In the News about XMRV changing to HGRV- Human Gamma Retro Virus, a poster asked the two questions in this thread's title: Who Is Dr. Burrascano & How Big Is the Lyme Group? Dr. Burrascano has written the International Lyme And Associated Disease Society (www.ilads.org) treatment guidelines for treating physicians for around a decade or more. He worked and lived on Long Island, right across from Plum Island, The US Bioweapons facility that most likely spread West Nile, Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella, Erlichia and probably many other deadly pathogens across the Eastern seaboard, but especially Long Island. He was run out of practice by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) working with state medical licensing boards, as have many, many ILADS member physicians who treat seriously ill Lyme patients with long term antibiotics, and many times long term IV antibiotics. Dr. Burrascano personally confronted Senator Edward Kennedy about the Lyme cover-up and told him it was "Another Tuskegee Experiment". The ONLY reason Lyme is getting more press than CFS is better representation by lawyers, doctors and other professionals that are like the Whitmires' - people who are sick with the disease they are desperately trying to cure and get help with. They have skin in the game. Dr. Burrascano himself had Lyme and treated himself 3 times with IV antibiotics for it. Every bit of positive press came from tv reporters, media reps, etc. afflicted with the disease. WAY more than a pound of flesh for what has reached the masses. It is worth noting in the other thread others said they knew nothing about Lyme, so you can draw your own conclusions about how actively this rampant disease bundle (tick borne diseases) have been quashed by the evil powers that be as far as "Way More Reporting" goes. You can see Dr. Burrascano's latest Lyme Guidelines and download them for free on the main page of www.publichealthalert.org The Lyme group is just like the CFS group - many, many doctors seen until diagnosed, way under-diagnosed and undertreated and many, many physicians sued by big insurance (Blue Cross) into bankruptcy, chased out of their home state by Medical Licensing boards, you guys know the drill. The difference is this: This is an already identified spirochetal disease (Like Syphilis) that the discoverer Willy Burgdorfer says "Is more virulent than Syphilis". See his comments here: http://underourskin.com/blog/?p=191 Like CFS, we have a great movie that has been shown in theaters nationally in the U.S. and I think a little internationally and free youtube clips almost no one in the world has seen, despite persistent efforts to get it shown internationally - see here: http://underourskin.com/ The Lyme group is like the CFS group - very large, most people unawares that they are spreading a spirochetal disease worse than Syphilis and actively persecuted and slandered by medical, legal, governmental agencies. We have a book Like Osler's Web with a forward written by Hillary Johnson called "Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic" by Pamela Wientraub. Like CFS, most doctors refuse to "believe in" or offer diagnosis or treatment of Lyme. Like CFS, Lyme tests have been purposely and intentionally corrupted to the point of always producing false results saying you're not sick. I could go on and on, but hopefully you'll read up on your own. In Summary, this is as reliable a source as it gets in the Lyme world. I personally asked the director of the movie "Under Our Skin" why the CFS and Lyme communities hadn't joined forces as the symptoms are basically identical with some variation and he said there were other larger communities that were being targeted first like M.S.