Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) and Matthew Morrison (from Glee) take to the streets of NYC to find out what people really know about #Lymedisease.

  1.  While ticks are the accepted transmitters of Lyme/MSIDS, there are other ways to contract it including congenitally & via breast milk.  There is also data suggesting other bodily fluids including semen, vaginal secretions, and urine – not to mention mosquitoes, biting flies, and other biting bugs.


  1. The better question to ask is, “What can you lose with Lyme?” and the answer  – potentially – everything.
  2. Interestingly, Lyme has been around forever: and was found in Otzi, the oldest European mummy.
  3. Lyme disease is a PANDEMIC.  And it’s not going away.
  4. While dogs are “tick taxi’s,” cats, along with about every single mammal carry Bartonella, a huge player in Lyme/MSIDS.  I predict much more on Bart will be discovered shortly.
  5. Education needs to emphasize that ticks carry numerous pathogens.  The symbiotic relationship between them is one reason many remain ill:  The one germ, one drug paradigm does not work here.
  6. While tick testing is an interesting and educational endeavor, you should be seen immediately by a Lyme literate doctor if you ever find an attacked tick. Please do not take the CDC’s “wait and see” approach.  It’s not worth the risk. Few states have free tick testing and it typically costs $50 or more per tick. If it were me, I’d demand prophylactic treatment.  Trust me.  You don’t want this.