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Drive Away Lyme Disease - a golf benefit for MLA and Dr. Elizabeth Maloney. August 3, 2015.

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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.


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Lyme disease more serious, costly than believed.  FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prolonged illness in Americans with Lyme disease is more widespread, serious and costly than previously believed, a new study suggests.

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Moratorium

On November 8, 2014, the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice resolved to extend its moratorium regarding long-term antibiotic therapy for chronic Lyme disease for another five years.
The board will not investigate or discipline physicians simply because they prescribe long-term antibiotics. In continuing the moratorium, the board recognizes that patient access to care should not be unduly hindered and physicians should be free to practice to the full extent of their training and abilities. The resolution specifically stated that the science remains unsettled and the agenda materials included a full copy of ILADS newest treatment guidelines for Lyme disease.


Lyme Bill

Lyme research bill moves forward in Congress


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.

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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.



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

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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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