The mission of the Northeast Florida Lyme Association is to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and successful treatment of lyme and related vector borne disease through education of the public and healthcare providers and support of scientific research.Find us on FaceBook
Lyme Disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the nation. The disease is caused by the bite of a tick infected with the spirochetes bacterium Borrelia Burgdorferi and may be complicated by other parasites or co-infections, such as Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia and Bartonella. Certain co-infections require different treatment after being infected with Lyme.
Lyme Disease is often called "the great masquerader" because of its ability to mimic other illnesses. Early in the infection patients may have flu-like symptoms including headache, stiff neck, fever, muscle aches, and fatigue. Early symptoms usually disappear and serious multi-systemic problems may start later. Late symptoms include: "Lyme Arthritis" with joint pain and swelling; heart disease; neurological problems such as Bells Patsy; dizziness; irritability; ADHD-like symptoms; memory and concentration impairment; word finding difficulties and muscle weakness. The symptoms can imitate other diseases such as Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinsons, and Lou Gehrig's (ALS) and may be misdiagnosed.
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MAY IS NATIONAL LYME AWARENESS MONTH
WATCH FOR OUR DIGITAL MESSAGES AROUND JACKSONVILLE IN MAY!
Lyme Disease: The Southern Myth
LYME SUPPORT GROUP IN JACKSONVILLE, FL
LYME SUPPORT GROUP IN GAINESVILLE, FL
Walter Snow has a LYME LIBRARY.
Amy Alex has prepared a LYME PRESENTATION for NEFLA.This free educational program is available for all community groups and organizations. Please call us at 904-631-6536 or contact us by email to schedule your presentation.
NICHOLAS BROWN PRESENTATION
The 17 year old junior at Episcopal High School of Jacksonville and Life Scout with Troop 288 gave NEFLA a power point presentation on Lyme Disease Prevention and Education. Please go to our Resource section to view his excellent Eagle Scout work.
Nicholas has been active with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts since the age of 7. He has participated in all Boy Scout high adventures (Northern Tier, Philmont, and Sea Base). Four family members have tested positive for Lyme disease and are currently undergoing treatment.
Troop 288 was founded in 1988. The troop has about 60 scouts and over 15 adult leaders. It's located in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. and is chartered by the Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church. Troop 288 is part of the Osceola District and the North Florida Council. Hiking and other outside activities are available to the scouts on a monthly basis in North Florida and South Georgia. An annual week-long summer camp is open to all scouts (Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.)
April 27th 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m - Tree Hill Nature Center, 7152 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville. Fl. 32211. Come and see the NEFLA booth for educational information. www.treehill.org.
RADIO - JON VEDAS
Sunday May 5th 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon . Listen to host Jon Vedas interview Dr. Shirley Hartman, MD and Dr. Kerry Clark, PhD about Lyme disease in Florida. WBOB RADIO- Life Radio – “ Home, Health, Happiness ” Host - Jon Vedas, AM 600 Jacksonville - FM 100.3 Orange Park - Live Streaming and Podcast at www.600wbob.com Face Book https://www.facebook.com/pages/Life-Radio-on-AM-600-WBOB/189266671092529?ref=hl
MEDICAL UPDATE ON COMCAST CHANNEL 99 - WALT CULBERSTON
Wednesday May 15th 10:30 pm Comcast channel 99. The Medical Update show will also be shown on May 22nd, May 29th and June 5th at 10:30 pm. Dr. Shirley Hartman, MD and Dr. Kerry Clark, PhD will be discussing Lyme Disease in Florida. www.healthtransactions.com.
RIVER ARTS MARKET - RAM
BIRDIES FOR CHARITY
Make your contribution to NEFLA through the following link! birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com.
University of North Florida Brooks College of Health Donation
On Tuesday, May 8th, NEFLA presented a $20,000.00 contribution to the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health to support the research of Dr. Kerry Clark on lyme and related tick borne disease in the southeast U.S. From left to right Dane Boggs, Aimee Boggs, Dr. Pam Chally, Dr. Kerry Clark and Dr. Pierre Allaire. More photos coming. Also in attendance NEFLA Board members Andrea King, Joe Crozier, Mary Jaycox and Julie Klapstein.
Watch The Movie Under Our Skin
NEFLA LYME SUMMIT NOVEMBER 11-12, 2011
TICK TALK : TIME TO EXPOSE FLORIDA'S LYME DISEASE
To Order Lyme Medical Conference CDs for $39.00 contact us at this site or call Dane Boggs at 904-631-6536.