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thomasx
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http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/07/02/new-tick-borne-illness-could-be-worse-than-lyme-disease/
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Have heard about this -- but as usual there is NO TEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So unless a person has an LLMD then they are obviously out of luck.

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Glad this is getting some publicity but as usual the reporter has factual errors -- how could there be 100,000 people infected if there is no test ???????????????
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It was discovered in 1995... May be a remnant of the Japanese experiments during WW2...? It wouldn't surprise me but you'd have to connect those dots. I'm not even going to go there.

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/17/10/10-1474_article.htm

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seibertneurolyme
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Well, it is quite common in Russia apparently. I think it is just another strain of borrelia that has been around for quite some time, but since there are no tests no one gets diagnosed with it.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3310649

Sparkle -- Looks like this is the same journal article you posted. I will leave the link in case one of them stops working in the future. Journal articles seem to have a habit of disappearing after awhile.

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And here is another jornal article discussing infection in the U.S.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1215469

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