http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/view ... =20#p28623
Yes, I know that borreliosis is not a viral infection, but it is the definitions I want to talk about.To date, I see no conclusive evidence for a persistent infection in chronic Lyme disease.
"Medical Microbiology. 4th edition
Chapter 46 Persistent Viral Infections
Istvan Boldogh, Thomas Albrecht, and David D. Porter."
A quote (more to read on the link):
A Lyme infection that have lasted for more than 6 month, is called a chronic infection in Sweden.Definition
Persistent infections are characterized as those in which the virus is not cleared but remains in specific cells of infected individuals. Persistent infections may involve stages of both silent and productive infection without rapidly killing or even producing excessive damage of the host cells. There are three types of overlapping persistent virus-host interaction that may be defined as latent, chronic and slow infection.