27 November 2016

USA Case MapThe report is based upon the just released CDC's MMWR final reported Lyme case numbers for 2015.  The 3 states with the highest case numbers are from the Mid-Atlantic region: Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.  These three states constitute 48% of the Lyme case numbers in the US.  LDA president Pat Smith said "Lyme case numbers continue to surge, yet government is doing little to combat this massive epidemic, which destroys families and costs lives."

The LDA has ranked the top 15 states based on those CDC reported Lyme case numbers.

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20 November 2016

ZhangThe national non-profit volunteer-run Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) is pleased to report that in 2016, the LDA reached a milestone in its Lyme & tick-borne diseases research support, the 40th journal article was published containing research supported by the LDA.

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23 October 2016

The new findings in this just published article were presented at the LDA/Columbia conference on Oct. 16, 2016 by Dr. Ying Zhang, Johns Hopkins. The research demonstrates the results of specific drug treatment for B. burgdorferi persisters, including single drug pulse dosing, combination drug pulse dosing; and which approaches are more effective at killing resistant biofilm-like microcolonies of persisters.

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07 September 2016

Investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer has broken a story in the Huffington Post that has significant impact on patients. For years, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has been citing 10-20% of patients treated with antibiotics for Lyme will have lingering symptoms. Now, CDC has changed that stat on its website to say a “small percent” will have lingering symptoms that can last for more than 6 months of what is “properly called Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome,” not “chronic Lyme disease.”

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05 September 2016

2016 Women in Govt Maine lowLDA President Pat Smith has been invited by the Women In Government Foundation, Inc. (WIG) to speak at its 17th Annual Southern & 18th Annual Eastern Regional Conference (9/29-10/1) in Bar Harbor, Maine. WIG, Washington, D.C., “is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators that provides leadership opportunities, networking expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues to all 1,783 women state legislators.” 

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