Ask Dr. K: Lyme disease isn't passed ...

Ask Dr. K: Lyme disease isn't passed from human to human Lyme disease ...

There are 3 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Jul 17, 2012, titled Ask Dr. K: Lyme disease isn't passed from human to human Lyme disease .... In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

Dear Dr. K: My husband was just diagnosed with Lyme disease. Do I need to worry about catching it from him? Dear Reader: In short, no.

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New Richmond, WI

#1 Jul 18, 2012
Lymes CAN be sexually transmitted as well as from mother to fetus. I am living proof. Get the facts straight! This is a horrific disease that most Western Medical professionals know very little about. Until the CDC restructures their testing standards, most Lyme will go undetected until it is too was my case.
Lesley Hutchings

Caen, France

#2 Aug 1, 2012
The problem with Lyme is that it has the ability to lie dormant for years. If it feels threatened by the immune system it will create a cyst or biofilm. This is ignored by the immune system as it does not appear to pose a threat. When the immune system is down, the bacteria can then change into one of its other 2 identities, the spirochete or the cell wall deficient type. Many people have Lyme without recalling a tick bite. It is impossible to say with certainty that this is not sexually transmitted, especially as there is intense speculation that this appeared only 30 years ago after bioweapon research. It certainly appears not to be exclusively via tick bites. After all, mankind has been living with tick bites since the dawn of time. This is an illness that attacks when the immune system is weak, and one effective treatment is from, which reboots the immune system. Cocktails of antibiotics may help, but only the immune system has the power to fight this disease off permanently, and only if it is not compromised.

Calgary, Canada

#3 Aug 11, 2012
I suspect it could also very likely be passed on through blood donations. The fact that it's difficult to detect (except for people being very sick from multiple conditions on the inside, but not necessarily showing it on the outside), might make literally everyone who accepts a blood donation very vulnerable.

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