There’s a New Disease Spread by Ticks, and it’s Not Lyme

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A new tick borne illness that is similar to Lyme disease, with symptoms including fever and muscle pain, are being reported among people in the U.S. for the first time this year.

The bacteria, called Borrelia miyamotoi is relatively new and is one of five newly identified diseases spread by deer ticks. The illness doesn’t have a name yet, and a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine recently described two patients who showed signs of Lyme disease but did not respond to the common antibiotic treatment with doxycycline.

Lyme disease is caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium, and B. miyamotoi may be a distant cousin of that strain. So far, cases of B. miyamotoi are relatively rare, but doctors believe more may start to emerge, especially in areas where Lyme disease is common, such as in the northeastern U.S. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine this past January described 18 people in southern New England and New York who tested positive for the bacterium. The first documented cases of human B. miyamotoi infections occurred in Japan in 2011.

“I think we will definitely see more of it because up to now, people haven’t even know about it. I think that now that they know about it they can look for it,” says Dr. Peter Krause, a senior research scientist in the department of epidemiology and public health at Yale School of Medicine and author of the January study. “It is the very beginning of this disease in humans. We can’t really say now that there is more now then there used to be, because there used to be no cases. I guess you can call it emerging, because there was nothing and now we have something, but it has now been found in humans and it is another disease we have to track.”

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It is also possible that some people infected with B. miyamotoi were misdiagnosed with Lyme disease, since it’s difficult to distinguish the two. Krause says, for example, that while early reports hinted that B. miyamotoi infection did not always cause a rash, as Lyme disease does, cases in Russia showed this wasn’t necessarily true. Among those infected with the bacteria, 10% developed a rash.

So how is the new infection diagnosed? B. miyamotoi is five to 10 times less common than Lyme, but its symptoms are very similar, and there is no test to detect the bug before symptoms start. Once the infection starts, however, fevers caused by B. miyamotoi infection can relapse after resolving, something that doesn’t typically happen in cases of Lyme disease. For now, if a patient complains of fever, muscle pain and headaches and doesn’t respond to doxycycline antibiotics after 24 hours, doctors should order a blood smear test to look for the organism. Technicians can look for the bacteria under a microscope. There are more advanced DNA-based and antibody tests for the bacteria, but only three labs in the U.S. have the capability of performing these analyses. As more cases of non-Lyme diseases caused by tick-carried bacteria grows, however, Krause expects more doctors and labs to recognize and test for the various strains.

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In the meantime, doctors are still learning about how severe B. miyamotoi infections can be, and what long term effect the bacteria can have on health. Researchers reported in another New England Journal of Medicine study  that an 80-year-old woman with B. miyamotoi who also had cancer, developed meningitis. “We have known for decades that this type of relapsing fever causes neurological problems like meningitis,” says Krause. “We don’t know the complications of this disease yet, but it is pretty likely neurological problems will be part of this. Whether healthy people will get neurological problems we don’t know, but it is certainly possible. It is one of the many research questions that have to be answered.”

Currently, there is no vaccine for Lyme disease and other related tick-borne illnesses. One vaccine, Lymerix, was pulled from the market after low sales and concerns that it was making people sick. But the Boston Globe reports that Baxter International, Inc. is encouraged by results of its Lyme vaccine, which is being developed with researchers at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Other scientists at the University of Rhode Island are also continuing their investigation of ticks in hopes of also developing the first inoculation against Lyme.

In the meantime, doctors are trying to determine how best to treat B. miyamotoi infections. While the two patients in the Annals study did not immediately respond to doxycycline, the antibiotic eventually did control the infection, and other antibiotics such as amoxicillin may also be effective.

But to avoid tick-related diseases altogether, public health officials say it’s best to protect yourself from getting bitten in the first place. Stay out of areas where ticks are known to congregate, such as well-wooded regions and places with high grasses or brush. If you can’t avoid them, wear long sleeves and pants and tuck in any loose clothing. It may be hot, but it’s worth it.

9 comments
blakeusa
blakeusa

Dr Krause stated  “It is the very beginning of this disease in humans.


Actually I think its in the early stages of Dr's like Krause at Yale admitting there are multiple strains of Lyme disease and they just don't know that much about it.


People have most likely been getting this for a long time --- and have been told there is nothing wrong with them and it's all in their head.


Silvermaven
Silvermaven

There will never be a Lyme vaccine because it has the antigenic variation of the real cause of AIDS. THEY ALL LIED.
http://www.embl.de/aboutus/communication_outreach/media_relations/2013/130311_Heidelberg/index.html
Henrietta Lacks had Syphilis and they KNEW in 1985 where the real cause of AIDS came from when the HepB test found 88% of HIV. They then rigged the tests with tiers to RULE OUT people suffering the real cause of AIDS.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23846702
One of 3 spirochetal prion proteins found so far and the real reason HeLa cells were IMMORTAL. Used since 1953 in most of our vaccines for the people, the pets, and the feed animals. The stealth of spirochetes do not care what they share their genes with to survive. Plant, Animal, Human, Bacterial, Yeast, Fungus. It matters not.

And its growing in the skin, the guts, the brains of ALL the masses suffering their CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY for over 35yrs. in lies of protections that never worked once they infected us all.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yOno_2m_8LY

Today 1 in 29 babies are being born multiply infected as criminals add to the prion synergy of the spirochetal infections they already had. NOT ONE vaccine antigen was ever scrutinized for spirochetal stealth abilities because criminals did not have to just to sell you JUNK vaccines.
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2180/9/137
Genome sequencing of diverse bacterial species has revealed widespread distribution of conserved gene productswith as-yet unknown functions.


Now they present you with Flu vaccines made from insects WITHOUT telling you how viralent spirochetes can really become. Look back in time and know how they destroyed 200million cattle in Europe with lies of PRION when PRION/AIDS/LYME is all the same thing.

When they KNOW the spirochetes are growing in the skin, guts, and brains of the 90% of the pops that are infected.
http://www.morgellons-research.org/morgellons/morgellons-microscop3.htm
In fact Russia has found it infecting the gut of all syndromes.
http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1301/1301.2845.pdf

WHEN are the 1 in 29 babies being born multiply infected, the thousands of US soldiers suffering lies of PTSD, the MILLIONS suffering hundreds of lies of Syndromes going to matter more than the profits of the few? 

Fact is we don't have much time to figger it out before adding something to the mix causes Ring Around the Rosy all over again.


KrazyKatIN
KrazyKatIN

Lyme can NOT be treated with a simple dose of Doxy to begin with, it takes months, and thats when you are freshly infected, you are looking at years of treatment and possible death if you are not treated and get late stage, or chronic lyme. I was misdiagnosed 4 years, and my friends with lyme were misdiagnosed too, some even 20 years until death. It needs to be shown to the world, Lyme is real and not easy to treat


WillWiegman
WillWiegman

Dr. Eva Sapi has proven through her extensive lab work that all forms of Borrelia will go and hide from Doxy within an hour and a half.  If you take Minocycline and Tindamax together, they will kill the Borrelia actively breeding in the nervous system. What works, and I've cured myself 100% in 6 weeks, is if you take Doxy if joint pain is high, Mino and Tindamax together for nervous system symptoms (both can cross the blood barrier) and Bactrin for digestive symptoms. The trick is to take only one dose and wait 36 hours to take a second dose based on which kind of symptoms are present at that time so that the spirochete gets fooled into thinking the antibiotics are gone and it is safe for them to start reproducing again. 

All these antibiotics stop the active cell division by disrupting it and will not kill the spirochetes when they are not dividing so it is important to fool them into restarting their reproductive process. Otherwise they will hide out and can wait for 6 weeks or more until the antibiotics are gone before they become active again.

lymeresearch88
lymeresearch88

@SilvermavenGood comment!


Let me share a couple interesting things with you now.


First, if you havent, or even if you have, go here and view photos: http://www.lymephotos.com/bb/index.html


Now, go view my youtube videos: 


http://youtu.be/JkPpMitsafk

http://youtu.be/3ELuph06r1w


View them all I have 5. 


Share them. This "Lyme Disease" , "bacteria", "coinfections" is all BS, the Borrelia are very sophisticated, they colonize and form as one being, and they become "Macroscopic" in the advanced stages of infection.


Multiple strains too, plus, they live/work symbiotically with parasites like nematodes, microfilaria, trematodes, eyc, so if you have those organisms inside you, then the lyme infects those too.


The crazy thing is the lyme itself can grow, becoming macroscopic(visible to the eye) like I said.


I have done my research, 9 years.


www.lymephotos.com IS real.


The photos are real.



lymeresearch88
lymeresearch88

@KrazyKatIN

Let me share a couple interesting things with you now.


First, if you havent, or even if you have, go here and view photos: http://www.lymephotos.com/bb/index.html


Now, go view my youtube videos: 


http://youtu.be/JkPpMitsafk

http://youtu.be/3ELuph06r1w


View them all I have 5. 


Share them. This "Lyme Disease" , "bacteria", "coinfections" is all BS, the Borrelia are very sophisticated, they colonize and form as one being, and they become "Macroscopic" in the advanced stages of infection.


Multiple strains too, plus, they live/work symbiotically with parasites like nematodes, microfilaria, trematodes, eyc, so if you have those organisms inside you, then the lyme infects those too.


The crazy thing is the lyme itself can grow, becoming macroscopic(visible to the eye) like I said.


I have done my research, 9 years.


www.lymephotos.com IS real.


The photos ARE real.

UNDER OUR SKIN(FULL DOCUMENTARY): http://youtu.be/CVzXsKvN2ck

LymesRunsRampantSaukCoWI
LymesRunsRampantSaukCoWI

@WillWiegman  Wonderful explanation, and sound advice. I have had Lymes now for many years. Have not felt well since I was 19......now 51. Doctors diagnosed me as having high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart murmur, C.O.P.D., Fibromyalgia, Ulcerative Colitis, M.S., Degen. Disc Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Endometriosis, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Hepatitis C., Xerostomia, Chronic Conjunctivitis, and Drug Addiction...... WHEW!!!   Finally a positive diagnosis was established in 2006. Typical treatment of Doxycycline for a month. Still sick and getting progressively worse. So, I have lost all faith and trust in our "Western Medicine"  I have resorted to treating this life long illness on my own. All personal accounts of their battle with Lymes I welcome!!    Thank you, Will                                                                                                               Terri Terbilcox