World Cup Fever

Lyme Disease Action – Striving for prevention and treatment of Lyme Disease and associated tick-borne diseases. July 2006 General Press Release   World Cup Fever World cup fans could be returning from Germany with a souvenir they didn’t bargain on. Tens of thousands of England supporters are camping in fields and forests where ticks find […]

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Dr. Jemsek To Continue Practicing Medicine

Lyme Disease Action welcomes the news that Dr. Joseph Jemsek will be able to continue practicing medicine. Dr. Jemsek is a well-known LLMD (Lyme-literate MD) and staunch supporter of Lyme and Tick-Borne disease patients. Dr. Jemsek, an infectious disease specialist, who practices in North Carolina, USA had been under investigation by the North Carolina Medical […]

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Please support Dr Jemsek

Lyme Disease Action is supporting the urgent appeal for patients and others to lend their support to Dr. Joseph Jemsek. Dr. Jemsek is a well-known LLMD (Lyme-literate MD) and staunch supporter of Lyme and Tick-Borne disease patients. Dr. Jemsek, an infectious disease specialist, who practices in North Carolina, USA has been under investigation by the […]

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Lancet – Lyme disease testing

The March edition of Lancet Infectious diseases published the LDA comment. link Dear Editor By objective criteria it is a moot point whether any diagnostic test on an individual patient is positive or negative when the tests are unreliable. In this position other forms of assessment of whether a patient has Lyme borreliosis or not […]

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Lyme Disease Alert

Lyme Disease Action – Spring Campaign 2Oth February 2006 2005 showed a marked increase in the number of articles printed in the national press and scientific journals regarding Lyme disease (Lyme Borreliosis) – a bacterial infection commonly spread by the bite of an infected tick. (1). Why is Lyme Borreliosis ‘hot news’ today? Spring is […]

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Dr. Joseph G Jemsek faces medical board for treating Lyme patients

Lyme Disease Action is saddened to hear that the North Carolina Medical Board has charged Dr. Joseph G Jemsek with unprofessional conduct for making what the board describes as unsubstantiated diagnoses (of Lyme) of at least five patients. (See Charlotte doctor charged with improper Lyme disease diagnoses by Tim Whitmire. We at Lyme Disease Action […]

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LDA response to Dr Gibson MP

Dear Dr Gibson I am responding to your Enquiry regarding ME/CFS on behalf of the charity Lyme Disease Action. Our response is divided into the following parts: (1) Why Lyme Disease Action feels it appropriate to make a brief submission to the Enquiry. (2) Background to the formation of Lyme Disease Action. (3) The potential […]

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Real numbers of Lyme patients are not known in the UK

See Lancet comment – Real numbers of Lyme patients are not known in the UK Phillips et al. use the phrase ‘a growing problem with Lyme disease’, however, it is possible that this may not be the recent phenomenon that the phrase implies. There is no irrefutable reason why such a bacterium, or one of […]

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The Times – Going down to the woods? Wear socks

by by Dr Thomas Stuttaford, The Times 8th August 2005. The article can be found on the Timesonline website see, Going down to the woods? Wear Socks The LDA issued the following statement about the article. Thank you so much for addressing the growing problem of Lyme disease (‘Going down to the woods? Wear socks.’ […]

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ME is in the genes not in the mind, say scientists

by Nic Fleming, The Telegraph 21st July 2005. The article can be found on the Telegraph website see, ME is in the genes not in the mind, say scientists The LDA issued the following statement about the article. We are heartened by Dr Jonathan Kerr’s findings of abnormal white blood cell behaviour in ME sufferers […]

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