Summer 2021

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How much does the CDC undercount Lyme cases?

It depends on where you live.

By Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA

NIH Working Group’s Report to Congress Addresses Gaps in Diagnosis and Treatment and Focuses on Other TBDs

Each chapter of the 180-page Report contains comprehensive information and can be downloaded from the Working Group website.

By Lonnie Marcum

Migrating Birds Play Huge Role in Distributing Ticks Around the World

Which bird species have the greatest potential to spread Lyme disease?

By Lonnie Marcum

Advocates Zoom with Congress to Push for More Lyme Funding

200 people helped educate Congressional representatives via “Virtual Lyme Fly-in.”

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

War College Professor Says Military needs more accurate information about Lyme Disease

“The Myths of Lyme Disease: Separating Fact from Fiction for Military Personnel” decries scant funding tick-borne diseases.

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

When Lyme Disease Is Mistaken for Child Abuse

Pennsylvania doctor calls Child Protective Services for a 4-year old with a swollen knee and a skin lesion with central clearing in a highly endemic area.

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

Membership in Online Support Group Helps Feelings of Loneliness and Despair

Patient expresses thanks to the volunteers who keep’s virtual forum going.

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

Navigating the Ups and Downs of Mountain Biking With Lyme disease

Max Fierek creates video that he hopes will help bring awareness about tick-borne illness to other bikers.

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

Lyme Video,“One Little Bite,” Packs a Big Wallop

Lyme activist finds storytelling workshop helps free previously squelched emotions

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

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