Ticks increase in Lyme disease cases
Ticks: Continuous increase of Lyme disease cases in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
On Monday, the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin published the current data analysis on the situation of Lyme disease from the years 2007-2009 in the eastern federal states.
17,175 cases of Lyme disease reported in the East
From 2007 to 2009, the number of cases in the reporting countries Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia totaled 17,175. There were visible differences in the geographical distribution of the case numbers. While Brandenburg and Brandenburg reported most cases in 2007 and 2009, Saxony was the state with the most new cases in 2008. The numbers in the federal states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and in Brandenburg rose steadily.
In Germany, Lyme disease is considered the most common tick-borne disease. The tick is the wood buck, which in certain areas of Germany also transmits the acutely occurring early summer meningoencephalitis (FSME).
Complaints often occur years after the tick bite
The Lyme disease can run with flu-like symptoms, typical is the so-called Wanderröte, which may occur around the puncture ring-shaped and reddish to blue tinted. In later stages, the z.T. Only years after the tick bite can be associated with noticeable symptoms, it sometimes comes to paralysis of individual nerves as well as muscle and joint complaints (Lyme arthritis). Most recently, disorders of the nervous system predominate, it is called a post-Lyme Disease Syndrome (PLDS). Here, the released nerve agents of the pathogens provide a variety of symptoms, ranging from fatigue to depression to heart disease, the cause is often not initially sought in a long-forgotten tick bite.
Prevention, antiobiotics and toxin excretion
There is no vaccine to protect against Lyme disease, especially in the period from June to September should be paid to appropriate clothing. Furthermore, careful examinations of the whole body after staying outside prevent this „biting hard“ the little wooden bucks.
Therapeutically conventional antibiotics are available, which should be used once for 21-30 days after confirmed (laboratory) diagnosis. For persistent symptoms, especially in chronic joint and nerve complaints of the PLDS, medicinal concepts from the spectrum of natural medicine are suitable. The main focus is on the mobilization and excretion of the responsible toxins (especially neurotoxins) via the liver, kidneys, intestine and lymph as central detoxification organs. (Dipl.Päd. J. Viñals Stein, Naturopath, 30.03.2010)
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