Fighting Chronic Lyme Disease

Putting 300,000 New Cases of Lyme a Year in Perspective

CDC Charts
Now that the CDC recently admitted that the estimated number of new cases of Lyme disease infection each year is 300,000 instead of 30,000… consider for a moment that the real number is most probably even higher because many people don’t realize they have been infected. Oftentimes infection has already taken place years earlier, before severe symptoms begin to appear. Or they may have been misdiagnosed. Consider that Dr. Klinghardt, an expert Lyme doctor out of Seattle, has observed that all of his MS, Parkinsons and ALS patients showed evidence of Lyme spirochetes in their blood. Furthermore, there are many laboratory research papers that present evidence of infection from most biting insects — no just ticks — as well as transmission via sexual contact.

But even if it were “only” 300,000 new cases a year, shouldn’t the fact that it represents almost an order of magnitude more than AIDS and West Nile virus combined be reason enough for serious concern and media attention?  Shouldn’t more effort and resources be dedicated to finding a cure, or identifying the most effective treatment methods to help long-term sufferers achieve faster remission?

"In the fullness of time, the mainstream handling of Chronic Lyme Disease will be viewed as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine."
Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
Board Certified Internist + training in Pathology and Critical Care Medicine / NY