What Makes Lyme Tick?

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What Makes Lyme Tick?

Ticks carry a multitude of bacteria that can harm human health, and a College of Medicine doctoral student is identifying all of them, in hopes of giving physicians ammunition against Lyme disease.

Lying inside a freezer in Drexel’s College of Medicine are 500 dead, mourned by no one.

The deer ticks, dog ticks, lone star ticks and other tiny parasites in the diminutive morgue traveled from nearly every state in the country to reach this resting place. They arrived in baggies or cookie tins or what-have-you, scooped from meadows and forests by helpful volunteers responding to a “call for specimens” on Drexel’s website that was posted by Kayla Socarrás, a doctoral student studying microbiology and immunology. Each tick contains multitudes of smaller organisms — a grab-bag of the pathogenic bacteria that make tick bites so hazardous.

Throughout 2018, Socarrás studied what makes these critters tick…..

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**Comment**

Great article worth reading on researchers who admit the following:

  • A single tick bite can infect you with numerous pathogens capable of persistent infection resulting in permanent illness that can mimic other diseases like MS.
  • Current testing utilizes “one strain of borrelia that was isolated 30 years ago — based on science that hasn’t kept up with contemporary understandings of how bacteria evolve.”
  • The classic EM rash is only present in less than half of all cases. The ranges actually go from 27-80%, yet we’ve been told for decades you must have it to have Lyme.
  • Lyme is extremely pernicious due to its ability to evade antibiotics and the immune system through creating biofilms and by “swapping genes or going dormant.” “A single strain of bacteria might have 1,200 genes out of a possible 5,400 genes available at the species level.”
  • Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease can’t be cultured. And “Once the spirochete gains a foothold in the brain or other organs, it’s almost impossible to defeat.”
  • The article states, “One physician was able to reverse Alzheimer’s dementia in three patients who he determined had Lyme disease, by putting them on high-dose antibiotics. A psychiatrist noticed that some of the children referred to her had both bipolar disorder and Lyme disease; on a hunch, she tested all of her bipolar patients and determined that 90 percent were Lyme positive — she began treating them with antibiotics. Ehrlich recounts a case of a famous Duke oncologist with congestive heart failure; after he received a heart transplant, he was able to determine that the muscles of his heart had been massively infected with Borrelia burgdorferi.”