Discusses how the disease is spread, who is at risk, the symptoms and consequences of Lyme disease, diagnosis of the condition, successful and unsuccessful treatments, and how to avoid getting the disease
Keep your family safe from tick-borne infections With millions around the world infected-and millions more atrisk-Lyme and other tick-related disorders are today'sfastest-growing infectious diseases. And while there has been muchprogress in combating these illnesses, we are a long way fromeliminating them. Early treatment is crucial-and there's no betterway to get informed and be prepared to deal with these diseasesthan to read this book. This comprehensive guide tells you everything you need to know toprotect yourself and your family from the pain of Lyme, includingvital information about the new Lyme disease vaccines. Written byLyme disease pioneer Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner-cofounder of theLyme Disease Foundation and a Lyme sufferer herself-this updatedand expanded edition provides the latest on the multiple diseasesthat can be transmitted in a single tick bite and the symptoms thatindicate you've been infected. In easy-to-understand language, theauthor discusses the often controversial issues of diagnosis andtreatment of Lyme while reviewing the other tick-borne diseases inNorth America, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, tularemia, theemerging ehrlichioses, and some that are considered potentialbiowarfare agents. She offers expert advice on: * Protecting yourself from disease-carrying ticks-and what to do ifyou find one on your skin * Obtaining the best medical treatment * Accessing online information on vaccines, repellents, and thelatest research * Finding self-help and support organizations, state medicalcomplaint boards, products, and related services * Starting a school or business prevention program
Health care journalist Connie Strasheim has conducted intensive interviews with thirteen of the world's most competent Lyme disease healers, asking them thoughtful, important questions, and then spent months compiling their information into organized, user-friendly chapters that contain the core principles upon which they base their medical treatment of chronic Lyme disease. --publisher.
Lyme disease is the number one vector-borne disease in the United States. Borrelia burgdorferi, the parasitic organism that causes Lyme disease, is carried by the lxodes tick. Lyme disease can cause arthritis-like symptoms, a red, circular rash, and neurological problems. The disease is not usually deadly, but the symptoms can become chronic. This book focuses on the history and epidemiology of the disease, as well as treatment and prevention options. The controversy over the Lyme disease vaccine and the future of the disease is also discussed. Explores the places this vectorborne disease thrives and the interdisciplinary sciences that are used to treat, prevent, and control it.
A compelling, honest story of one American family already struggling with undiagnosed Lyme disease that is forced to deal with a myriad of unexpected issues, and then is hauled through the family court system and crucified for having that illness. The story touches on the very real aspects of a complex and controversial disease. Embracing tabu subjects, it paints a clear portrait of the face of Lyme Disease, and the discrimination of its patients in many arenas. "I had this experience before in the presence of very rare and very special people--individuals with a very rare prophetic genius. I sensed I was witnessing the birth of someone who possessed many rare gifts, which when fused, become a spokesperson for millions. PJ Langhoff is that person." -James L. Schaller, MD, MAR
Lyme disease is not often discussed, which means the general public knows little about it. Many people are aware that it can be passed from ticks to humans, but questions remain. What are the symptoms? Is it contagious? Can it be treated? What are the best prevention methods? These questions and more are answered in this engaging book, with text that is enhanced with full-color photographs, annotated quotes, and informative sidebars. By fully informing themselves about this disease, readers will know the steps to take if they encounter it as well as how to support a loved one who contracts Lyme disease.
Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is an emerging infectious disease caused by bacteria belonging to the genus borrelia. Borrelia burgdorferi, in the strict sense. This book deals mostly with the molecular biology of the Lyme disease agent orrelia burgdorferi. It has been written by experts in the relevant field and is tailored to the need of researchers, advanced students of biology, molecular biology, molecular genetics of microorganism. It will also be of use to infectious disease experts and people in other disciplines needing to know more about Lyme borreliosis. The book contains chapters on the molecular biology of the Lyme disease agent, zoonotic peculiarities of Bb, advancement in Bb antibody testing, the serology diagnostic schemes in Bb, discovering Lyme disease in ticks and dogs, adaptation to glucosamine starvation in Bb, and porins in the genus borrelia.
There are more than 200,000 cases per year of Lyme disease in America, and children are at the highest risk for contracting it. This book puts the facts into your readers' hands. It offers insight into what causes the disease, how people live with it, and the latest information about treatment and prevention. Stunning full color photographs, charts, and graphs captivate readers while fast fact sidebars delivers great information for report writing and research.