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Tuesday, 18 November 2014
DEATH OF WILLY BURGDORFER 17 NOVEMBER 2014 - SCIENCE NEEDS TO HEED HIS WISE WORDS
I am saddened to hear of the death of Willy Burgdorfer.
Willy Burgdorfer was an American scientist born and educated in Basel, Switzerland, considered an international leader in the field of medical entomology. He discovered the bacterial pathogen that causes Lyme disease, a spirochete named Borrelia burgdorferi in his honor. He was born in 1932. He died November 17, 2014. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willy_Burgdorfer
Although the media will no doubt widely publish about the important legacy Willy gave to the World in identifying the borrelia spirochete as the cause of Lyme Disease, I post the above because it is unlikely that the media will fully report on the extent that Willy Burgdorfer supported the Lyme community in their fight for better serology and better treatment for those with persistent symptoms or Chronic Late stage Lyme disease.
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