Archive for the ‘Ticks’ Category

Penile Cancer After a Tick Bite: A Possible Association

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8323426/

 2021; 9: 2050313X211036779.
Published online 2021 Jul 28. doi: 10.1177/2050313X211036779
PMCID: PMC8323426
PMID: 34377488

Penile cancer after a tick bite: A possible association

Abstract

Penile cancer is a rare cancer in Western countries, but is more common in parts of the developing world. Usually, it is associated with older uncircumcised men who have a long-term phymotic preputium. Here, we report a case of penile cancer in a circumcised patient, occurring 3 months after a tick bite on the head of the penis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report that suggests a possible association between Lyme disease and occurrence of “de novo” penile cancer. Further studies are needed to confirm this hypothesis.

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**Comment**

And these studies will never happen because Fauci, the highest paid government employee who owns numerous patents, is the gatekeeper of immunosuppression diseases. What’s important about this is that if immunosuppression diseases actually exist, vaccines become obsolete. Mafia overlord, Fauci can not allow the truth to come out because our government owns over 50 patents on vaccines, and NIH owns half of the Moderna COVID shot.  There’s simply too much at stake.

Fauci, head of NIAID for 7 presidencies, is also the controller of the purse strings for government research grants and researchers know they must tout the accepted narrative if they want funding. He would rather fund lucrative, but horrifically grizzly experiments on children and puppies – and of course big cash cows like mRNA products and “vaccines,” that our corrupt public health agencies own patents on and receive secret payments from.  It’s a win-win for government and Big Pharma while the public suffers in silence.

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Ticks manage to get everywhere.

Meningoencephalitis Due to Borrelia Miyamotoi

https://danielcameronmd.com/meningoencephalitis-borrelia-miyamotoi/

Meningoencephalitis due to Borrelia miyamotoi

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In their case report, Gandhi and colleagues, describe an immunocompetent patient who developed acute-onset, progressive encephalopathy due to an infection with Borrelia miyamotoi.

By Dr. Daniel Cameron

A 73-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with a 16-day history of confusion and intermittent headaches. He was an avid gardener and reportedly had tick bites in the past but none that he noticed in the weeks prior to his symptoms.

Initially, he developed “right-sided facial droop and associated numbness, confusion, and word-finding difficulties,” the authors write in the article “Borrelia miyamotoi Meningoencephalitis in an Immunocompetent Patient.”¹

His symptoms, which had improved, were attributed to a mini-stroke.

However, “Over the next 2 weeks, he continued to feel numbness in his right face and developed worsening confusion, intermittent headaches, and excessive fatigue; he was afebrile throughout this time.”¹

The patient tested positive for Lyme disease by EIA but negative by Western blot.

He was “empirically treated with intravenous ceftriaxone for treatment of presumed Lyme meningoencephalitis, and his mental status rapidly improved,” the authors write.

READ MORE: What is Borrelia miyamotoi?

When repeat testing for Lyme disease was negative by Western blot, clinicians considered another tick-borne infection – Borrelia miyamotoi.

The man tested positive for B. miyamotoi and made a “nearly full neurological recovery with only residual intermittent right facial numbness” after anti-Borrelia antibiotic treatment.

The authors conclude:

  • “Our case therefore highlights the need to include B. miyamotoi disease in the differential diagnosis for any patient who presents with acute onset, progressive encephalopathy with culture-negative CSF in B. miyamotoi–endemic regions, not just those who are immunocompromised.”
  • “Our case highlights the importance of considering B. miyamotoi in clinically suspicious cases of meningoencephalitis, including when B. burgdorferi EIA results are positive but the WB is negative.”

Could Prescribed Fire Reduce Ticks & Their Diseases? Answer: YES, Once Again

https://www.lymedisease.org/prescribed-fire-reduce-ticks/

Could prescribed fire reduce ticks and their diseases?

By Chuck Gill, Penn State

Oct. 24, 2022

Prescribed fire — a tool increasingly used by forest managers and landowners to combat invasive species, improve wildlife habitat and restore ecosystem health — also could play a role in reducing the abundance of ticks and the transmission of disease pathogens they carry, according to a team of scientists.

For a recently published paper, the researchers reviewed the scientific literature on the effects of fire on forest composition and structure and its influence on ticks and their wildlife hosts.

They concluded that prescribed burning can help restore forest habitats to a state less favorable to several species of disease-carrying ticks and could be an effective management tactic for reducing their populations. READ MORE

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**Comment**

This should be a no-brainer.  I’m continually amazed with the lack of common sense in research.  Seems all that matters is continuing the machinery (money and power grabs) of research.

The question to ask is, now that this information continues to be proven, will anyone do it?  How many years will it take before this effective practice will once again be permitted?

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Chlamydia Trachomatis & Lyme Disease

https://natemat.pl/blogi/borelioza/120559,borelioza-objawy-koinfekcji-boreliozy-cz-3-chmamydia-trachomatis

The following is taken from the above website and translated by a Lyme/MSIDS patient.

Chlamydia Trachomatis

Today on the blog about Lyme disease, a text about another co-infection to Lyme disease – chlamydia trachomatis. From the experience of our Center, it appears more and more often among our clients as “accompanying” Lyme disease. Its symptoms cause a number of female ailments, but the male gender is also not free from them. All the time on our blog, readers may notice that the catalog of symptoms that may indicate Lyme disease is growing dynamically and at the same time the catalog of symptoms that may indicate specific co-infections to Lyme disease is also growing dynamically. A natural question may arise: Is it possible to realistically have so many different symptoms? Answer: yes, it is possible.
 
Chlamydia trachomatis (bacteria), like other co-infections to Lyme disease, which we wrote about earlier on the blog, can be transmitted, among others, by a tick. Infection can also occur through intimate contact.

At the initial stage, such an infection does not show any clinical symptoms, which does not mean that such an infection does not develop in the body. At this point, our common belief bows – no symptoms, e.g. no pain – no disease. In many cases, then we are dealing with an asymptomatic infection.
The characteristic symptoms of an infection – chlamydia trachomatis – mainly concern the genitourinary system, including:
  • urethritis
  • epididymitis
  • prostatitis
In contrast, the symptoms that affect women are increased
  • vaginal discharge
  • vaginal bleeding
  • bleeding after intercourse
  • cervical erosion
  • cyst formation
  • secondary infertility
The occurrence of the infection in question and its symptoms causes a significant decrease in the comfort of life, including the comfort of intimate contacts. That is why it is so important to recognize it properly and early. Then there is a chance to use the right therapy – about which we will write on our blog.
An important point worth mentioning here is that the occurrence of chlamydia trachomatis with Lyme disease is not an “absolute relationship”. This means that the presence of this infection is not an automatic indication that we are also dealing with a Lyme infection.
Intimate infections in men and women related to specific pathogens are a wide issue that goes far beyond the scope of the blog. By presenting the problem of tick-borne disease – Lyme disease, or rather the problem of tick-borne diseases – Lyme Disease – on our blog, we want to draw the attention of natemat.pl readers that you need to look at specific symptoms and disease states in a much wider perspective. Only in this way are we able to more effectively counteract infections that attack us and our loved ones.
Finally, I would like to point out one more symptom that, based on the experience of our Center, can and does cause chlamydia trachomatis – eye problems:
  • burning
  • itching
  • tearing
  • feeling of sand in the eyes

These symptoms can last for months and no drops can solve the problem.

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Co-infecting agents can be transmitted together with Borrelia burgdorferi by tick bite resulting in multiple infections but a fraction of co-infections occur independently of tick bite. Clinically relevant co-infections are caused by Bartonella species, Yersinia enterocolitica, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae…..Chlamydia trachomatis primarily causes polyarthritis.  Chlamydophila pneumoniae not only causes arthritis but also affects the nervous system and the heart, which renders the differential diagnosis difficult.

Fluorescent immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization methods demonstrated the presence of Chlamydia antigen and DNA in 84% of Borrelia biofilms. Confocal microscopy revealed that Chlamydia locates in the center of Borrelia biofilms, and together, they form a well-organized mixed patho-
genic structure.

Deadly Disease Spread By Ticks Found in Queensland For the First Time

https://www.9news.com.au/national/brown-dog-tick-found-in-queensland-pet-owner-warning

Deadly disease spread by ticks found in Queensland for the first time

A deadly disease spread by ticks has arrived in Queensland for the first time, sparking a warning for pet owners to remain vigilant this summer.
Canine Ehrlichia is spread by brown dog ticks and can go undetected for weeks.
The dangerous disease has been detected in North Queensland.  (See link for article)
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SUMMARY:
  • Ehrlichiosis can cause serious illness, including death.
  • Symptoms include fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss, cloudy eyes/conjunctivitis, pain and stiffness, bleeding disorders including bruising, and swelling of the chest or front legs.
  • It can lay dormant but attacks the immune system, even infecting bone marrow making treatment difficult.
  • It’s important to vigilantly and regularly check pets for ticks including in between toes, ears, nose, mouth, and stomach.
  • It’s also important to keep diligent with tick treatments and to avoid shrubby areas, although ticks can be found in wide-open spaces.

According to this, the disease seems to be particularly severe in German Shepherds and Doberman Pinschers; however, people can be infected with it as well, although the article states the disease is ONLY transmitted through tick bites, not through contact….

I remain skeptical of this tenet.

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