USA: Air Force med group finds rare animal bacteria in soldier [borreliosis, Borrelia turicatae]

January 18th, 2016 published in Air Force Times

“The bacteria, Borrelia turicatae — which has been known to display side effects of relapsing fever such as chills, nausea, anemia, among others — was found in a soldier, the Centers for Disease Control recently confirmed.”

” — only a handful of case studies exist on Borrelia turicatae infections, most of which doctors and pathologists say are underdiagnosed in the first place.”

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1 Comment

  • Grant says:

    Hopefully this will spur on some movement in the recognition and willingness of doctors and physicians to test for Lyme Disease, rather than putting it down to other things until significant damage has already been done.