1,000,000 people with lyme diseaes

Over 1,000,000 have Lyme Disease?

1,000,000 people with lyme diseaes

 

So Ebola has one case right now in the US that has been reported. When we turn on the news that is all anyone is talking about. Every single news channel is talking about Ebola. Yet Lyme is a quickly spreading pandemic around the world, and nobody is talking about it? Why?

The Lyme community has lost many beautiful souls. Why are these losses not being recognized by the news? And even if you ‘survive” Lyme, you suffer for months, years or even a lifetime. Lyme is debilitating yet, the media, IDSA and CDC appear to be looking the other way, or maybe even sweeping it under the rug. When will justice happen for the patients infected with Lyme disease and other tick borne infections?

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From ABC News:

BEYOND THE HEADLINES
August 3, 2014
Lyme Disease
Hosted by ABC7’s Cheryl Jennings

Each Beyond the Headlines show focuses on a different topic affecting the people who make up the fabric of the Bay Area. What do you know about the disease that you could get from a tick bite? It’s called Lyme Disease.

At first, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control only reported about 30,000 cases a year. But, new studies reveal the numbers could be far higher… as many as 300,000 a year. Now, the CDC estimates that number could be as high as a million cases a year!

Here are deaths that happened in less then two weeks from tick bites:

Tick bite likely caused death of Hudson Valley teen: doctors
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/tick-bite-caused-death-hudson-valley-teen-doctors-article-1.1433604

N.J. confirms Warren County woman died from state’s first case of rare tick-borne disease
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/rare_tick-borne_disease_-_new_to_nj_-_kills_warren_county_woman.html

Oklahoma health officials say man dies after acquiring Heartland virus, linked to tick bites
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/05/27/oklahoma-health-officials-say-man-dies-after-acquiring-heartland-virus-linked/

Girl Dies After Tick Bite Infection
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/06/14/girl-dies-after-tick-bite-infection/

Deadly Tick Virus Eyed in Death of NY Teen Who Collapsed in Yard
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Poughkeepsie-Teenager-Dies-Tick-Virus-Investigation-Joseph-Elone-220270481.html

Second Death From Tick-Borne Heartland Virus Reported in Oklahoma
Read more at http://guardianlv.com/2014/05/second-death-from-tick-borne-heartland-virus-reported-in-oklahoma/#mbHV6kJCQgPMC5v4.99

O’FALLON , ILLINOIS (KTVI-FOX2Now.com)-—
The sudden death of an O’Fallon Illinois paramedic has left the community stunned. 46 year old Michelle Heap was admitted to the hospital Monday and died the next morning. Officials suspect a tick bite may have killed her.
http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/263218/6/Tick-born-illness-may-be-to-blame-for-paramedic-death





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6 thoughts on “Over 1,000,000 have Lyme Disease?”

  1. the CDC is probably upping the numbers to reflect accurately in prep for their vaccine release. No one will go get a vaccine for such a rare, hard to get and easy to cure disease. They have to reverse the knowledge theyre providing to the public if they plan to make money off the vaccine.

  2. Although lyme is a SERIOUS pandemic affecting virtually the entire globe,

    Lets not forget that Ebola can kill you within as little as two weeks after infection.

    I havent heard of many tick bites that result in death within two weeks.

    Not saying it hasnt happened. But lets not discount a SERIOUS deadly crisis like Ebola.

    1. I wasn’t discounting Ebola, I was questioning the lack of attention given to Lyme when deaths do occur. You say you haven’t heard of any cases where people died in two weeks? Well now you have, just click on these links please.

      Tick bite likely caused death of Hudson Valley teen: doctors
      http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/tick-bite-caused-death-hudson-valley-teen-doctors-article-1.1433604

      N.J. confirms Warren County woman died from state’s first case of rare tick-borne disease
      http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/rare_tick-borne_disease_-_new_to_nj_-_kills_warren_county_woman.html

      Oklahoma health officials say man dies after acquiring Heartland virus, linked to tick bites
      http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/05/27/oklahoma-health-officials-say-man-dies-after-acquiring-heartland-virus-linked/

      Girl Dies After Tick Bite Infection
      http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/06/14/girl-dies-after-tick-bite-infection/

      Deadly Tick Virus Eyed in Death of NY Teen Who Collapsed in Yard
      http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Poughkeepsie-Teenager-Dies-Tick-Virus-Investigation-Joseph-Elone-220270481.html

      Second Death From Tick-Borne Heartland Virus Reported in Oklahoma
      Read more at http://guardianlv.com/2014/05/second-death-from-tick-borne-heartland-virus-reported-in-oklahoma/#mbHV6kJCQgPMC5v4.99

      O’FALLON , ILLINOIS (KTVI-FOX2Now.com)-—
      The sudden death of an O’Fallon Illinois paramedic has left the community stunned. 46 year old Michelle Heap was admitted to the hospital Monday and died the next morning. Officials suspect a tick bite may have killed her.
      http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/263218/6/Tick-born-illness-may-be-to-blame-for-paramedic-death

      1. This is another reason we need to stop referring to this as always “Lyme Disease”. I reviewed almost all of the references above, and in all cases reviewed the person died from a tick-born infection, not necessarily Lyme Disease.

        Now, I’m not saying that it isn’t a HUGE issue. I’m not saying that lives havent been lost, nor am I saying that those who have lost their lives are unimportant or less important, or any other level of importance.

        All I am saying is that Ebola is a current, in-your-face, issue that was never supposed to reach the US. Now that it has, that’s significant and is why it is being talked about all over the place.

        The question was, “why is everyone talking about Ebola and not Lyme?” Right now its because Ebola is the current crisis that has the potential to kill a lot of people very quickly.

        1. Ok first.. most of us know that Lyme is being used as an umbrella term for all the tick borne infections. I state that several times throughout this website. Since none of the names that Lyme doctors have tried to get out there as the new name for “Lyme” have really caught on, we decide on whatislyme to still call it Lyme disease. But yes, there should be a new name that emcompassses all that Lyme is. Until there is one, we will just call it Lyme Disease and other tick borne infections on this website so people know what we are talking about. But I agree there should be a new term such as mulitsystemic illness or disease.

          Secondly, I’ll just put it this way, I have seen the Swine flu on the news, I have seen H1n1 on the news, I have seen Ebola now on the news. There is always some illness that is on the news. It is NEVER Lyme disease. When will it be Lyme’s turn to be important?

          I personally know several people, maybe at least twenty that have died from Lyme disease. People from my support groups and people I have known face to face. I do not know one person who has died from the other illnesses. Im not saying they are not seroius. Im not saying that they should not be on the news. I am not saying that people didn’t die from them. They should be on the news and get attention. What I am saying, is why does Lyme not get the same respect? Why is it when someone dies of Lyme disease, it’s ok to ignore it?

          Not just now, but for the last thrity years that is has gone pandemic.

          1. Well, hmmm. Perhaps that is because the world recognizes all of the other crap and because of the boneheads.that continue to spew their “CLD doesnt eist” retoric we will never get the recognition we so desperately need.

            Remember, “its hard to get, easily.diagnosed,.and easily cured.with just 2-4 weeks of a really cheap abx”

            I say sarcasticly.

            All we can do is keep doing.what we are doing which is fighting. Keep putting lyme in the news. Protests, stories,.the quilt. We cant give up. We need to attack this from every angle we.can. our persostence will bring about change. It has to. Otherwise why fight?

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