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By Robert Herriman On Monday, August 19th, 2013
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CDC estimates 300,000 Lyme disease cases diagnosed annually in US

Preliminary estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the number of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year is around 300,000. The preliminary estimates were presented More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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Chuck Schumer calls on the CDC to increase research on Powassan virus, other tick-borne diseases

Upon the recent discovery of the presence of Powassan virus in ticks in the Hudson Valley, New York’s senior Senator is calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to immediately allocate More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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Miss Delaware, Rebecca Jackson talks about her battle with Lyme disease

The recently crowned Miss Delaware and  Lyme Research Alliance “Person of the Month” spoke of her battle with a  debilitating case of Lyme disease in a Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) press release More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 13th, 2013
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A few words on the Maine Lyme disease law, LD597, with MaineLyme.org President Constance Dickey

A couple of weeks ago in the state of Maine, Governor Paul LePage signed the bill, LD597, into law, which makes some changes concerning the state’s public health website and other provisions. ”black-legged More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, July 13th, 2013
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Dispatch Radio: July 13, 2013 – Constance ‘Happy’ Dickey talks lyme disease, abortion in news, ‘Red 2’ film review

JULY 13 GUESTS Constance “Happy” Dickey, RN, President of MaineLyme.org, to discuss the new Maine Lyme disease law. More on the vote, read the story here NEWS ON LYME DISEASE – CLICK HERE Mike Smith, More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage signs Lyme disease bill

In a follow up to a story 10 days ago, the legislation, LD597, which passed the Maine legislature, was signed into law by Maine Governor Paul LePage today. The bill requires the Maine Centers for Disease Control More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 15th, 2013
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Lyme disease bill passes Maine legislature, heads to Gov. LePage’s desk

A Lyme disease bill, which would require the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to link to alternative treatments for the bacterial disease, passed both houses of the Maine legislature this week and More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
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Common Lone Star Tick implicated in Lyme Disease bacteria found in southerners

For the first time ever, University of North Florida’s Dr. Kerry Clark and colleagues reported finding two species of Lyme disease bacteria previously unknown to infect humans, Borrelia americana and Borrelia More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 13th, 2013
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Lyme disease vaccine produces substantial immune response in clinical trials

An investigational Lyme disease vaccine co-developed by researchers at Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and at Baxter International Inc. has shown promising safety and efficacy in phase 1/2 More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
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Study: Evidence of Lyme disease-Autism link lacking

The proposed link between the bacterial tick borne disease, Lyme disease and autism is lacking in evidence, according to researchers at Columbia University. ”black-legged ticks”, Ixodes scapularisImage/CDC Despite a More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
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Sens. Gillibrand, Blumenthal and Congressman Chris Gibson join Lyme Disease group to host forum about the tick-borne disease

Three Northeastern members of Congress joined forces with a Lyme disease advocacy group Monday to  host a forum at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City to discuss the fight against the silent epidemic More...


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