LDA poster presentation at NordTick

LDA presented this poster at the NordTick 2016 conference: Lyme Borreliosis – A model for improved diagnosis. The aim was to explain to the conference delegates  (scientists and doctors) that Lyme disease is an emerging disease in the UK Awareness amongst the public is low Awareness amongst doctors is low Many people go undiagnosed and under treated [...]

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LDA Newsletter January 2016

The first for 6 months – sorry for the gap, but we have been tied up with other things. This newsletter contains brief articles on- A new year underway – progress that has happened over the past months, and the action plan we are pushing forwards. Lyme@JohnCaudwell.com – some observations. Press coverage – links to [...]

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HPRU EZI Conference

HPRU EZI – LDA poster This week LDA attended the annual conference of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic infections in Liverpool. This had the theme “The response to Ebola and other emerging threats”. LDA had a poster presentation accepted: “The response to Lyme disease as an emerging threat”. Who has responded, [...]

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Report from USA conference

Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Science Bridging the Gap: Lyme Disease Association 16th Annual Conference, November 14 & 15 2015, Rhode Island, USA Report from Dr Sandra Pearson, Lyme Disease Action’s Medical Director, who attended the conference. The conference was opened by Patricia Smith, President of the Lyme Disease Association, who gave an overview of [...]

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Q&A about LDA

A group of patients on the LDUK discussion board felt they didn’t know what LDA’s role was or where we stand on various issues. Although much of this information is on our website it is not easy to find, particularly for those who primarily use phones for internet browsing. It was clear that some people [...]

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Media campaign

A media campaign on infectious diseases was launched today, 1st December, and includes an article on Lyme disease. There is a print supplement in The Independent and a website with more information. This campaign will run for a few months and print versions will be distributed at international conferences. Because this will attract readership amongst doctors, [...]

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House of Lords debate supports 5-point action plan

This week (Thursday 22nd October), the House of Lords debated the topic of Lyme disease in the wake of much media attention following a range of celebrity* announcements on the relatively little-known and controversial infectious disease.  Lord Greaves, introducing the debate, asked the Minister, Lord Prior of Brampton, to follow up action points raised in [...]

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House of Lords Debate

On Thursday 22nd October, the Lords held a short debate on Lyme disease in Grand Committee. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to combat Lyme disease and other tick-related illnesses. Prior to the debate LDA had issued a House of Lords Briefing, providing sections on basic facts on Lyme disease, what [...]

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More flexible guidelines for Lyme disease

Despite rising cases of Lyme disease in the UK, there are no UK guidelines on diagnosis and treatment and there is no research in the UK to discover the true incidence, despite widespread acknowledgement that most cases go unrecorded. Heavy reliance has, until this new development (*see below), been placed on guidelines from the USA, [...]

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LDA Conference – draft programme

We now have most speakers confirmed and the draft programme is available. We will look at the evidence for treatment failures and the real difficulties this causes to patients and doctors.  We will then switch to exploring the reasons for this and what we might be able to do about it. Borrelia persisters – what [...]

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