Archive for January, 2013


New Lyme “Bug” Discovered

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

This just came in my email, today. I am sure there will be much more written about it in the future.

A new bacterium in the Borellia family has been isolated, Borrelia miyamotoi. It is genetically related to the same species of Borrelia that has been detected in all tick species that are vectors of Lyme disease.

I’m sure we’re going to be hearing a lot more about this. It goes to show that what Lyme sufferers and some who have been studying the disease for years have been saying: The present testing protocols are inadequate and often completely useless.

See the full New England Journal of Medicine article here: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1215469