Monday, August 4, 2014

Round up of the latest Lyme News


New Standard of Care Guidelines for Treating Lyme and Other Tick-borne Illnesses Released by International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society Evidence Assessments and Guideline Recommendations in Lyme disease: the Clinical Management of Known Tick Bites, Erythema migrans Rashes and Persistent Disease (Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy)

Researchers Take Further Steps Toward Development of a Vaccine (for Anaplasmosis) (Virginia Commonwealth University)
See link to abstract, Anaplasma phagocytophilum surface protein AipA mediates invasion of mammalian host cells
Detection of Bartonella Species in the Blood of Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians: A Newly Recognized Occupational Hazard? (Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as an Effective Adjunctive Treatment for Chronic Lyme Disease (Journal of the Chinese Medical Association)
Advice Varies for Suspected Lyme Disease (Canadian Medical Association Journal)
An interesting journal article from 1988: Seronegative Lyme Disease (New England Journal of Medicine)

Lyme Arthritis of the Pediatric Lower Extremity in the Setting of Polyarticular Disease (Journal of Children's Orthopaedics)

Borrelia crocidurae Infection in Acutely Febrile Patients, Senegal (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Health Canada's New Lyme Disease Plan: You Act, We'll Watch (Maclean's)

FDA to Regulate Lyme, Other Diagnostic Tests (New England Center for Investigative Reporting)

House E & C Committee Passes Lyme Bill (Lyme Disease Association)

Senate Report Outlines Plan to Combat Lyme Disease (NY Legislative Gazette)

Parting Words - And Criticism - as Dr Alison Bested Leaves BC, Returns to Ontario (Vancouver Sun)

Post from 1991 on Lyme Disease in which the CDC admits Lyme can be passed thru the placenta and be persistent (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


Rare Tick-Borne Disease Hits New York Area (NY Daily News)

Cairns (Australia) Dad Spends Months Bedridden After Tick Bite (Cairns Post)

Campaign to Battle Lyme Disease Mounts as Hampton's Epidemic Grows (New York Post)

Lyme Isn't the Only Tick-Borne Illness (Boston Globe)

"Red Shoe Day" (July 25) to Honor Those Lost to Lyme Disease (

Anaplasmosis in Dogs (VCA Hospitals)

Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know about This Serious Infection (Dorothy Kupcha Leland, Starts on page 30:
A cute cartoon because sometimes we need to laugh:


New Book: Freedom from Lyme Disease by Bryan Rosner

Audio Interview of Jim Wilson and Rosanna Magnotta: Informing Family Caregivers about Vector-Borne Illnesses such as Lyme disease (Family Caregivers Unite)

Lyme: A Silent Epidemic (Video)

Other Conditions to Rule Out (National MS Society)

Video: Borrelia Syndromes in Deep Tissues and in Chronic Infections, Dr Alan MacDonald

Audio Interview, Edward Breitschwerdt (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) on Bartonella and other Tick-Borne Diseases (People's Pharmacy)

Audio Interview, B. Robert Mozayeni, MD, (Rheumatologist specializing in chronic inflammatory diseases with neurovascular as well as rheumatic manifestations) on his patients diagnosed with Lyme Disease

Saturday, August 9: Parksville Lyme Support Group Meeting, at the Parksville Pharmasave at 1:30 pm.
Sunday, August 10: Informal Lyme Support Meeting, at Bubby's Kitchen, 355 Cook Street, Victoria, from 1 to 3 pm.

Saturday, August 16: Lyme Awareness booth at the Qualicum Beach Farmer's Market, 8:30 to Noon.

Sunday, August 24: Victoria Lyme Support Group Meeting, 1454 Hillside Avenue, from 1 to 4 pm.

September 13: Overview of the Fundamentals of Diagnosis & Treatment of Lyme Disease and Co-infections with an Emphasis on Neuropsychiatric Issues (ILADS half-day course for physicians at Monmouth University, NJ)

October 9: The Fundamentals of Diagnosing and Treating Tick-Borne Illness (ILADS one-day course for physicians in Washington, DC)

October 10-12: ILADS 15th Annual Scientific Conference: Neurological Spectrum (Washington DC)