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Deer Ticks Confirmed in North Dakota Carry Lyme Disease and Important Implications for ‘Non-Lyme’ States

Deer Ticks Confirmed in North Dakota Carry Lyme Disease and Important Implications for ‘Non-Lyme’ States

Recent findings published in the Journal of Medical Entomology carry critically important implications for Lyme Disease detection in Montana and other states currently not considered Lyme endemic. Although North Dakota was considered to be outside the range of deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis), researchers sampled nine locations in North Dakota and found deer ticks present at six of them, including […]

My Son’s New Year’s Resolution for Lyme Awareness

My Son’s New Year’s Resolution for Lyme Awareness

My son’s teacher took the time to type and email my son’s resolution from a project in class, and it truly melts my heart.  It’s certainly not easy for either of my kids to have a mom with Lyme disease. Christopher’s Resolution ~ (9 years old, 3rd grade) My New Year’s resolution is to finally […]

Lyme Disease U.S. Postage Stamp Could Become Reality ~ Letters Needed

Lyme Disease U.S. Postage Stamp Could Become Reality ~ Letters Needed

The National Stamp Advisory Committee is willing to consider a Lyme Awareness Stamp if enough national interest is received.  You can help with the (updated) letter templates and options provided here, or via groups noted in this post. In November 2014, the leader of a support group called Lyme Disease Eugene Oregon, Deb (‘Dive GirlDeb’ on […]

Long-Term Lyme: Were You Diagnosed With Lyme Disease First, or Something Else?

Long-Term Lyme: Were You Diagnosed With Lyme Disease First, or Something Else?

For millions of patients, like me and the dozens of other patients that shared varying degrees of their situations and stories here, still fighting Lyme Disease years after our initial infection, it is emotionally difficult to read or hear that our disease ‘does not exist’.  We need a larger percentage of doctors and the general public […]