Ticks Carrying The Bacteria Which Cause Lyme Disease Are Widespread In San Francisco Bay Area, According To A CDC Journal

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Emerging Infectious Diseases journal reports “surprising” findings of ticks carrying B. burgdorferi and B. miyamotoi

Portola Valley, CA – Bay Area Lyme Foundation announced today that a new study funded by the organization will be published in the March issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a peer-review journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The study, which was conducted by researchers at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Northern Arizona University, indicates that ticks carrying Borrelia burgdorferi, (B. burgdorferi) the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, are widespread in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bay Area Lyme Foundation Announces $100,000 Award for an Emerging Scientific Leader in Lyme Research

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First Annual ‘Emerging Leader Award’ aims to inspire the next generation of scientific leadership to make Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure

Portola Valley, CA –  The Bay Area Lyme Foundation today announced the first annual Bay Area Lyme Foundation ‘Emerging Leader Award’ and a $100,000 grant which will be given to a promising scientist who embodies the future of leadership in Lyme disease research.

Louis’s Story: In His Own Words

Louis

8-year-old Louis S was bitten by a tick in late 2007 but not diagnosed with Lyme disease until a year later. Like many patients, he never had the distinctive bullseye rash and it took months of suffering through fever, fatigue, and joint pain before he was tested and diagnosed, at which point the illness had become quite debilitating. He shares his story here.