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Borrelia – In the Lymelight

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    This seems like progress to me, so a big thumbs up. At least they are acknowledging Borrelia, although a different species.

    There is an argument that says researchers should be embracing the term Borrelia and deep-sixing Lyme. As I understand it, I think, technically, they misuse the term; Bb sensu lato is not the aetiological agent of Lyme - one species from the group, sensu stricto, is Lyme, in the strictest sense of the word Lyme. But it is understood that b garinii and afzelii also fall under the Lyme heading. The problem is, that is too restrictive, since there are other Borrelia species that are pathogenic beyond those three. I think in total there are seven acknowledged to be pathogenic, but those are only the ones discovered to date. The idea of a new species of Borrelia, in a country known for breaking all the species rules, does not seem all that far fetched.That's part of the justification for getting rid of Lyme, and embracing Borrelia instead.

    Regardless, I interpret this as heading in the right direction.
     
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    Borrelia in Alzheimer's MS etc
     
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