[CanLyme note: Although this video clearly shows a spirochaetal shaped bacteria, it cannot identify what spirochaete it may be. To show that those bacteria are in fact Borrelia (the spirochaetal bacteria shown to cause Lyme borreliosis), proper DNA sequencing would have to occur. From our perspective, if the person is sick and these are showing up in their blood, then treat the patient for a spirochaetosis while waiting for confirmation. Treatment is chosen within the patient/doctor discussion as to type of antibiotic and duration. Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) guidelines are not recommended. Current Canadian medical policy is to simply defer to the IDSA guidelines on matters of testing and treatment therefore we cannot recommend following Canadian medical policy in any province until patient expert’s opinion is given full and equal voice in the writing of Canadian medical policy relative to Lyme borreliosis.]
These video clips are from an experiment in which 11 friends provided a tiny amount of fingertip blood on a microscope slide.
All donors were met through patient support groups and have chronic illness.
8 of 11 have been ill for 20 years or longer.
9 have been diagnosed with M.E. or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
10 of 11 had negative NHS tests for Lyme borreliosis – one was not tested.
9 had private tests that were positive.
These eleven donors represent a total of 235 years of illness and 170
years of lost productivity.
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