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Prevalence of Lyme Disease in the US Is 10-Times Higher Than Previously Reported

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  • According to preliminary statistics, about 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease are diagnosed in the US each year—about 10 times higher than officially reported
  • While many still attribute Lyme transmission exclusively to ticks, the bacteria may also be spread by other insects, including mosquitoes, spiders, fleas, and mites
  • Lyme disease is notoriously difficult to diagnose, in part because of its ability to mimic other disorders, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, ALS, ADHD and Alzheimer's disease
  • In order to diagnose Lyme with one of the accepted commercial tests, you must first treat it, in order for white blood cells to mount an appropriate immune response. Only then can a lab test detect the presence of Lyme disease
  • Controversy surrounds the issue of chronic Lyme disease, and its treatment. While some support long-term antibiotic treatment, this approach has potentially harmful side effects, which is why I recommend considering alternatives such as Dr. Klinghardt’s Lyme protocol

By Dr. Mercola

It's now been fairly well-established that chronic inflammation is an underlying factor in most chronic illnesses. Diseases, such as Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, cardiomyopathy, gastritis, and chronic fatigue, are all turning out to be expressions of chronic infections.

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