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Lyme Disease risk in UK higher than thought

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by SilverbladeTE, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. ya know, I often wonder how many of the experts/researchers, or perhaps more correclty, the dumb asses hwo sit on committees/governments and spout "all is well!" actually get OUT into the real world, hm? ;)
    this is kind of bloody obvious to anyone who does (or rather, did in my case. I was lucky like my dad for some reason, bugs rarely ever bit us, even when others were being eaten alive, lol).

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16706942
     
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  2. Bob

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    That's a very informative article thanks Silverblade. I learnt quite a lot reading that.
     
  3. Bob

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    Me and my dad are the same as you and your dad there... Insects hate my blood and move on really quickly after smelling me!

    But my sister and my mum attract mosquitoes from miles around and they swell up like a balloon when they get bitten (and they usually get bitten multiple times).

    We were camping in the middle of an Irish bog once (they called it a camp site), and my sister woke up with a hundred midge bites all over her face. I didn't have any!
     
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    I was at my GPs today and they had a poster up warning about ticks and lyme disease. I have never seen warnings in the UK before.

    I also am rejected by mosquitos and other biting creatures! I have slept in the same room with other people in the tropics everyone woke smothered in bites, I was bite-free! I am never bothered my mozzies. Also sandflys dont like me.
     
  5. Bob

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    The article says that it's a 'rapidly growing' disease, so I wonder how rapidly growing it is.


    I didn't know this before:

     
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    Have we recently imported the Lyme infected tick, then?
     
  7. Bob

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    I have to admit that I know next to nothing about Lyme disease.
    I didn't think that anyone took Lyme disease seriously. I thought it was treated like ME, as a psychosomatic illness.
     
  8. Lyme Disease kills, though not often, causes serious damge to heart and nervous system, very like ME, but much accelerated and severe (spirocchetal bacteria, similar to syphilis, which also folk don't take seriously enough, wards used to be full of folk with degenerative and eventually fatal syphilis damage to the CNS, that's what killed Al Capone)

    no, we didn't import these ticks, the base disease organism (Borroleosis) and life cycle is from Northern Europe and stretches back to antiquity
    problem is, US government weaponized it and the retarded assholes then tested it in "open air" by dispersal of infected ticks, on/around Plum Island (by credible accounts)
    of course, ticks can be carried on high winds, floating trash or much more often, birds
    Plum Island is only 30 miles form the town of Lyme, where the disease got its name from.
    And thus, it spread.

    Any who doubt that's possible, remember, the Russians testing of smallpox in the Aral Sea region killed people and triggered local epidemics
    another accident with anthrax killed hundreds.
    Folk will eagerly believe the "other side did bad things!", but our lot are just as damn stupid, but had more money to spend on their shennanigans.

    One of my faves being in the UK, the lunatic dipshits tested VX nerve gas in the open air from helicopter sprays near Porton Down...UK is NOT, say, Utah, with vast, empty areas where you can set off nukes etc far from people.

    With increasingly warm average weather, and larger populations, more folk into country pursuits etc, you get more folk exposed to tick bites.
     
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    I think it's "chronic Lyme" that is controversial; regular Lyme disease is recognised (though clearly very much under-recognised, as this report demonstrates). Anyone who remembers having one of those 'bulls-eye rashes' should probably look into Lyme more closely.
     
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    Good movie to watch about lyme is the movie "under our skin". They follow one lady who thought she had MS, and they treated her over months as they filmed the movie. She seemed to be in total remission from her MS(which turned out to be lyme) by the end of the movie.

    Lot of people have lyme and probably mistake it for CFS/ME or something else. Just the sick patients and naturopaths that learn this stuff the hard way.

    In fact, when president George W bush got lyme, he had multiple doctors call a lyme support group to learn about real treatments the CDC doesn't educate on. There are a handful of experts in the US one can see, but usually one has to pay out of pocket for these types of specialists.

    The problem with LYme disease is doctors are not educated on it, and the standard government treatments are designed to fail.

    Apparently Rich Van K posted a new, and more effective test for lyme. Haven't heard anymore on that.

    http://www.lymedisease.org/home.html
     

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