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Young scientist and entrepreneur works to raise awareness of Lyme disease

Posted: 4:39 PM, Apr 07, 2019

DENVER — Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner. Ticks can become a problem not only for pets but for people, too.

Each year more than 350,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme Disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Lyme Disease is a vector-borne illness spread by ticks.

Scientist, social entrepreneur, philanthropist, app developer and Lyme Disease patient Olivia Goodreau visited the Denver7 studios Sunday to talk about her efforts to raise awareness and to promote the upcoming Livlyme Gala.

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Notice Ms. Goodreau was bitten in Missouri, a state that has had a long denial of Lyme disease.  Dr. Masters fought tooth and nail to get Missouri on the map: 

“They had the classic symptoms, they had the bulls eye rash, they had the joint pain, they had fevers and had flu like symptoms, yet we were denied treatment for at least two of them and I don’t understand how this is legal,” said Bowerman.

Two of the girls have a positive test result for Lyme Disease taken at Northwest Arkansas Pediatric Clinic, but the clinic told Bowerman it was likely a false positive and referred her to the Arkansas Department of Health.

According to Dr. Naveen Patil, Director of the Infectious Disease Program, ADH,

“We don’t have Lyme Disease in Arkansas, we have the ticks that transmit Lyme Disease but we don’t have any recorded cases of Lyme Disease.”

And I just posted this about Mississippi today.  They are STILL denying patients in the SOUTH!

Migrating birds are taking ticks and the infections they transmit worldwide: