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Vector Borne Diseases (such as Lyme, Anaplasmosis, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, etc.), are steadily increasing! Educate yourself!
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MyLymeData2018 conference in San Ramon, CA, on April 7

MyLymeData2018 conference in San Ramon, CA, on April 7 | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Registration is now open for MyLymeData2018: Seeking Cures Together in San Ramon, California (San Francisco Bay Area), on April 7. This second MyLymeData p
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Colchester woman bedbound with Lyme disease ups fundraising target for life-changing US treatment

Colchester woman bedbound with Lyme disease ups fundraising target for life-changing US treatment | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it

Sarah Jackson needs £80,000 to see doctors who will turn her health around
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease: A Complex Issue

Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease: A Complex Issue | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Recognition of chronic Lyme disease and the role of long-term antibiotic treatment for persistent symptoms continue to be controversial among researchers, providers, patients, and advocates.
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Letter to the editor: Newspaper is helpful source of Lyme disease updates

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Blog

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Note: this essay first appeared on the LymeBrave Foundation blog on January 9th, 2018 and on The Mighty on January 19th 2018.  The universe was speaking to me long before I was finall
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Health experts, residents ticked off about Lyme disease | Hudson Valley 360

Health experts, residents ticked off about Lyme disease | Hudson Valley 360 | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
CLAVERACK — Columbia County residents are getting ticked off about Lyme disease and so is Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-106.
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Canadian Lyme Consortium makes announcement to Lyme community | CanLyme – Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

Canadian Lyme Consortium makes announcement to Lyme community | CanLyme – Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
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Woman, 25, 'facing a death sentence' after bug bite '20 years ago' leaves her battling Lyme disease

Woman, 25, 'facing a death sentence' after bug bite '20 years ago' leaves her battling Lyme disease | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Juliet Rose was diagnosed with the debilitating condition last year but believes she has suffered with the condition since she was four years old
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Yes, chronic Lyme disease is a real thing - Futurity

Yes, chronic Lyme disease is a real thing - Futurity | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
While some scientists have questioned the existence of chronic Lyme disease, new research confirms that some patients' symptoms last long after they are said to be disease-free.
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Yes, chronic Lyme disease is a real thing - Futurity

Yes, chronic Lyme disease is a real thing - Futurity | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
While some scientists have questioned the existence of chronic Lyme disease, new research confirms that some patients' symptoms last long after they are said to be disease-free.
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Will a harsh winter kill ticks?

Will a harsh winter kill ticks? | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Freezing temperatures can affect the tick population, but an environmental expert explains why you should never let your guard down.
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An Australian's Battle With Lyme Disease

An Australian's Battle With Lyme Disease | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Australian woman Madison Rapa had the world at her feet when Lyme Disease wreaked havoc on her health, making normal life impossible. Here, she shares her story.
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Living with Lyme - what is Lyme?

Living with Lyme - what is Lyme? | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
SARASOTA – The CDC estimates more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported annually. That’s 1.5 times the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and six times the number of people diagnosed with HIV, but what is it? Spread through ticks, Lyme is caused by a spirochete – a corkscrew-shaped bacterium called borrelia …
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The Financial Implications of a Well-Hidden and Ignored Chronic Lyme Disease Pandemic

The Financial Implications of a Well-Hidden and Ignored Chronic Lyme Disease Pandemic | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
1 million people are predicted to get infected with Lyme disease in the USA in 2018. Given the same incidence rate of Lyme disease in Europe as in the USA, then 2.4 million people will get infected with Lyme disease in Europe in 2018. In the USA by 2050, 55.7 million people (12% of the population) will have been infected with Lyme disease. In Europe by 2050, 134.9 million people (17% of the population) will have been infected with Lyme disease. Most of these infections will, unfortunately, become chronic. The estimated treatment cost for acute and chronic Lyme disease for 2018 for the USA is somewhere between 4.8 billion USD and 9.6 billion USD and for Europe somewhere between 10.1 billion EUR and 20.1 billion EUR. If governments do not finance IV treatment with antibiotics for chronic Lyme disease, then the estimated government cost for chronic Lyme disease for 2018 for the USA is 10.1 billion USD and in Europe 20.1 billion EUR. If governments in the USA and Europe want to minimize future costs and maximize future revenues, then they should pay for IV antibiotic treatment up to a year even if the estimated cure rate is as low as 25%. The cost for governments of having chronic Lyme patients sick in perpetuity is very large.
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Couple’s efforts lead to Lyme disease legislation | News, Sports, Jobs - Journal News

Couple’s efforts lead to Lyme disease legislation | News, Sports, Jobs - Journal News | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
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Lyme Disease Vaccine Market: Business Analysis, Scope, Size, Trends, Demand, Overview, Forecast 2022 – The Financial

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Lyme Disease Causes Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms

Lyme Disease Causes Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
This study reveals that obsessive-compulsive symptoms can be common in chronic Lyme disease.
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Cascading inflammation associated with lyme arthritis linked to overactive immune response

Cascading inflammation associated with lyme arthritis linked to overactive immune response | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Scientists believe they identified a mechanism that activates T cells, a key component of the immune system, which could explain the elusive link between a tick bite and persistent Lyme arthritis.
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What makes the bacteria behind lyme disease tick? | EurekAlert! Science News

What makes the bacteria behind lyme disease tick? | EurekAlert! Science News | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
The precise mechanisms of how humans become infected with Lyme disease are still unclear. Researchers from UConn Health are advancing the understanding of how the causative bacterial agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), survives in ticks and mammals.
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Members named to TBD Working Group subcommittees

Members named to TBD Working Group subcommittees | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
HHS announces the names of 51 individuals who have been selected to serve on six subcommittees of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group
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Nick Foles’ Wife Tori, Sick With Lyme Disease, Cites Faith

Nick Foles’ Wife Tori, Sick With Lyme Disease, Cites Faith | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
Nick Foles' Wife, Tori, is sick with Lyme Disease and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, but she says the illness strengthened her faith.
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Sick from a tick: Lyme disease sufferer Liza Cannavo optmistic about her future | The Catholic Leader

Sick from a tick: Lyme disease sufferer Liza Cannavo optmistic about her future | The Catholic Leader | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
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Severe and lingering symptoms occur in some after treatment for Lyme disease

Severe and lingering symptoms occur in some after treatment for Lyme disease | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
In a study of 61 people treated for the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, Johns Hopkins researchers conclude that fatigue, pain, insomnia and depression do indeed persist over long periods of time for some people, despite largely normal physical exams and clinical laboratory testing.
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The Lack Of NHS Diagnostics Funding Is Causing Widespread Suffering

The Lack Of NHS Diagnostics Funding Is Causing Widespread Suffering | Lyme Disease & Other Vector Borne Diseases | Scoop.it
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