Michael Farris Jr. was put on a task force by the gov. in Virginia to look into the Lyme epidemic in that state. (The CDC now reports that new Lyme cases are at least four times more common annually than HIV/AIDS cases. It's the most common vector-borne illness in the United States, with 29,959 reported cases in 2009.). I'm so thankful for their work, and for all those who are looking for a cure for Lyme. Several in Michael's family have Lyme disease; it's such a difficult disease to deal with, and my heart goes out to them.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
"Eating Crow With Lyme"
Last fall I read this article, Eating Crow with Lyme, in the HSLDA Magazine. I was ecstatic today to find an online link to the article. Dr. Rodger Sayre states that he used to believe Lyme was hard to get and easy to treat...until a family member got it and couldn't get diagnosed, but was finally treated by a Lyme doctor. It's an excellent article, has great links at the end for people to use and he's humble about having to change his position on this.