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John S
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http://www.jsonline.com/features/health/126733503.html
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I don't understand what's so new about this. Ehrlichiosis has been around for a long time, and it's the main reason why we start treating Lyme with doxycycline.

Is this just a different strain? I still don't understand what's the big deal. There are hundreds of different borellia strains, and new ones are being discovered all the time.

I would love to hear a logical explanation of why this is "new".

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It is a different species. It needs a different test.

So, if you are from there and are suffering and no one can pin it down, this may be the cause.

It is close to Erlichia, like we are close to chimpanzees, who share like something like 98% of our genetic code.

If you don't see what is new about that, I don't know what to tell you.

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Wow.....just keeps getting better.
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Here's an artical from Mayo Clinic dated today:Thursday, August 4, 2011 9:43 am

http://chippewa.com/news/local/article_ce90714a-bea8-11e0-b62f-001cc4c002e0.html

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Odd, they call it a new strain and new species in that article. I wonder if they are confused.

The first article only called it a new species.

This article also isn't from the Mayo Clinic. It is from a local paper.

The first article says a new species because of the 2% variance. I would think that to be right, but I'm not certain.

We'll have to wait and see.

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http://www.medpagetoday.com/InfectiousDisease/PublicHealth/27890
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John, I just found that article also. I wonder how many other unknown species of tick-borne mysterious are out there.

I would guess a lot!

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I think those researchers don't know what they're doing.

Notice that they said the man doesn't have Lyme because his lab test was negative. If they don't realize that the tests are inaccurate, they're still working on the ABCs. They don't even know the basics of tick-borne diseases.

For all we know, that man might simply have just had borellia burgdorferi and ehrlichiosis, which is the most common co-infection. I wonder if the researchers even know what a scapularis tick looks like.

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James--you are spot on. So many of these researchers are so in the dark as it is...
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Also, only Wisconsin & Michigan (or was it minnesota). Anyways, you don't have to worry about it in any other states, because we all know that ticks have such little legs and could never travel across state lines. [spinning smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by jackie51:
Also, only Wisconsin & Michigan (or was it minnesota). Anyways, you don't have to worry about it in any other states, because we all know that ticks have such little legs and could never travel across state lines. [spinning smile]

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So, did they find this "new" bacteria in 2009 and they are just now putting it out for the public? I'm glad it wasn't an emergency or a serious illness...just saying.

@Jackie51, maybe the little buggers aren't allowed to cross state lines without their papers...

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Do you guys realize that if by chance the researchers made a mistake and didn't actually discover a new strain of bacteria, we would most likely never hear about it?

I think that's kinda sad.

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by jackie51:
[QB] Also, only Wisconsin & Michigan (or was it minnesota). Anyways, you don't have to worry about it in any other states, because we all know that ticks have such little legs and could never travel across state lines.

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Just for your information, Jackie, I received a picture of a tick with a knapsack, so they do travel - just letting you know -

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seems like they found the truth in co infections - just a few years behind the eight ball..
while many have researched and discovered this back in 1970"s
can you inmagine someone from a foreign country, comeing to america and saying
Hey, look what we discovered...America !!
I smell a cover up, but,
anyway you slice this pie -
I hope they launch a new treatment plan from this info..for the good of the people with it... no more for big pharma [spinning smile]

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