Monday, 30 July 2012

ILADS Guidelines for treating Lyme disease and co-infections.

"In early 2004, The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) released the first evidence-based comprehensive set of Lyme Disease Treatment Guidelines to assist physicians, public health officials and organizations involved in the evaluation and treatment of Lyme disease. The Lyme Disease Association (national) and the California Lyme Disease Association endorsed the Guidelines which were then peer-reviewed and made available to professionals and to the public.
Lyme is the number one tick-borne illness in the US. The CDC reports there are 24,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the US but the CDC says that figure could be under reported by tenfold. ILADS believes newly diagnosed cases of Lyme may occur at a rate five times higher than the number of new AIDS cases. Chronic Lyme is reported in up to half of patients treated for Lyme.
ILADS Lyme Treatment Guidelines suggest more aggressive treatment for people at risk."

Sadly, people are not recognizing that this illness is to be found in just about every corner of the world today.  How it got there, is anyone's guess.  But, it is in South Africa and you better believe it !!
Ever had a tick bite and some years later feel that your body is falling apart...  Don't overlook this emerging disease.  Unexplained aches and pain, fatigue, arthritis, loss of memory... the list goes on !