February 2016 Lyme News and Events

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Each month whatislyme.com puts out a newsletter containing the latest news regarding tickborne infections and anything related. To see past newsletters visit: newletterarchives.
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Medical Xpress
Ticks in the genus Ixodes,such as the male and female shown here, can be vectors forLyme Lyme Newsdisease. The Ixodes scapularis is considered the primary vector in Texas. Credit: A&M AgriLife photo courtesy of Dr. Pete Teel. Though Texas had almost 300 cases …
Huffington Post
A July 2014 wedding on Long Beach Island, New Jersey was the start of my nightmare. It was a beautiful weekend filled with love for two of our dearest friends who were, after 14 years together, finally legally able to marry. There was lobster and
Wisconsin Public Radio News
Lawmakers heard emotional stories of how people’s lives have been affected by Lyme disease at a hearing Wednesday for a bill supporters say would improve diagnosis and treatment of the tick-borne illness. Susan Allen of Hartland used to be a teacher
Boothbay Register
“A major issue with Lyme disease is a lack of understanding how complex it is,” Jones said. “Some doctors follow the IDSA (Infectious Diseases Society of America) rules, which haven’t been updated since 1971. They state that to contract Lyme, you must
Brooke on Lyme and Suicide  A Lyme Patients cry for help and recognition.
 IDSA Lyme guidelines removed from NGC; ILADS guidelines still there
For the moment the IDSA Lyme guildelines have been removed from  NGC and only ILADS Lyme Guidelines remain.
Drexel University Team Duplicates Dr Alan MacDonald’s Findings of Bacterial Biofilms in Alzheimer’s Plaques
Dr. Herbert B. Allen and his colleagues at Drexel University, Philadelphia have confirmed the presence of bacterial biofilm substance in autopsy brain tissue from victims of Alzheimer’s disease.
New experimental method could help detect Lyme disease at the earliest time of infection
When it comes to early diagnosis of Lyme disease, the insidious tick-borne illness that afflicts about 300,000 Americans annually, finding the proverbial needle in the haystack might be a far easier challenge–until now, perhaps. An experimental method developed by federal and university researchers appears capable of detecting the stealthy culprit Lyme bacteria at the earliest time of infection, when currently available tests are often still negative.
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Rest in Peace

Sadly we lost a couple fellow warriors this month. Click on the names below to go to their memorial pages to leave comments for their family and friends.

Paige Adams

Rebecca Lynn Jones

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