Lyme disease

Beyond Ebola, keeping patients and health workers safe

Dr Doussou Touré arrives for work at Coléah Medical Centre. She washes her hands from a bucket set up in front of the building, proceeds to a screening area where her temperature is checked and recorded and only then enters the bustling facility that she supervises.
 
“Ebola is under control now, but we try to keep up the infection prevention and control systems that were put in place during the outbreak,” Dr Touré says, pointing to several sturdy, brightly-coloured bins, each one designated for the disposal of varying waste matter.
 
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Bring Back the Lyme Vaccine

In August 2005 my son Alec, then 39 years old, collapsed into unconsciousness while walking his dog in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By the time he arrived at the hospital, his heart rate had slowed to 30 beats per minute. Fortunately, an experienced physician recognized that Alec was having a cardiac complication of Lyme infection.

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Lyme Disease Far More Common Than Previously Known

Lyme Disease Far More Common Than Previously Known

 

August 19, 2013 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 300,000 Americans are getting Lyme disease every year, and the toll is growing.

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Tick population growth causes problems

Tick population growth causes problems

 

July 31, 2013 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are increasing due to a rise in the tick population.

The summer months are usually the time when tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease begin to rise. The increased tick population this year is expected to lead to more than 300,000 illnesses in humans and pets.

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