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groovy2
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Hi All--
--Jay--


The final CDC numbers for reported cases of Lyme and other diseases for 2008.

Interesting to note:

New York had almost 8,000 reported Lyme cases, compared to their 2007 numbers which showed approximately 4,000 cases.

North Carolina exceeds all states with the number of cases of RMSF again. NC 511 cases, Missouri 407 cases, Oklahoma 268 cases, Tennessee 233, Virginia 155.

NY City had many Malaria cases compared to other areas.

The total number of reported AIDS cases were approximately 39,000. Reported Lyme cases were approximately 35,000. West Nile had approximately 1,200 cases.

Reported Ehrlicia cases totaled about 2,000 for the USA in 2008.

Approximately 15 states failed to report any "probable cases" of Lyme disease, as the new CSTE definition requires.


2008 total reported cases:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5831a5.htm


To compare previous years Lyme figures with 2008:

http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/Maps/pdf/data_1990to2007detail.pdf

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Pinelady
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Like I said no one is in control. But a lot easier to see when you broke it down like that. Thanks.

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unable to identify.Igenex Jan.09IFA titer 1:40 IND
IgM neg pos
31 +++ 34 IND 39 IND 41 IND 83-93 +
DX:Neuroborreliosis

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Colorado is full of ticks and only two reported cases. Sad.

Funny how that dogs and ticks website has hundreds of reported Lyme cases for Colorado. I guess Colorado Lyme-infected ticks only like dogs.

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I don't think most cases get reported.
Someone from Public Health called my home to confirm positive results on my daughter. I don't know if she was who she said she was.

Seemed very unprofessional. I asked "aren't you supposed to confirm with her doctor?" She said the doctor did not respond by phone inquiries.

I told her I wouldn't either, but that she could mail something. I never got anything in the mail.

I think everyone is worried about insurance problems.

We pay out of pocket - but if my daughter or I were to need a hospital visit for some reason - we would be wiped out.

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Peedie, I guess I don't get it about your concern with insurance.

If one has lyme can't they utilize their insurance, why not? I have 2 insurances and they have more money than I do and should pay.

I sent my first LLMD bill in to my primary insurance, did I shoot myself in the foot?

I figured they would find out eventually.

Please help, I'm really scared now.

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Peedie, that's pretty scary. Geez. Good for you for being smart about that!

Luckily, my hubby is in a good union and we have some of the best insurance out there. My LLMD is covered, for now, and every test, hospitalization, etc. I don't even need referrals, just go where I want. Let's see what happens with further treatment. I have said for years, insurance companies are darn near ruling the world, and it's scary.

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I learned about insurance problems here and people in my support group.

So far treatment protocol as far as the insurance company is concerned is a single course of abx - Doxy for as much as 30 days.

That is dictated by the CDC and IDSA and used as the golden rule by the insurance industry.

I hope that ILADS protocol will be in place before radical changes take place in America's health care. I fear our treatment issue would be side-railed and forgotten for a time.

As it is - the insurance industry plays by the "rules" and has chosen which rules apply - and are getting away with it.

Palliative treatment and Managed Health Care and above all - profit for the insurance company. Profit=Power

Anyway, if you do encounter any problems with your health insurance, it's probably because you are on a HMO plan.

-p

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