13 August 2012

August 10, 2011 - Abbott's Ibis Biosciences today introduced a new molecular assay to detect a wide variety of vector-borne microorganisms, including those known to cause Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis.

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30 July 2012

Dr. Bernard Raxlen, a NY Dr. who treats Lyme patients, a member of ILADS, and Trish McCleary, member of the Massachusettes Lyme Commission and founder of S.L.A.M., an LDA supporter group, are featured with other panelists July 31, 8  - 10am.  WHMP Radio Show

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12 May 2010

Announcement From the Office of Congressman Chris Smith Save the Date
Congressman Christopher Smith (4-NJ) is hosting a Congressional Lyme Disease Forum in Wall Township, New Jersey, on June 2, 2010, 7PM, at the Wall Township Municipal Building. The panel of speakers includes renowned Lyme disease experts Dr. Nick Harris, IGeneX Labs, an authority on testing for tick-borne diseases, and Dr. Joseph Burrascano, recognized internationally for his guidelines on Lyme disease treatment. Other speakers will include (pending Army approval) tick expert Dr. Ellen Stromdahl, entomologist, U.S. Army CHPPM, who will discuss what species of ticks are found, where and what organisms are being found in ticks, and Pat Smith., president, of the national Lyme Disease Association.

Congressman Chris Smith Reports Home Summer 2010 Newsletter - Summary of Lyme Disease Forum

LDA Update after the Event

About 350 people showed up, spilling out into the hallways, at the Wall Municipal Buidling to hear the speakers and to ask questions. The program lasted from 7PM until almost 11PM, when it was stopped due to the lateness of the hour. A young man with Lyme, Myles Hutcherson, opened the program with a talk about how Lyme has affected his life and the obstacles he has had to overcome. He is 10 years old. LDA President Pat Smith followed with the spread of Lyme disease and the reasons patients are unable to get diagnosis and treatment and this is why legislation is being sought. Dr. Stromdahl spoke about the work of the US Army Public Health Service (formerly US Army CHPPM) which has a tick collection program for armed forces members and their dependents. Dr. Nick Harris presented a comprehensive program on the testing for Lyme disease and why some of the problems exist with current tests and interpretations. Dr. Joseph Burrascano closed the program with a powerpoint on diagnosing and treating Lyme disease and on the many co-infections. The forum shows the extent of the problem in the region.

12 May 2010

Citing the increased number of cases of Lyme disease, the VA State Health Commissioner has issued an advisory to doctors asking them to be vigilant for Lyme, report their cases of Lyme disease, and stress prevention to their patients.

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17 April 2009

Photo_2009_008.jpg (52296 bytes)Congressman John Hall hosted a press conference to raise awareness of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases in Dutchess, one of three highest counties in per capita Lyme cases nationally. Speakers were the Congressman (C), LDA President Pat Smith (R), Bill Mc Cabe (L), Dutchess County Legislator, and Hudson Valley LDA president, Jill Auerbach. Congressman Hall shared his concern over this increasing epidemic and discussed the many ways he is trying to encourage change on the federal level, including co-sponsorship of the "Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education and Research Act of 2009", HR 1179. Click here to view his press release. 

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