January 29, 2020
Gregg P. Skall, Esq, who serves as legal counsel to the National Capital Lyme Disease Association, provided public comments at the 11th meeting of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. Mr. Skall’s presentation focused the December 2019 signing of the Kay Hagan Tick Act. Mr. Skall asked the TBWDG, “Should this funding be appropriated, the important question here is “Who will get the money? Especially, since the legislative funding language was changed from “tick-borne” to “vector-borne” disease during the legislative process.” Mr. Skall further asked, “How much will be siphoned away from tick-borne disease to less common but more publicized vector diseases associated with mosquitoes?” Mr. Skall also stated that NatCapLyme believes that future research funding should include patients with the PERSISTENT form of the disease given that these patients are at the heart of the Lyme controversy!
January 21, 2020
Hello, I am Dr. Joseph Jemsek. I am an Infectious Disease physician working in Washington, DC and founder of the Jemsek Specialty Clinic. I am reaching out to you today because I wish to share good news.
In 2006, the NC medical board restricted my medical license due to my longer-term therapy of Lyme Borreliosis Complex in this very sick, politicized and marginalized population. Now, well over 13 years later, these NC medical board orders have been rescinded and abolished. This rarely happens.
Some of you may know about my career in HIV/AIDS where I started in the very early days and devoted over two decades to this epidemic. Some of you may also be aware that I’ve devoted my attention to Lyme Disease or ‘Lyme Borreliosis Complex’ for almost two decades as well.
November 9, 2019
In our continuing efforts to teach children, parents, educators and school nurses about the dangers of tick bites and tick-borne diseases, NatCapLyme debuted its new Tick Busters series of educational literature on Lyme and tick-borne disease prevention. The series consists of a storybook, a membership/tick ID card, a brochure, a coloring/activity book and a rack card. Since NatCapLyme feels that education is your best defense to prevent Lyme and tick-borne diseases, the series heavily focuses on teaching children how to prevent being bit by a tick.
NatCapLyme makes this literature available free of charge to families, teachers, school nurses, your child’s classroom, or any other educational institution interested in spreading the word about tick bite prevention. To request material, please contact us at 703-821-8833 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 31, 2019
Boys and ghouls, and their families, had a fun time trick-or-treating at the annual Halloween Monster Mash in Leesburg, Virginia. At the NatCapLyme information booth, participants received a special Halloween treat, a storybook about a devious blood sucking tick named Tickula. Little did they know that they were being tricked by this book into learning how to protect themselves from getting bit by a tick that could make them sick.
NatCapLyme strongly believes that education is your best defense against getting a tick-borne disease.
If interested in receiving NatCapLyme’s new TICK BUSTER series please contact us at 703-821-8833.
February 10, 2016
The National Capital Lyme Disease Association (NatCapLyme) today announced that the Virginia Senate passed landmark legislation relating to a patients right to treatment under guidelines listed in the National Guidelines Clearinghouse (the “NGC”).
December 31, 2015
As we begin a new year at NatCapLyme, I would like to thank our community as well as our friends around the country for their support during the past year, and wish them all health and happiness in 2016. As a multi-purpose organization, our efforts are focused on helping people with tick-borne diseases through increased awareness, education, support, advocacy and research.
December 31, 2014
As we begin a new year at NatCapLyme would like to thank our community as well as our friends around the county for your support and help during the past year and wish you health and happiness in 2015. As a multi-purpose organization our efforts are focused on helping people with tick-borne diseases through awareness, education, support, advocacy, and research.
September 10, 2014
NATCAPLYME is pleased to announce a grant program for first time attending physicians to attend the upcoming ILADS Fundamentals of Lyme Disease.
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