11 May 2018

2018 LymeSociety conference loLyme Society, Inc. First Annual Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Conference. Free to the public. Speakers include Dr. Kenneth Liegner, Pat Smith of Lyme Disease Association, Inc., Dr. Brian Fallon, Dr. Robert Bransfield. Dr. Ernest Visconti will be at Q&A, and Bob Sabatino, founder and director of Lyme Society, Inc. will be moderator. Saturday, May 12, 2018. 8:30am - 4pm. Hampton Inn and Suites Staten Island. 1120 South Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10314

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02 May 2018

2018 05 SchumerPC 1 MedUS Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) , Senate Minority Leader, invited LDA President Pat Smith to speak at a press conference he hosted in Woodbury, NY on May 2, 2018. The focus of the conference was to ensure that government monies on Lyme and tick-borne diseases reach those officials at the state and local level who can best ensure the monies are used to help fight tick-borne diseases. Remarks by Patricia Smith, President Lyme Disease Association, Inc.: Lyme, the most prevalent vector-borne disease in the US, is found in over 80 countries worldwide. CDC indicates that only 10% of Lyme cases are reported, thus in 2016 alone, 360,000+ new cases of Lyme disease probably occurred in the US.

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02 May 2018

2004 2016 cdcMMWR LymeCasesMap loJust in time for May Lyme Disease Awareness month, the CDC has released the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Results as reported by the NYTimes: "The number of people getting diseases transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites has more than tripled in the United States in recent years, federal health officials reported on Tuesday. Since 2004, at least nine such diseases have been discovered or newly introduced here."

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21 April 2018

2018 occi scapularis and longicornis ticksThe Lyme Disease Association reports that on April 17, 2018, a new tick species to the U.S. has been confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory to have wintered over in NJ, and it may now be an established species. Haemaphysalis longicornis, aka longhorned or bush tick, was confirmed in Hunterdon County, NJ, on November 9, 2017 and a mystery still surrounds its appearance. Initial ID was done by Rutgers University Center for Vector Biology and Hunterdon Co. Department of Health.

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20 April 2018

2017 ChrisSmith Pat Rich House LymeCaucus loMay is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Let’s get our Representatives in the US House of Representatives to sign up for the House Lyme Caucus. It is a bi-partisan group working together in Congress to take action on Lyme & tick-borne diseases. Under the leadership of Congressmen Chris Smith (NJ) and co-chair Colin Peterson (MN), it has initiated letters and actions to benefit Lyme patients, such as the inclusion of the monies for Lyme & tick-borne diseases into the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) and language and Lyme monies into Appropriations over the years and initiated favorable legislation. Additionally, it has queried government agencies...

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