Lyme Disease Awareness
Awareness is our greatest weapon to fighting Lyme. I challenge each of you to do the Lyme Disease Challenge, and post your video on social media.
Every person that learns the facts, is one more person educated on the dangers of Lyme Disease, and can help get the facts in front of the right people (politicians, legislators, Lyme Warriors).
- Lyme Disease has been called “The Great Imitator” and can be mistaken for ALS, MS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, and other illnesses.
The CDC estimates that there are 329,000 new cases of Lyme Disease each year in the United States. Some experts believe the actual number of new cases could be as high as 1-2 million new cases per year in the US alone.
Lyme Disease has 6 times more new cases each year than HIV/AIDS, yet it receives less than 1% of the funding.
- Ticks can carry many different types of bacterial, viral and parasitic infections – some life-threatening – which can further complicate tick-borne disease diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
- Children are at the highest risk of contracting Lyme Disease and are more vulnerable to central nervous system infections.
ALEX LOPERA • FOUNDER OF MEDICAL BILL GURUS