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Fighting for a Lyme-free world

OUR LATEST COLLABORATION WITH CHRISTOPHER MELONI AIMS TO ADVANCE OUR MISSION TO CURE LYME AND OTHER TICK-BORNE DISEASES THROUGH INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, AWARENESS, AND EMPOWERING THE PATIENT VOICE. CLICK BELOW TO WATCH THE VIDEO AND LEARN MORE.

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GLA News and Lyme Updates

THE GLA GALA RECAP

The highly anticipated 8th Annual GLA Gala returned on October 12th in NYC with an iconic performance by Debbie Gibson. We raised $1.6 million for Lyme & TBD research.

THREE YEAR REPORT (2020-2022)

Discover how Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) is fighting to end the Lyme disease crisis through our Three Year Report. Through innovative research, awareness, and empowering the patient voice, GLA is making progress and creating real change.

2023 Research Grants

Global Lyme Alliance Announces New Research Grants to Find Answers and Treatments for Chronic Lyme Patients

Become a GLA ambassador

We are looking for dedicated people who are passionate about spreading Lyme awareness (and more)!

White Paper

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

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

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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About Global Lyme Alliance (GLA)

The Research

Over $17 million awarded 

WHAT WE FUND
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Our Process

Novel Research. Measurable Advances. GLA’s world-class Scientific Advisory Board awards  grants to researchers at accredited universities conducting evidence-based research. 

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FEATURED VIDEO

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

- Philanthropist and animal rights activist Marisol Thomas

Global Lyme Alliance is the leading nonprofit dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick- borne diseases.

Our Mission: Cure Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through innovative research, awareness, and empowering the patient voice.

 

Our vision: A world free of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Learn more about GLA and our important work