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“Tighter budget puts bite on Lyme disease reporting” (WI)

Excerpt from the article:

“Citing budgetary constraints, state health officials have relaxed the reporting requirements for local health departments confronted with possible cases of Lyme disease.

Excerpt from the article:

“Starting this summer, local health officials throughout Wisconsin are no longer required to investigate or report cases unless the patient exhibits a rash recognizable by its bulls-eye appearance.

Diep Hoang Johnson, an epidemiologist with the state Department of Health Services, said the new protocol could eliminate up to 30 percent of cases. But dwindling resources, Johnson said, have left local health departments unable to keep up with the disease.

“We had to do something,” she said. “It takes so much work.” ”

Green Bay Gazette Article from July 4th

Check out Wisconsin Lyme Network’s First Newsletter

CLICK HERE to read the Vector-borne Illness Education of WI newsletter

The funds raised at the May 19th 2012 Lace Up For Lyme Walk enables the Wisconsin Lyme Network {501 c3} to sponsor the statewide newsletter named VIEW {Vector-borne Illness Education of WI.} The first draft of VIEW will be mailed to every Physician in the state of WI. Yes, EVERY physician.

The first edition of the VIEW focuses on:

  • Lyme is a clinical diagnosis.
  • Lyme and co-infection testing is inaccurate and should not be relied upon to treat those infected.
  • Ticks carry Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia, Anaplasmosis as well as lyme.
  • The symptoms to watch for regarding these co-infections.

The newsletter is an introduction for physicians all over the state of WI to the epidemic of tick-borne illness in this state. We have set up a special e-mail address in which physicians can contact Wisconsin Lyme Network for further information and/or training in vector-borne illness. A generous WI patron passed away recently and left tens of thousands of dollars specifically ear marked for training WI physicians according to ILADS treatment protocols. We will be able to train several Physicians with these funds.

Feel free to share this news letter with family and friends and of course medical professionals.  You can visit Wisconsin Lyme Network’s website at :  http://www.wisconsinlyme.net

Lace Up For Lyme Walk 2012

Click below to print out the flyer and share with others.

 2012 Lace Up For Lyme Walk Flyer

 

WNPA 2012 Midwest Regional conference on Lyme Disease

Check out the details on the WNPA conference website.

This is a 2 day event held on March 10th & 11th (Saturday & Sunday)

It’s only $125 for medical type folks for 13 CME credits.

A vendor booth costs $450 (there a couple left).

Patients are welcome to come to the conference for a fee of $65 (there are still a few seats left).

PLEASE GO TO THE WEBSITE BELOW TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF SPEAKERS.

http://www.wisconsin-nd.org/lymeconf.php

Wisconsin Naturopathic Physician Conference

{Subject: Lyme Disease & Co-Infections}

Greetings,

The information below was shared with me by the president of the Wisconsin Lyme Network and I am happy to pass it along to all of you.

Below is an invitation to the Wisconsin Naturopathic Physician {WNPA} Midwest Regional Conference in Madison that will be held on March 10th and 11th.

Naturopathic Doctor’s from several Midwestern states will be in attendance.  MD’s, NP’s and other health care professionals are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend as well.  The focus of the two day conference will be lyme disease and tick-borne co-infections.

  • The attachment below has the list of speakers, some of whom are Board Members and Consulting members of the Wisconsin Lyme Network.   Lectures
  • Additionally, there’s an attachment of the Vendor Invitation Letter.  The Wisconsin Lyme Network will be setting up an informational booth at the convention and other vendors are welcome to do so.  Vendor Invite Letter

Medical professionals will be given preference for seating at the convention {Appx. 150} and the general public thereafter.

Please check out the attachments for information and feel free to spread the word.