Lyme News

Lyme in the News in July, 2015

Lyme NewsLyme disease subverts immune system, prevents future protection

UC Davis
The bacteria that cause Lyme disease are able to trick an animal’s immune system into not launching a full-blown immune response or developing lasting immunity to the disease, report researchers at the University of California, Davis. The discovery may …

Lavigne tears up talking Lyme disease battle

She continued, “This is what they do to a lot of people that have Lyme disease. They don’t have an answer for them, so they tell them … ‘You’re crazy.’ ” After two months of her symptoms, Lavigne did some research on her own and found a Lyme disease …

Maine Legislature clears way for long-term Lyme disease treatment

Press Herald
Patients have complained that they sometimes have had to leave the state to find doctors willing to prescribe long-term antibiotics to treat chronic Lyme disease. Kathleen Kilbride, 53, of Falmouth said she’s “thrilled” that the bill has become law

Avril Lavigne returns to stage after Lyme disease battle – NY Daily News – New

New York Daily News
Avril Lavigne appeared to be feeling as free as a bird during her first on-stage performance since revealing her battle withLyme disease. The 30-year-old Canadian rocker took the stage to perform “Fly” during the Special Olympics World Games Opening …

Health secretary promotes Lyme diseaseawareness – News – Citizens’ Voice

Citizens Voice
For the past five years, Pennsylvania has led the nation in reported Lyme disease cases, including 7,487 in 2014, and the state announced earlier this year the blacklegged ticks that carry the potentially debilitating disease have been found in all 67

CDC report: Lyme disease is spreading to new territories – The Washington Post

Washington Post
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Lyme disease has substantially expanded over the past few decades, with 17 states in the Northeast and upper Midwest now considered at high risk. Most incidents of the disease, transmitted …

Health care costs, utilization and patterns of care following Lyme disease

BACKGROUND: Lyme disease is the most frequently reported vector borne infection in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control have estimated that approximately 10% to 20% of individuals may experience Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome …

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We will keep adding articles as they are posted through July 2015.

July Lyme Awareness Events

 Lyme Gala Ball Sydney – 11 July 2015
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July 11, 2015 at 8 am
1300 Harvest Road
Hays, Kansas 67601
USATF sanctioned 5K race/walk. Chip timed, flat, out/back. Prizes for every 5 year age group, Masters (not age graded), Overall winners.
Wellness Fair 730 am to 10 am indoors, air conditioned, onsite. Free samples, kids fun!


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