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Support Group Meeting


Date & Time: June 14th, 2016 6:30 - 8:00pm
Description: Meet in small groups or one-on-one to discuss Lyme and related issues



Our Mission

  • To provide a supportive environment for people affected by Lyme and other tick-borne diseases:
  • To educate the public and health professionals in the prevention, diagnosis, and effective treatment of these diseases


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​​Ticks Now in Almost Half of U.S. Counties










CDC

Preliminary estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the number of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year is around 300,000. read more


MN Dept. of Health

If a patient has an EM highly suggestive of Lyme disease and recent symptom onset (<2-3 weeks), B. burgdorferi antibody tests are not recommended because of low sensitivity at this stage of infection.

read more


The adult life stage of the blacklegged tick (formerly deer tick) is currently out and feeding in wooded regions of the state. As usual, we expect blacklegged tick nymphs (smaller immature stage) to be out sometime in May and peak in June. For folks spending lots of time in the woods, repellents containing permethrin are very effective when applied to clothing.



​​​​​​​​​​​​Thank you to all the participants and volunteers the fundraiser was a huge success!

There was great music, lots of laughs and some really nice silent and live auction items to bid on too.

April 24th, 2016 6:00pm

Plymouth Playhouse presents Country Roads the Music of John Denver









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​​​​To view pictures from this event click here - to see the entire album, click on "View album (77)" in the lower right hand corner


A special thank you to the Plymouth Playhouse and staff for making this event possible.








Learn about Lyme
The Minnesota Lyme Association is working to make people more aware of the risk of Lyme disease and other diseases spread by ticks to people and our pets.  Our mission is;

  • To provide a supportive environment for people affected by Lyme and other tick-borne diseases
  • To educate the public and health professionals in the prevention diagnosis and effective treatment of these diseases.


One of the things we do to meet that mission is to provide volunteer speakers for interested groups who can provide factual information about Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases and how to reduce the risk of infection.  We have volunteer speakers in several locations around the state.  They are available by submitting a request by contacting our

Speakers Bureau Chair;
Rick Dahlman
763-274-9820
Rdahlman47@gmail.com

News

Physician CME Modules

The accredited CME learning modules offered on lymecme.info are intended to help clinicians stay up to date with recent developments in this field. Presentations provide a concise review of the evidence, highlighting points that are especially relevant to patient care.



Big News!

The new guidelines have been posted to the National Guidelines Clearinghouse

Guideline Objective(s)

  • To address three fundamental clinical questions: the usefulness of antibiotic prophylaxis for known tick bites, the effectiveness of erythema migrans (EM) treatment, and the role of antibiotic retreatment in patients with persistent manifestations of Lyme disease


  • To assist clinicians by presenting evidence-based treatment recommendations, which follow the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system


The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society has published new guidelines  that call for patient care to be individually tailored based on patients’ response to the course of treatment.


Get your yard ready for tick season

Rainbow Pest Experts



Minnesota Lyme Association envisions each ​person affected by Lyme or other tick-borne disease ​leading a healthy and vibrant life.​