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Better Education,reporting needed on lyme disease

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

From the Salisbury Post Opinion Section

 

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http://www.salisburypost.com/Opinion/072211-edit-tierney-lyme-follo-qcd

Carolina Center For Integrative Medicine Offers Seminar on Lyme Disease

Monday, August 1st, 2011

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http://www.carolinacenter.com/event-calendar.html

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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http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=752:congress-addresses-lyme-disease-issues&catid=6:news-releases&Itemid=399

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. “

More Information and Full Report Available Here

http://www.lymedisease.org/news/lymepolicywonk/766.html

 

 

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.”

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http://www.aconews.com/articles/2011/07/06/noc/news/news7.txt

 

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.

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/291585

Ticks win in fight over budget

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/29/1308380/ticks-win-in-fight-over-budget.html

Healthcare access and burden of care for patients with Lyme disease: A large United States survey

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21676482

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Humans Beware – The following maps highlight the number of reported positive cases of ehrlichiosis (E. canis), Lyme disease, heartworm disease and anaplasmosis in dogs across all regions of the United States and Canada. Because so many dogs go untested for tick-borne diseases, the actual number of dogs infected by ticks is likely many times higher than what is shown here.

http://www.dogsandticks.com/NA-map-lyme-disease-dogs/index.html


The pain of Bartonella- Scientists study bacteria known to cause trench, cat scratch fever

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
By Sarah Avery / McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Published: June 03. 2010 4:00AM PST

RALEIGH, N.C. — A bacterial infection typically spread by fleas, lice and biting flies could be more prevalent than many think, and may have been transmitted from a mother to her children at birth, scientists from N.C. State University say.

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http://www.bendbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20100603%2FNEWS0107%2F6030316%2F1025%2FFEAT&nav_category=FEAT