Partnership for Tick-borne Diseases Education is pleased to offer a sale of Dr. Betty Maloney’s 2011 educational DVD series “Lessons in Lyme”. This series is a must see for anyone interested in learning more about the science behind Lyme Disease and a handy tool for encouraging dialog about the disease. Not only is information still relevant, the cutting edge topics she discusses now enjoy wider acceptance.

This 3-part series includes the following segments:

What Everyone Should Know About Lyme Disease
Provides a general overview of Lyme disease and its related topics. This DVD opens with a detailed look at the CDC surveillance case definition and the statistics of Lyme disease. Facts about Borrelia burgdorferi and its co-infecting organisms are followed by information on the deer tick. This presentation concludes with a basic review of the illness itself, including how it’s diagnosed and treated.

Preventing Lyme Disease
Reviews the steady increase in reported cases of Lyme disease and the disease itself. Details about the deer tick and factors related to disease transmission are discussed. Protection strategies are explained, including what to do if you’re bitten. Preventing Lyme Disease is an education tool that belongs in everyone’s DVD library.

Borrelia burgdorferi – A Brilliant Bacterium
Gives viewers an in-depth look at the bacterial cause of Lyme disease. Differences between the members of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato group, the agents of Lyme disease, are discussed. The bacteria’s ability to adapt to changing environments is highlighted. This information is used to explain how B. burgdorferi evades the human immune system and causes disease. The presentation ends with a discussion of persistent infection and research questions yet to be answered. Although the material is written for a general public audience, many physicians will be intrigued and informed by Borrelia burgdorferi – A Brilliant Bacterium.

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