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Re: Lyme disease article

Postby ronak on Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:50 am

Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete—a corkscrew-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme is called “The Great Imitator,” because its symptoms mimic many other diseases. It can affect any organ of the body, including the brain and nervous system, muscles and joints, and the heart.
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Re: Lyme disease article

Postby mikesplain on Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:52 am

It was my understanding that since western fence lizards are a primary host for nymphal black-legged ticks in our area,
Lyme's disease is much less prevalent here-
http://www.calacademy.org/science_now/a ... 050601.php
However, ecology is never that simple, as was revealed in this UC Berkeley study-
http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2011/02/ ... e-disease/
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Re: Lyme disease article

Postby Boon on Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:04 am

Apparently it is here:

http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_12018276

"Lyme disease often goes undiagnosed in Monterey County, because it is not well recognized in this area. Some doctors don't believe it exists in California. My experience, and the experiences of 12 other county residents — including five I know well — suggests it is quite prevalent on the Central Coast.

Dr. Hugh Stallworth, the county's health officer, said 15 cases generated from within the county have been reported to the Health Department in the past decade.

But the actual number of cases could be much higher because most reportable diseases — ones considered of public health importance — are underreported, he said. Local, state and national agencies require such diseases to be reported when diagnosed, according to the National Institutes of Health.

"I don't claim that is a representable number of samples," Stallworth said. "I do not doubt that there may be a bunch of people in Monterey County who do have Lyme disease."

Stallworth said the disease often goes undiagnosed and many cases do not get reported to the Health Department. Not all doctors know Lyme is a reportable disease, and even if they do, they don't always report it."
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Re: Lyme disease article

Postby Guest on Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:58 am

The good news is they aren't here. Yet?

http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/stats/maps/interactiveMaps.html
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Lyme disease article

Postby Boon on Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:26 pm

There's an excellent and indepth article on Lyme disease in a recent issue of the New Yorker magazine that is very much worth the read for anyone who ventures into the backcountry, or anywhere else for that matter. Read it via the link below, and there's little doubt you'll be even more careful with your apres-hike tick checks from now on. I know I will.

THE LYME WARS - The Lyme-disease infection rate is growing. So is the battle over how to treat it.
BY MICHAEL SPECTER
JULY 1, 2013

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/07/01/130701fa_fact_specter?currentPage=all
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