Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lyme Disease: A History of Chasing Bugs

Lyme Disease is an enigma to everyone, something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained.

The question has been asked as to when Lyme disease first arrived in the population. Of course there is the well-known discovery of Borrelia burgdorferi spirochetes in the 80’s, but many doctors know that it has been around for a very long time, though it was called different things based upon what symptoms a person was having.

It is interesting to this author that medicine has been chasing one “bug” after another in the attempt to nail down exactly why this is one of the most prevalent diseases on the planet.