August WLN Newsletter

At_a_Glance-August_2019 Go here for Newsletter

Highlights:

  • WLN needs volunteers. See link for details
  • Polly Murray, the woman who reported the unusual illness in her community which later was determined to be Lyme disease, passed away on July 16, 2019.
  • The new Lyme clinic in Northern WI is raising money and hopes to open soon
  • Bay Area Lyme Foundation has restarted their nationwide tick testing program.
  • Bipartisan Lyme bills are being considered in Wisconsin.
  • A reminder to consider participating in MyLymeData
  • A New source of financial aid for Lyme patients
  • Help spread education in WI by purchasing pretreated socks from WLN

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For more:  

Tick-born Illness Center of Excellence:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/01/11/wisconsin-tick-borne-illness-center-of-excellence/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/12/16/tick-borne-illness-center-of-excellence-set-to-see-patients-in-early-2019/

https://www.howardyoungfoundation.org/Howard-Young-Foundation-In-the-News/tick-center.html

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/07/02/wisconsin-public-radio-on-tick-borne-illness-center-of-excellence/ Interview with Andy Kogelnik, the doctor in charge of the new center.

Wisconsin Lyme bills:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/05/29/lawmakers-create-bills-to-bite-back-against-lyme-disease-wisconsin/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/08/16/public-hearing-video-on-wi-lyme-bills-315-316/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/06/30/lawmakers-want-to-combat-lyme-disease-with-more-signs-insect-repellent-in-public-parks/