Strain-based immunity? This news article highlights results from a study exploring whether people exposed to a particular strain of Lyme disease are immune to that strain for any length of time. The news article gives a nice layman's summary of the research article. The main result is that it seems statistically more likely that the … Continue reading Strain-based immunity?
Lyme disease cases skyrocket [in Pittsburgh] Thank goodness the press is paying some attention (again) to what's going on with Lyme disease in the area. Maybe it will help one or two more people think twice before they dismiss unusual symptoms. If only the reporter had also talked about how to prevent tick bites, or … Continue reading Lyme disease cases skyrocket [in Pittsburgh]
Evidence for Erlichiosis transfer by Blood Transfusions"A 9-year-old Georgia boy who developed a rare tick-borne disease got the infection from a blood transfusion, according to a report of his case.The case is the first time this infection, called ehrlichiosis, was spread by a transfusion, said Dr. Joanna Regan of the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading Evidence for Erlichiosis transfer by Blood Transfusions
I have to admit ... there is a reason I don't post as often: my motivation for posting on this blog for many years was the need to tell my story, reflect on my experiences, and (hopefully) help others in the process. As I've gotten better, the urge to post has gone down (aside from … Continue reading Raising Awareness
For those of you not on the CALDA (California Lyme Disease Association) mailing list, I wanted to share the message they just sent me. I joined their list because they are extremely well organized and I often keep an eye on their site because it's full of great information. It's inspiring to me to see … Continue reading Repost: Thanksgiving in the Lyme World