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Lyme Disease: It’s Not the Deer’s Fault

If you think deer play an important role in the spread of Lyme disease, think again.

If you think deer play an important role in the spread of Lyme disease, think again.

New studies, reported in the Times, indicate that small mammals like white-footed mice are crucial to the prevalence of Lyme.

And “birds are also major carriers of Lyme disease bacteria and might be even more significant carriers than rodents because of the distances they can easily travel.” Here’s the story.

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000 June 23, 2012 at 01:02 PM
@John Yannacci, Sr. "Michael Carroll quotes former Plum Island lab director Jerry Callis talking about tick research on Plum Island: "Plum Island experimented with ticks, but never outside of containment. We had a tick colony where you take them and feed them on the virus and breed ticks to see how many generations it would last, on and on, until its diluted. Recently they reinstated the tick colony." http://sci.tech-archive.net/Archive/sci.med.diseases.lyme/2007-08/msg00037.html
000 June 23, 2012 at 01:12 PM
@John Yannacci, Sr I don't know if a U.S. patent is enough proof for you, but probably not; "Army records show 60% of chronic Lyme patients are co-infected with several strains of mycoplasma, the most common one being mycoplasma fermentens which was patented in 1993 by the U.S. Army and army pathologist Dr. Lo, "Dr. Lo Shyh-Ching-Pathogenic mycoplasma-U.S. Patent 5,242,820 issued Sept. 7, 1993." Many Lyme disease and Gulf war patients are infected with the genetically engineered organism (mycoplasma fermentens) thus Lyme and Gulf War disease symptoms are almost identical. Doxycycline is the drug of choice for both diseases" http://homelessholocaust.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/pathogenic-mycoplasma-us-patent-no-5242820-issued-september-7-1993-dr-lo-is-listed-as-the-inventor/ http://www.thedogpress.com/Editorials/Plum-island-LymeDisease_Andrews1.asp
Robert Nyman June 23, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Zachary - please contact me - chronic vet -robertnyman@att.net
Daniella Ruiz June 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM
when much of this area was actually productive farmland (essentially DE-forested, and used for pasture and actual garden) the control of much undergrowth and pest's was managed with FIRE! and that made a great difference in the numbers of annoying insects and other. we now have these 'green natural environmentalists' who want every unused patch of land assigned protections that render it, virtually unusable, overgrown, decaying and pest filled. somehow i do not think this disease is anything new, invented or unusual. it may have just been suppressed and benign as many other virulent diseases have always been. we take special precautions for hoof/mouth disease because we like the value of having beef, pig and dairy products at our fingertips. its interesting that some theories include the age old war tactics (scorched earth?) used by romans, and other nasty empires of years past. seems we never get over these basic 'kill or be killed' concepts, despite our advanced society.
Linda June 24, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Daniella, YOU are SO CORRECT!! I was raised on a huge farm, we burned our windrows of the hay lots, we burned our leaves, we had thousands of acres and not one of us ever got sick haying, harvesting our veggies, canning our food, or for that mater, raising our own meat. We worked hard, and BURNED everything. But oh today, shame shame on anyone who even suggests these horrific means of polluting the atmosphere, yeah right, with what comes out of the earth.........I say, start walking, make the kids ride bicycles, stop all the soft living and conveniences, and start living really clean and green!!!

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