June 4, 2019, TBDWG Meeting

JUN 3, 2019 — 

Please see the letter below addressed to the Co-Chair of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group which will hold its first meeting TODAY June 4th per the following link:

June 4, 2019, TBDWG Meeting (in-person)

See the following petition with 18,000 signatures:

Keep Eugene Shapiro OFF the TBD Working Group

Lyme Bumper Stickers (Public Service Announcement)

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Date: June 3, 2019 at 9:42 AM
Subject: June 4, 2019, TBDWG Meeting

June 3, 2019

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard,
Galveston, TX 77555-0419
Attn: David H. Walker, MD, Director, UTMB Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease

Dear Dr. Walker,

As a doctor of pathology and Co-Chair of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group I would like to share a seven page pathology report for Lyme patient Vicki Logan which is included in the attached letter to past CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, MD.

Letter to Brenda Fitzgerald, MD:

“In 1991 the Lyme disease organism, Borrelia burgdorferi, was grown from the cerebrospinal fluid of my patient Vicki Logan at the Centers for Disease Control in Fort Collins, Colorado despite prior treatment with intravenous antibiotics.  Her case made the front page of the New York Times Science Times in August of 1993.”  -Kenneth Liegner, MD

The destructive nature of Borrelia is evident in Vicki Logan’s liver (nutmeg liver), kidneys, heart, lungs and brain. The patient died after the insurer refused additional IV antibiotic therapy.

Links to the seven page autopsy results of patient Vicki Logan show histopathologic findings consistent with neurologic manifestations of chronic Lyme disease.

Lyme patient Vicki Logan’s 1991 positive culture test performed by the Centers for Disease Control should have set off a red flag but was ignored while the focus remained on discrediting the sick and disabled Lyme patient population[1]

There are rumors that Dr. Eugene Shapiro has been selected to participate as a member of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group. Shapiro has spent a career discrediting the sick and disabled along with the courageous clinicians attempting to help these patients as he coauthored the deplorable Lancet article referenced below. There is no place for Shapiro on the TBDWG as he is a disgrace to the medical profession.

In contrast, Dr. Kenneth Liegner has spent his career helping the sick and disabled and recently published his results using Disulfiram in the treatment of chronic Lyme disease. I recommend that you read his Open Access article:

Disulfiram (Tetraethylthiuram Disulfide) in the Treatment of Lyme Disease and Babesiosis: Report of Experience in Three Cases
Kenneth B. Liegner

Respectfully submitted,

Carl Tuttle
Independent Researcher
Lyme Endemic Hudson, NH USA
Reviewer, American Journal of Infectious Diseases


Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair

Jim Berger, HHS/OASH, Designated Federal Officer

RADM Slyvia Trent-Adams, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health

Lyme Disease: Call for a “Manhattan Project” to Combat the Epidemic
Raphael B. Stricker, Lorraine Johnson
Published: January 02, 2014DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.100379


1. Lyme disease antiscience


For more on Vicki Logan’s case:

More on Dr. Liegner: