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Lyme Disease News

The Spread of Lyme Disease Continues to Increase Every Year

2015 Map of Lyme Disease Cases
Map Courtesy of CDC https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/images/maps/map5.jpg

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For more data and statistic information on Lyme disease in the United states visit the Center for Disease Control.

 

News Articles About Lyme Disease and Other Tick Related Illnesses

“Lyme and Reason: The Cause and Consequence of Lyme Disease."  
Learn about Lyme disease, symptoms, medical testing and treatments.

This Emmy award winning 22 minuted video hosted by Theresa Priolo discusses the causes, symptoms and effects of Lyme disease.  Learn about the personal struggles of those infected as well as research and treatment from medical professionals.  Source:  https://www.lymedisease.org/watch-lyme-and-reason-here/, www.fox5ny.com

 

2 Year Old Girl Dies After Suspected Tick Bite - 6/6/2017
An Indiana girl died last Saturday from what doctors believe was a tick-borne illness.  Doctor's had been treating her for Rocky Spotted Mountain Fever.  She had been admitted to the hospital with a high fever that would not break, swollen hands, a brain infection and an irregular purple rash covering much of her little body.

Ticks carry can carry a variety of diseases.  Her parents urge other parents to always check their children after playing outside.  They hope their message will help other families avoid the tragedy of losing a child.  To read the article visit:  http://m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_366240/contentdetail.htm?full=true&contentguid=Zes02oRh&pn=&ps=#display

Experts Warn of Increases in tick-borne Powassan Virus – 5/2/2017
Experts are predicting a bad season for tick transmitted diseases.  With the warmer weather the tick populations are increasing across the country.  Although it is still early in the spring season we are seeing an increase in the number of illnesses from ticks.  While Lyme disease is the first illness we think of when we think of tick-borne disease, other diseases are also transmitted by ticks.  Powassan is becoming more common.  This disease if left untreated can lead to long term neurological problems.  To read more visit http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/03/health/powassan-tick-virus/ and to find out more about Powassan visit https://www.cdc.gov/powassan/

 

Tick-Spread Lyme Disease Cases in Ohio Continue to Increase  - 5/1/2017
The Ohio Department of Health issued an alert to Ohio residents that it exepts a major increase in the tick population this year that could result in an increase of Lyme Disease and other tick transmitted diseases.  The Ohio Department of Health stresses prevention of tick bites, proper removal of ticks and seeking medical care.  For more information visit:   http://wmanfm.iheart.com/articles/wman-local-news-122687/tickspread-lyme-disease-cases-in-ohio-15790125/ , http://www.odh.ohio.gov/ticks and https://www.richlandhealth.org/search/ticks

 

Fox News Article on 3 year old child bitten by a tick.
Read this article about how a tick bite affected this child.  See the Dramatic Video of what it did to her motor skills
Posted 11:57 AM, May 22, 2017, by

 

Mayo Researchers Identify New Borrelia Species that Causes Lyme Disease - February 8, 2016

"Mayo Clinic researchers, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health officials from Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, have discovered a new bacterial species that causes Lyme disease in people. The new species has been provisionally named Borrelia mayonii. Prior to this finding, the only species believed to cause Lyme disease in North America was Borrelia burgdorferi" (Josselyn, 2016).  For more information visit: The Mayo Clinic News Network

 

Pennsylvania Lyme Disease Cases Top 10,000 - November 25, 2015

"Pennsylvania continues to lead the nation in Lyme disease cases as the Commonwealth through Nov. 27 has reported more than 10,000 cases, about one-third of all cases in the US that have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Lyme disease patients required 87 percent more visits to the doctor, and 71 percent more visits to the emergency room in comparison with those without Lyme disease" (Herriman, 2015).  For more information visit: Outbreak News Today

 

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