The mission of the Florida Lyme Disease Association is to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and successful treatment of lyme and related vector borne disease through education of the public and healthcare providers and support of scientific research.

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Lyme Disease 10 Times More Common Than Previously Reported

Health officials say Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says as many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year. Previously, the CDC said the number ranged from 20,000 to 30,000. But CDC officials have known that doctors don't report every case, and the true count was probably much higher. The CDC surveyed labs and reviewed insurance information to come up with a better estimate, which was released Monday. Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria transmitted through the bites of infected deer ticks. Symptoms include fever, headache and fatigue. It is treated with antibiotics. In the U.S., cases are most common in the Northeast. Read More

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CDC Press Release

Preliminary  estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the number of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year is around  300,000. The preliminary estimates were presented in Boston at the 2013 International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and Other Tick-Borne Diseases. Read More

Upcoming Events

The Quiet Epidemic

the quiet pandemic

Florida Lyme Disease Association, Project Lyme, The University of North Florida Brooks College of Health and UNF Eta Sigma Gamma student honor society are excited to sponsor a screening of The Quiet Epidemic, an important, award-winning new documentary about Chronic Lyme Disease followed by a question and answer conversation with Shirley Hartman, MD and Kerry Clark PhD.

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After years of living with mysterious symptoms, a young girl from Brooklyn and a Duke University scientist are diagnosed with a disease said to not exist: Chronic Lyme disease. The Quiet Epidemic follows their search for answers, which lands them in the middle of a vicious medical debate. What begins as a patient story evolves into an investigation into the history of Lyme disease, dating back to its discovery in 1975. A paper trail of suppressed scientific research, and buried documents reveals why ticks – and the diseases they carry – have been allowed to quietly spread around the globe. According to a new CDC estimate, 476,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease yearly in the United States alone, yet our public health agencies and policymakers remain largely unresponsive. The same small group of doctors and public health officials have continued to control the science and the narrative of denial for decades.

“Through its masterful storytelling, The Quiet Epidemic does what any good investigative doc should do – it informs, infuriates, breaks your heart, and fills you with hope.” – Awards Daily

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