Bartonella-like bacteria carried by domestic mite species.
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#1 Jul 20, 2014
"Bacteria of the genus Bartonella are carried by haematophagous mites, ticks, fleas and flies, and attack the erythrocytes of mammals.", haematophagous meaning feeding on blood.
Baartonella as described by Dr. James Shaller;
“The knowledge base about both Bartonella testing and treatment borders on the disastrous. Bartonella is one of the most common infections in the world. Calling it a "coinfection" is nonsense; if anything, Lyme is the "coinfection." It is found in vast numbers of common vectors, including dust mites, fleas, flea feces, pet saliva, and ticks. Amazingly, it can turn off or lower antibodies to Lyme disease, Babesia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and even itself. Bartonella floats in blood and also enters all blood vessel walls without causing a fatal fever, and indeed actually lowers fevers. It is the ultimate stealth infection. It turns off antibodies, fevers, and immune function defense chemicals as it damages organs in 20 to 60 ways.” Dr. Schaller has been a leader in helping to understand Bartonella.
#3 Jul 20, 2014
Hello, Fred. I appreciate the information you have posted. I've been referred to a dermatologist and I'm going to ask to be tested for Lyme. My GP thinks I have scabies and only scabies. I think there's something else going on. We shall see. Nothing would surprise me at this point.
#5 Jul 21, 2014
Maybe you could go see someone like Dr. Jimini Cricket here;
#6 Jul 21, 2014
I'm not quite sure what to think of your comment, but if I have to, I will see an infectious disease specialist. It will NOT be an online doc. ;-)
#7 Jul 21, 2014
It's not an online doctor I just searched your location for and infectious disease specialist.
It's easy for you to do the same thing then make some suggestions to your GP.
Your wasting your time with a Derm.
#8 Jul 21, 2014
Why do you feel that I'm wasting my time with a dermatologist? Of course I could find an infectious disease specialist. The Internet is a very valuable tool. Most specialists in my area won't take on a new patient without a referral from a GP or some other specialist. I also like to get a referral because my insurance would come closer to paying for a huge chunk of the cost of the visit than if I just went to a doctor on my own.
I've already decided that if I'm going to identify my problem, I'll either need to order a microscope or take a sample to my dogs' long-time vet. He's probably seen more bugs than any GP.
Can you recommend a good microscope? Thanks.
#10 Jul 22, 2014
"Five Bartonella species are transmitted by lice, fleas or sandflies. However, Bartonella DNA has been detected or Bartonella spp. have been cultured from numerous other arthropods."
"Currently, critically important experimental transmission studies have not been performed for Bartonella transmission by many potential arthropod vectors, including ticks."
#12 Jul 23, 2014
Skin rashes from Bartonella which is a leading pathogen in Lyme disease.
#13 Jul 28, 2014
The Sixth Mass Extinction;
"Earth Is In The Early Days Of A New Mass-Extinction Event, Researchers Warn"
"Where human density is high, you get high rates of [animal decline], high incidence of rodents, and thus high levels of pathogens, which increases the risks of disease transmission,"
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