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ChroniLyme Aug 21
🚨 We have read the 🇺🇸 draft recommendation. We have read the rebuttal of the Ad Hoc Patient and Physician Coalition (amazing job) : we endorse it. We disagree with the newly proposed IDSA guidelines as we disagree with the newly proposed guidelines in 🇫🇷.
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Lorraine Johnson, JD/MBA 10h
The right vaccine one that is highly effective and safe. LymeRix was neither. A tick saliva vaccine would be best b/c it covers all co-infections.
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Entomological Society of America 10h
In the first field study of its kind, researchers confirmed mouse nests as habitats for blacklegged ticks and American dog ticks. Researchers hope to better understand the role of mouse-tick interactions within nests in the spread of tick-borne disease.
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Lorraine Johnson, JD/MBA 10h
In Lyme disease innovation bubbles up from the bottom (clinicians) who que it up for clinical trials. Team work! Good news for Dr. Fallon and community.
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Entomological Society of America 13h
Did you know about the TICK Act? You can encourage your Federal elected officials to support this legislation that will coordinate activity and fund research and centers of excellence for vector-borne disease.
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JHU Public Health 15h
“We now have not only a plausible explanation but also a potential solution for patients who suffer from persistent Lyme-disease symptoms despite standard single-antibiotic treatment,” said Ying Zhang, a Lyme disease researcher with .
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Entomological Society of America 14h
Cases of diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes tripled btw 2004 and 2016. Vector-borne diseases are some of the most preventable. What can you do? Encourage your elected officials to support research and policy for effective management.
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LymeDisease.org 13h
“The Lyme community is not anti-vaccine,” said “It’s just a question of whether it’s the right vaccine at the right time and if [developers] are engaging with the community as collaborative partners.” via
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STAT 14h
Replying to @statnews
Opinion: If we’re going to release Lyme-resistant mice into the woods, let’s start small and invite community guidance.
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STAT 14h
Replying to @statnews
Opinion: I’m concerned about how well ecologists and biologists will be able to evaluate the safety and success of Lyme-resistant, genetically engineered mice.
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LymeDisease.org 14h
Breathing hurt. Swallowing hurt. His doctors couldn't figure out why.
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STAT 14h
STAT is putting a special focus on today, with a deep dive on new preventive methods and head-to-head perspectives on whether we should use gene editing to stop the disease.
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Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at JHSPH 14h
What don't we know about the behavior of the B. burgdorferi bacteria that might help explain the variation in some Lyme patients’ responses to it? MMI's Ying Zhang, MD, PhD, sheds some light in
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Phyllis Mervine 23h
Although the incidence of Lyme disease is 300,000, the number of clinical studies for Lyme disease trails behind leprosy, which has an incidence of fewer than 200 cases a year.
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Bonnie Crater Aug 21
Congrats to and Ravi Pothineni for their original research funded by that uncovered the borreliacidal affects of Disulfiram in lab studies
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Pamela Weintraub Aug 21
It's time to do something about Lyme and tick-borne disease
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Entomological Society of America Aug 21
Climate change is poised to increase the number of pests and expand the distribution of public health threats like the blacklegged . Ask your representatives to support research on climate change.
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LymeDisease.org Aug 21
New law requires Insurance to cover treatment for Lyme disease.
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LymeDisease.org Aug 21
“‘People in the group, who have since become my real friends, encouraged me not to give up,’ she says. ‘They reassured me that I wasn’t crazy.’” — 
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Lonnie R Marcum, PT, BSHCA Aug 19
Dang! Look at the conflicts of interest for the authors of the newly proposed IDSA Lyme guidelines. Efforts appear to be "aimed at suppressing the development of innovative tests" for via
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