Category Archives: Lyme Disease News

Lyme Advocates Call for Congressional Oversight of CDC

Lyme patients and advocates from across the U.S. will gather for a “We the People” rally at the U.S. Capitol on May 19. The next day, simultaneous solidarity rallies will be held at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) … Continue reading

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Possible Answers to Treatment Failure and Chronic Lyme

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has broken ground again on understanding and treating chronic Lyme disease. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email each month when there are … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Tackles Chronic Lyme Disease

Wall Street Journal recently published an article on chronic Lyme disease. That’s right, they actually Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email each month when there are new posts. … Continue reading

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Sandflies in Iraq Infect Americans Who Bring Home Lyme Disease and Multiple Co-infections.

A USDA report published last November revealed that sand flies — tiny,  winged gnats often called no-see-ums — were biting troops in Iraq as many as 1,000 times in a single night.  Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I … Continue reading

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News on Lyme Disease in Australia

This month (October 2015) a ground breaking peer-reviewed study was released in PubMed giving hope to the thousands of suffering people in Australia. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one … Continue reading

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Avril Lavigne Suffers Loss from Lyme Disease

When we suffer great loss from Lyme disease it further isolates us from people we perceive to live fulfilled lives. Usually those thoughts couldn’t be further from the truth. Take Avril Lavigne, for instance. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, … Continue reading

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“Persister” Borrelia Bacteria Confirmed by Johns Hopkins

After decades of being treated like “lyme loonies” (who are hypochondriacs, lazy, or insane) we are finally vindicated. In a surprising move Johns Hopkins shocked many in the medical field when doing an end-run around Harvard with a land-mark study … Continue reading

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Entomological Society of America Releases Urgent Call to Action re: Lyme

Pressure from exacting and reputable researchers (sporting multiple advanced degrees) who are up-to-date with latest research in microbiology and infectious diseases, have finally caused a shift in mainstream research as I have been predicting. Take a look: Subscribe to Jenna's … Continue reading

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Is Lyme Disease Fatal?

Is Lyme disease fatal? Yes, of course it is. Before you panic, just because you feel like you are dying right now doesn’t mean that your Lyme disease is going to put you in the grave anytime soon. However, Lyme … Continue reading

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Effect of Delayed Lyme Diagnosis

SAN FRANCISCO May 29 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A nationwide survey by LymeDisease.org confirms that current methods used to diagnose and treat Lyme disease are often faulty and inadequate. The overwhelming response rate – over 6000 respondents within six weeks – demonstrates … Continue reading

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Federal Bill Passes Congress for Research Funding For Lyme Disease

A bill that would prioritize federal research on Lyme disease and related illnesses — and give patients a voice in the process — cleared an important hurdle in Congress on May 21, 2015. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I … Continue reading

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Tribute to Joseph Elone, Fatality of Lyme Disease

I try to keep this blog positive, with new information on the progress being made to better diagnose and treat Lyme disease. This can be tough when the truth of such an escalating epidemic is hidden from the general populace … Continue reading

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What Happened to Dr. MacDonald?

I mistakenly reported that Dr. Alan MacDonald had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s – a horrific irony that saddened all of the Lyme community. I am happy to say that although he was actually diagnosed with fronto-temporal dementia (and was not given … Continue reading

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Another Star Fights Lyme Disease: Singer Avril Lavigne

The rich and famous get the same run around as we do according to the recent press release and interview by People Magazine with Rock Star Avril Lavigne. Watch News Story here: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/avril-lavigne-lyme-disease-questions-answered/story?id=30046495 [NOTE: Things on video that are incorrect: You … Continue reading

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Can You Find True or False in This Post on Chronic Lyme MSIDS?

 There are so many theories that are stated as facts by medical doctors or journalists who don’t take the time to read the pathology from the scientists (medical and licensed professionals).   I surmise that the medical doctors state what … Continue reading

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Breakthrough for New Treatment for Chronic Lyme Disease

Lakewood-Amedex Inc., a leading developer of novel anti-infective pharmaceuticals, announced today that it has expanded upon a research collaboration with Dr. Leona Gilbert at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland to further characterize the … Continue reading

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Another Case of Unknown Lyme Disease Causing Life Threatening Stroke

Typically these cases never hit the news. More, and more we are hearing news reports of people who have no idea that they are carrying infectious Lyme disease, perhaps ignoring subtle symptoms of fatigue or joint pain that resolves itself … Continue reading

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California Birds Loaded with Lyme Disease

Something doesn’t add up. We know birds have been carrying ticks all over the world and spreading Borrelia that way. But now, according to a study just released by the University of California at Berkeley, 623 birds representing 53 species yielded … Continue reading

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Global Warming Affects Increase in Lyme Disease Especially in Northeast

According to Outbreak News Today, an article by Harold W. Manter from the Laboratory of Parasitology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and  affiliated zoologist, Daniel Brooks warns that humans can expect more illnesses like Lyme disease to emerge in the future, as climate change shifts … Continue reading

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People Are Dying From Lyme Who Don’t Know They Have It

Yes, it is true.  Three people between the ages of 26 and 38 died from Lyme induced heart attacks between November 2012 and July of 2013 in New England (NY, CT and MA) who didn’t even know they had Lyme … Continue reading

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Yolanda Foster Fights For Her Life and Sanity

For those of us who have gone through the terrifying loss of mental capacity, pain and weakness that the Hollywood star, Yolanda Foster is now going through, we all share in her distress and wish her a speedy recovery. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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A Lyme Co-infection That Causes Cancer-Like Cells

Theileria microti is a human disease caused by a microscopic parasite very similar to Babsia microti, a common co-infection of Lyme disease, so similar that the classification has been debated amongst scientists for over fifty years. Not surprisingly, T. microti is transmitted … Continue reading

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Deadly Bourbon Virus; a New Co-Infection of Lyme Disease

A Kansas farmer, John Seested, age 68, died in June, 2014 after testing negative for all tick-borne illnesses, The Fort Scott Tribune reported. Still, tick-borne illnesses was listed among three causes of death on his death certificate. He was 68. … Continue reading

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