Force Findings Released

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

” Virginia is in a particularly vulnerable geographical location, being at the crossroads of the frontline of expansion of Lyme disease carrying ticks from the North and other tick populations that have entered Virginia from the South, the public health risks of which are uncertain. These diseases can have significant, life-altering impact on patients, especially when the diagnosis is not made shortly after the patient is infected. “

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Local woman battles disease, medical politics

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

” The Hillsborough native had been suffering from the disease for five years—five long years of running from doctor to doctor, chasing possible ailments and potential treatments. Slowly, Corn’s health deteriorated, preventing her from attending UNC-Chapel Hill after graduating high school and eventually confining her to her living room couch.”



Virginia offers a different approach – Lyme disease panel calls for better outreach, treatment

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

“We don’t want people freaking out inappropriately, but a certain amount of freaking out is warranted here,” Farris said. His wife and seven of his 10 children have been diagnosed with Lyme disease.