Each year, roughly 300,000 cases of Lyme Disease are reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; it is estimated that this represents a small portion of actual cases of the Disease. Methods of diagnosis and treatment have been, for the most part, inadequate at speaking to the complex needs of these patients.
Lyme Disease Center
Nurse Vicky Ruffing and Dr. Erika Darrah speak about the existing barriers of immunizations, as well as why it is so important for people with a rheumatic disease to keep up to date with their vaccines.
As the Director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center, Dr. Aucott has experience with the Lyme epidemic of Maryland that occurred back in the mid 90s. His background in infectious diseases led him to conducting research in Lyme Disease as he began to study Lyme patient experiences.
Dr. John Aucott with the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Centers shares some information on how to handle tick bites and lyme disease in the summer months.
Dr. Soloski has been with Johns Hopkins community for the last twenty years. As an immunologist, he is very interested on how immune responses react to chronic diseases and infections. Lyme disease is very prominent in Baltimore, Maryland, so Dr. Soloski focuses on researching individual patients who are affected by this infection.