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Where Is Rickettsia Found In The US?

Many diseases can be passed on to humans through the bites of ticks, lice, mites, and fleas. Although these creatures are tiny, the bacteria they carry can wreak havoc in humans, leading to several serious diseases. This group of disorders is known as vector-borne diseases, which run the gamut from mild to fatal. One of the most difficult aspects of this group of diseases is how to quantify them all separately. Many begin with generalized symptoms that resemble a traditional infection. If patient and doctor alike are not careful, a disease can subsequently be misdiagnosed and left to develop unchecked. This is why it’s important that vector-borne illnesses are visible to the general public, and that there is plenty of readily accessible information about them.

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How to Find US-Based Morgellons Disease Support Groups

Fighting Morgellons disease can be a lonely battle. Because it is not a well-known condition, it can be difficult to find support. However, in the U.S. alone, there are more than 20,000 cases of Morgellons. That means that it is possible for you to get support from other Morgellons patients. If you’re looking for a connection with another fellow Morgellons sufferer, the internet is your best friend. With some searching, you can discover if there are in-person Morgellons disease support groups near you. If not, there are many online resources for Morgellons awareness as well. Here are some tips on where to head first.

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What To Do If You Have Morgellons Disease In The American Health Care System

Suffering from any disease can be unnerving, especially when it comes to the U.S. health care system with its notoriously high costs and stringent insurance protocols. But for people with Morgellons disease, the onset of this particular disorder can create a whole host of issues separate from the debilitating effects of the disease itself. The main issue is that Morgellons isn’t formally recognized by any official health care body in America or abroad. Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducting numerous tests in the late 2010s, they could find no specific cause for the disease, with a number of results coming back inconclusive. Despite this, thousands upon thousands of patients across the world report suffering from the disease, a number that keeps increasing with every passing year. So what exactly can you do to further your case when you suffer from a disease that isn’t officially recognized by the health care system?

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6 Reasons Why Lyme Disease Often Goes Undetected in the U.S.

Cases of Lyme disease that go undetected and untreated can end up wreaking havoc on a person’s health. There can be more severe symptoms that greatly impact someone’s ability to get treatment and to recover. Here are six common reasons why Lyme disease can go untreated.  Continue reading “6 Reasons Why Lyme Disease Often Goes Undetected in the U.S.”

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Why Maine Is The Worst State For Lyme Disease

Although Lyme disease is a prevalent disorder all over America, and has turned up cases in every mainland state, the North East is particularly associated with Lyme – and with good reason: it’s a hotbed of deer ticks, the insects that are the sole transmitters of Lyme-inducing bacteria. The disease is becoming something of an epidemic as it’s so difficult to treat properly and diagnose, and while it was previously thought that you could only contract Lyme by visiting certain states, it’s now known that you can contract it anywhere in the U.S., making it all the more dangerous for citizens everywhere. On top of that, the “North East exclusivity” myth makes it harder for doctors in other parts of the country to diagnose Lyme, as they don’t consider it when approaching the symptoms. Despite this, there’s no smoke without fire; a recent poll put Maine as the number one worst state for Lyme disease.

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