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    ·NatCapLyme Board Member Dies from Lyme Disease at 442015-04-23 14:05:27
    ·Remembering Leslie Wermers. Six years ago today2014-11-02 00:00:00
    ·Remembering Leslie Wermers. Five years ago2013-10-28 18:35:31
    ·Remembering Leslie Wermers. One year ago today.2009-11-02 20:10:50
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    ·Lyme Disease Patients Loses a Hero and Friend2008-11-16 19:57:38
    ·Nancy L. (Scully) Strayer: March 20, 1946 - March 12, 20082008-04-12 04:00:00
    ·Bite from tick on holiday led to death leap2008-04-11 06:49:39
    ·Rugby great, Mike Gregory, loses his battle with Lyme disease2007-11-24 23:51:00
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    ·Bruno C. Malvezzi2007-07-31 21:06:47
    ·In loving memory of Dr. Edward McNeil2007-07-24 19:45:00
    ·Lyme disease is a growing problem, Britteny Gallgher, Kansas City, MO2007-05-24 04:10:00
    ·Lyme Disease Skyrockets In Maryland2007-05-23 04:00:00
    ·C. Peter Thomas, 46; Sound Engineer2007-05-21 04:00:00
    ·Jimmy Duarte, gifted musician, charismatic islander, dies at 702007-05-17 15:12:03
    ·Obituary: Lyme Disease Advocate Karen Johnson ''Rose'' Rose, 1947 - 20072007-04-30 22:50:17
    ·BETH'S QUEST: Family crusades against Lyme disease2007-04-29 04:00:00
    ·Tick kit distribution aimed at heading off Lyme disease2007-04-28 12:40:00
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     Dr. Willy Burgdorfer Talks About Lyme Disease, Science and Corruption

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    "Money goes to people who have, for the past 30 years, produced the same thing--nothing."

    "... it's a shame that, that includes physicians who don't even have the courage to tell a patient, 'You have Lyme disease and I don't know anything about it.'"

    "There are lots of physicians around who wouldn't touch a Lyme disease patient. They tell the nurse, 'You tell the guy to get out of here. I don't want to see him.'' That is shameful."


    Dr. Willy Burgdorfer gained worldwide recognition for his 1982 discovery of a tick-borne spirochete as the long-sought cause of Lyme disease and related disorders in the U.S. and Europe. The bacteria was named after him — Borrelia burgdorferi.

    Although he had been retired for over 30 years, in 2007, Andy Wilson, director of the award winning documentary "UNDER OUR SKIN", interviewed Willy Burgdorfer, Ph.D., M.D., and Scientist Emeritus at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    These were some of the highlights from this three-hour interview.

    Andy Wilson: What are the similarities between Borrelia burgdorferi and syphilis?

    • Dr. Burgdorfer: The Lyme disease spirochete is far more virulent than syphilis. We don't know the end yet.

      And [we] can't even make a [blood] smear with Borrelia burgdorferi and see the organism. It's there. But you don't see it. You cannot find this spirochete. Why not? 

      After all, I have a sick person here. He is ...

    (Footage from UNDER OUR SKIN, Open Eye Pictures)


    Note: According to the producers of this interview:
    "Just as we began filming, there was a pounding on the door, and we found ourselves facing someone who turned out to be a top researcher at the nearby Rocky Mountain Laboratories, a biolevel-4 NIH research facility."

    "Standing on the porch, our uninvited guest said, 'I've been told that I need to supervise this interview. This comes from the highest levels. There are things that Willy can't talk about.'''

    "We were stunned. After all, Dr. Burgdorfer had been retired from the lab since 1986."

    "We were there to talk to a private citizen, about the history of a very public discovery that had put him on the short list for a Nobel Prize."

    "Earlier that year, the NIH had refused our requests to interview any of their Lyme researchers. What was going on?" 

    "Why would the NIH want to censor information about the fastest growing bug-borne disease in the United States?"

    "Fortunately, our iron-willed film director, Andy Abrahams Wilson, turned the NIH handler away, and what followed was an amazingly candid interview about Lyme disease--its dangers and its controversies."

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     Yolanda Foster and Lyme Disease

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     People with Lyme: Dr. Gregory P. Bach and Debra Bach Treat Lyme Act 83 in PA

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    Treat Lyme not the symptoms Act 83 in PA

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     Why the Government is Suppressing the Lyme Disease Epidemic | Interview with Lor

    Lyme In The NewsWhy the Government is Suppressing the Lyme Disease Epidemic | Interview with Lorraine Johnson


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     Research: Amber discovery indicates Lyme disease is older than human race

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    Amber discovery indicates Lyme disease is older than human race


    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Lyme disease is a stealthy, often misdiagnosed disease that was only recognized about 40 years ago, but new discoveries of ticks fossilized in amber show that the bacteria which cause it may have been lurking around for 15 million years – long before any humans walked on Earth. 

    The findings were made by researchers from Oregon State University, who studied 15-20 million-year-old amber from the Dominican Republic that offer the oldest fossil evidence ever found of Borrelia, a type of spirochete-like bacteria that to this day causes Lyme disease. They were published in the journal Historical Biology.

    In a related study, published in Cretaceous Research, OSU scientists announced the first fossil record of Rickettsial-like cells, a bacteria that can cause various types of spotted fever. Those fossils from Myanmar were found in ticks about 100 million years old.

    As summer arrives and millions of people head for the outdoors, it's worth considering that these tick-borne diseases may be far more common than has been historically appreciated, and they've been around for a long, long time.

    "Ticks and the bacteria they carry are very opportunistic," said George Poinar, Jr., a professor emeritus in the Department of Integrative Biology of the OSU College of Science, and one of the world's leading experts on plant and animal life forms found preserved in amber. "They are very efficient at maintaining populations of microbes in their tissues, and can infect mammals, birds, reptiles and other animals. 

    "In the United States, Europe and Asia, ticks are a more important insect vector of disease than mosquitos," Poinar said. "They can carry bacteria that cause a wide range of diseases, affect many different animal species, and often are not even understood or recognized by doctors.

     
    This tick trapped in ancient amber from the Dominican Republic can carry the type of bacteria that causes lyme disease. (Photo Credit: (Photo by George Poinar, Jr., courtesy of Oregon State University)

    "It's likely that many ailments in human history for which doctors had no explanation have been caused by tick-borne disease." 

    Lyme disease is a perfect example. It can cause problems with joints, the heart and central nervous system, but researchers didn't even know it existed until 1975. If recognized early and treated with antibiotics, it can be cured. But it's often mistaken for other health conditions. And surging deer populations in many areas are causing a rapid increase in Lyme disease – the confirmed and probable cases of Lyme disease in Nova Scotia nearly tripled in 2013 over the previous year.

    The new research shows these problems with tick-borne disease have been around for millions of years.

    Bacteria are an ancient group that date back about 3.6 billion years, almost as old as the planet itself. As soft-bodied organisms they are rarely preserved in the fossil record, but an exception is amber, which begins as a free-flowing tree sap that traps and preserves material in exquisite detail as it slowly turns into a semi-precious mineral. 

    A series of four ticks from Dominican amber were analyzed in this study, revealing a large population of spirochete-like cells that most closely resemble those of the present-day Borrelia species. In a separate report, Poinar found cells that resemble Rickettsia bacteria, the cause of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and related illnesses. This is the oldest fossil evidence of ticks associated with such bacteria. 

    In 30 years of studying diseases revealed in the fossil record, Poinar has documented the ancient presence of such diseases as malaria, leishmania, and others. Evidence suggests that dinosaurs could have been infected with Rickettsial pathogens. 

    Humans have probably been getting diseases, including Lyme disease, from tick-borne bacteria as long as there have been humans, Poinar said. The oldest documented case is the Tyrolean iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy found in a glacier in the Italian Alps.

    "Before he was frozen in the glacier, the iceman was probably already in misery from Lyme disease," Poinar said. "He had a lot of health problems and was really a mess."

     

    This group of spirochetes, the type that cause lyme disease, were identified in a tick preserved in amber. (Photo Credit: (Photo by George Poinar, Jr., courtesy of Oregon State University)


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