Hope ahead?

Drug Combinations against Borrelia burgdorferi Persisters In Vitro : Eradication Achieved by Using Daptomycin , Cefoperazone and Doxycycline Feng J, Auwaerter PG, Zhang Y. PLoS One. 2015;1–15. Full text available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0117207 What problem does this address? Some patients who have been treated for Lyme borreliosis with courses of standard antibiotics such as doxycycline, amoxicillin […]

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PHE open day – altered programme

PHE are now sending out confirmation of places at their open day on March 25th in Kensington. This includes an updated programme. The main changes are The Scottish View on Lyme Disease will be presented by Dr Roger Evans alone – Dr Emma Watson is not listed “PHE tick awareness campaigns” is no longer listed, […]

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PHE Lyme disease open day

Public Health England (PHE) will be holding a Lyme Disease Open Day on Wednesday 25th March to discuss the latest research and developments in the field of Lyme disease. This day will be the second in a series of PHE Lyme Disease Open Days and it will provide an opportunity for patients, physicians and organisations […]

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PHE Lyme disease conference UPDATE

Update 5/3/2015: At the moment due to all sorts of difficulties, including the public having little time to prepare, it is highly probable that the date will be moved Proposed Date: Thursday March 26th may be moved Venue: London, Coin Street Conference Centre, a short walk from Waterloo. This conference is open to everyone and […]

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Tick Activity Project

The Tick Activity Project at the University of Liverpool is working with the Medical Entomology & Zoonoses Ecology group at PHE Porton to assess the seasonal activity of the sheep tick, Ixodes ricinus, across England and Wales.  The aim is to record climate and weather variables at the same time to analyse the effect on tick questing […]

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Westminster meeting

In our January newsletter we said that a meeting, organised by a patient’s MP, was to take place at the House of Commons. LDA was asked not to attend this meeting, but we said that we would provide feedback. We have now heard from several people present and we have read on-line accounts. We have […]

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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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Just who is being anti-science?

Canada has been hit by political problems like the rest of us – their Lyme disease bill is being challenged. All Elizabeth May is saying is that climate change means ticks will be moving North (evidence exists) many people with Lyme disease are missing a diagnosis (evidence exists) and that Canada needs its own guidance drawn […]

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Willy Burgdorfer 1925 – 2014

Willy Burgdofer died on 17th November at the age of 89. His name lives on in the bacterium he discovered – Borrelia burgdorferi. It was serendipity that led the young Swiss researcher from his study of the relapsing fever spirochaete and research in disease outbreaks in Switzerland to the outbreak of another disease in the […]

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November Newsletter

LDA’s November newsletter is now available on the Information page, where you can access all previous newsletters. This quarter there is news on- The venue for LDA’s 2015 conference Christmas cards, including a new one RCGP elearning module on Lyme disease for all health professionals LDA review article on Lyme disease published in The Nursing […]

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