Thursday, March 20, 2014

Update on Lyme disease, Diane Rehm NPR radio show

Each year an estimated 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease, and many say this number is likely to be low because not all cases are reported. Those cases that are reported are concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic states into New England and in the Upper Midwest. The disease is associated with a number of debilitating symptoms including fever, joint pain and headaches. Antibiotics can usually be effective an treatment but not always. Guest host Frank Sesno and panelists discuss the challenges of diagnosing and treating Lyme disease.


Dr. Paul Mead 
chief of epidemiology and surveillance, Lyme disease program at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. John Aucott 
assistant professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and clinical researcher, founder and president, Lyme Disease Research Foundation.

Monica Embers 
PhD, Tulane National Primate Research Center.

Pamela Weintraub 
senior editor, Discover Magazine and author of "Cure Unknown."
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