The Global Search for Education: France – Ticks …. Huffington Post

Author, C.M. Rubin:

Lyme (Borreliosis), Anaplasmosis /Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Bartonella, Tularemia, and more recently, Borrelia miyamotoi (a distant relative of Lyme Borreliosis) are recognized tick-borne infectious diseases in the United States among which the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that the number of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year is around 300,000, making Lyme disease a tremendous public health problem in this country.

Additionally, as global experts in my “Ticks” series have confirmed, Lyme and other tick borne illnesses have now become a serious problem in many other countries around the world. Today in Part 9 of “Ticks”, I look at the situation in France. I am joined by Dr. Christian Perronne, Chantal Perrin and Judith Albertat. Dr. Christian Perronne is Professor of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine Paris-Ile de France-Ouest, University of Versailles-St Quentin, France. He is chief of the Department of Medicine at the Raymond Poincaré University Hospital in Garches (Hauts-de-Seine) and is also President of the Communicable Diseases Commission at the High Council for Public Health. Chantal Perrin is the Producer of the highly anticipated new documentary on the global Lyme epidemic coming in October 2013 (co-produced by France Channel 5). Judith Albertat is President of Association Lyme Sans Frontieres.

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