Saturday, November 1, 2008


• Identified in 1975 and transmitted by the bite of ticks infected with a spirochete bacterium called Borrelia burgdoferi.
• Chronic Lyme develops when early diagnosis is missed or inadequately treated.
• Manifests as symptoms of virtually all known neurological, musculoskeletal, arthritic, gastrointestinal, cardiac, psychiatric and autoimmune disorders including MS, ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autism, etc.
• Is endemic in Europe, North America and Asia.
• Has increased by 101% between 1992 and 2006 in USA.
• Estimates of 200,000 new cases annually in North America; 85,000 per year in Europe.
• Lyme incidence is greater than AIDS and West Nile Virus combined.
• Lyme is transmissible through the placenta and breast milk of infected mothers.

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