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[at-l] NIH News Release of the Lyme Disease Study



The following is from the NIH - NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH and The New=20
England Journal of Medicine.

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 <A HREF=3D"http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/jun2001/niaid-12.htm";>NIH News Releas=
e--Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms Not Helped by Intensive=20
Antibiotic Treatment--6/12/2001</A>=20

 <A HREF=3D"http://content.nejm.org/";>The New England Journal of Medicine</A=
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On the home page, there are links to four Article's on Lyme on the main page=
.

***********The following was copied from the 4th one.**************
(i.e., they must feed for many hours) before Borrelia burgdorferi is=20
transmitted.<A HREF=3D"http://www.nejm.org/earlyrelease/feature.asp?strXMLFi=
lename=3D20010712/01071209&&#9;&9;strDate=3D&9;&9;7%2F12%2F2001&strArt=3D09&=
strNumber=3D3&strInstance=3D1References3"> </A>The risk of Lyme disease in u=
ntreated patients bitten by nymphal=20
ticks was higher if the tick was at least partially engorged (9.9 percent)=20
than if it appeared flat (0 percent). Among subjects bitten by nymphal ticks=
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for which the duration of attachment could be estimated, the risk of Lyme=20
disease was 25 percent if the tick had fed for 72 hours or longer and 0=20
percent if it had fed for less than 72 hours.
 <A HREF=3D"http://www.nejm.org/earlyrelease/feature.asp?strxmlfilename=3D20=
010712/01071209">Doxycycline for Tick Bites =E2=80=94 Not for Everyone - The=
 New England Journal of=20
Medicine, July 12, 2001</A>=20


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