Room for Debate: Ticks, Misery and Deer

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Claudia
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Room for Debate: Ticks, Misery and Deer

Post by Claudia » Wed 16 May 2012 14:17


Spirochete Mysteries
William L. Krinsky, Yale entomologist.
July 27, 2009

The dearth of knowledge concerning the locations of the spirochete bacterium in human organs, the degree to which it persists and where it persists, if it does, has prevented the kind of clear understanding that could reconcile the various ideas about adequate treatments, the reality of chronic Lyme disease and the most useful means of testing for the organism. Spirochetes by nature are insidious organisms, and the complexity of their relationship with different mammals and birds only complicates an understanding of their biology. Add to that, different person’s immunological responses to spirochetes, and the confusion increases.
From The New York Times Opinion Pages blog, 2009. The original topic was "More Ticks, More Misery" with the editorial opinions of several experts in the field. It generated many reader comments that are worth looking through. A couple of days later, it led to a follow up blog post entitled "Are Deer the Culprit in Lyme Disease?" with additional reader comments.

#1 http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/ ... re-misery/

#2 http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/ ... e-disease/

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