Lyme disease in the south: 4 children infected at one camp

lyme in the south
Some doctors have questioned the existence of Lyme disease in the south, but in their “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,” published January 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describe 4 cases of Lyme disease in young children who attended a wilderness day camp in North Carolina. [1]

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Lyme Podcast: Woman with Lyme disease and vision problems

A 46-year-old woman with Lyme disease and vision problems.
I will be discussing a 46-year-old woman with Lyme disease and vision problems asociated with optic neuritis in the Inside Lyme podcast.

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COVID-19 Podcast: Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19 may be effective after all.

Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19
Most COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin improved and lowered their viral load in early studies.

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COVID-19 Podcast: 34 residents of a single skilled nursing facility died from COVID-19

Geneva Cameron, my mother.
A cluster of 167 cases of COVID-19 in a long-term-care facility. Over half of the infected residents were hospitalized. A third died. Prevention discussed.

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How do Lyme disease symptoms persist long term?

woman with Lyme disease symptoms long term has headacheding her head
Multiple studies have shown that as many as 34% to 62% of patients have Lyme disease symptoms that persist long term despite treatment. [1,2] These patients can suffer for years with debilitating symptoms.

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Breast cancer and Lyme disease: one woman’s message

cancer in lyme disease patient
Rarely, do we read about patients with cancer also suffering from Lyme disease. But many do. A courageous 46-year-old woman shares her heartbreaking story of battling terminal breast cancer. In the article, published by Glamour magazine, she describes her frustration with medicine and how her experiences as a Lyme disease patient affected her decisions in seeking medical help.

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COVID-19 podcast: Transmission from patient to health care worker.

COVID-19_ Transmission from patient to health care worker
Forty hospitalized health care workers were presumed to have been infected in the hospital. Ten of the health care workers contracted COVID-19 from a single patient. The authors also described patient-to-patient transmission. The authors traced the transmission from one patient to three others.

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COVID-19 Podcast: Fecal transmission of COVID-19 in children?

The COVID-19 virus can shed through stool. This shedding has implications for community spread in daycare centers, schools, and families.

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Lack of knowledge about Lyme disease in Canada

man hiking in shorts along lake
The number of Lyme disease cases in Canada continues to rise. Climate change, along with other factors, are enabling ticks to expand into the eastern and central provinces of Canada, including southern New Brunswick. But how knowledgeable are residents in those areas about Lyme disease and how willing are they to adopt protective measures to prevent tick bites? A new survey provides some answers.

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COVID-19 Podcast: What is the risk for children with COVID-19?

COVID-19 Podcast: What is the risk for children with COVID-19?
Welcome to an Inside COVID-19 podcast. I will be discussing the risk for children with COVID-19 disease based on a recent paper by Dong and colleagues.

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