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Lyme Disease Information, was: Re: [at-l] Mr Clean aka Jamie Waines in hospital



In a message dated 09/20/2000 11:41:05 AM EDT, FLATers@webtv.net writes:

<<  Funny how they keep
 saying the same thing, I can almost quote them word for word...." Lyme
 Disease is a very isolated disease, almost rare. With very few cases on
 record." Ummmm..... DUH!!! Are we the only ones that seem to disagree? >>

Next time a doctor tells someone that it is a rare disease. Ask them this 
question.
If it is so rare, then why was there a vaccine made for it? 

On LymeNet's web site you will find:
DIAGNOSTIC HINTS AND TREATMENT GUIDELINES FOR LYME AND OTHER TICK BORNE 
ILLNESSES
JOSEPH J. BURRASCANO JR., M.D.
Thirteenth Edition
Copyright May, 2000
Link to guidelines: <A 
HREF="http://www2.lymenet.org/domino/file.nsf/UID/guidelines">LymeNet - 
Advanced Topics in Lyme Disease (20...</A> 

Following was copied from the CDC web site:
"Risk: The number of annually reported cases of Lyme disease in the United 
States has increased about 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982, 
and a mean of approximately 12,500 cases annually were reported by states to 
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 1993-1997. In the 
United States, the disease is mostly localized to states in the northeastern, 
mid-Atlantic, and upper north-central regions, and to several counties in 
northwestern California." 


Looking at the Lyme Disease risk map from the CDC:
North Georgia, Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee and most of Virginia 
are all in a minimal or no risk area.

North of Virginia you will be in the moderate to high risk areas. Eastern 
Pennsylvania. New Jerry, Eastern New York, all of Connecticut and Parts of 
Massachusetts in the HIGH risk area. The rest of the AT is in a Moderate risk 
area.
Link to map: <A HREF="http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/images/riskmap_ld.gif">h
ttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/images/riskma...</A> 

Links to web sites with Lyme Disease information:
1. <A HREF="http://www.aldf.com/">American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.</A> 

2. <A HREF="http://www.lymenet.org/">The Lyme Disease Network</A> 

3. <A HREF="http://www.niaid.nih.gov/publications/tick.htm">Lyme Disease and 
Other Tick-Borne Disease Pub...</A> 

4. <A HREF="http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/lymeinfo.htm">CDC Division of 
Vector-Borne Infectious Disea...</A> 

Wildbill
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