NEWS: Lyme disease more common in SF Bay Area than previously thought
The San Francisco Chronicle looks at Lyme disease in light of a recent Stanford study showing infected ticks throughout the region.
By Victoria Colliver
Like any good mystery, the plot surrounding Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections is thickening.
As scientists learn more about the various species of bacteria that reside in ticks, it becomes clear just how little has been known about these microscopic organisms, their role in the transmission of the disease and what can be done to prevent the disease’s spread.
Now scientists have revealed that the disease is more widespread in the Bay Area than previously thought, and not only that, a newer pathogen – different from the culprit known to cause Lyme disease – is being discovered in an increasing number of local parks and grasslands.
Stanford researchers say they have found ticks infected with the newer strain, called Borrelia miyamotoi, in open spaces in Santa Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Their study, which will be published next month in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, is available online.
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- March 6, 2014 at 2:28 pm
Adam Lanza and family lived at ground zero for lyme dz in the USA..Newtown CT!!
He was taken to ER for stress in 8th grade…mom had MS and he had asperger…
NO…they both had lyme and his lyme anxiety progressed to lyme psychosis…
Ct Medical examiner did not even test the boy’s body for lyme!!!! suspicious dont ya think?
- September 4, 2015 at 5:52 pm
Adam Lanza received no medical treatment for his retreat from the world…Mother simply took him out of school and let him stay home…tick laden deer in her backyard were noted in her letters back to her friend in New Hampshire…
Some LLMD’s find direct correlation between autism and lyme disease…MS is a common misdiagnosis for lyme..CT ME came out of Yale, same place the lyme deniers hail from…Why has this epidemic of tick borne diseases been so effectively suppressed? Is this not insidious and also, most likely criminal? The truth will rise to the surface at some point in time, and those who helped suppress information that would have helped the thousands of lyme sufferers will probably be dead and gone, but the truth will dictate the rewrite of the truth, and the lyme deniers will reside forever in a special place, most likely in an abandoned contaminated room of Lab 257 of Plum Island in this world or in purgatory.
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