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C.P.
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FYI:

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20130819/US-MED-Lyme-Disease/

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I just read a similar article at the NBC site from the same report, full of errors:

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/lyme-disease-infects-300-000-year-cdc-says-6C10949383

Lyme disease infects 300,000 a year, CDC says

- by Maggie Fox, NBC News


. . . “Not everyone diagnosed or treated for Lyme disease is necessarily infected with Borrelia burgdorferi,” they wrote in a summary submitted to the conference.

. . . Treatment can be as simple as a single dose of the antibiotic doxycycline or it can involve a three-week to one-month course of antibiotics, depending on how long it takes to diagnose after infection.

Infectious disease experts disagree on whether longer courses of treatment are helpful. Up to 20 percent of patients have long-term symptoms, the CDC says. . . .

. . . you can lessen the chance of infection by removing it from your body early, even if it’s already begun to feed,” the National Institutes of Health advises. . . .

. . . here used to be a vaccine, but its maker stopped manufacturing it because too few people asked for it. . . .


[so many errors here. Big sigh. Not much help with lyme education. No mention that it requires a combination treatment to address all form of lyme - or of other tick-borne infections. They fail at patient education.]
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bigstan
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NBC news nightly just did a three minuet segment on this. Seems like this is a good thing to get this out there.

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puke [bonk]

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Robin123
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Our SF Bay Area TV segment did much better than this - I heard no lies, statements were all true - the underreported nature of Lyme, the confusing symptoms, interviews with a couple Lyme patients and an LLMD. Are we the only area that did it right?!
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Robin, IMO, having used to live in the Bay Area for 20 years,
there is a level of sophistication, open mindness, intelligence,
acceptance...

Miss it!

When we moved to where we are now, my husband and I tried to watch the local news, and couldn't it was so awful after having the Bay Area's!

Great access to all types of high quality medical care there, too, if one can afford it.

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low positive Fry biofilm test, 2012.
Update 7/16- After extensive treatments,
doing okay!

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Shiela
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Wow! Robin123 that is such GOOD NEWS! FINALLY!

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I love the fact the CDC is now saying suddenly how bad Lyme is, but giving the wrong information to the viewers.

Idiots!

Looks like with the CDC coming to life, or admitting that anyone can be harmed by Lyme at all, means the new vaccine is on the way.

Hype and Prep!

Gotta make $$$$$ from the new vaccine.

Hype and Prep!

Puke is right!

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Just saw another report today on HLN. That makes 6 networks I've come across that has had something to say about it.

Guess I watch to much TV...so sad

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Healing in Santa Cruz
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Show me the $$$, vaccine. Now all the non-lymies will run out and get the vaccine do to fear that there really is a Lyme epidemic. Grrrrr! too much misinformation on all these tv shows
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