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Lyme Disease: The New Epidemic

 

Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia Burgdoferi is the fastest growing epidemic in the world. In US alone, an estimated 18 million people are stricken with this chronic infection and most are unaware of its presence in their system. Majority of the chronically ill have Borrelia Burgfoferi (Bb) infection as the main contributing factor in their […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Lyme Disease: The New Epidemic

‘Unacceptable’ & ‘Frustrating’: Avril Lavigne Vents About Doctors Blowing Off Lyme Disease In 8-Month Search For Diagnosis

Avril Lavigne, slowly on the upswing in her Lyme disease battle, says she found many doctors’ passive dismissal of the illness as “unacceptable” and “frustrating.”

The “Sk8er Boi” singer, speaking with Good Morning America Thursday in a phone interview, explained how a year ago, she “went from doctor-to-doctor for about eight months” until she could find […]

By |January 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘Unacceptable’ & ‘Frustrating’: Avril Lavigne Vents About Doctors Blowing Off Lyme Disease In 8-Month Search For Diagnosis

Bitten: A Patient With Tickborne Disease Struggles To Find The Right Provider

For a patient with Lyme disease–like symptoms, the biggest challenge is finding a specialist who understands her condition.

“Back home after three days, I peeled off my clothes for a long-overdue shower. Reflected in the bathroom mirror was a rash the shape of a bull’s-eye, blooming bright red on my left hip. A crimson omen on […]

By |January 15th, 2016|Treatment|Comments Off on Bitten: A Patient With Tickborne Disease Struggles To Find The Right Provider

Predicting the Risk of Lyme Disease

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The distribution and abundance of Ixodes scapularis were studied in Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and portions of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan by inspecting small mammals for ticks and by collecting questing ticks at 138 locations in state parks and natural areas. Environmental data were gathered at a local level (i.e., micro and meso levels), and a geographic information system (GIS) was used with several digitized coverages of environmental data to create a habitat profile for each site and a grid map for Wisconsin and Illinois. Results showed that the presence and abundance of I. scapularisvaried, even when the host population was adequate. Tick presence was positively associated with deciduous, dry to mesic forests and alfisol-type soils of sandy or loam-sand textures overlying sedimentary rock. Tick absence was associated with grasslands, conifer forests, wet to wet/mesic forests, acidic soils of low fertility and a clay soil texture, and Precambrian bedrock. We performed a discriminant analysis to determine environmental differences between positive and negative tick sites and derived a regression equation to examine the probability of I. scapularis presence per grid. Both analyses indicated that soil order and land cover were the dominant contributors to tick presence. We then constructed a risk map indicating suitable habitats within areas where I. scapularis is already established. The risk map also shows areas of high probability the tick will become established if introduced. Thus, this risk analysis has both explanatory power and predictive capability.

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By |April 10th, 2015|Environment|1,088 Comments

Social media effort shines light on Lyme Disease

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By |April 10th, 2015|Lifestyle|1,080 Comments