Mandy Schmidt, 11, of Sayreville, NJ, died of Lyme disease



Amanda Schmidt


Mandy Schmidt, 11, of Sayreville, NJ, died of Lyme disease on Sept. 24,
1990,
after a long illness.
>>From The Lyme Times, LT 3.1, summer 1992.


******************************­************************* Wednesday,
September
26, 1990
LA Times P.M. Final Page: P-2
HEALTH; First Lyme Disease Death Told
By: From Times Wire Services


NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- An 11-year-old girl has died of Lyme disease,
marking
what could be the nation's first reported case of a fatality caused by
the
tick-borne illness, health officials said today.


The listing of Lyme disease as the cause of death for Mandy Schmidt of
Sayreville was confirmed Tuesday, said Bernard Mihalko, the director of
the
Middlesex County Health Department.


Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the federal Centers for Disease Control in

Atlanta, said today the agency had never received a report of a death
from Lyme
disease.


Lyme disease is spread to humans by deer ticks infected with the
bacteria.


Type of Material: News Brief; Wire Service Story 1990 Los Angeles
Times.

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