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.


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


Information from the CDC

Tickborne Diseases of the United States, a CDC reference manual for health care providers

CDC tickborne diseases of the United States web page and tickborne diseases index

Diagnosis and Management of Tickborne Rickettsial Diseases: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Other Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses, Ehrlichioses, and Anaplasmosis — United States A Practical Guide for Health Care and Public Health Professionals

CDC handout titled, Guidance for Clinicians: What to Recommend After a Tick Bite**
**Please note: Also read about possible concerns with prophylactic doxycycline

CDC Information about Lyme Disease and Pregnancy, noting that “untreated Lyme disease during pregnancy can lead to infection of the placenta” and that “transmission mother to fetus is possible but rare”


Peer Reviewed Treatment 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.

Information about treatment of Lyme borreliosis from the European Union Concerted Action on Lyme Borreliosis (EUCALB) initiative


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


Diagnosis

The CDC’s Tickborne Diseases of the US physician’s reference manual 

Information about the diagnosis of Lyme disease from the Columbia University Irving Medical Center

The CDC’s ‘Symptoms of Tickborn Illness’ website page and CDC diagnosis web page for Lyme disease


Post-Treatment Illness

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

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

Chronic Lyme Disease: An Evidence-Based Definition paper by the ILADS Working Group

Chronic Lyme Disease – Chronic Inflammation or Chronic Infection?


Testing

Information from the CDC about testing protocols for Lyme disease

Article noting the difference between sensitivity and specificity in Lyme disease testing


Medical Organizations

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

Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center updates a list of their research publications

The National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Lyme disease web page

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 Tickborne diseases and psychiatric disorders

Article about Lyme disease in a Columbia University publication about Mental Health

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.


Individual 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 for children