Updated 01-5-2020

Reporting:
To report a tickborne disease the Vermont Department of Health would like you to call them directly at 802-863-7240. The CDC also posts a Lyme Disease Case Report form online.
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Diagnosis and Treatment in Vermont:
Dr. John Cotter’s video of his lecture at Rutland Regional Medical Center on the diagnosis and treatment of tickborne illnesses in Vermont.

The Vermont Department of Health’s Webinar “The Diagnosis and Treatment of Tickborne Diseases in Vermont.” Please note VTLyme.org has authored an important commentary on the above VDH webinar.

VTLyme.org’s printable fact sheet for physicians with data from the CDC and VDH about symptoms of Lyme disease in Vermont
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Peer Reviewed Guidelines:

IDSA guidelines from 2006 are in the process of being reviewed and new guidelines are anticipated in 2019

ILAD’s guidelines Evidence Assessments and Guideline Recommendations created in 2014
An annotated appendix with comparisons of the IDSA and ILADS guidelines.
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TBD’s in Vermont:
Vermont Department of Health’s “Tick and the Diseases They Spread in Vermont” Pamphlet

Vermont Department of Health 2017 and 2016 Tickborne Disease Program Reports

VTLyme.org’s printable fact sheet about tickborne diseases in Vermont

Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets annual tick reports


Information from the CDC:
Tick-borne diseases of the United States, a CDC reference manual for health care providers:
The CDC’s ‘Symptoms of Tickborn Illness’ website page

Post-Treatment Illness:
The CDC’s page on ‘Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome’

Chronic Lyme Disease: A Working Definition paper by Strickner and Fesler


Medical Organizations:

Columbia University Medical Center’s Lyme and Tickborne Diseases Research Center

The American Lyme Disease Foundation presents views that are congruent with IDSA/CDC perspectives
International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society offers a different approach than the IDSA

Mental Health and Tickborne Disease:
Article in the Psychiatric Times about Tick-borne diseases and psychiatric disorders

VTLyme.org’s brochure, Lyme, Tickborne Disease and Mental Health, What you Need to Know

The Psychoimmunology of Lyme/Tick-Borne Diseases and its Association with Neuropsychiatric Symptoms paper by Robert Bransfield, MD


Pediatric Lyme and Tickborne Disease:
A talk on pediatric Lyme disease and co-infections given by Dr. Ann Corson, MD:

Global Lyme Alliance’s informational blog about children and Lyme disease

GLA video about teens sharing what it is like to have complex Lyme disease


Physician Training:
ILADS offers physician training for doctors interested in learning more about the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and tick-borne diseases.

Physician Websites, Papers, and Case Studies:
Dr. Neil Spector, MD’s comparison of Lyme disease and Cancer

Dr. Daniel Cameron, MD’s website includes information about treatment, diagnosis, and news


Advocacy and Research Organizations:
The Lyme Disease Association hosts an annual scientific conference on Lyme and tick-borne diseases

Lymedisease.org is an advocacy organization with an ongoing research project called MyLymeData

Global Lyme Alliance has a variety of resources including prevention education, patient information, and grants