Category Archives: Lyme Coinfections

Is Rickettsia Helvetica the Cause of Chronic Lyme Disease?

STAT News has recently released new information on Lyme disease from an unlikely source – the garage belonging to the late Dr. Willy Burgdorfer. The scientist who discovered Lyme disease back in 1978, Dr. Burgdorfer passed away in 2014 leaving … Continue reading

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New Research from Yale on Cure for Lyme Co-infection Babesia

Babesiosis has been increasing. Up to 19 percent of ticks that carry the Lyme disease bacteria also carry the babesiosis parasite. The same is true of up to 42 percent of mice and other rodents. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog … Continue reading

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Dr. Nicolson at Norvect 2015

Have you heard about the Norvect International Conference on Lyme Disease? Better known as Norvect, the conference took the world by storm Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email … Continue reading

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Sandflies in Iraq Infect Americans Who Bring Home Lyme Disease and Multiple Co-infections.

A USDA report published last November revealed that sand flies — tiny,  winged gnats often called no-see-ums — were biting troops in Iraq as many as 1,000 times in a single night.  Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I … Continue reading

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Entomological Society of America Releases Urgent Call to Action re: Lyme

Pressure from exacting and reputable researchers (sporting multiple advanced degrees) who are up-to-date with latest research in microbiology and infectious diseases, have finally caused a shift in mainstream research as I have been predicting. Take a look: Subscribe to Jenna's … Continue reading

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Human-to-Human Transmission of Fatal Tick Virus Confirmed

Korea is reporting a higher than normal rate of infection of the tick virus, known to be fatal from tick bites. However, for the virus to pass from human to human indicates a frightening change in the virus which will … Continue reading

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A Lyme Co-infection That Causes Cancer-Like Cells

Theileria microti is a human disease caused by a microscopic parasite very similar to Babsia microti, a common co-infection of Lyme disease, so similar that the classification has been debated amongst scientists for over fifty years. Not surprisingly, T. microti is transmitted … Continue reading

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Deadly Bourbon Virus; a New Co-Infection of Lyme Disease

A Kansas farmer, John Seested, age 68, died in June, 2014 after testing negative for all tick-borne illnesses, The Fort Scott Tribune reported. Still, tick-borne illnesses was listed among three causes of death on his death certificate. He was 68. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Article From Huffington Post

This is the kind of public attention Lyme disease has desperately needed. Written by blogger/author C.M. Rubin,  “Chronic Lyme Disease” is implied throughout the entire article – a plea for better diagnostics entitled, “The Global Search for Education: Ticks – … Continue reading

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Deadly Lyme Co-infection Powassan Virus Spreading Across America

The doctors are stumped.  Again.  Flu-like symptoms and aching joints leading to raging headaches and fevers that come and go. However, this virus continues to get worse as it invades the central nervous system and begins to cause encephalitis with acute … Continue reading

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Happy Ending After Years of Suffering With Chronic Lyme Disease and Morgellons

Treating the Pathogenic Synergy in Chronic Lyme Using Polypharmacy   The information in this article can now be found at;       www.lyme-morgellons.com         Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will … Continue reading

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Presenters at Lyme Forum in NY Delivers New Info and Commitment

Skidmore College hosted LymeNextForum took place on May 21, 2012 at in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Here are video links and the news as reported by Channel 13: Posted at: 05/21/2012 4:53 PM | Updated at: 05/21/2012 5:51 PM By: Mark Mulholland Saratoga Springs … Continue reading

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Fear Spreads in Missouri Over New Tick-borne Disease

In a new study released on August 29, 2012, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention said that a new “phlebovirus,” (a distant cousin to one recently identified in China,) has been identified after putting two men … Continue reading

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Babesia May Not Show Symptoms

On June 20, 2011, The New York Times published an article, “Once Rare, Infection by Tick Bites Spreads” by Laurie Tarkan; bravely presenting  evidence that shows the alarming spread of Babesiosis  (Babesia – a malaria-like parasite that attacks the red … Continue reading

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Chronic Lyme Disease Or Mercury Poisoning?

Lyme disease sufferers need to be aware that having mercury poisoning and Lyme disease at the same time can add to the already confusing, frustrating, and scary experience. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand … Continue reading

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The Truth About Lyme Disease in Texas

I received an astounding email from a long-time LDR member last fall claiming that three (3) deer ticks had been found in her garage in Texas!  I thought, “…just when you think things can’t get any stranger…”  Well, my friend … Continue reading

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Do I Have Babesia?

A Common Emerging Stealth Infection by Dr. James Schaller Below are examples of signs, symptoms and indirect ways to help increase the diagnosis of Babesia.   An examination of public genetic databases shows well over thirty-five species exist, many of … Continue reading

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URGENT NEWS: HGRV (XMRV) Likely Involved With Chronic Lyme Disease

The first symposium on the third known human retrovirus, XMRV, was recently held in Reno Nevada at Whittemore Peterson. Feeling the need to share this important news, Dr. Burrascano sent the following message: Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I … Continue reading

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Another Co-infection of Lyme Disease – Does Morgellons Really Exist?

In 2001, according to Mary Leitao, her then two-year-old son developed sores under his lip and began to complain of “bugs.” Leitao, who graduated with a BS in Biology, and worked for five years at Boston hospitals as a lab … Continue reading

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Bartonella Further Complicates Lyme Disease

Bartonella, a common co-infection of Lyme disease, is a destructive blood infection, commonly referred to as “Cat Scratch Fever”.  Currently testing exists for two species, however, there are now over 30 known unique species with over 200 variants.  Dr. Joseph … Continue reading

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Emerging Lyme Disease Co-infection: Chlamydia Pneumoniae

Chlamydia Pneumoniae, also known as CPN, is a fast emerging Lyme co-infection with very similar symptoms. In fact for some who remain very sick and have yet to receive a positive Lyme diagnosis, CPN is something that should definitely be … Continue reading

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Happiness is…Total Recovery From Chronic Lyme Disease. IVIG Part One

We all want total recovery, not these percentages you read about….we want it GONE! Now that I am truly on the road to recovery, I am eager to share my experiences, with the clear understanding that we are all different … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Recover From Lyme Disease?

When Lyme refuses to respond to treatment, many respected Lyme-literate physicians believe that the problem lies in the complex synergies caused by co-infections. Bartonella (Cat Scratch Fever) and Babesia are the co-infections we most often hear about – partly because … Continue reading

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