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Fighting for a Lyme-free world

Our vision is to improve the quality of life for individuals who suffer from Lyme and tick-borne diseases.

GLA News and Lyme Updates

The GLA Global Gala 2022

Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) returns to NYC in 2022! Please save the date for GLA's premier annual fundraising event dedicated to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Vaccine News

Lyme Vaccine Update From Global Lyme Alliance


GLA CEO Laura MacNeill gives us the top 3 GLA-funded Lyme research updates

New Lyme Infection?

Seeking volunteers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Minnesota and Western Wisconsin for a new Lyme disease diagnostic test study.


1st annual Global Lyme Alliance charity golf tournament raises $200k for essential Lyme and tick-borne disease research. The event was held at Greenwich Country Club.

White Paper

From the GLA Science Team: Persister Bacteria & Lyme Disease: A Connection?

Tribeca Festival 2022

GLA was proud to sponsor the Virtual Reality Exhibit for the film, "Please, Believe Me," an Official Selection of the 2022 Tribeca Festival.

  • What is Lyme Disease
  • Symptoms
  • Prevention
  • Find a LLMD

Lyme disease is an illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. These bacteria are carried by the black-legged tick. When an infected tick bites you, it can transfer bacteria under the skin, leading to infection. If diagnosed and treated early, many patients recover. However, if not diagnosed or treated early, Lyme can develop into a chronic illness.

Learn about Lyme disease.

Lyme disease, known as "The Great Imitator," mimics many other conditions like multiple sclerosis, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and lupus. Lyme symptoms are wide-ranging, with more than a hundred different symptoms recorded. Symptoms can also change over time as the bacteria spreads throughout the body. If you've been having unexplained symptoms, consider Lyme disease.

Learn about the stages and symptoms

Tick bite prevention is critical. Ticks are more active than ever before, and in more areas than ever before. Practicing good tick bite prevention habits is the best way to prevent Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Good habits range from what clothing you wear, where you walk, and how often you check for ticks.

Learn how to Be Tick AWARE

Diagnosing Lyme disease can often be complex and easy to miss, given the severe limitations of diagnostic testing, wide-ranging symptoms, and a lack of education about the disease. Diagnosis should be based on a combination of clinical evaluation from a knowledgeable healthcare provider and diagnostic testing. Early and accurate diagnosis is essential in treating Lyme. GLA provides a free service to help you find a Lyme specialist in your area.

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Our Research/Research Blogs

The Research

Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) is dedicated to accelerating the development of more effective methods of diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The urgency of our research mission is greater than ever before.

Our Process

GLA’s world-class Scientific Advisory Board awards research grants following guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Funds raised support researchers at accredited universities conducting evidence-based research. Learn about our funded research.

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GLA’s Scientific Advisory Board
Borrelia miyamotoi: Hiding in Plain Sight?

Could it be Borrelia miyamotoi instead? This bacteria will make you sick like Lyme, but won't show up on your Lyme test if it's not being looked for. Dr. Shannon Delaney suggests that Borrelia miyamotoi is an infectious trigger for chronic illness, closely resembling Lyme disease.

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The Similarities Between Post-COVID-19 and Lyme Disease

Tens of thousands of people in the U.S. have lingering illness following COVID-19, known as post-Covid “long haulers.” Why do some people recover relatively quickly from Lyme disease and Covid-19, and a significant number do not?

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Living with these multiple diseases has quite literally stolen my life.”

- Philanthropist and animal rights activist Marisol Thomas

We are the Global Lyme Alliance. The leading 501(c)(3) dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education, awareness, and patient services.

Our vision is to improve the quality of life for individuals who suffer from Lyme and work to prevent future generations from contracting a tick-borne illness.

Learn more about GLA and our important work