Course: LYME DISEASE – Delving Deeper Into The Diagnosis & Treatment Of Tick-Borne Infections (March 2022 Webinar)

This series of webinars held over 3 evenings (via Zoom), focus on the key information needed by primary & secondary care clinicians in relation to the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. These learning events are open to health professionals and will be of relevance to GPs, doctors and nurses in emergency and acute care settings, practice nurses, pharmacists, paramedics and those working in minor injury units across all parts of the UK and Ireland.  There is no fee to attend. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants in advance of the courses. Go to Lyme Resource  Centre (LRC) website for details – https://www.lymeresourcecentre.com/node/1302 Tuesday 15th March 2022 (19:00-20.15) Webinar 1: Introduction to Lyme Disease Time Session Speaker 18.30-19.00 Registration Gordana Avramovic 19.00 – 19:05 Welcome and Introduction Arlene Brailey (Chair) FRPharmS FFRPS Trustee of Lyme Resource Centre 19:05- 19:35 Recognising Lyme disease: the essentials Dr Zahra Husain, GP London, co-author of RCGP Lyme disease Toolkit and member of RCGP Lyme Disease Spotlight Project. 19.35-20.00 Delving deeper: Case studies in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease  Professor Jack Lambert Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital/ University College Dublin. Lead Trustee of Lyme Resource Centre. 20.00-20.15 Interactive Q&A session with all speakers. Prof Jack Lambert Dr Zahra Husain Dr Anne Cruikshank 20.15-20.30 Continuation of Q and A for those who wish to remain online Prof Jack Lambert Dr Zahra Husain Dr Anne Cruikshank   Wednesday 23rd March 2022 (19:00-20.15) Webinar 2: Lyme Disease in children Time Session Speaker 18.30 -19.00 Registration Gordana Avramovic 19.00 – 19:05 Welcome and Introduction Arlene Brailey (Chair) FRPharmS FFRPS Trustee of Lyme Resource Centre 19:05 – 19.50 Diagnosing and treating...

Seasonal Greeting

Seasonal greetings from us all as we wish everyone a Peaceful Christmas, a Happy New Year, and without further delay, an honest and meaningful progression towards a turning point for good health in 2022.

SEASONAL GREETINGS

The events of 2020 brought to even sharper focus our charity position and purpose. The need for vigilance and recognition of all zoonotic infectious diseases must not be underestimated..    The consequences of inertia have been laid bare this year with the Coronavirus gaining advantage in multitudes of ways and affecting multitudes of people.   With parallels, a timely reminder is that endemic vector-borne diseases prove to be equally perilous, especially when endemic attitudes of complacency by health agencies and mainstream medicine permit and persist.    Seasonal greetings from us all as we wish everyone a Peaceful Christmas, a Happy New Year, and without further delay, an honest and meaningful progression towards a turning point for good health in...

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE : A CHRONIC INFECTION

Herbert B. Allen DOI: 10.9734/bpi/mono/978-81-947979-7-5   ABSTRACT During the past few years, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been shown to be a chronic infection originating with a spirochete. These spirochetes form biofilms like most other microbes; moreover, in large measure, the biofilms contribute to both the chronicity and the pathogenesis of the disease. Once in a biofilm, the microbes become undetectable and resistant to the immune system and to antibiotics. Stroke, diabetes, nicotine, haloperidol, diet soft drinks, and others have all been shown to cause worsening of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by their impact on biofilms. Penicillin, administered before the spirochetes form biofilms, would very likely prevent the disease. Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease; cause; treatment.   2020_BP_5781D-Complete...

BABESIOSIS AND TICK-BORNE ENCEPHALITIS IN UK

Public Health England have found two cases of serious tick- borne co-infections in the UK –  how clever of them, but how odd that many patients have been telling them for decades that they have been infected with Babesiois in the UK, but had to go abroad for testing to have it properly identified.   TBE too, there must be plenty of UK cases of TBE (tick-borne encephalitis) not recognised as such, but merely labelled as ‘encephalitis of unknown cause’.              Why, when PHE knew that TBE was in Thetford Forest in July 2019, did they fail to tell the public straight way, and only announce its existence 3 months later in October 2019 – heads in the sand, or utter dereliction of duty?  ...

In memory- Neil L. Spector, MD. USA.

We are extremely sad to have to report the death of Dr Neil L. Spector, USA, Oncologist, and premier tick-borne illness researcher. Author, Gone in A Heartbeat, a physician’s search for true healing.      Neil was athletic, he ran marathons, but tick-borne diseases ravaged his body to such an extent that in 2009 he needed and received a heart transplant.   Neil, while working as a top Oncologist, decided to also turn his attention to tick-borne diseases, thereby implementing his oncology expertise to tick-borne infections. With vital support and generosity from the Steven and Alexander Cohen Foundation, Neil and his colleagues have been able to develop and continue an intrinsic and fundamentally valuable future for tick-borne illness research.         Such is the nature of tick-borne diseases that sadly, 11 years following his heart transplant, they continued to wreak havoc on Neil’s severely compromised immune system, and evidenced further complications too difficult to overcome.    Neil was a personal and true friend to our small charity, so much so that in 2016 and unpaid, he made the 8,000 mile round trip to the UK from North Carolina to support us as a key note speaker at our symposium where he presented his valuable work and research.    “To me, Lyme is the infectious disease equivalent of cancer. We don’t talk about cancer as just one disease anymore, and we should stop talking about Lyme this way. There are so many strains and co-infections. When you are bitten by a tick, you can get five or ten different infections at the same time. I also find it ludicrous to call...