FOR REFERENCE: Geographic Distribution of Ticks in the United States – CDC Maps 2012 http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/geographic_distribution.html Mystery Illness Solved: Lyme Disease — Oregon Family Suffered Years And Years’ From Ailment Carried By Ticks By Carol Ann Riha AP RAINIER, Ore. – … Continue reading →
FIRST LYME DISEASE CASE REPORTED IN SOUTH STATE USA TODAY (Arlington, VA) – Saturday, June 8, 1991 Author: MARILYN LEARY: (c) Gannett News Service The first confirmed case of tick-borne Lyme disease caught in Southern California – at Cucamonga Peak … Continue reading →
Asked about chronic Lyme , Le said although the Lyme bacterium can be tenacious,
he doesn’t believe it can survive onslaughts of antibiotics lasting several months. It
shouldn’t be necessary for patients to take antibiotics for a year, or years, he said.
He said in rare cases true chronic Lyme turns into an auto-immune disorder, which
keeps the patient feeling ill.
Part of the increase in Lyme disease may be explained by new reporting standards adopted last year. Both laboratories and physicians are now required to report positive blood tests, said Dr. Gary Green, an infectious disease specialist at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Rosa.Continue reading →
February 2, 2011 Film on Lyme disease, panel of doctors to come to Battle Ground Cinema The Reflector Battle Ground, Washington Joanna Michaud staff reporter Battle Ground resident Miguel Perez-Lizano has been searching for some relief for Lyme disease, spread … Continue reading →
“Lyme disease, like syphilis, is a spirochetal infection that affects the brain,” noted Diers. “Left untreated, the patient will become as crazy as a pet duck.”Continue reading →
Kaiser is a major problem. They do not want Lyme disease diagnosed in their backyard. Since my experiences with Kaiser, I have become an advocate for Kaiser members who are denied care. This is a systemic problem at Kaiser. One employee told me that because appropriate treatment for Lyme disease can be more expensive than that of an AIDS patient, Kaiser’s solution is not to diagnose.Continue reading →
With proper antibiotic treatment in the early stages of the disease, most people recover completely, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based in Atlanta.Continue reading →
”We consider Lyme Disease as endemic in all of Washington state,” says Dr. Todd Damrow, research microbiologist with the state Office of Public Health laboratories here.Continue reading →
The first confirmed case of tick-borne Lyme disease caught in Southern California – at Cucamonga Peak –
has been reported by the San Bernardino County Public Health Department.