When you look at statistics on Lyme disease, it becomes clear that this illness is a rapidly growing threat to public health. Results of studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggest that around 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the United States every year. Since these studies rely on surveillance systems that don’t account for every illness, and because only a fraction of Lyme disease cases are reported, these numbers only begin to scratch the surface of the impact this illness is having across the country.Continue reading “Lyme Co-Infections: What Is The Epstein-Barr Virus”
Incidence of Lyme disease in North America has risen rapidly in the last ten years, and research indicates that this trend will continue. According to one study, variables related to climate change could cause the number of Lyme disease cases to go up 20% by mid-century.Continue reading “Lyme Co-Infections: What Is Bartonellosis?”
Lyme disease is an increasingly common threat to public health. Incidences of Lyme disease in the United States reportedly doubled between 1991 and 2014, and this statistic doesn’t take into account the numerous undiagnosed/misdiagnosed cases of this insidious disease.
Cases of Lyme disease continue to increase across the globe, positioning the tick-borne disease as a verifiable crisis. Treating the disease appears to be something of a mystic art; many doctors don’t know how to handle Lyme at all, and are ill-informed about its symptoms and treatment plans. This is not entirely their fault, as Lyme disease continues to be one of the most controversial disorders out there. While its existence is accepted across the world, the CDC has repeatedly failed to legitimize chronic Lyme, an entirely different variant of the disease when compared to acute Lyme. On top of this, Lyme can often come hand-in-hand with a series of co-infections, originating from the one tick bite. These complicate the diagnostic process, and can often compound the original Lyme disease symptoms. So how exactly do we treat this debilitating disorder?Continue reading “Lyme And Its Co-Infections: How To Treat This Tick-Borne Disease”