Fighting Chronic Lyme Disease

Lyme Education

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What Is Lyme Disease?
In A Nutshell
Fast Facts
The Basics
Tick Chart
How Lyme & Co-Infections Get Transmitted

• Infectious disease caused by a corkscrew shaped bacteria called a spirochete (Borrelia burgdorferi).

• Transmitted by the bite of a deer tick (Ixodes tick). The tick is a parasite because it relies on other animals for food. Since it carries and transmits bacterium from one animal to another, it is also called a vector (a carrier).

• Lyme disease was first discovered in US in Lyme, CT.

• Lyme disease has been reported in 49 states and is most prevalent in the Northeast, Upper Midwest, and Northern California into Oregon. However, it continues to spread through migratory birds (over 50 species carry ticks), deer overpopulation, and the reforestation of suburbs which have allowed ticks in your own back yard.

• Over 100 strains of the bacteria have been identified in the US, 300 strains worldwide.

• A single tick bite may simultaneously transmit Lyme disease, as well as co-infections Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, and Bartonella.

• Early diagnosis & adequate treatment reduces risk of long term illness.

• Surveys have found that up to a quarter of residents in Lyme disease endemic areas have been diagnosed with the disease (CT Agriculture Experiment Station —Tick Management Handbook).

Prevention Information:
Top Ten Tips To Prevent Chronic Lyme Disease

Symptoms of Lyme Disease & Co-Infections:
What To Consider If Bitten?
List of Possible Symptoms
Lyme Disease Checklist
What is Bartonella?
List of Bartonella Symptoms (coming soon)
The Bartonella Epidemic and Mental Illness (coming soon)

Political Controversy while Lyme Victims Suffer:
Dr. Burrascano’s Senate Hearing Testimonial
The Dirty Truth About Lyme
Conflicts of Interest in Lyme Disease
Antitrust Investigation into IDSA Lyme Treatment Guidelines 1
Antitrust Investigation into IDSA Lyme Treatment Guidelines 2

Testing for Lyme:
(Also See Top Questions for Deanna)
Lyme Testing Overview by IGeneX
Reasons Why Standard Testing Can Miss Lyme Detection
List of Lyme Testing Options by BetterHealthGuy
Testing for Bartonella Co-Infection

Treatment of Lyme & Co-Infections:
What Does “Herxing” Mean?
ILADS Treatment Guidelines
Dr. Burrascano’s Well-Respected Guidelines
Evidence-Based Health Care for Lyme (coming soon)
Two Standards of Care
IDSA Outdated Guidelines
Diagnosis & Treatment of Bartonella Co-Infection

Lyme News Publications
Public Health Alert
Lyme Times (publication for purchase)

Documentaries & Education Videos:
Under Our Skin (Must-Watch Documentary)
ILADS Video Library
Babesia Short Documentary
Rest In Peace Fellow Lyme Friends

Interviews about Lyme Disease:
Daryl Hall (Hall&Oates) Interview About His Lyme Disease
Dr. Harold Smith Testimony (Pennsylvania)
Interview with Director of “Under Our Skin”

Lyme Disease Organizations:
International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
LymeDisease.Org (Formerly CALDA)
Lyme Disease Association
Lyme Disease United Coalition

(Note: Additional Information about Lyme Can Be Found in the Lyme Education Category of the Blog)

Dr. Klinghardt's Statement

Dr. Klinghardt’s Statement

"In the fullness of time, the mainstream handling of Chronic Lyme Disease will be viewed as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine."
Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
Board Certified Internist + training in Pathology and Critical Care Medicine / NY
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