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Can Pets Harbor Ticks in Winter?

https://danielcameronmd.com/pets-harbor-ticks-in-the-winter/

Can pets harbor ticks, even in the winter?

A dog with ticks sitting in the woods in the winter season.

A recent study utilized TickSpotters, a photograph-based crowdsourced surveillance program to identify a variety of tick species found on domestic pets throughout the year. The findings revealed that ticks, although typically thought to pose a health risk in the spring and summer, are present in colder months, including in the winter.

In their article, “An analysis of companion animal tick encounters as revealed by photograph-based crowdsourced data,” Kopsco and colleagues found:

“The percentage of reports of ticks found on companion animals is more than doubled in the fall and winter seasons from what was reported in the spring and summer seasons.”¹

Between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2018, TickSpotters received  5,132 specimens from domestic animals (stated or assumed to be pets). The majority of ticks were found on dogs or cats.

50% of the ticks had been attached for 2.5 days or longer.

“Prior to uploading a photograph of the specimen to the system, instructions were provided to participants on how to take a photograph of the specimen with a size reference, proper lighting and clear focus to ensure the image highlighting the necessary anatomy to facilitate correct identification by researchers,” the authors write.

A variety of tick species were identified. Blacklegged ticks comprised 4 out of 10 of the tick species. American dog ticks, lone star ticks, and brown dog ticks were also found.

Additional findings:

  • Majority were adult ticks (9 out of 10);
  • 50% of the ticks had been attached for 2.5 days or longer;
  • Nearly 50% of the ticks were found in non-endemic states;

For example, 7.6% were from the East and West south central (AL, KY, MS, TN, AR, LA, OK, TX), 4.6% were from the Mountain area (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY), and 12.9% were from the Pacific area (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA).

  • More than half of the tick bites occurred in the Fall or Winter;

29% of all submissions occurred in the Fall (September-November), while 34% of all ticks  submitted occurred in the Winter months (December-February).

Since the duration of tick attachment on pets was more than 2 days, the authors raised the concern that pets are:

“not being checked regularly or thoroughly enough for ticks, or that owners are less inclined to continue use of effective tick prevention products when they believe tick activity is lower.”

Nearly 50% of the ticks were found in non-endemic states.

The authors also raised a concern for humans.

“A recent survey of pet owners found that people whose pets had a tick encounter within the past 6 months were more likely to encounter a tick themselves.”

“Crowdsourced data reveal that mostly adult ticks are detected on pets, and they are found at a point in the blood-feeding process that puts pets at heightened risk for disease transmission.”

The authors suggest, “Our findings emphasize the importance of more broadly publicizing these ticks’ seasonal activity.”

Related Articles:

Can you get ticks from pets?
Tracking ticks in Canada with digital images
How do Lyme disease vaccines work in dogs?

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**Comment**

And this, right here, is why we never got any more pets after ours died.

I’m no expert but suddenly when I put a tick collar on our elderly dog, his health declined rapidly.  The vet told me it wasn’t the collar, but his skin and hair began falling out until he was left with something that looked like a rat tail.  Shortly after that he died of what appeared to be heart-related.  I always felt like I sent him to his Maker.

In my studies, I’ve looked high and low for a “safe” tick/flea killer for pets, knowing we are at ground zero.  To this day, I don’t believe any of them are safe.  Some are safer than others but I never felt confident in choosing something that worked but was safe.

Knowing that pet owners are at a higher risk of tick bites, we made the hard decision to be a “pet-less” household.

My best advice if you still want pets is to have a good discussion with your veterinarian on all the available products on the market – the pros and the cons.  I know Nootkatone is hopefully going to be available within a year and hopefully will be made into safe animal products.  That is one chemical I remain hopeful about.

Lyme Disease Posters & Brochures

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COVID-19 mRNA Shots Leading to CNS Inflammation: A Case Series on MS Patients

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00415-021-10780-7

COVID-19 mRNA vaccination leading to CNS inflammation: a case series

Abstract

The availability of vaccines against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), provides hope towards mitigation of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Vaccine safety and efficacy has not been established in individuals with chronic autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Anecdotal reports suggest that the vaccines may be associated with brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, and cardiac inflammation. Based on the high morbidity and unpredictable course of COVID-19, and the need to achieve herd immunity, vaccination has been recommended for patients with MS. We report clinical and MRI features of seven individuals who received the Moderna (n = 3) or Pfizer (n = 4) SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccines. Within one to 21 days of either the first (n = 2) or second (n = 5) vaccine dose, these patients developed:

  • neurologic symptoms and MRI findings consistent with active CNS demyelination of the optic nerve, brain, and/or spinal cord.
  • symptoms included visual loss, dysmetria, gait instability, paresthesias, sphincter disturbance, and limb weakness.

Age ranged from 24 to 64 (mean 39.1) years; five were woman (71.4%). The final diagnosis was:

  • exacerbation of known stable MS (n = 4, two were receiving disease-modifying therapy at the time of vaccination),
  • new onset MS (n = 2), or
  • new onset neuromyelitis optica (n = 1)

All responded to corticosteroid (n = 7) or plasma exchange (n = 1) therapy, with five returning to baseline and two approaching baseline. Large prospective studies are required to further investigate any possible relationship between COVID-19 vaccines and acute CNS demyelination.

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**Comment**

Lyme/MSIDS is often misdiagnosed as MS. 

For more on the Lyme/MS connection:

New study:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2021/09/15/cellular-blueprint-of-ms-lesions/

For more on the COVID injections, which aren’t vaccines:

Pivotal clinical trial data from the 3 marketed COVID-19 vaccines was reanalyzed using “all cause severe morbidity”, a scientific measure of health, as the primary endpoint. “All cause severe morbidity” in the treatment group and control group was calculated by adding all severe eventsreported in the clinical trials. Severe events included both severe infections with COVID-19 and all other severe adverse events in the treatment arm and control arm respectively. This analysis gives reduction in severe COVID-19 infections the same weight as adverse events of equivalent severity.

Results prove that none of the vaccines provide a health benefit and all pivotal trials show a statically significant increase in “all cause severe morbidity” in the “vaccinated” group compared to the placebo group.

Corrupt public health ‘authorities’, researchers, and a bought out media play games with statistics as pointed out in this astute article:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2021/09/01/lies-damned-lies-vaccine-statistics/

These groups are making “acceptable catastrophic errors” – the kind of error one is allowed to make when they are perceived to have the correct opinion.  Arguments and statistics used towards the goal of getting every single person “vaccinated” for COVID are given far less scrutiny and are accepted as true more readily, than any arguments or statistics that might be perceived as counterproductive towards that goal.

Important quote:

When “former Director of the CDC” Dr. Tom and others use the non-infection efficacy numbers to discuss the vaccines, they are, intentionally or not, misleading the public. It is something that should end immediately.

With the exception of infection rates, the efficacy numbers convey no useful information to citizens about their risks once they have been vaccinated. Instead, it may cause the vaccinated to place themselves and others at greater risk if they operate on this misinformation.

When you are finally counting things and dividing things counted which matter, such as how many infected people went on to die in each group, no remnant of the 90% (vaccine efficacy) numbers remain. In the graph above6, there is no information available to suggest the death rate per infection is any different in the vaccinated group compared to the unvaccinated group. You can see why by revisiting the number infected and the number who died in each group.

Medical Kidnapping As Patients Sacrified on the COVID Altar

The following article needs to be read with an understanding that according to Medpage people are suing hospitals for the right to use ivermectin. While the article predictably focuses on the vaccination status of patients, it should be focusing on the fact that ivermectin saved the lives of seriously ill COVID patients. 

The Chicago internist who administered ivermectin to Nurije Fype (the woman in this story) testified at a court hearing that Fype was weaned off a ventilator & discharged after receiving small amounts of ivermectin for 20 consecutive days. True to form, the ‘authorities that be’ say she may have recovered on her own. The CDC reiterates its warning to doctors that ivermectin is not authorized or approved by the FDA for the prevention or treatment of COVID, but they are quite happy the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID jab:

  • despite no oversight or control group receiving a placebo
  • when absolute risk is taken into account the “approved” Pfizer shot has an efficacy of just .84%
  • the Pfizer clinical trail study design warning against proximity and potential transmission of side effects of the “vaccine”
  • JFK and Dr. Nass state the FDA appears to be purposely tricking citizens into giving up their right to refuse an experimental product due to the bizarre way it was approved
  • leaked Pfizer indemnification agreement issue gives Pfizer complete indemnity, gives the purchaser no way of canceling the contract, demands countries put up sovereign assets including bank reserves, military bases, embassy buildings and more as collateral, and admits that long-term effects & efficacy are not currently known and there may be adverse effects.
  • many are unaware the FDA never tests the very drugs/vaccines it approves and does no independent testing whatsoever. It relies solely on Big Pharma’s own tests on its own products!  Corruption is rife in this process.
Yet ivermectin, a drug on the WHO list of essential medicines that has been used for decades is now suddenly dangerous, yet has been proven again and again to work against COVID.  Think about that.

https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/hospitals-now-1-cause-of-death-medical-kidnapping-the-norm-as-patients-are-sacrificed-on-the-altar-of-covid/  13 Min Video Here (warning, bad language)

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Dr. Amandha Vollmer is a Naturopathic doctor based out of Canada, but provides education and and counseling for people outside of Canada as well, including the U.S. which I imagine is where most of her clients reside.

She published a video this week about the experiences of several of her clients being medically kidnapped in hospitals, and forced on to COVID protocols against their will, resulting in some of them dying.

Dr. Vollmer uses natural treatments to cure people, and is an expert on dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), having written a book about it. She also started a website last year called “The Big Virus Hoax.”

This is not the first time we are hearing about patients being murdered by COVID protocols, as this is now being reported all over the Internet while the Pharma-owned corporate media continues to promote the official COVID narrative that all these people are dying from COVID.

We can now safely conclude that hospitals and their financially incentivized COVID protocols are the #1 cause of deaths in the U.S.

This is not as big of a revelation as one may think, since the medical system itself admitted back in 2013 that hospital errors were the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S., just after cancer and heart disease, long before COVID arrived.

Hospitals medically kidnapping people and holding them against their will is nothing new either. I believe I was the first one to use the term “medical kidnap” publicly back in 2013, and shortly after that started a whole website devoted to the topic in 2014: MedicalKidnap.com.

We covered mostly stories of children being medically kidnapped from parents against their will and being put into the foster care child trafficking network, but we also covered some stories about adult medical kidnapping as well, which is actually a larger problem, long before COVID ever arrived on the scene.

While pre-COVID about a half million children were put into the foster care system nationwide, about three times that number of adults were medically kidnapped, with 1.3 million, mostly seniors, forced into state-appointed guardianships representing $50 billion of their assets seized by the State.

So the medical hospital system has been a criminal enterprise in the U.S. for a long time, and things are much worse now due to COVID protocols that are literally murdering people.

A few weeks ago, on August 8, 2021, we published an article with family horror stories where members of their family were killed in hospitals via COVID protocols. See:

Standard COVID Protocol Treatments Still Killing Patients in Hospitals – When will the Murders Stop?

We asked people to share their stories in the comments. Here are a few of them.

A 69 year old family member became dehydrated while alone in a different state. He went to the hospital (first mistake) where they insisted he take a Covid test. He declined but they insisted. The test was “positive “. He asked for Ivermectin. They said it doesn’t work and gave him Remdesivir and antibiotics. He said he didn’t want to be put on a ventilator. Long story short he ended up on one and died. His family was not allowed in to see him until he was dying. They asked for high dose vitamin c to be given and were told it doesn’t work. These hospitals are murdering people in my opinion. This man was a born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ which is our great hope.

Get your Hydroxy Chloriquine and Ivermectin from Frontline Doctors. Take vitamin C and D and Zinc. Exercise and eat right. Be prepared for eternity. Fight for freedom! – Michelle Miller

My brother-in-law just died. He went to the hospital. Covid pneumonia they said. If we could have kept him home and given him IV & oxygen,he would have had a better chance. He was only 49. – Melanie

A really close family friend – who had been vaccinated both doses of Pfizer, used masks and implemented social-distancing protocols even within his home religiously – passed away around a month ago. It all started with a sudden, unexpected decrease of oxygen saturation. He was immediately admitted to a hospital. After a day or so, he got slightly better. But since the COVID protocols had to be followed, they kept him there and continued ‘treatment’. Eventually, his oxygen saturation decreased once again to alarming levels, and he was put on ventilator. He never came back.

A strikingly similar incident happened with my uncle – who was also fully vaccinated. He, too, passed away around 2 weeks ago.

The worst thing is that many doctors are either completely ignorant of the consequences of their ‘treatment’, or they ignore such warnings and incidents and deem them as ‘rumors’ or ‘myth’. Of course, they’re ‘just following the [medical dictators]’. My dad and brother are doctors, yet are completely brainwashed with the ‘religion’ which CDC, WHO, etc. etc. propagate. – I.M.

I am sooo very sorry to hear about this experience. My brother’s life was taken from him in this COVID rabid environment, which has no respect for life. I don’t know if had COVID, but he went to the hospital in an ambulance because he couldn’t walk. He said he was having nerve damage. He also said he was congested. Although he was perfectly coherent and talking, he was only in the hospital for two hours and he was dead. They reamed a ventilator down his throat because they said his oxygen levels were in the 80s. When they reamed the ventilator down his throat he let out two curdling screams and he was dead. I have since found out that there are non-invasive ventilators that they could use, such as high flow nasal cannulas, and helmet ventilators. They are much more humane and non-invasive. People need to know about alternatives to these invasive ventilators. – makemba007

For an insider perspective from within the system, here is a whistleblower board certified occupational therapist from Hawaii explaining the same thing. This testimony was published on our network on August 11, 2021, and his video has now been viewed over 350,000 times on our video channels.

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**Comment**

Previously I told the true story of a local man who called EMS with suspected COVID. They showed up in hazmat suits and refused to touch him – telling him to “get himself on the gurney.”  He was taken to a local hospital where they admitted they had nothing for him and then put him on Medflight to a Madison hospital where he was offered a ventilator. Thankfully, he was read up on the the fact of ventilators causing more harm than good with COVID and declined.  The doctor looked down at him and said, “You’ll be dead in 5 days.”

Thankfully the man survived and lived to tell the tale.

These stories are common and pervasive.  This politicization of medicine needs to stop.  The corruption of public health ‘authorities‘ and institutions needs to stop.  Thousands are needlessly dying due to improper or no treatment, and doctors are being tyrannically censored, sanctioned and fired from their jobs for simply stating what is working. These corrupt ‘authorities’ keep repeating the mantra that the injections which aren’t vaccines are the only answer despite data and history showing exactly the opposite.

Lyme Carditis Diagnosis During a COVID Quarantine

https://danielcameronmd.com/covid-quarantine-lyme-carditis-diagnosis/

LYME CARDITIS DIAGNOSIS DURING A COVID-19 QUARANTINE

patient with a lyme carditis diagnosis being examined in the hospital room

Lyme carditis is a rare but serious complication of early Lyme disease. It typically causes AV conduction abnormalities in patients with the most severe and fatal cases resulting in third-degree heart block. The condition can occur in a normally healthy individual and has even been reported in children and adolescents.

A 42-year-old man from New York City received a Lyme carditis diagnosis after quarantining in upstate New York during the COVID-19 pandemic. The case is discussed in the article “A curious case of Lyme carditis in an urban hospital,” by Brissett et al. 1

“Lyme carditis was a surprise diagnosis in our hospital due to the patient’s geographical dislocation during the COVID-19 pandemic,” writes Brissett.

In an effort to remain safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the man sheltered at an upstate New York residence. During this time, he noticed a tick bite.

Two weeks later, he was admitted to the emergency room of an NYC hospital with “progressively worsening generalized weakness, presyncope and dyspnea on exertion.”

In addition, the patient was diaphoretic (excessive sweating) and appeared anxious when admitted to the ER. “Asystole was also noted on telemetry leading to a transient loss of consciousness,” the authors explain.

The man “had marked bradycardia at 30 beats per minute and hypotension.”

Two days prior to presenting to the ER, the patient had developed a Bull’s-eye rash, which extended from his back to his thigh.

An EKG revealed third-degree heart block with ventricular escape rhythm.

Delayed Lyme carditis diagnosis worsens outcome

The patient’s condition quickly worsened, and he went into cardiac arrest.

He was resuscitated and a temporary transvenous pacemaker was implanted.

“Cardiac arrest is rare, and mortality extremely uncommon,” the authors explain. “Of the rare case fatalities reported, delay in recognition was the main factor leading to a poor outcome.”

Young and colleagues agree. “Patients with Lyme carditis often have missed or late diagnoses, which can result in unnecessary pacemaker implantations, complications, and even fatalities.”2

The patient’s test results were positive for Lyme disease on the ELISA, IgG Western blot, and IgM Western blot. Troponin and COVID-19 tests were negative.

After 3 days of treatment with IV antibiotics (ceftriaxone), EKG results were normal. He was later prescribed oral doxycycline and had a complete recovery.

Author’s Takeaway:

“This case is unique due to its occurrence in an urban hospital where such cases are uncommon.”

“Our case highlights the rapidly progressive nature of the illness [Lyme carditis] and the rapid rate of recovery when timely intervention is instituted.”

“With appropriate use of antibiotic and temporary pacemaker placement, our patient had resolution of his symptoms and had a remarkable recovery.”

References:
  1. Brissett S, Myint KT, Lopez Y, Raiszadeh F, Sivapalan V, Kurian D. A curious case of Lyme carditis in an urban hospital. IDCases. 2021;25:e01179. doi:10.1016/j.idcr.2021.e01179
  2. Sympascho Young, MD Omair Arshad Yasemin Arikan, MD Yazdan Mirzanejad, MD. Lyme carditis: A can’t miss diagnosis. BCMJ, vol. 62 , No. 10 , December 2020 , Pages 368-372.

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**Comment**

Once again, the improper usage of the word “rare” is used when nobody’s truly keeping track of these cases due to abysmal testing and subsequent lack of diagnosis.  It would be far more accurate to state that “recorded cases are rare,” but that there are probably many more cases in reality that are not recorded.

But, the good aspect of this case is the obvious quick turn around DUE to the swift and appropriate use of antibiotics.

Time will tell if this patient truly remains free of symptoms.  The excessive sweating is indicative of Babesia, of which doxycycline won’t touch.  This man needs to get to a Lyme literate doctor asap.

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