of Lyme Disease (Neuroborelliosis)
fade and flare up.
and new ones appear
old ones awaken again, but sometimes not with as much drama
on their previous show.
quality and intensity.
and go spontaneously, often temporarily resolving in a matter of minutes,
hours or days.
the course of minutes, hours,
months and years constantly cropping new and bizarre symptoms.
can seem to all be asleep,
just a few symptoms can be active and then suddenly the sleeping giant
awakens and most every symptom rear their ugly heads all at one time. There
appears to be no rhyme nor reason for the receding symptoms, nor
the sudden activation of symptoms. It is not really cyclical, but
certainly acts like flares and for some unknown reason.
are two forces
inside of us;
one positive and one negative.
the positive is in
we have confidence in ourselves - we face the world taller and straighter
when the negative side takes over, we have doubts and fears,
shrink from problems,
donít enjoy life.
we realize that
have two separate and distinct personalities, and that each is constantly
we have taken the first step towards a richer, fuller life.
you find yourself lacking in confidence,
have allowed your negative side to take over, and
should concentrate on your positive side of life.
you donít... you are in trouble, mentally at first,
found the following to apply where ever I have been planted, whatever the
circumstances have been, in and around me;
look to see where there is something for me to enjoy, something to be grateful
for, something to learn each day, and how I can love myself or others with
no attachments hooked on to it... only just to love... the best way
strive try to keep the positive force in me simply because it increases
the quality of my life.
is not always easy
keep my eye on the cup half full, but with practice it becomes a reaction
and sometimes when I slip into the negative I regret it
it suffers me.
prefer to love myself by increasing the quality of my life with positiveness,
when it is nearly impossible
enjoy my life even during the difficult and
segments of my life. ~ louise
When the Lyme infection is active
host body the bacteria
garden you are planted in today.
It is there
everyday, in spite of the weeds. -unknown
Ticks and Other Transmitters of Lyme Disease
of Lyme Disease, and other zoonotic infections, to Humans:
is spread primarily through the bite of the western black legged arachnid,
Ixodes scapularis deer tick, Ixodes pacificus, Amblyomma americanum Lone
Star, Ixodes Angustus H., leporispalustris, Ixodes spinipalpis, Ixodes
dammin ticks and also dog ticks. Even the soft shell ticks can transmit
borreliosis to humans.
there are about 850 tick species and 30 major tick-borne diseases; the
U.S. alone has 82 species.
The tick vectors of B afzelii: Ixodes
ricinus, Ixodes hexagonus, and Ixodes persulcatus, which are distributed
in western and central Europe and in far eastern Europe and Asia and these
may also transmit B garinii. Borrelia garinii and species similar to
it have been found in hard ticks such as Ixodes ricinus, Ixodes scapularis,
Ixodes pacificus, and Ixodes persulcatus.
Some researchers believe that other ticks
may also transmit Lyme disease and other zoonotic infections.
Some infected people know they were
infected with Lyme disease and other infections by biting insects
such as biting flies, mosquitoes, fleas, and lice.
Lyme-infected blood could also be transmitted
by blood transfusion.
It is also known that if the mother is
infected her baby may be born infected.
Lyme spirochetes bacteriaís have been
found in many bodily fluids of an infected person. Lyme, or other tick
borne diseases, can be sexually transmitted,as reported by many people
who were infected by their sexual partner.
Oral kissing when spirochetes are
present in gums.
*** Live Bb
spirochetes of Lyme have been recovered from mosquitoes, fleas, mites,
semen, urine, blood, spinal fluid, in urine and breast milk of LD mothers.
The main source of Lyme disease is the
white-footed mouse, white-tailed deer, migratory
birds, rabbits, raccoons and skunks.
been found to carry Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria to ticks and to be carriers
of infected ticks. They are not stopping at the Canadian border, nor are
they always landing in the bush, far away from humans and pets!
4.The tick bite
The Lyme spirochetes live in an infected
animal. The tick feeds on the blood of the infected animal ingesting blood
infested with Lyme spirochetes and other pathogens. Now the tick carries
the zoonotic infections such as Lyme and other.
When a tick is full and satisfied of
blood, it continues its travels until it becomes hungry again and once
again seeks out another blood meal. Again it will bite and suck the blood
from another animal, or maybe you.
While it is sucking blood it sometimes
regurgitates and along with its regurgitate the spirochetes are spilled
into your blood stream. (Thus a human or animal is now infected.)
Hungry ticks find their blood meals
by climbing up, usually up a blade of grass and then at this level they
can easily attach themselves to a leg going by. It matters not to the tick
if it is their favorite white-tailed deer or if it is a human, pet, or
horse leg, they are simply after a blood meal so they can continue their
When an infected tick
bites a human, the bacteria transfer from the tick to the humanís bloodstream.
The bite is normally painless. It doesn't itch or hurt. After a
few days of feeding on blood the full tick eventually
fall's off on their own.
Ticks may be the size of a poppy seed
or head of a pin, and hidden in areas you do not see, such as your back,
under arms, pubic area, or breasts. Therefore ticks may go unnoticed
for a few days, or never be seen, making it difficult
for most people to trace the origin or the time of onset of the infection.
Ticks can transmit numerous diseases
in one single feeding.
Are all ticks infected with diseases?
No, only a small percent and of course
a higher percent in regions where Lyme is prevalent.
How will I know the difference from
an infected bite or one that is not?
You may not know. Some signs may be:
Fever, flu or rash occurring during the following two weeks or the bite
starts looking infected, and definitely if a bull's eye rash forms.
5.Tick bite infection dates
back to the 1880's.
Tick bite infections are found globally.
The Bb lyme bacteria was also spread by man during the 1950's governments'
bio warfare experiments when thousands of mosquito's were infected with
the bacteria and released to see if humans in these areas would develop
auto immune diseases.
four stage Life cycle of a Tick
Do your own Research Here
on a host where blood is readily available.
Egg: Adult female lays
up 20,000 eggs. Eggs are laid in the soil or leaf litter.
Larvae: Eggs hatch
They look the size of a pin
head or tiny seed. They must quickly find a host to take a blood
meal. Those that survive move into the nymph stage.
Nymph: They feed on
a host to develop into an adult tick.
ticks have been known to live for over 20 years and they can live for a
very long time without food. They have hard shells making them difficult
should I remove a tick?
may send the tick(s) away for testing. Ticks can also be tested for
a price. Treatment should not be delayed while waiting for any test results.
A false-negative result could affect your medical doctors decision to treat
Ticks can be
submitted through the Biology Department at the U of S.
Laboratory, Biology Department
Rm. 310, University
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