Mayo Researchers Identify New Borrelia Species that Causes Lyme Disease

Article sub-heading: Until now, Borrelia burgdorferi was only species believed to cause Lyme disease in North America

[Canlyme note: actually, many scientists and patient advocate groups have been trying for decades to point to the obvious – Lyme disease is a borreliosis caused by many strains/species (genotypes), just as influenza is an illness caused by various strains – each with differing symptomotology and severity.  This information is not new. Only the US CDC and their friendly countries/businesses who share in many conflicts of interest relative to the profitable business of mining illness to treat symptoms rather than cure the disease, have tried to maintain over the decades that Lyme disease was a one strain only illness that only presents with a very narrow group of symptoms. People die and disability flourishes under that model to this day, but money is made managing symptoms…often using our tax dollars to assist in funding that irresponsible practice.  The Mayo Clinic has touted itself for years as a premier health care facility, making many hundreds of millions of dollars, … now will it act like a premier health care facility and treat the sick who clinically have Lyme disease’s broad presentation while recognizing current testing models cannot rule out borreliosis, and while recognizing the fact that a percentage of the sick need extended periods of antibiotics? Will they work ‘with’ the thousands of people who only did well on extended period of antibiotics, and their experts, to find out why extended periods of antibiotics worked? Or, will the Mayo Clinic state it was the ‘placebo’ effect or strictly anti-inflammatory or one of many other typical responses given over the decades by medical ‘experts’ with absolutely no Level 1 graded research to support those responses? ]

Rochester, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health officials from Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, have discovered a new bacterial species that causes Lyme disease in people. The new species has been provisionally named Borrelia mayonii. Prior to this finding, the only species believed to cause Lyme disease in North America was Borrelia burgdorferi.

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