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Lyme disease symposium set July 11 at rural Brainerd church

Posted: July 9, 2013 - 5:29pm

Joe Ailts from NeuroScience, Inc. will provide a presentation on Lyme disease at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Church of the Nazarene north of Brainerd.

Ailts will look at how and why conventional Lyme disease lab tests do not provide 100 percent accuracy and will introduce a new lab technology that can provide more reliable answers to doctors and patients who may be suffering from Lyme.

This presentation is free to everyone. The church is at 16549 Johnson Road N., Brainerd (on north Highway 371 and Johnson Road).

Lyme disease rates are growing to epidemic proportions. Many common lab tests doctors use to confirm Lyme are not 100 percent accurate. The most frequently used test, called the Lyme western blot, can miss 40-50 percent of patients who actually have Lyme.

Scientific research in the realm of Lyme disease testing has resulted in a new type of testing technology that significantly increases the accuracy of Lyme testing. Looking at a unique aspect of the way the body’s immune system reacts to Lyme infection, the new technology holds promise for greater diagnostic accuracy.

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