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spiralgerm23
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Hi, I'm a Lyme patient from the UK, and thought I had ME/CFS for many years until I had the Bowen tests and dark field microscopy.

I couldn't understand why there was such a huge reluctance to acknowledge Lyme in the UK, and then I saw that you in the US had been having the same struggle for 30 years. So I started doing lots of research and realised that there was something very fishy going on.

The following article matches up with everything I and many others have suspected, and it's the best-written piece I have ever come across.
The author was arrested in May and kept in a locked psychiatric ward for a month, until a mental health tribunal looked at her case and ordered her immediate release.
Anyone would be suspicious and wonder whether certain factions have been trying to silence her.

Everything she says is backed up with references from journals and other written evidence. I put it in the activist section yesterday, but I believe it is better here as a reference article for everyone to be aware of.

Best wishes,
Annie



http://lyme-rage.info/bwsept06.html

Lyme is a Biowarfare Issue

A brief history by Elena Cook


Introduction

The world of Lyme disease medicine is split into two camps - the US
government-backed "Steere camp", which maintains the disease is
hard-to-catch, easily cured, and rarely causes chronic neurological
damage, and the "ILADS camp", which maintains the opposite. The Steere
camp is intricately bound up with the American biowarfare
establishment, as well as with giant insurance and other corporate
interests with a stake in the issue. The ILADS doctors lack such
connections, but are supported instead by tens of thousands of
patients rallying behind them.


Because the Steere camp has been massively funded and promoted by
federal agencies, its view has dominated Lyme medicine not just in the
US, but across much of the world. The result has been suffering on a
grand scale. Below is a concise history of the military aspects of
this cover-up.

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Weapons of Mass Infection

The development of biological weapons has never been confined to
dictatorships or "rogue" regimes. During the Second World War America,
Britain and Canada collaborated closely on developing offensive
bioweapons, and offensive research continued as an openly acknowledged
activity of the US scientific establishment during the Cold War. Only
in 1972 was this work banned by international treaty. Meanwhile the
Maryland-based labs at Fort Detrick, for example, had produced
millions of mosquitoes, ticks and other vectors for the purpose of
spreading lethal germs.[i] The island of Gruinard, off the coast of
Scotland, was only declared habitable again in 1990, nearly fifty
years after the British first contaminated it during anthrax
experiments. [ii]

Ticks, which vector Lyme disease, have been studied as biowarfare
instruments for decades. Such well-known biowar agents as tularaemia
and Q-fever are tick-borne. The Borrelia genus of bacteria, which
encompasses the Borrelia burgdorferi species-group (to which Lyme
disease is attributed), was studied by the infamous WW2 Japanese
biowar Unit 731, who carried out horrific experiments on prisoners in
Manchuria, including dissection of live human beings. [iii] Unit 731
also worked on a number of other tick-borne pathogens.

After the war, the butchers of Unit 731 were shielded from prosecution
by the US authorities, who wanted their expertise for the Cold War.
[iv] The US government also protected and recruited German Nazi
bioweaponeers under the aegis of the top-secret Operation Paperclip.
[v]

Borreliosis, or infection with microbes belonging to the borrelia
genus, had been dreaded during the Second World War as a cause of the
often-fatal disease relapsing fever. The new post-war era of
penicillin meant that many bacterial infections could now be easily
cured. However, borrelia were known for their ability to adopt
different forms under conditions of stress (such as exposure to
antibiotics). Shedding their outer wall, (which is the target of
penicillin and related drugs), they could ward off attack and continue
to exist in the body.

Lyme disease is not usually fatal, and it is sometimes argued that,
with rapidly lethal agents like smallpox and plague available, an army
would have no interest in it. However, what is important to understand
here is that incapacitating or "non-lethal" bioweapons are a major
part of biowarfare R&D[vi], and have been for decades. For example,
during the Second World War, brucellosis, chronically disabling but
not usually fatal, was a major preoccupation. Military strategists
understand that disabling an enemy's soldiers can sometimes cause more
damage than killing them, as large amount of resources are then tied
up in caring for the casualties. An efficient incapacitating weapon
dispersed over a civilian population could destroy a country's economy
and infrastructure without firing a shot. People would either be too
sick to work, or too busy looking after those who were.

The EIS and the "Discovery" of Lyme

Modern Lyme history begins in 1975 when a mother in the town of Old
Lyme, Connecticut reported the outbreak of a strange, multi-system
disease. The town lies directly opposite the Plum Island biowarfare
research lab where, according to former Justice official John Loftus,
Nazi scientists brought to the US after WW2 may have test-dropped
"poison ticks". [vii] It should be noted that Loftus' reputation for
gathering accurate, hard-hitting information is strong - strong enough
to bring down in disgrace the former Chancellor of Austria and
Secretary-General of the UN Kurt Waldheim, after the latter's wartime
SS record was revealed.

While it's not yet known if Plum Island experimented on Lyme-causing
borrelia, the lab's directors openly admitted to Michael Carroll,
author of a recently-published book which is endorsed by two former
State Governors, that they kept "tick colonies". The "hard tick"
Amblyomma americanum, a known carrier of Borrelia burgdorferi, was one
of the subjects of the Island's experiments. [viii]This tick is not
the one most commonly associated with transmitting Borrelia
burgdorferi, but it is implicated in harbouring Borrelia lonestari,
believed to be the cause of a "Lyme-like illness" in the American
south. [ix]

Carroll's book reveals a shocking disregard for safety, in this lab
handling some of the most dangerous germs on earth. Eyewitnesses
described how infected animals were kept in open-air pens. Birds
swooping down into the pens could have picked up and spread infected
ticks worldwide.

When Polly Murray made her now-famous call to the Connecticut health
department to report the strange epidemic among children and adults in
her town, her initial reception was lukewarm. However, some weeks
later, she got an unexpected call from a Dr David Snydman, of the
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), who was very interested. He
arranged for fellow EIS officer Dr Allen Steere to get involved. By
the time Mrs. Murray turned up for her appointment at Yale, the doctor
she had expected to see had been relegated to the role of an onlooker.
Allen Steere had taken charge - and his views were to shape the course
of Lyme medicine for the next thirty years, up till today. [x]

To understand the significance of all this, we need a closer look at
the Epidemic Intelligence Service, the EIS.

The EIS is an elite, quasi-military unit of Infectious Disease experts
set up in the 1950's to develop an offensive biowarfare capability.
Despite the banning of offensive biowar in the 1970's, the crack
troops of the EIS continue to exist, ostensibly for non-offensive
research into "emerging disease" threats, a blanket phrase covering
both bioweapon attacks and natural epidemics at the same time.
Graduates of the EIS training program are sent in to occupy strategic
positions in the US health infrastructure, taking leadership at
federal and state health agencies, in academia, industry and the
media. The organisation also extends its influence abroad, training
officers for public health agencies in Britain, France, the
Netherlands etc. [xi] [xii]

In fact a high proportion of Steere camp Lyme experts are involved
with the EIS. Given that the EIS is a small, elite force, (in 2001 the
CDC revealed there were less than 2500 EIS officers in existence since
the unit was first created in 1951 [xiii]), it seems incredible that
so many of America's top Infectious Disease experts would devote their
careers to what they themselves claim is a "hard-to-catch,
easily-cured" disease.


Within a few years of Steere's "discovery" of Lyme disease (the unique
Lyme rash, and certain associated symptoms, had been recognised in
Europe nearly a century before), it was announced that its bacterial
cause had been identified. The microbe was accidentally found by
biowarfare scientist Willy Burgdorfer and was subsequently named for
him. Burgdorfer has championed the Lyme patients' movement and is not
suspected of any wrongdoing. However it is not impossible that he was
unwittingly caught up in a chain of events that were not as random as
they might have seemed.

Burgdorfer was a Swiss scientist who had been recruited by the US
Public Health Service in the 1950's. He was highly experienced with
both ticks and borrelia, but after being told that the government were
not interesting in funding work with the latter, he switched to work
with Rickettsia and other pathogens. [xiv] In 1981, Burgdorfer was
sent a batch of deer ticks by a team studying Rocky Mountain Spotted
Fever on the East Coast. In charge of the team was one Dr Jorge
Benach. [xv] Benach subsequently spent much of his career as a Steere
camp Lyme researcher. In 2004 he was chosen as recipient for a $3
million biowarfare research grant. [xvi]

Cutting open some of Benach' ticks, Burgdorfer noticed microfilaria
(microscopic worm young). This was a subject he had been studying
recently, only these microfilaria were different. They were
exceptionally large, large enough to be seen with the naked eye.[xvii]
His curiosity naturally piqued, he opened up several more ticks. There
he was surprised to find the spiral-shaped germs of borrelia.

Cultivation is necessary in order to isolate bacteria for study, so
that diagnostic tests, vaccines or cures can be developed. Borrelia
are very difficult to grow in culture. However, by "lucky
coincidence", another scientist had recently joined the lab where he
worked, and had apparently been involved in an amazing breakthrough in
this area. So naturally Burgdorfer handed the infected ticks over to
him. [xviii]

That scientist was Dr. Alan Barbour, an officer, like Steere and
Snydman, of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, with a background in
work on anthrax, one of the most terrifying biowarfare agents known.
[xix]

EIS man Barbour therefore became the first to isolate the prototype
organism on which all subsequent Lyme disease blood tests would be
based. [xx] This is very significant, as a huge body of evidence [xxi]
indicates the unreliability of these tests, which are routinely used
to rule out the disease. Additionally, all DNA detection of the Lyme
agent in ticks and animals is ultimately based, directly or
indirectly, on the genetic profile of the strain first isolated by
Barbour.

Shortly after Barbour's discovery, other species and strains of the
Lyme-causing bacteria were isolated, especially in Europe. They were
all classified based on their resemblance to Barbour's organism, and
have been grouped into a category called Borrelia burgdorferi sensu
lato or "Bbsl" for short. However, a borrelia was subsequently found
in the southern US (referred to briefly above) which appears not to be
a member of Barbour's Bbsl group at all.[xxii]

The bacteria, named Borrelia lonestari, often evades detection on Lyme
blood tests, is not found using DNA tests, and does not grow in
Barbour's culture medium which is used world-wide for lab study.
[xxiii]And yet, it appears to cause an illness identical to Lyme -
down to the "bullseye rash", which, though not present in all
patients, is considered unique to Lyme disease.

In 2005 Barbour, who spent much of his career studying the
"hard-to-catch, easy-to-cure" Lyme disease, was placed in charge of
the multi-million new biowarfare mega-complex based at University of
California at Irvine (UCI). [xxiv] Barbour is joined there by his
close colleague and fellow Steerite Jonas Bunikis, author of recent
papers calling for a restrictive approach to Lyme diagnosis.

The Spread and the Spin
By the late 1980's it was realised that Lyme disease was rapidly
spreading out of control. Cases were reported across America, Europe
and Asia. Federal health agencies launched a major propaganda effort
to limit diagnosis and so artificially "contain" the epidemic. The
National Institute of Health (NIH) appointed biowarfare expert Edward
McSweegan as Lyme Program officer. [xxv] Under his leadership the
diagnostic criteria was skewed to exclude most sufferers, especially
those with chronic neurological illness. McSweegan's successor at NIH,
Dr Phil Baker, is an anthrax expert [xxvi], and has continued his
policies.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is another federal body which has
had a major impact on how Lyme is diagnosed and treated. Its influence
extends abroad, with European public health departments drawing up
policies based on CDC guidelines. It should be remembered that it is
the CDC which trains the Epidemic Intelligence Service, and much of
the leadership of CDC has traditionally been drawn from EIS ranks.
Therefore it comes as no surprise to learn that David Dennis, the head
of vector-borne diseases at CDC, with massive influence over Lyme
issues, was involved with the EIS. However, we could legitimately
wonder why, at lower levels of the CDC hierarchy, EIS officers - the
nation's heavyweight infectious disease experts - continue to play
such a major role in investigating the supposedly "hard-to-catch,
easily cured" Lyme. (For example, EIS officers Martin Schriefer and
Captain Paul Mead.) [xxvii].[xxviii]

In 2001, responding to the protest of thousands of patients that
standard two or three-week antibiotic courses were not sufficient, the
NIH commissioned biowarfare scientist Mark Klempner to study
persistence of Lyme infection. ILADS doctors had found that patients
left untreated in the early phase often needed long courses of
antibiotics, [xxix] sometimes for years. Klempner, however, concluded
that persistent Lyme infection did not exist. In 2003 Klempner was
appointed head of the new $1.6 billion biowarfare top-security
facility being developed at Boston University. Shortly after, the news
emerged that there had been an escape of the deadly bug tularaemia
which was not properly reported to the authorities. [xxx]

In 2005 the author discovered a document on the NIH website listing
Lyme as one of the potential bioterrorism agents studied in BSL-4 (top
security) labs. After this was publicised, the NIH announced they had
made a "mistake", and removed the words "Lyme disease" from the page.
(At the time of writing, the original is still available in cached
Internet archives. [xxxi]) However, at around the same time, a CDC
source leaked the identical information to the Associated Press.
[xxxii] Moreover, the Science Coalition, comprising entities as
prestigious as the American Medical Association, Yale University, and
the American Red Cross, maintain a website which, at the time of
writing, also lists Lyme as a disease studied for its biowarfare
potential. [xxxiii] Could these three major organisations all have,
co-incidentally, made the same "mistake"?

In 2004 the UK government denied that Lyme was a threat in Britain and
told Parliament that no Lyme research had been conducted since 1999.
[xxxiv] Yet the report of the official UK delegation to an
international conference on the prevention of bioterrorism revealed
that Lyme was being studied at Porton Down, Britain's top biowarfare
facility. [xxxv] Britain, and many other European countries, take
their lead on Lyme from a body called EUCALB, rooted in Steere camp
methodology. NATO has also been directly involved in moves to
"harmonise" European Lyme diagnosis along Steerite lines

A Bug of Many Talents
Lyme's ability to evade detection on routine medical tests, its myriad
presentations which can baffle doctors by mimicking 100 different
diseases, its amazing abilities to evade the immune system and
antibiotic treatment, would make it an attractive choice to
bioweaponeers looking for an incapacitating agent. Lyme's abilities as
"the great imitator" might mean that an attack could be misinterpreted
as simply a rise in the incidence of different, naturally-occurring
diseases such as autism, MS, lupus and chronic fatigue syndrome
(M.E.). Borrelia's inherent ability to swap outer surface proteins,
which may also vary widely from strain to strain, would make the
production of an effective vaccine extremely difficult. (A vaccine
developed for the public by the Steere camp in collaboration with
Glaxo Smithkline was pulled from the market a few years ago amid class
action lawsuits [xxxvi].) Finally, the delay before the appearance of
the most incapacitating symptoms would allow plenty of time for an
attacker to move away from the scene, as well as preventing people in
a contaminated zone from realising they had been infected and seeking
treatment. Often in the early period there is no rash, only vague
flu-like or other non-specific symptoms which might be dismissed by
GP's, or ignored by the patient.

The 2003 proposal for a rapid-detection method for biowarfare by Dr JJ
Dunn of Brookhaven National Lab seems to add further grounds for
suspicion. It is based on the use of two "sentinel" germs - plague and
Lyme. [xxxvii]

In 1999 Lyme patient advocacy leader Pat Smith was amazed to find, on
visiting an Army base at an old biowar testing ground in Maryland,
that the US Dept. of Defence has developed a satellite-linked system
that enables soldiers to read, in real-time, off a display on their
helmet's visor, information about the rate of Lyme-infected ticks
wherever they may be on earth. Unit commanders could update the
database using state-of-the-art portable PCR machines, which test for
Lyme DNA in soldiers bitten by ticks. [xxxviii] The use of such
cutting-edge technology for a supposedly "hard-to-catch, easy-to-cure"
illness seems odd, to say the least!

Lyme is often complicated by the presence of co-infecting diseases in
the same tick, e.g. those caused by the microbes of babesia,
bartonella, mycoplasma (believed by some researchers to be the cause
of Gulf War illness), ehrlichia, microfilaria and encephalitis
viruses. Investigations into some of these, too, have been led by
American biowar experts.

It could be argued that some of these Lyme researchers have been
awarded biowar-related grants simply because they are Infectious
Disease specialists, which is a natural terrain from which to recruit.
After all, research budgets for biowar have ballooned massively since
the anthrax attacks of 2001; there is a demand for large numbers of
personnel to work on such projects.

Well, there are two things that could be said here. First, researchers
who have spent much or most of their careers studying a
"hard-to-catch, easily-cured" disease would not appear to be the best
choice as recipients of this type of grant, unless the "easily-cured"
disease had some relation to biowarfare. Second, while some infectious
disease specialists began to study biowarfare organisms for the first
time after 2001, this is not necessarily the case with the Steerites.
Klempner, for example, was studying ways to increase the virulence of
Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of plague, over 20 years ago
[xxxix]; Barbour researched anthrax for the Army in the 1970's. [xl]

The defeat of Saddam Hussein in the 1991 Gulf War was followed by the
drawing up, by the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM) of a list of
microbes to be monitored in Iraq. Among them - the borrelia genus in
general, and Borrelia burgdorferi in particular. [xli] UNSCOM also
included organisms such as ehrlichia and babesia, which are often
present in Lyme-infected ticks, and are acquired as concurrent
illnesses when a person is bitten.

There are other organisms on the UN list not generally associated, in
the public mind, with biowarfare, and it could be argued that the UN
was simply being extra cautious by casting a wide net. However,
whether Lyme bacteria were present in Iraq at that time or not, they
certainly are today, and US Army manuals warn soldiers to protect
themselves from the disease [xlii] If we are to accept the traditional
Steerite explanation for the rise of Lyme - that it is a natural
consequence of a recent population explosion of deer due to
reforestation, combined suburbanisation, bringing humans into contact
with forests - then the presence of Lyme in the dusty sand dunes of
Iraq seems perverse.

And what of the doctors of the opposing camp, those associated with
ILADS? ILADS doctors and researchers increasingly find themselves
persecuted, victims of spurious charges made against them to Medical
Boards, and are hounded out of their professions. At the time of
writing, paediatrician Dr Charles Ray Jones, credited by thousands of
parents with restoring the health of their disabled children, is under
trial, accused of misconduct. A few years ago, Dr Lida Mattman, a
Nobel Prize nominee who worked on an alternative culture medium for
Lyme, was ordered to shut down operations by police who arrived at her
lab with handcuffs. Dozens of doctors who had been treating Lyme
successfully according to their clinical judgement, rather than
relying on insensitive blood tests or arbitrary limits on antibiotic
duration, have been forced to stop. The president of ILADS, Dr Raymond
Stricker, has told the press he believes Lyme disease is a bioweapon.


Summary

Lyme disease is the subject of hot controversy, with the "Steere camp"
claiming it is an easily cured ailment, while the ILADS camp views it
as a severely disabling, multi-symptom neurological disease.

The number of Steere camp Lyme researchers with a background in the
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) and/or biowarfare research is too
numerous to be pure co-incidence. Two scientists who have played a
central role in the Lyme story, Barbour and Klempner, have been placed
in charge of new biowar super-labs set up in the aftermath of 9-11,
where they are aided by some of their Steerite colleagues. Others,
while not in charge of super-labs, are nevertheless in receipt of
substantial grants for biowarfare research.

The United States and some of its NATO allies have a long and sordid
history of experimentation into biological weapons of mass destruction
and mass incapacitation. The Borrelia genus and ticks as biowar
vectors have been studied for decades, and recent revelations about
the Plum Island disease lab, across the water from old Lyme,
Connecticut are worrying. The development of the so-called "non-lethal
weapons" has been a major part of biowar science for decades.

Suspicion is further fuelled by the declaration by America's National
Institute of Health that a document on their website listing Lyme as a
microbe studied for bioterrorism potential was a "mistake", just at
the time that a CDC source leaked the same "mistake" to the Associated
Press. British delegates at an international conference on the
prevention of bioterrorism revealed that intense work on Lyme and
other tick-borne disease is conducted at the UK's top biowar lab at
Porton Down.

Lyme has been chosen as a "sentinel organism" in a method of rapidly
detecting bioweapons, and the whole genus, or category, of borrelia
was included among those to be monitored by the UN in Iraq after the
first Gulf War. US soldiers in Iraq today are warned by the military
to protect themselves against the disease.

It's possible to see the modern history of Lyme as a string of events
with an EIS member at every crucial node. The discovery of new
Lyme-causing borrelia, genetically distinct from the Borrelia
burgdorferi group first cultured by EIS officer Alan Barbour, throws
up the question as to whether the Bbsl organisms he introduced to
medicine was the only, (or even the most) relevant borrelia. The
testing and diagnostic regimens based on the views of Barbour, Steere,
etc and backed by federal health agencies such as CDC and NIH
currently condemn huge numbers of Lyme patients to a medical limbo,
without treatment or recognition for their disease. The cost in human
suffering may be unimaginable.

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[i] Williams P, and Wallace D, "Unit 731, the Japanese Army's Secret
of Secrets", Hodder and Stoughton 1989, p284
[ii] BBC news website http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/1457035.stm
[iii] Howard Cole, Chief of Intelligence at America's Chemical Warfare
Service, reported in "Unit 731" , p105


[iv] "Unit 731". Op cit.
[v] Carroll, Michael "Lab 257-
The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory",
Harper Collins 2004


[vi] Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate https://www.jnlwd.usmc.mil


[vii] "Lab 257" op cit.
[viii] ibid.
[ix] Bacon et al, "Glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterase gene (glpQ)
of Borrelia lonestari identified as a target for differentiating
Borrelia species associated with hard ticks", J Clin Microbiol 2004
May;42(5):2326-8.


[x] Murray, Polly, "The Widening Circle", St Martin's Press 1996


[xi] http://www.cste.org/PS/2006pdfs/PSFINAL2006/06-EC-01FINAL.pdf.


[xii] Center for Disease Control website www.cdc.gov/eis;
http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/r010720.htm


[xiii] ibid.


[xiv] Barbour, Alan "Lyme Disease: the Cause, the Cure, the
Controversy", The John Hopkins University Press 1996, p 29.
[xv] "The Widening Circle", op cit. p.174
[xvi] New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic
Research, NYStar News
http://www.nystar.state.ny.us/nl/archives2004/longislandA08-04.htm


[xvii]Beaver, PC and Burgdorfer, W "A microfilaria of exceptional size
from the ixodid tick, Ixodes dammini, from Shelter Island, New York" J
Parasitol 1984 Dec;70(6):963-6

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Suspicion is further fuelled by the declaration by America's National
[Eek!] Institute of Health that a document on their website listing Lyme as a
microbe studied for bioterrorism potential was a "mistake", just at
the time that a CDC source leaked the same "mistake" to the Associated
Press. [woohoo] British delegates at an international conference on the
prevention of bioterrorism revealed that intense work on Lyme and
other tick-borne disease is conducted at the UK's top biowar lab at
Porton Down.

Its hard to keep track of all the lie!
Oh what a web we weave when first we practice to deceive
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How is this escaping broad media attention? I remember seeing the NIH documents - the original version and the edited one! Is there no way to get this investigated? I know many may say that there is no point, what's done is done. But it would help the many who can't afford the overwhelmingly expensive treatment modalities if exposure would at least lead to cleaning up of the insurance bullying tactics and the persecution of the LLMD's.
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I sometimes think people dont want truth they would rather be ignorant and happy. [Frown]

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If LD is really a biowarfare agent, then many of us may be victims of bio-terrorism. It seems that some of the government research money could go to preventing or reducing the effects of LD and coinfections at home.

By the way, the funeral of my 39-year-old former sister-in-law was a week ago today. She had symptoms consistent with LD, deteriorated over a period of years when some treatment seemed to make it worse, and spent her last few years in a nursing home. She left 5 children with the oldest being age 20.

She had seemed to be doing relatively well, suddenly had a high fever, then deteriorated very rapidly until death in about 1 1/2 days.

I am more emotional about it because her deterioration had some similarity to my dad's symptoms and death about 4 1/2 years ago. I believe he had undiagnosed LD.

I don't understand why the media does not address the biowarfare issue more.

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pigwit, my heartfelt sympathies to you on the sudden loss of your young sister-in-lw to this disease!

My 40 yr. old sister-in-law died 13 yrs. ago of EARLY-onset Alzheimer's that autopsy showed the plagues and dangles. Also wander if she had LYME too since my brother farmed the family farm and they walked the beans for weeds, etc.

I'm attaching my sympathy poem collection. At the end are a bunch of MOM poems that her children may enjoy. Many touching ones there.


``SYMPATHY'' POEM COLLECTION by Betty Gordon
http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=014207

If the kids have any videos with their Mom on, have them play them often when they are sad and missing her. Helps hearing her voice/laughter and watching her mannerisms/gestures.

May God provide her family/you comfort in the days, months, and years ahead. They won't be easy, but ask the kids to reach out for help when they need it. Bettyg [Wink]

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Cook's work looks very well-documented and is clearly written. I hope it gets the attention it deserves. I'm convinced.

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