Friday, December 18, 2015

Recent Lyme News, Research, Politics, Stories, and Resources Issue: December 15, 2015

Babesia divergens Builds a Complex Population Structure Composed of Specific Ratios of Infected Cells to Ensure a Prompt Response to Changing Environmental Conditions (Wiley Online Library)
Effectiveness of Stevia rebaudiana Whole Leaf Extract Against the Various Morphological Forms of Borrelia burgdorferi in Vitro  (European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology)
GIS and Remote Sensing Use in the Exploration of Lyme Disease Epidemiology  (Int’l Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Habitat and Vegetation Variable are Not Enough When Predicting Tick Populations in the Southeastern United States (PLOS One)
Increasing Evidence  (The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)
 Isolation of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato Spirochetes from Patients with Undefined Disorders and Symptoms Not Typical for Lyme Borreliosis  (Clinical Microbiology and Infection)
also see:
Lyme Borreliosis in Human Patients in Florida and Georgia, USA  (International Journal of Medical Sciences)
 Living in Limbo  (Quantitative Health Research, Sage Journals)
 Lyme Carditis in the Fast Lane: From Alternating Bundle Branch Block to Asystole in 12 Hours  (PubMed)
and here’s the full text from Connecticut Medicine:
 Notes from the Field: Increase in Human Cases of Tularemia — Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, January–September 2015 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
 Occurrence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in Different Genera of Mosquitoes (Culicidae) in Central Europe  (Science Direct, Elsevier, Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases)
 Severely Ill Chronic Fatigue ME/CFS) Study Expanded (Health Rising Forum)
 The Role of Macrolide Antibiotics in Increasing Cardiovascular Risk  (Evidence Updates from BMJ, 
Undetermined Human Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis in the United States, 2008–2012: A Catch-All for Passive Surveillance  (The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)
 After Lyme missed by docs, Upper Allen Township woman joins registry aimed at improving diagnosis and care (Penn Live)
 BC Lyme Disease Threat Probed (Vancouver 24 Hrs)
Chronic Lyme Disease (Paul M Lantos, Infectious Disease Clinics of North America) 
See attachment.  
 DOJ antitrust unit subpoenas Mylan over pricing of doxycycline
 Hope for Patients with Fatigue, Pain and Unexplained Symptoms (Ric Arseneau, UBC Faculty of Medicine, This Changed My Practice)
 Michael Brannigan:  Stakes High in Debate Over Treatment of Lyme Disease (Times Union)
 Pa. Woman Says She was Sickened by Risky Lyme Treatment  (
 Renewed Call for Dialogue on Lyme Disease (Daniel Cameron)
 Surge in Acute Cases of Lyme Disease in Britain Spurs Ministers to Act (The Guardian)
 Niagara Closeup:  Lyme Disease Cases on Rise (St Catherines Standard)
 The Insanity of Lyme Disease, Part 1: The Bug That Hijacked My Mind and Body (Huffington Post)
The Insanity of Lyme Disease, Part 2: The Doppelganger in the Abstract (Huffington Post)
 The Link Between Lyme Disease and Cancer (ProHealth, Connie Strasheim)
 Babesia and Lyme – It’s Worse than you Think  (Daniel J. Cameron)
 Essential Oils for Healing Lyme Disease (Greg Lee)
 Finlandia Pharmacy (in Vancouver)
Health and Wellness Initiative
ILADS 2015: From Bench to Bedside: Translating Research Into Clinical   (Better Health Guy)
Lyme Disease Diagnosis (
 NEW MOVIE:  “Skin Deep:  The Battle Over Morgellon’s”  A new movie is being made about Morgellon’s
 NEW BOOK:  “Escaping the Lyme Inferno”  (Eric Karlan)
 NEW BOOK:  “How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can” (Amy B Scher)
 The Environmental Health Association of British Columbia – for those with chemical, electromagnetic or other environmental sensititivies.  
 Treatment Options for an Anxious Suicidal Patient with a History of Lyme Disease (Daniel J Cameron)
 January 8 to February 12, 2016 –  Stopping Persistent Lyme Disease – Online Training Program for Physicians – with Greg Lee
The course will offer six live hour-long webinars from 6pm – 7pm PST every Friday starting on January 8th at ending on Friday February 12th.  Cost is $900 USD. 
 Saturday and Sunday, January 23/24 – Victoria Health Show at the Pearke’s Arena
We’ll have a booth at the Health Show again this year – contact us if you’d like to volunteer.  We’ll also be running the coat check there so even if you don’t know a lot about Lyme disease, you could help us with the coat check (we get to keep the proceeds). 
 Note:  Because the Health Show falls on our usual meeting date, the Victoria Lyme Support Group's  support meeting will be moved in January.   We will notify everyone of the new date.  
 March 3-5, 2016, San Diego, CA - Navigating Complex Chronic Illness (Forum for Integrative Medicine) Speakers to include Dietrich Klinghardt MD, Ann Corson MD, Kristine Gedroic MD, Steve Harris MD, Tom Moorcroft DO, Michael Lebowitz DC, Raj Patel MD, and many others
 May 2016 – Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Conference
 DISCLAIMER:  We are not doctors and as such, do not offer any medical advice.  Please discuss any potential changes to your treatment protocol with your doctor. 
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