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The Dr. Melanie Show

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August 25th 2011: Lyme and other Tick-borne Diseases

Have you or someone you know been bitten by a tick? Did you know you don’t have to have a rash to be infected and that ticks carry a whole host of bacteria and parasites? Listen to two women’s journeys to raise public awareness that this disease exists in Southeastern United States.

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Libby Matthews

Libby Matthews married with two daughters, Laura 17, and Anna 14. Since 2009 Libby’s been advocating for her daughter Laura and other individuals diagnosed with a tick-borne illness. When Laura was six years old three ticks bit her while playing in her Birmingham back yard.
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Liz Schmitz

A tick bit Liz Schmitz in her Atlanta yard in 1991. She contracted Lyme disease. Despite no travel history to the northeast, five labs confirmed her diagnosis. Two other tests found Borrelia Burgdorferi DNA.
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