"Karen awoke the consciousness of the world to a hidden epidemic. Her struggle to save her family and volunteer leadership of the Lyme Disease Foundation has made her an expert in all aspects of this illness."––Willy Burgdorfer, PhD, MD, Discoverer of the Lyme disease virus Ever since Lyme disease was first brought to public attention in the 1970s, cases have been found in nearly every state. Today, an estimated 20 million Americans are infected, and millions more are in danger. Yet, even as the number of Lyme disease sufferers continues to climb and other dangerous tick-borne disorders emerge, the disease remains an elusive diagnosis, hampering chances of early treatment. This definitive guide by the founder of the Lyme Disease Foundation will show readers how to recognize the symptoms of Lyme disease, how to get the best medical treatment, and how to avoid disease-carrying ticks. It also includes a resource directory of places to turn in cyberspace for the latest developments in repellents, vaccines, and the search for a cure.
*Includes an extensive resource list of places to go for additional help *Reveals which repellents really work *Author is the leading national spokesperson on Lyme disease; she has testified before Congress, appeared on "20/20", "NOVA", "Nightline", "Today", and "Geraldo" and has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, and Family Circle *Time magazine called the Lyme Disease Foundation's effort the "most successful awareness campaign" of any health organization
KAREN VANDERHOOF-FORSCHNER (Tolland, Connecticut) is directly responsible for the significant increase in the international effort to find solutions to the problem of Lyme disease. In honor of her extraordinary volunteer work, she has been named a Woman of the Year, for her outstanding contribution in the area of health, by Family Circle and The Points of Light Foundation, a Woman of Worth by L'Oreal, and a Woman of the Year by the Connecticut Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.