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Chevy Chase, MD – March 26, 2020 – The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) is launching a new registry and crowd-solving platform, One Health Lyme, which will provide valuable resources to healthcare providers who are treating patients with Lyme and related diseases. In the planning stages for a while, the launch of the…

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From the blog of ILADS member Daniel Cameron, MD, MPH: Babesia, a parasitic infection usually transmitted through a tick bite, was once thought to be a coastal tick-borne disease limited to Suffolk County on Long Island. Some doctors had been reluctant to acknowledge that Babesia could be found in other locations. But in 2001, Babesia…

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ILADS member John D. Scott published a new paper titled Monitoring of Nesting Songbirds Detects Established Population of Blacklegged Ticks and Associated Lyme Disease Endemic Area in Canada in the journal Healthcare. ABSTRACT: This study provides a novel method of documenting established populations of bird-feeding ticks. Single populations of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, and the…

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ILADS member Robert C. Bransfield, MD published a new paper titled A Clinical Diagnostic System for Late-Stage Neuropsychiatric Lyme Borreliosis Based upon an Analysis of 100 Patients in the journal Healthcare.  ABSTRACT: Many late-stage chronic Lyme disease clinical findings are neuropsychiatric. A total clinical assessment is critical in diagnosis, especially since controversy surrounds the reliability…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) announced that their paper “Chronic Lyme Disease: An Evidence-Based Definition by the ILADS Working Group” has been published in the journal “Antibiotics” as part of the special issue “Antibiotics Resistance of Borrelia.” The authors of the paper are Dr. Samuel Shor, Dr. Christine Green,…

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Lyme Disease Conference, May 4, 2019 Report Southern Tier Lyme Support Inc. (hereafter, STLS) and Binghamton University (hereafter BU) co-hosted our fifth annual Lyme disease conference on May 4, 2019. Pre Conference Activities Last year, in Broome County, Lyme disease diagnoses jumped 36%. Over the previous five years, Lyme diagnoses increased 525%. Given these numbers,…

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The NIH is developing a strategic plan to advance tickborne disease (TBD) research and development over the next five years and beyond.  This Request for Information (RFI) invited comments and suggestions on the tickborne diseases (TBD) research priorities NIH should continue or adopt over the coming years. The deadline for submission was March 13, 2019. …

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