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Lymeblue
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Lyme disease in Florida? One mom's warning

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/features_momsatwork/2009/04/lyme-disease-in-florida-one-moms-warning.html

PLease send your commments

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Good for her for getting the word out.

I hope the doctors read this.

[Big Grin]

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livinlyme
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It stands to reason that any vacation area would be at risk and possibly higher risk than say your more remote less traveled area.. What are people thinking who right these guidlines?
The CDC should know better than this..

We have mass transportation today! Just like we can fly, so can ticks fly too! Common sense people, if we can board a plane then the ticks are coming with us if they are attached to our bodies.

IMHO there is no LOW RISK area,, even over seas! What ever ticks carry they are crossing boarders every day.. same thing goes with what ever ailments are over seas we are subject to contracting as well..

Swine flu has become again a concern in Mexico, and the USA.. they can't seem to understand why we have incidents in the USA ..
Well, geez let me think thru this one for you rocket scientists...

People commute on planes and trains and cars and if people can do this the little critters that we carry on these modes of transportation are coming with us..
plus they dont even have to be on us.. how about the luagage we carry or maybe even just hanging out in the car,...

please.. these are simple logical explainations and educated people we rely on ...can't think them through.. I am wondering how I managed to get the jump on the brain-iacs who set the guides up for a reference..

they obviously have a degree of some sort... much more than I have.. especially when you factor in the LYME.. but then again you might chalk it up to how Lyme victims think and the fact that we have to think more to keep up with everything going on..

Well I just had to add my two cents to this topic.. people have to be two steps ahead of this blasted disease.. but it appears we are all falling two steps behind it...

I am back on for a few and then I have to stop again as always.. LINDA D

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I lived in florida for 4 years. i just moved back to P.A. 10 months ago.

My husband and I were always outdoors in the most swampy areas around.

We went fishing, crabbing, etc....

I have been in treatment for lyme for 2 months now.My llmd says babs is high in florida.

anyone else hear this?

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Yeah Lad1121, I believe an epidemiologist at the University of North Florida has found a high incidence of babesia in FL ticks.

Had to laugh about livinlyme's comment about flying ticks, reminded me of my old Fam Doc.

I told him I was bit by a tick in Tampa at the Air Force Base. My doc said, "Well if you do have Lyme it wouldn't be from a FL tick, because they can't carry Lyme..."

He went on, "Maybe a tick jumped off an airplane and into your pants! It's possible, I guess?"

His opinion was courtesy of the IDSA's talks to doctors.

Turns out birds can carry it too, they have wings.

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Yeah Lad1121, I believe an epidemiologist at the University of North Florida has found a high incidence of babesia in FL ticks.

Had to laugh about livinlyme's comment about flying ticks, reminded me of my old Fam Doc.

I told him I was bit by a tick in Tampa at the Air Force Base. My doc said, "Well if you do have Lyme it wouldn't be from a FL tick, because they can't carry Lyme..."

He went on, "Maybe a tick jumped off an airplane and into your pants! It's possible, I guess?"

His opinion was courtesy of the IDSA's talks to doctors.

Turns out birds can carry it too, they have wings. Geography isn't relevant, except for maybe at the poles.

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There's alot of people in denial. I guess the idea of this being as wide spread as it is - would make some people & doctors uncomfortable. But hey, guess what? It's in every state!

There's actually some recognition in SC of the Lyme issue. They are having a rally about Lyme on May 14th....

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Join The Lyme Rally For Southern States
May 14, 2009!

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Lt. Governor Andre Bauer will be speaking on behalf of Lyme Disease patients.

There will be additional speakers such as representatives from South Carolina and other neighboring states. This Lyme Disease rally will be held on Thursday May 14th between 10-11:30 am. in Columbia, South Carolina.

This rally is not just for those in SC, but for patients, family members and friends of Lyme Disease victims from surrounding states to be included. Legislators will be in session and they have received personal invitations to this event.


Please join us for this historic event and make your presence known. Lyme Disease as you know, is a much bigger issue than is imagined by the general populous which barely knows what it is.

We need to show this by our numbers. Your presence or those that you know of will be a huge boost to getting Lyme into the mainstream and recognized.

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