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John Caudwell ‘devastated’ after whole family diagnosed with Lyme disease

Source The billionaire founder of Phones4U has revealed that his whole family have been struck down by the potentially deadly Lyme disease. Earlier this month John Caudwell told the Telegraph of his 20-year-old son Rufus’s long struggle with the disease, which started with “panic attacks, serious agoraphobia and a terror of sickness” before being correctly [...]

Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial

When Allie Cashel, now 23, was a young child, her father was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Later, when she was seven, she and her three siblings tested positive for it as well. They were given a brief course of antibiotics and told they were cured. Yet, weird symptoms—swollen knees and fingers, grinding joint pain, racing [...]

Lyme disease is vastly under-reported, CDC says

ORIGINAL SOURCE Lyme disease may be grossly under-reported in the United States. Government researchers say the tick-borne infection affects about 10 times as many Americans as previously indicated by confirmed case reports. About 329,000 cases of Lyme disease occur every year, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in their analysis [...]