This message sent from the Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania by Harvey L. Kliman ==================================================
If anyone doubts the rapid rise in tick-borne diseases in the USA, this graph is convincing. All you need to note is the way all the graphs are going up rapidly.
Our November 19 monthly meeting will be at a special location at the genesis building - State & Union streets in Downtown Kennett Square - see below for the topic and map.
Rates of tick-borne infection in the United States have been increasing dramatically since 2000. See graph from
(Lyme disease displayed as cases/100 000 to allow fit - use right side Y axis.) Lyme is more than 10 times as common as the other tick-borne diseases in total numbers (shown on left side Y axis).
Although this phenomenon might reflect changes in human exposure dynamics and artifacts of reporting and diagnosis, It seems likely that these data are also related to increasing tick and animal reservoir populations.
Source: The GIDEON Database (www.GideonOnline.com)
Next Regular Meeting - Wednesday, November 19, 2008 7-9 PM at Special Meeting Location at the Genesis Conference room in the Genesis building at the corner of Union and State Streets in downtown Kennett Square. A map is located at http://www.lymepa.org/html/kennett_map_zoomed_in.html showing the parking garage on E. Maple Street - free evening parking.
Doug Fearn, President of LDASEPA will present an update on ``The War on Lyme Patients'' - issues facing patients and doctors and the controversy over the Infectious Diseases Society of America restrictive guidelines.
We are still working on our email system, so to continue receiving notices from LDASEPA please go to our email signup page at the link below, so we can move to a better system. Thanks, Harvey