02 April 2018

2018 NYS Sen James SewardThe following excerpts are from New York State Senator James Seward's Press Release: ALBANY, 03/29/18 — State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I/Ref-Oneonta) joined this week with his senate colleagues to call on the state to investigate the impact Lyme and tick-borne diseases (TBD) may have on mental health. The senate unanimously passed legislation (S.7171) co-sponsored by Senator Seward that would require the state to study the link between infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens and mental illnesses. The bill is the first step in a process that could lead to a better understanding of the incredible impact these diseases can have on the overall health of New Yorkers.

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22 March 2018

2018 4thAnnualMLDSEconference loAnnouncing the 4th Annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Conference at the Augusta Civic Center (Augusta, Maine) on Saturday, April 28th from 8am-5pm, supported by an educational grant from the Lyme Disease Association, Inc. ADMISSION is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. There will be over 30 expert speakers and over 100 exhibitors offering products and services to benefit Maine's Lyme Community.

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18 March 2018

2018 3rdAnnualRockyMtnColorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association (COTBDAA) presents Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: 3rd Rocky Mountain Forum, on May 19, 2018  at the PACE center in Parker, Colorado this year!  This is a FREE Awareness and Education Event, supported by an educational grant from the Lyme Disease Association, Inc. The Forum will run from 8:00 am - 5pm. For details and registration visit the Rocky Mountain Forum Home Page.

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07 March 2018

Scope2The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first tests to screen human plasma and whole blood samples for the Babesia parasite species, Babesia Microti (B. Microti), the main species that causes infection in the United States. Babesia parasites are transmitted by Ixodes scapularis ticks, also known as blacklegged or deer ticks but can also be transmitted by transfusion of blood or blood components collected from an infected donor. These new tests will be performed on human donor samples, which includes volunteer donors of whole blood and blood components, as well as living organ and tissue donors.

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06 March 2018

TBDRPThe Department of Defense Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (TBDRP) is announcing its anticipated funding opportunities for fiscal year 2018 for researchers.  Since there is a current Continuing Resolution, the Defense Appropriations bill has not been passed yet, so funds have not been appropriated for the DoD TBDRP. This is a preannouncement to allow researchers time to plan ideas for submission to the anticipated FY18 funding opportunities.

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