Lyme Disease and Pregnancy: State of the Science and Opportunities for Research Support
Thursday, April 29th 5:00 – 6:30 pm EST
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Lyme disease infects nearly half a million men, women, and children across the U.S. each year. The third most prevalent infectious disease (behind Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, both STD’s), Lyme disease saddles a large percentage of its victims with lingering symptoms, diminishing their health, well-being, and quality of life. When the disease strikes children, it is especially heartbreaking, as little ones suffer early in life, never experiencing a life without the pain of disease. While it is widely accepted that Lyme disease is spread by a tick bite, it is less well known that the agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, can cross the placenta, both infecting, and causing harm to, unborn children.
In partnership with the National Institutes of Health to encourage new research in the field of tick-borne illness, this webinar will provide researchers the opportunity to learn about the application process and seek guidance from NIH program officers. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to gain access to newly available funds from the Federal government.