14 November 2018

2017 HHSworkingGroup closerTwo major releases from the US Government today confirm what advocates and patients have long known -- there is a growing Lyme & tick-borne diseases problem sweeping the land and Congress needs to take action to curb the spread. In a release long awaited by the Lyme community, the US Department of Health & Human Services announced today that the federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (WG) issued its first report to Congress, the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services, and the public—with 2 more reports to follow over the next four years.

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09 November 2018

cdclogoAlthough the numbers of tick-borne diseases have been out several days on CDC’s Wonder platform, a new data set format for tick-borne diseases has just been introduced today by CDC for 2017. It includes much pertinent information including the state numbers, state incidence map and rate, rate per 100,000 by age group, by race, by ethnicity, by sex, for Lyme disease--all which will be in an easy layout to follow. Other TBDs totals are also there. Something the LDA has requested since last year, a disclaimer, has been made on the map concerning MA.  MA has changed its reporting so that it relies primarily on lab reports, so it has not been able to have most of its numbers reported out by CDC as it does not meet the case definition set by the Council of State & Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE). A similar disclaimer should be made for NY. CDC will be releasing more information early next week.

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09 November 2018

2018 conf advocate meeting loThe Lyme Disease Association’s Advocate dinner held Friday evening October 26 prior to the LDA/Columbia CME conference was well attended with group representation from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, California and Maine. The groups are part of the LDAnet umbrella network. LDA Rhode Island Chapter Co-Chair Julie Merolla led the meeting.

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24 October 2018

nbc10newsCONFERENCE SOLD OUT At the door registration is limited by space REGISTER NOW!
Take advantage of lower conference rates by 11:59pm EST Thursday 10/25
The Lyme Disease Association & Columbia University's 19th annual CME scientific conference, Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases: Turning the Corner Through Research, will be held October 27 & 28, 2018, Marriott Providence Downtown Hotel, Providence, RI

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22 October 2018

nbc10newsThe Lyme Disease Association/Columbia University's upcoming Lyme CME scientific conference received TV coverage on NBC 10 News Rhode Island, on October 22, 2018. The segment, Health Check: Raising Awareness about Tick-Borne Diseases, was reported by Barbara Morse Silva. Click here to watch TV coverage on NBC 10 News

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