LymeTimes SUMMER 2020

Lyme in the Time of COVID

News

Virginia Medical Board Revokes License of Lyme-Treating Physician

Virginia Medical Board Revokes License of Lyme-Treating Physician

Many of Dr. Zackrison’s patients strongly believe that she has been instrumental in helping them recover.

NC medical board lifts restrictions on prominent Lyme-treating physician

NC medical board lifts restrictions on prominent Lyme-treating physician

Dr. Joseph Jemsek thanks North Carolina for its newly acquired insight and appreciation of Lyme.

Health & Science

Seven Herbal Medicines Can Kill Lyme Disease Bacteria in Test Tube

Seven Herbal Medicines Can Kill Lyme Disease Bacteria in Test Tube

A new collaborative study shows promise for botanical remedies that could treat Lyme disease.

Tick Attachment Time Guidelines Misleading

Tick Attachment Time Guidelines Misleading

There’s no grace period for tick bites. Let’s quit implying that there is.

Lyme disease bacteria eradicated by new drug in early tests

Lyme disease bacteria eradicated by new drug in early tests

Azlocillin appears to kill drug-tolerant persisters very effectively

Patient Matters

Venturing out? Watch for ticks

Venturing out?
Watch for ticks

Many of us are escaping social isolation into the ticks’ home territory. Protect yourselves.

Is Your Child Crazy … or Sick? Mental Illness vs. Medical Disorder

Is Your Child Crazy … or Sick? Mental Illness vs. Medical Disorder

Many symptoms of tick-borne diseases can easily be misidentified as mental illness.

Advocacy

TBD Working Group squares off over issue of persistent Lyme disease

TBD Working Group squares off over issue of persistent Lyme disease

TBDWG votes on including guidelines on persistent Lyme disease in CDC treatment guidelines.

Flying in to Washington to Lobby for Increased Lyme Disease Funding

Flying in to Washington to Lobby for Increased Lyme Disease Funding

The Center for Lyme Action held its first Lyme Action Fly-in in February 2020

Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Comments

Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Comments

Lyme disease community members shared both written and spoken remarks with TBDWG.

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