Lyme Disease Resources on the Web

*These sources are purely informational and should not be used in place of a healthcare professionalís advice, diagnosis and/or treatment.


American Lyme Disease Foundation
http://www.aldf.com/


Published by the American Lyme Disease Foundation
Last updated:  Homepage, April 10, 2015 (latest); other pages vary, but dates are shown
The American Lyme Disease Foundation provides specific information on Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses; they cite many resources and useful references.

 

Centers for Disease Control
http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/


Published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Last updated: March 4, 2015
This site contains information on the prevention, transmission, signs and symptoms and treatment of Lyme disease.  The CDC has particular treatment guidelines for Lyme disease and holds to the belief that a few weeks of antibiotics will cure Lyme.

Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)
http://www.idsociety.org/lyme/


Published by the Infectious Disease Society of America
Last updated:  The page "Ten Facts You Should Know About Lyme Disease"--updated May 10, 2011
The IDSA's "Ten Facts You Should Know About Lyme Disease," list many points that some health care practitioners and Lyme disease sufferers would disagree with; the IDSA's guidelines for treating Lyme disease are more conservative than the ILADS standard of care.  In fact, there is a link on the IDSA's page for a "Public Comment Period for IDSA/AAN/ACR Lyme Disease Guideline Project Plan"; perhaps the IDSA will consider revising their guidelines.

 

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
http://www.ilads.org/


Published by International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
Last updated:  April 10, 2015 (President's Message)
ILADS is devoted to training and educating physicians about Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses; they also offer physician referrals, and have thorough guidelines on aggressively treating Lyme. 

 

Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
http://lymediseaseassociation.org


Published by the Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
Last updated:  Recently, posts to the homepage have been made this year (April 2015)
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc., an all volunteer national nonprofit organization, provides general information on Lyme and tick-borne diseases; the medical photos contained in this site are useful, though some may find them disturbing.

 

LymeDisease.org
http://www.lymedisease.org/lyme101/lyme_disease/lyme_disease.html


Published by Lyme Disease.org (formerly California Lyme Disease Association or CALDA)
Last updated:  Could not locate this information.
LymeDisease.org provides information about their three main goals: advocacy, education, and research.  This site contains excellent resources for displays and offers access to the Lyme Times, a national publication about Lyme.

Lyme Disease Network
http://www.lymenet.org/


Published by the Lyme Disease Network
Last updated: No specific date was given, but lymenet has been on the Internet since 1993 and references to 2014 were given; (The Lyme Disease Network was founded in 1991)
The Lyme Disease Network provides general information, with many links and tweets about Lyme, and also includes support group listings.


Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center
http://www.columbia-lyme.org/


Published by Columbia University Medical Center
Last updated:  Before May 2014--has not been updated for this year
The Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center offers a great deal of well-organized material for patients as well as for people doing research on Lyme disease; of particular interest is the page entitled, "Controversies."

Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lyme-disease/basics/definition/con-20019701


Published by the Mayo Clinic
Last updated:  October 3, 2012
The Mayo Clinic provides general information on Lyme disease and gives beneficial tips for preparing for a doctor's appointment.

 

MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/lymedisease.html


Published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health
Last updated:  February 10, 2015; topic last reviewed April 16, 2014
Medline Plus provides a wealth of reliable information about Lyme disease, including many links to specific conditions, related issues and research.

 

Tick-Borne Disease Alliance & Lyme Research Alliance
http://tbdalliance.org/

http://www.lymeresearchalliance.org/


Published by Tick-Borne Disease Alliance
Last updated: Recently, 2015 events are listed--but no exact date found
The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance--recently merged with Lyme Research Alliance in the last year--provides a wealth of information about Lyme and other tick-borne disease; a big focus for this group is promoting awareness, advocacy and education.

 

Support On Facebook:

Floyd County Lyme Disease Support Network  (Closed Group)
Survivors of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease (Closed Group)
Lyme Disease Posters (Community)
Lyme Disease Challenge (Community)
Lymies Lyme Disease Support Group  (Closed Group)

The groups on Facebook are primarily for people who are coping with tick-borne illnesses. Ailments, remedies, and advice are shared. Members benefit from the social and emotional support these groups provide. To become a member of these social media groups, simply ask to join.

*These sources are purely informational and should not be used in place of a healthcare professionalís advice, diagnosis and/or treatment.

 

 

Prepared by Trish K. Fore

Lyme Disease Awareness Display

April 2015

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