UK B. burgdorferi strains

Isolation and characterization of Borrelia burgdorferi strains from Ixodes ricinus ticks in southern England Sorouri R, Ramazani A, Karami A, Ranjbar R, Guy EC. Bioimpacts. 2015;5(2):71–8. Full text available from http://bi.tbzmed.ac.ir/JournalIssues/AllIssues/Volume5Issue2/2201552.aspx LDA was intrigued to come across this paper which was published in the current issue of the open access, multidisciplinary peer reviewed journal Bioimpacts, [...]

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May Newsletter

The May Newsletter is now available. It contains articles on – The LDA Conference: confirmation of some of the speakers Uptake of the RCGP e-learning module on Lyme disease which is freely available to all health professionals The Tick Activity Project under the University of Liverpool and PHE A better approach to serology LDA activity [...]

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PHE Open Day presentations

Public Health England has provided copies of all presentations from this day. The chair for the whole day was Dr Jenny Harries, Regional Director, South of England, PHE. The Countess of Mar gave a brief introduction followed by Dr Tim Brooks, Clinical Services Director, RIPL. Dr Brooks had only just returned from Sierra Leone and [...]

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January 2015 Newsletter

January’s newsletter has just been published. There is news on- LDA’s 2015 conference Willy Burgdorfer’s obituary and Canada’s federal framework on Lyme disease UK tick collecting planned Other events coming up in the UK Negative Lyme disease serology – our concerns LDA help desk experience So what are we doing? Newsletters will now be published [...]

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2013 – A Different New Year

Four years ago on January 12th we attended our local emergency department for the first time. My husband by that time was six months into a gradually evolving illness, characterised by tremendous fatigue, pain, head-pressure, memory problems, episodes of double vision, tingling in his hands and feet, tinnitus and a ‘green-gilled’ queasy ‘sea-sick’ feeling on [...]

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New Year’s Resolutions – to get fit and to walk more

How many times over the years have I thought, come New Year’s Eve, that I really must lose weight and get fit?  One great way to do so is, of course, to walk more.  Both my husband and I are rather plumper than we would wish due to the many hours daily that we spend [...]

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