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Surveillance for Lyme Disease - United States, 2008-2015
This report highlights the continuing public health challenge of Lyme disease in states with high incidence and demonstrates its emergence in neighboring states that previously experienced few cases. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Boy is brain damaged after tick bite gave him Lyme disease
Six year old Adam Mitchell contracted Lyme's disease after bitten by a tick which carries infectious bacteria. The disease spread and caused an outbreak of Meningitis which gave Adam brain damage (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SURVEILLANCE SUMMARIES: Surveillance for Lyme Disease — United States, 2008–2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Colchester woman with Lyme disease reveals GP's comment
Sarah Jackson, 29, from Colchester,, who was struck down when she visited Australia in 2013, said: 'One of the GP's actually compared me to Stephen Hawking.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short Takes
The Environmental Protection Agency barred two agency scientists and an EPA contractor from speaking at a conference on the health of Narragansett Bay. Agency spokesperson John Konkus said, "EPA scientists are attending, they simply are not presenting, it is not an EPA conference." One of the scientists was scheduled to deliver the keynote address. The Association of Ecosystem Research Centers held a science briefing for policymakers on Capitol Hill on 24 October 2017. The event highlighted how ecosystem research is helping to combat emerging infectious diseases, such as Ebola and Lyme disease. Copies of the pre...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 30, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

God complex: Inept doctors mocked Lyme's disease patient because they didn't understand what they were seeing... until she needed open heart surgery
(Natural News) Sometimes the traditional medical community is so zoned in on certain treatments and conditions they miss the big picture, and usually to the patient’s detriment. That’s what happened big-time recently when doctors in England misdiagnosed a patient with Lyme  disease. As reported by the U.K.’s Daily Mail, a hair stylist who became bedridden... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with Lyme disease says NHS doctors laughed at her
Sarah Jackson, 29, from Essex, was struck ill when she visited Australia 4 years ago. She suffers seizures, eye problems, pain, memory loss and fatigue and needs £40,000 for US treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: High Volume of Lyme Disease Laboratory Reporting in a Low-Incidence State — Arkansas, 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

I Couldn't Figure Out My Brain Fog And Fatigue — And Then I Was Diagnosed With Lyme Disease
When the doctor told me I had Lyme disease, I cried — not because I was scared, but because I finally had an answer. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London woman battled agonising Lyme disease for 16 years
Rhiannon Collins, 23, from Erith, south-east London, was bitten by a tick when she was just four years old. For 19 years she suffered joint dislocation, severe muscle pain and crushing fatigue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease patient goes SEVEN YEARS undiagnosed with 'flu-like' KILLER condition
A LYME disease patient has urged the NHS to invest in treatments for the rare condition, after going seven years with the killer disease undiagnosed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher risk of Lyme disease for the South of England
The UK's medical advisory body has warned that there are high concentrations of ticks infected with Lyme disease in the South of England and the Scottish Highlands. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston scientists develop jab to prevent Lyme Disease
Scientists in the US have developed a new injection which offers promising hope to sufferers of the tick-borne condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A vaccination jab that can help to prevent Lyme Disease
Scientists in the US have developed a new injection which offers promising hope to sufferers of the tick-borne condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parts of UK identified as high risk areas for Lyme disease
South England and Scottish Highlands have higher prevalence of infected ticks which cause the disease, says health bodyThe south of England and the Scottish Highlands have been earmarked as high risk areas for Lyme disease.The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said some areas appear to havehigher prevalence of infected ticks which cause the disease. But the health body said prevalence data is incomplete as it called for a large study into the condition in the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Infectious diseases Science UK news Health Society Source Type: news

Draft guidance drawn up to ‘spot and treat’ Lyme disease
Guidelines have been drawn up to provide “clear advice” to support clinicians in diagnosing and treating patients with Lyme disease, which is spread by ticks. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NICE provides advice on diagnosing Lyme disease
GPs should consider Lyme disease in patients presenting with flu-like symptoms alongside neck or joint pain, cognitive impairment and paraesthesia, according to NICE draft guidance. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Bacterial infections Source Type: news

GPs given help to spot Lyme disease
NICE guidance on rare but treatable condition (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Don't Let the Tick Stick
SUNDAY, Sept. 24, 2017 -- As tick populations and the threats they pose increase across the United States, people need to know how to deal with them, a skin doctor suggests. Ticks can cause serious illnesses such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bartonella disease: A misunderstood vector-borne infection, similar to Lyme disease
(Natural News) According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported yearly. As only a small fraction of cases actually gets reported, the agency adds that the actual incidence of this disease in likely much higher. On top of that, emerging studies show that Bartonella disease,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avril Lavigne Has Been Named the Most Dangerous Celebrity Online. Here ’s Why
(NEW YORK) — One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory — she’s been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday that Lavigne, whose last album came out in 2013, was the most likely celebrity to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware. Searches for Lavigne have a 14.5% chance of landing on a web page with the potential for online threats, a number that increases to 22% if users type her name and search for free MP3s. Bruno Mars was second in his debut on t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Kennedy / AP Tags: Uncategorized avril lavigne celebrities cybersecurity onetime Source Type: news

Yolanda Hadid says her Lyme disease was misdiagnosed as ME
The Dutch model, 53, who lives in New York, reveals that her six-year battle with Lyme disease began with a misdiagnosis of ME. Yolanda reveals all in her new book, Believe Me, which is out next month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learning from our Lotte
Sam, Lotte and Caroline Parenting is a messy adventure – it tests our patience, our will and our energy, but never our concern, love or passion for our children. With three kids under 10, my wife, Caroline, and I have managed broken noses, split lips, cuts and bruises too numerous to count … even Lyme disease, skin disorders, and serious fevers – most seem to come with the territory. But there have been rare moments when one of our kids was sick and we didn’t know what was wrong or how to ease the pain, and in those moments, we felt pretty desperate. One of those times was when our 4-year-old daugh...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sam Bigelow Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Richard Yu vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) Source Type: news

Aggressive fear push on Lyme disease by the media just part of the plan to roll out a new Lyme vaccine
(Natural News) Lyme disease cases are on the rise in the Western world, and pharmaceutical companies are hoping to cash in on the illness with the help of a new vaccine. In the U.S., the number of confirmed cases of the tick-borne illness in 2015 was nearly 29,000, compared to 23,000 ten years earlier. Lyme... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Prevent, and Treat, Lyme Disease in People and Pets
U.S. health officials warn that cases of the illness are on the rise Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Lyme Disease, Pet Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Prevent, and Treat, Lyme Disease in People and Pets
SATURDAY, Sept. 2, 2017 -- If you're planning to be outdoors this holiday weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know that ticks are most active during the summer months. Campers, hikers and gardeners are among those at greatest... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Vaccine May Reach Market Within Five Years
10 hours ago ... Boomers are skipping needed vaccines · Explore the full list of benefits available to you as an AARP Member · Should you record your next ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lyme disease put a fitness instructor in a wheelchair  
Only four years ago, ex-Army fitness instructor Lorraine Murray, 46, from Montrose, Angus, had completed four Olympic-length triathlons, ran her own businesses and was raising two children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient history of Lyme disease revealed with bacterial genomes
A team of researchers has found that the Lyme disease bacterium is ancient in North America, circulating silently in forests for at least 60,000 years. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lyme disease on the rise in Canada, but doctors still confused about diagnosis
In 2015, there were more than 700 cases of Lyme disease reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada, up from roughly 130 in 2009. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Babesia and Lyme disease: What's the connection?
Lyme disease is commonly caused by ticks. Another lesser known risk of tick bites is babesia, a dangerous microparasite that can infect human blood. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
Lyme disease is on the rise. How can you prevent it? What are the symptoms, and what should you do if you think you or your pet have it? (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognizing Lyme Disease
-- Lyme disease, caused by the bacterium B. burgdorferi, is transmitted by biting deer ticks that are quite small and may be difficult to see. Within 30 days of a deer tick bite, a circular red patch of about five inches'diameter often appears. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Video of tick stuck in a patient ’s ear
The clip shows a doctor removing a tick embedded inside an unnamed patient's eardrum. Ticks can cause Lyme disease, caused Matt, 44, to need heart surgery after suffering complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horrifying video of tick stuck in a patient ’s ear
The clip shows a doctor removing a tick embedded inside an unnamed patient's eardrum. Ticks can cause Lyme disease, caused Matt, 44, to need heart surgery after suffering complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Matt Dawson tells how a tick bite left him needing surgery
Rugby star Matt Dawson, 44, developed a rash and fever after being bitten by a tick while working out at a park in Chiswick, West London in July 2015. He was eventually diagnosed with Lyme Disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insect bite warning: Three bugs living in the UK you should AVOID
INSECT bites are usually harmless but can sometimes require hospital treatment. These include ticks, which left former rugby player Matt Dawson with Lyme disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Matt Dawson: I needed heart ops after contracting Lyme disease in a London park
A QUESTION of Sport team captain and former England rugby captain Matt Dawson has revealed how he underwent heart surgery after being bitten by a tick. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Developing Test For Lyme Disease
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2017
Researchers Developing Test For Lyme Disease (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it really Lyme disease? New test may be able to tell
Scientists are developing a new way to test early for Lyme disease, using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: New research offers hope on detecting Lyme disease early
Dr. Jennifer Ashton brings all the details on a new study on Lyme disease that is creating a buzz within the medical community. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

New study offers hope for early Lyme disease diagnosis
Researchers differentiated Lyme disease from similar tick-borne illnesses. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell
Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or something else can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to catch the disease early _ using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New test differentiates between Lyme disease, similar illness
(Colorado State University) A team of researchers led by Colorado State University has identified a way to distinguish Lyme disease from similar conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What is Lyme Disease? How do you get it and what are the symptoms?
LYME Disease is a growing problem in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman bedridden for 14 YEARS had lyme disease
Lisa Vallo, 49, from Bradford, would fall asleep anywhere and moving left her gasping for breath. She first became 'fluey' after a bite from deer tick brought home by her cat in 2002. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a tick gut gene serves as a gateway for Lyme disease
The bacterium that causes Lyme disease may have some help from a gene found in the guts of infected ticks. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lyme Disease: Emergency Department Considerations Lyme Disease: Emergency Department Considerations
Find out what there is to know about the ED management of patients with Lyme disease.The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Trilobites: Lyme Disease ’ s Worst Enemy? It Might Be Foxes
New data suggests the rise of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases may be tied to a scarcity of traditional mouse predators. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMY HARMON Tags: Ticks (Insects) Lyme Disease Mice Foxes Hofmeester, Tim Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Journal) Source Type: news