Zoonoses (Monitoring) Regulations 2006

Consultation on the implementation of EU Directive 2003/99/EC – the Zoonoses (Monitoring) Regulations 2006. Response from Lyme Disease Action Registered charity 1100448 Registered company 4839410 Registered in England. With reference to the covering letter accompanying this consultation: Lyme Disease Action is in broad agreement with Defra taking the needed additional powers to ensure that the […]

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The death of Alasdair Crockett

Professor commits suicide after catching dementia from tick bite, read the story in the : Daily Mail 18th September The Herald 19th September Institute for Social and Economic Research Economic and Social Data Service Click here for a statement from the family of Dr Alasdair Crockett. All of us who work on behalf of Lyme […]

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The death of Alasdair Crockett – Information for press

17th September 2006 Re: The death of Alasdair Crockett. Lyme borreliosis is an infectious disease caused by the spirochaetal bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi which is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected tick. The psychiatric manifestations of Lyme Borreliosis are frequently overlooked despite it being a neurological disease. If left untreated, an extensive range […]

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World Cup Fever – information sheet

Information Sheet: World cup fever 2006 Estimated annual Lyme Borreliosis Incidence in Germany: 25 per 100,00 population (Estimated population July 2006 : 82,431,390). http://www.eurosurveillance.org/em/v10n04/1004-223.asp Excerpt: Lyme borreliosis is a potentially serious infection common in Germany, but little data about its incidence, distribution, and clinical manifestations are available. Lyme borreliosis is not a notifiable disease in […]

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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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