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Latest Lyme News at West Conn

May 01, 2012 11:34AM

Nationally recognized experts Joseph Burrascano, MD and Eva Sapi, PhD, will present the latest updates in the fields of Lyme Disease treatment, prevention, and supportive therapies at a free Lyme-focused health fair at West Conn on Tuesday evening, May 22. Dr. Burrascano, a specialist with over 25 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and its associated complex infectious diseases and chronic illnesses, is actively involved in the development of in vitro culturing methods of symbiotic Borrelia, a landmark achievement providing a new diagnostic standard. He has also created a Lyme patients’ registry. Dr. Sapi directs the University of New Haven’s Lyme Disease Research Program. Her team has identified an alarming increase in deer tick co-infection rates, and is studying Borrelia’s ability to hide from the immune system and from therapies, protecting itself with a biofilm rendering it resistant to antibiotics. Her group’s goal: to identify novel antibacterial agents that would be effective in killing all Borelia forms.

This free community event will be held in the West Conn Westside Campus Student Center Ballroom, 43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury. The Lyme-focused Health Fair begins at 6 p.m.  Speaker presentations will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For further information, email [email protected]. For directions, go to WCSU.Edu/CampusTour/Directions.asp