Thursday, October 16, 2014

Recent Lyme Research, Politics, News, Stories and Resources


Chronic Neuroborreliosis by B. garinii:  an Unusual Case Presenting with Epilepsy and Multifocal Brain MRI Lesions  (New Microbiologica)

CD4+ T Cells Promote Antibody Production but not Sustained Affinity Maturation during Borrelia burgdorferi Infection  (American Society for Microbiology; Infection and Immunity)

EDITORIAL:  Is There a Place for Xenodiagnosis in the Clinic?  (

The Western Progression of Lyme Disease:  Infectious and Non-clonal Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato Populations in Grand Forks County, North Dakota  (American Society for Microbiology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology)  

Detection of Rickettsia felis, Rickettsia typhi, Bartonella Species and Yersinia pestis in Fleas (Siphonaptera) from Africa  (PLOS Medicine)

Assessing the Contribution of Songbirds to the Movement of Ticks and Borrelia burgdorferi in the Midwestern United States During Fall Migration (Eco Health)

Climate Change and Habitat Fragmentation Drive the Occurrence of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Agent of Lyme Disease, at the Northeastern Limit of its Distribution  (Evolutionary Applications);jsessionid=908DEF8A524E10C9A907B4169AF5658C.f01t04

Tick-borne Disease Research Aims to Develop New Vaccines (

Sequence and Annotation of the Apicoplast Genome of the Human Pathogen Babesia microti  (PLOS ONE)

Granulomatous Hepatitis Associated with Chronic Borrelia burgdorferi infection:  A Case Report  (

Ticks May Transmit Disease Faster than Currently Thought  (Reuters)

And here's the original journal article:  (CDC)  Feeding Period Required by Amblyomma aureolatum Ticks for Transmission of Rickettsia rickettsii to Vertebrate Hosts


New Legislation to Create Lyme Disease Task Force, Focuses on Prevention  (Evening Sun)

Lyme Patients Infiltrate IDWeek Medical Conference, Call on IDSA Members for Help  (WebWire)

Lyme Disease Symposium Calls for DNA Tests for Faster, More Reliable Diagnosis and Better Patient Care  (Business Wire)

'Chronic Lyme Disease' Debate Reaches Capital (Healthline)

LYMEPOLICYWONK: Two-Tiered Lab Testing for Lyme Disease - No Better than a Coin Toss.  Time for Change? (

 Calling for a Congressional Investigation of the CDC, IDSA and ALDF (  (I don't normally include petitions, but the information shared in it is really quite useful)

Learn More about the Lyme War (WGBH News)


The Charles E Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation Boosts Truth of Morgellons  (Bioportfolio)

PERSONAL NOTES:  ILADS Sound Bites Day 1, Oct 9, 2014  (Lyme Whisperer Blog)

ILADS Sound Bites Day 2, Oct 10, 2014 (Lyme Whisperer Blog)

ILADS Sound Bites Day 3, Oct 11 2014  (Lyme Whisperer Blog)

Fright Night Fundraiser Tackles Lyme Disease Near Orangeville 
(Orangeville Banner)

Is your Fibromyalgia Patient a Candidate for Lyme Disease Treatment?  (Dr Daniel Cameron)

Monogamous?  This STD Doesn't Care (The Good Men Project)

Lyme Disease in Canada (Vitality Magazine)  (A few months old but I missed this excellent article!)

Please Take The Lyme Sucks Challenge  (CanLyme)

"The pain doesn't stop": Belle River Woman Battles Lyme Disease Controversy  (Windsor Star)

And for some Lyme humor, see Attachments "You know you are a Lymey..." and "Lyme Bingo"


VIDEO:  Adrenal Fatigue and Interpreting your Cortisol Lab Tests  (Just in Health, Wellness Clinic)

VIDEO:  Conversations with Marty Ross MD, October 8, 2014  (

VIDEO:  Ashwaghanda in Chronic Lyme Disease  (Marty Ross, MD)

VIDEO:  Helping the Body Beat Lyme Disease (Dr David Jernigan)

VIDEOS:  How to Read your Genetic Profile (23andme) Without Going Crazy (Pt 1) and How to Read Your 23andme Without Going Crazy (Pt2)  (Dr Jess Armine)

NEW BOOK:  Recipes for Repair, a Lyme Disease Cookbook  
Recipes based on anti-inflammation diet developed by Kenneth B. Singleton (Gail and Laura Piazza)

UPDATED ARTICLES:  Kills Babesia - a Brief Guide (Oct 4 2014)  (Marty Ross, MD)

Herxheimer Die-Off Reaction: Inflammation Run Amok (Sept 28 2014)  (Marty Ross, MD)

Kills Yeast - A Brief Guide (Oct 5 2014)  (Marty Ross, MD)
Drug Interaction Checker  (MedScape)  (Always check with your physician and pharmacist as well)

The Real Deal on Adrenal Fatigue (Robb Wolf)  (Please note that Robb Wolf is not a physician)

Mozi-Q  (a homeopathic insect repellent that was featured on Dragon's Den)  (Not sure if this is effective but will be interesting to follow.)


October 26:  Victoria Lyme Support Group Meeting, 1454 Hillside Avenue, 1 - 4 p.m. Presentation at 1 p.m. by Dr Barbara Dyble and Stephen Davis of Valentus Clinics 

November 8:  Lyme Info table at Cabela's in Nanaimo, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

November 8:  Parksville Lyme Support Group Meeting, 1:30 p.m.  In the meeting room next to Pharmasave  

November 9:  Victoria Informal Meeting - coffee and conversation, 1 - 3 p.m.  Location to be announced

February 6-7, 2015:
  The Fundamentals of Diagnosing and Treating Tick-Borne Illness (ILADS course for physicians in Banff, Alberta)
Note:  CanLyme is offering grants for first time attending physicians to attend this ILADS course.   Contact Jim Wilson: