Better Education,reporting needed on lyme disease

August 10th, 2011

From the Salisbury Post Opinion Section


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Carolina Center For Integrative Medicine Offers Seminar on Lyme Disease

August 1st, 2011

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

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

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

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

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.

Ticks win in fight over budget

June 29th, 2011

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

June 19th, 2011

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.

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

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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