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RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NORWAY DIRECTOR ADMITS WE DON'T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT TICK-BORNE DISEASES

Posted Oct 21 2012 10:56am

Kristin Mehre, a director in the Research Council of Norway acknowledges that we don’t know enough about tick-borne disease. 

Kristin Mehre  in a TV interview link here   says 'Directorate of Health now recognizes that the tests taken in Norway to affect disease ticks, is uncertain.'    It is not enough to do a test. It must be tested and, in addition, there must be a thorough clinical evaluation, says Department of Health, Kristin Mehra to TV 2 We recognize that there are many who have chronic ailments. Also we do not know if it's a chronic Lyme disease because we do not know whether it is a bacteria or a reaction to the disease, says Kristin Mehra.

Directorate of Health admits that Norway knows too little about the long-term disease after tick bites.
- It's still not enough knowledge to be able to give a general recommendation for those with long-term ailments, said department director of the Health Directorate.
Comment from Lyme Disease Action Facebook page 
'If people would only read the small print, European guidelines said this 2 years ago: we don’t know the best drug, dose or duration. EFNS guidelines are based on what they call “good practice” ie habit - not evidence. Time this was more widely acknowledged.'

From Lyme disease Action website here  

EFNS (The European Federation of Neurological Societies)
November 2009 –  EFNS guidelines on the diagnosis and management of European Lyme neuroborreliosis . Mygland A, Ljøstad U, Fingerle V, Rupprecht T, Schmutzhard E, Steiner I. Eur J Neurol. 2010;17:8-16.Points to note:

Link to European Federation of Neurological Societies  guidelines here 

 'Man has in a way not seen or realized, that chronic Lyme disease is a real problem, says Norwegian doctor at Lyme Center, Rolf Luneng.'
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