Lyme disease special series: Bitten by uncertainty
Part 4 in a series
A small private labs unregulated testing procedures are coming under scrutiny by scientists and regulators for lack of proof that they work, as well as other factors.
Some Lyme disease patients have symptoms that can linger for years despite standard treatment. Scientists are puzzling over how that can be.
Efforts to keep ticks and people apart have foundered, even as Lyme and other tick-borne diseases increase and spread across New England. - Beth Daley, Globe Staff
It's a controversy with significance far beyond Lyme, reflecting gaping differences in how segments of the medical world and the public cope with scientific uncertainty.
Boston Globe reporter Beth Daley recounts her experience with finding a tick.
The Green Blog
Boston Globe reporter Beth Daley reflects on the health struggles of a loved one who may have suffered from Lyme disease.
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(Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff )
Have you or someone you know sought medical help for Lyme disease? Share your personal story.
More Lyme disease news
Patients who test negative for Lyme disease after a suspected tick bite could instead be suffering from a recently-identified illness also spread by deer ticks.
Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. More from the CDC
Follow these 6 easy steps to stay tick-free.
How protected is your yard against deer ticks? Take this quiz to find out.