The Winner In The War Against MRSA Will Surprise You

 

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MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infects through an open wound and results in lesions and boils. It is resistant to conventional antibiotics, and if it gets into your system past skin, it can kill. In the United States 2.5 million (0.84% of population) carry MRSA, whereas worldwide up to 53 million are affected. A defining characteristic of MRSA is its ability to thrive in the presence of penicillin-like antibiotics, which normally prevent bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of cell wall material.

The leading medication against MRSA is linezolid by Pfizer (PFE). The cheapest price for Linezolid is $79.82 per pill that has to be taken twice a day orally for 14 days. That’s over $2,200 a patient just for the medication. Linezolid’s nearest competitor closest to clearing the clinical pipeline is tedizolid from the same family of antibiotics. Tedizolid is developed by Trius Therapeutics (TSRX), which has been working on it since 2004 at a total cost of $135M. Trius ranked number 42 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the five hundred fastest growing companies in North America. Trius’ revenues grew 3,420 percent during the five year period ending 2011. Last year, Trius was ranked number 226 on the Fast 500 list (thus it was on this list two years in a row).

Tedizolid has already successfully completed one phase III trial for oral dosage, and is in the middle of its final phase III for intravenous treatment. The biggest advantage tedizolid has over Linezolid is that tedizolid is administered only once a day for 7 days. That’s a fourth of the number of pills and half the time needed for treatment compared to Linezolid. Thus, Trius can price tedizolid at $320 a pill (four times Linezolid at its cheapest) and still undercut Pfizer in outpatient costs.

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Morgellons Fiber Specimens; An Indepth Look You Won’t Believe!


  

This portion of the page was compiled as a guide to the many varying types of Morgellons fiber specimens that I have found thus far. More detailed information is presented on some of the specimens in the Photo Journal and at other headings at the Morgellons Exposed website. Other researchers may have additional specimens to those I have discovered. This disease has variations from person to person.  There are many different kinds of fibers involved with Morgellons disease.  Each type has it’s own specific purpose.  This is why I have come to the conclusion that a complex system of wiring is taking place in human beings.  The chemtrails, tainted food, inoculations, and clothing fibers are an attempt to transhumanize us or to simply reduce our life span.  I believe it is both.  Take a good look at all of the different manifestations that are happening in the human body and consider the frightening possibilities.

 

Blue Fibers:

 

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Blue ” golden head” fiber that revealed a payload when subjected to a 30 second butane flame

   

Blue round fiber that will not burn (pre burn) will become a “golden head” if subjected to butane flame for 30 sec.

 
     

 

   

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Blue grooved fibers found with concave center have emptied their payload in the  body and are now empty “golden head” type fibers.  Casing is non burning but “golden head” will not form in burn since inner core is now empty.

   

Blue fibers encased in red glowing gel that will not burn but turn clear upon burning.  Different properties than “golden head” in photo #1

 
     

 

   

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Burned Specimen from red gel encased blue fiber. Red gel falls away in strips blue fiber inside turns clear after burning.  Pigment is on the inside.

   

Red gel encased blue fiber.  Head appears upon 30 sec. butane burn but is not a “golden head” but dark brown.

 
     

 

   

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Fibers containing bundles of clear fiber- optic wires. Casing unravel like a barber pole.

   

Thin, flat blue fibers will burn

 
     

 

   

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Coarse blue fiber balled end and large, curved tube attached to other end. (recent find 2010)

   

Coarse blue fiber with balled end, burnable.

 
     

 

   

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 Large curved tube fibers one end flared the other end closed. Recent find 2010

   

Cluster of blue, curved, tube fibers attached together at one end.

 
     

 

   

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Blue prion-like folded fibers.

   

Inky blue cluster growing fibers, rare.

 
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Blue fiber with clubbed end. Rare.

   
Blue and clear fiber combination, with pigment on the inside, rare.
 
           

 

Colorless Fibers:

 

 

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Clear, smooth fiber optic-type fibers found in bundles, small diameter.

   

Large diameter fiber optic-type wires as found in this Nano Communications Array.

 
     

 

   

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Large Fiber optic-type tubes/wires that branch due to presence of red glowing gel on the outside .

   

Large flat clear fibers growing from red glowing gel.

 
     

 

   

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Flat, bent, fibrotic strands are less clear fibers.  This piece is entirely made of entwined fibers that formed a solid-looking plaque.  Red gel is nearly always involved with the growth of all types of colorless fibers.

   

This is fibrotic fiber with other clear fibers and colored fibers  as found inside the mass in photo 8 below.  It looks to be the makings of a single organism. 200x

 
     

 

   

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Each amoeba form has one clear antenna-type fiber.

   

 This pod-like material has a long clear flat tail-like projection.  60x

 
   

 

   

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This cluster of of fibers came from a sore in my gum tissue.  I found these fiber stuck together in this mass.

   

I  pressed down on the fiber mass in the previous photo and it separated into these ridged fibers as seen here.

 
     

 

   

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Multi fiber tissue in parallel rows from gums taken later from the same area of gums where I got material in photos 9 & 10 above.  Not really clear but iridescent.

   

The goo/gel itself makes it’s own self constructing fibers.  Many instances of fiber growth directly out of the goo.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Red Fibers:

 

 

   

 

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Red glowing gel fiber mass.

   

Early find 1999 double red fiber with rounded end and single strand growth.

 
     

 

   

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One time find 2001 red fiber cluster fibers did not burn. 

   

Red fiber from bundle in photo #3  burn tested for  30 seconds with butane flame.  Results did not burn, payloaded.

 
     

 

   

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Red gel fiber with blue fiber growing inside.

   

Red gel fiber with ball at the end.

 
     

 

   

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Red fibers attached to crust from top of lesion. Burnable flat fiber.  Frequently found as single strand with blue strand.

   

Red fibers in gel cluster with crust small red fibers .

 
     

 

   

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Folded red fiber.

   

Half of a fiber pod containing red and other varieties of fibers.

 
     

 

   

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Typical flat non glowing red fiber usually found alone. Burnable

   

Split end red gel fiber. 400x

 
 
 
 
 
    

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Flat teal fiber.

   

Round Green fiber more recently found in past 2 years.

 
     

 

   

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Teal round clubbed fiber.

   

Large teal fiberball.

 
     

 

   

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Large round teal strand from inside of pod from  Michigan lady.

   

Copper colored metallic strand from Michigan woman.

 
     

 

   

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This one time find I call a rainbow fiber. It is the only time I have seen the color yellow in any fiber except for the one  in next photo, #8 which only has a tiny amount.

   

This fiber is also unique and has multiple colors on it.

 
     

 

   

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This huge glassy fiber was found on the scalp of a Texas lady.

   

I call this specimen a “sprite”.  It is comprised of red glowing gel and fibers that surround a lesion below the healthy tissue nearby.  When the lesion is threatened these sprites turn into new secondary lesions.  Several sprites can surround one lesion.

 
 

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Researcher Blue found this fiber drawing in blood on a slide he made. 

   

The Blue Circles that you see on this plaque are actually blue fibers formed into a circle.  I removed the circle at the bottom and found this out.

 
     

 

   

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This fiber is the circular piece of tissue that is embedded in the perimeter of lesions.  I have removed many of these rings in one piece.  This ring 7/2010

   

Circular fiber from perimeter of lesion is thick and tough. This fiber was sent to a researcher in 3/2007 and was lab scanned for Project FMM . See readout here.

 
     

 

   

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Part 1: I have named these fibers tubules.  There are specific parts of this fiber system.   The piece in the center is a tubule cocoon type of formation.  60x

   

Part 2: Each tubule system is composed of 4 parts. The tubules are like flexible sausage casings and look as if they contain fluid. 200x

 
     

 

   

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Part 3: This is the woven tubule device.  I believe that it has a purpose but I am not sure what it does. 200x

   

Part 4: Tubule connector looks like a main hub where several of the tubule configurations originate possibly from inside of cocoon. 200x

 
     

 

   

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This tubule configuration is a blue/violet color. Tubule cocoon is in the center.

   

Tubule colors vary from purple to violet to pink/red. 

 
     

 

   

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Woven tubule devices  also vary in color and match the tubules that accompany them 60x

   

I have found other purple and pink fibers which are usually wrapped around crusts or other fibers. These are flat and irregular and look to be deflated tubules.

 
     

 

   

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The purple and pink fibers appear to be wrapping around other fibers on the outside.

   

Pink fiber wrapped around sugar snakes.

 
     

 

   

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Fiber strand containing eggs (possibly lab created insects) from other researchers.

   

Glittery fiber with tail. Unknown donor.

 
     

 

   

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This is the large hexagon with tissue attached with a clear fiber containing smaller hexagons surrounding it.  For more of the details go HERE photo from lady in Michigan

   

Close-up of hexagon fiber. There are actually 2 hexagons in this fiber. There is a tiny start of one to the right of the larger one.  Hexagons grow in clear fibers.

 
     

 

   

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Large Hexagon growing inside a clear fiber from Ruth in CA.

   

This is a multicolored  fiberball from the inside of a pod. Half of the pod is shown.  To learn more go HERE from Michigan lady. 

 
     

 

   

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This is a developing pod with fibers and small dots of multiple color that will become fibers when mature. This is how fiberballs form.  Specimen from Michigan lady.

   

Black round fibers.  Black fibers are infrequent for me but others have them often.

 
     

 

   

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This is a blue nanowire fiber growing within another fiber.  Photo on the left is from my body.   Learn more HERE

   

Polysaccharide strands (“sugar snakes”) with motility. This is a cluster of them without crystals on the outside

 
     

 

   

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Sugar snakes start off with clear crystals on the outside that drop off as they move through the body. Lab tested at SUNY and found to be a polysaccharide.

   

Half of the crystals have fallen off this sugar snake to reveal the wormy pattern and smaller diameter beneath the crystals.  Learn much more HERE

 
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Here is big, rough textured black speck but that is not the whole story. I soaked this clump in peroxide and then in the solvent DMSO. It separated into fibers 60x

   

Here is what was in this black cluster. This was one of many big chunks of fibers stuck together.200x

 
     

 

   

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I broke one of the larger pieces into many more smaller fibers. There would have been hundreds of them in all from this one black speck. 200x

   

Beneath all of the fibers was this piece of rubbery goo material with fibers stuck to the outside of it and tiny fibers within.  These fibers were a new unknown type  7/2010

How Has Your Previous Morgellons Treatments Gone?

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I know you’ve invested so much time and money into many different doctors and treatments only to have your hopes shattered because your symptoms… the pain, the crawling, the brain fog… remain or may have even gotten worse.

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  • Produces an environment that parasites can’t stand and won’t come back to.

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Morgellons Photos; Bizzare Beyond Belief!

 

Akin to cancer, Morgellons has no regard for ones life

I’ve tried everything possible these last 6 years to try and defeat this disease. But all it’s brought me is useless searching… and a financial drain as well. At this point, I’ve been unable to find anything to even help relieve the symptoms. Morgellons has taken all I ever knew life to be and turned it into a living hell. It also took the lives of my sweet dogs, and my heart will never stop hurting for that reason alone. It’s taken my body and allowed my mind to leave me feeling all alone in a thick fog… and it dares me to try to find my way home. It’s also brought me to have feelings of such regret knowing now that I’d never even realized how good life once was.

Where is GOD?

It quickly attacked my faith as well, and any hope that someone somewhere would find the answers so a cure might be found… or a way found for the body to reject it. But there still are no answers… so it remains on it’s path of destruction as it continues to invade my body and my environment. It also tries to invade my soul… but at least I have God to protect me from it ever being able to take that from me.  

 
The “sci-fi” properties Morgellons holds seem to be one of its deadliest weapons. It’s a disease one would never imagine could even exist in our world. It also has the ability to mimic, self assemble, replicate, and hide itself to where the body’s own immune system is never sent a signal to attack it. The only attack that takes place is one that only heightens the fear and loneliness you’re already feeling… an attack brought on by the mere telling of its symptoms.

Reach out for help and get slapped

To reach out for help requires an explanation … but instead of listening with any amount of compassion, you’re attacked and judged about your state of mind. Talking about Morgellons to anyone who’s not experiencing it will only give them reason to believe you’ve gone insane… which fills you with even more fear and emptiness inside. Then there are those in the medical field you once trusted would help you. Not only will they not even bother to examine or test you… they step back and immediately give you a diagnosis of delusional. Again… you feel as though you’re a frightened child trying to wake from a nightmare. But instead, the nightmare doesn’t end… you’ve been locked in a dark room and left there to find ways to survive the disease on your own. At least my family has never questioned my sanity… and I thank God for that too. They’ve supported me and fought for me all the way. But it was when I found others who are suffering this disease that gave me the strength and courage to go on.

 
It was the beautiful people at the support group I found who understood and knew what this disease does to one’s life. They gave me the validation I so desperately needed… I knew I wasn’t alone anymore. I could talk openly about what was happening to me without the fear of being judged as a mental case. No matter how bizarre the symptom, they understood every single word I said. It didn’t even matter if they were suffering terribly on any given day… they were always there for me. They became my lifeline then and they still are today.

As far as my old friends go, I lost most of them due to Morgellons

Friends who decided I’d lost my mind instead of believing I was suffering a disease. After experiencing that, I never expected I’d end up making new ones. But I did through my support group… and they’ve become some of the most beautiful friends I’ve ever known. Even though each one is fighting for their life, their hearts have remained full of love and compassion. Because of them, I was also finally able to let go of the need I had for my long time friends to believe what I’m experiencing is real. It was the support I needed and found elsewhere that finally made me realize how difficult it must be for those who haven’t been afflicted to be able to grasp onto something so bizarre… and to believe it’s real. I think most people would have to experience this disease first hand to be convinced it is indeed very real. Even though I live it day in and day out myself, it’s still hard for me to believe it is. But it is… the Morgellons nightmare is very very real.

 
I thank God every day for leading me to my support group. To friends He knew would give me the love and support I’d need to get through this ordeal. I also pray for each of us to find the strength within to go on and that a cure be found soon. I pray for the ones who couldn’t bear the pain any longer too… their lives gone forever, taken by suicide.

Every Morgie has allowed suicide to enter their mind at one point or another… including myself

The general public hasn’t been informed about what it’s effects are, other than it produces skin lesions, “fibers”, and causes biting and crawling sensations. But there’s so much more that needs to be told to understand the horrific effects of it on the body… and mind. To understand why it’s brought some of its victims to suicide…

Morgellons produces electricity… giving you more than the normal amount the human body holds. At times you feel like high voltage wires are shooting through every nerve ending in your body. To see actual sparks in your skin (or as I do, see them emit thru the tips of my fingers when I strike the keys on my keyboard) and to feel electrifying jolts of pain throughout your body, doesn’t even begin to describe Morgellons.

The fiber strands feel like a metal corkscrew with an electrical charge twisting in and out of your skin

Once they become embedded and adhere beneath the skins surface, they begin to elongate and connect… and the building of a network (much like a fungal network) begins, which eventually covers your body.

In my case, it all began in my scalp and is now systemic throughout my body. Once Morgellons infects the hair follicles, the shaft becomes dead and hollow. It then uses the hair as a transport and “holding tank” for its particles, leaving you with what’s known as “pseudo hair.” Hair you now feel crawling in and out of your scalp that also stands up on its own accord and begins to dance in the air like a cobra snake. The transparent strands living inside the hair shaft and throughout the skin are much like spider silk… yet even stronger. Not only do they live within the hair shaft, they connect and move thru your body in rivers… it feels as though hundreds of electrical wires are burning their way under the skin to your eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and all the way down to your toes. You feel it winding its way thru your body and also feel it’s piercing sting when it surfaces from beneath the skin… only to release its particles on you and into your environment again before retracting back beneath the skin.

Morgellons also emits a gel

With me it’s been cycling 3 weeks out of the month now. It begins to ooze from my hands and feet and it’s nearly impossible to remove from the skin once it does. So it transfers to everything I’ve had to touch just trying to slow it down. Then I go back to clean it off the things I’d transferred it to (which have now become a sticky glue-like mess too) which only creates the problem again. To explain it better… holding an object to clean it requires putting a small amount of pressure on your hands… and a small amount of pressure is all it takes for the gel to react and ooze from my hands once again. So it also turns simple cleaning tasks into a mere back and fourth hell that sometimes takes up an entire day. I believe this Morg gel also produces the particles and has the properties to elongate into the sticky web-like strands… much like how the gel a spider emits is used to create it’s own spider silk. It makes sense to me since the gel from my hands and feet does that very same thing. In fact looking under the scope, some of the Morgellons strands are a match with bio-engineered spider silk. Just my opinion.

I was finally able to see the one elusive fiber strand I’ve not yet been able to see only 2 weeks ago. It took (a lot of perseverance) and one very exact angle the specimen had to be held at, and for the sunlight (not regular lighting) to hit it just right for it to even come into view. Maybe that’s why it’s been so hard to find. Some of you reading this will more than likely tend to think I’m just some loony lady, but I’m not. As I said, this is all just as difficult for me to believe as it is for you, even though I live it day in and day out. The strand looked as though it was made up of the same material inside of the “etch-a-sketch” games we played with as kids. It looked magnetic, and frantically frayed, with what looked like volts of electricity pulsing thru it at a very fast rate. It shot the tiny particles out it’s entire length with enough power to create tiny sparks. It’s taken me 6 years to find it… the one strand I felt is behind the contamination factor of Morgellons. I’ve searched for it since year 3 of my 6 year fight. Course, finally seeing it with my own eyes makes me wish I’d never even begun my search.

 
Those of us with this disease have learned so much about it… but only because it was an unknown disease. So we’ve had no other choice being we were pretty much (and still are) on our own to try and find any kind of remedy we could to ease the horrific symptoms. It brings me to tears knowing all we’ve learned though. The reason being, is we can’t seem to get much response from those who could help to even listen to what we have to say. There’s no doubt in my mind that all of the research done by those of us who suffer would be a tremendous benefit to the ones who could help our situation. So we keep hoping and continue to convey all we’ve learned to make that happen.

Why it infects some and not others is still one of many questions

Although along with others, I believe the Morgellons contaminate began in the environment… and how I became infected by it. Once I became infected though, it also spread easily from me right into my own living environment as well. It also transferred to my car, and my precious dogs whose lives it eventually took. I can show you how easy it was for the contamination to spread from me into my own living space as well… especially via its gel-like substance. 

I was looking at a sample under my scope one day, when a drop of the gel Morgellons emits thru the skin had oozed from my finger, landing on the scope’s base…

 

It quickly permeated the base and adhered to it faster than I could remove it. So I felt the opportunity had been presented for me to research what it might bring. I left the scope completely alone, only to look thru it from time to time to see what the gel might produce. It began growing a network of tubes and fibers. I captured the growth by photographing it in weekly intervals. I won’t post them all here as my story is long enough as it is. But from the picture of the gel that oozed from my finger above, this was the first of what began to occur…

An even longer story short;

The growth eventually lifted from the base… although the initial drop of gel from my finger remained. Being it had permeated the base initially (and with no additional help from me) the process began to repeat itself for a second time. Within the same 2-3 month period of time, the base was completely covered in a network of fiber strands all over again. Same growth, different pattern the second time…
Once this second growth lifted, there were even more areas of gel permeated into the scope base. I finally sent the scope to a Morgellons researcher and was told it seems to be mutating once again for a third time.

In the 6 years I’ve had this disease, I’ve helplessly watched it consume my environment as well as me

It surrounds me now as though I’m wrapped in a cocoon which there doesn’t seem to be a way for me to even try to escape from anymore.

Myself and other Morgies have also removed “chips” that look much like an RFID tracking device from our bodies. The chip I removed from my arm looked like a tiny spec of glitter, not much larger than the period at the end of this sentence. It had the ability not only to change in color, but in structure as well…

 

 

It began to change in color…
 
 
 
and then began to change in structure as well…
 
 

Then something suddenly began to emerge from within the chip itself…

 
 
The chip eventually returned back to its initial state and is finally being sent to a lab for analysis and identification.
 
Morgellons also causes confusion, an inability to concentrate, and effects one’s motor functions, hearing and vision. Speaking of vision, it’s becoming more and more difficult for me to see how and if I’ll be able to endure the nightmare.

As I said, destroying my body and all I’ve ever known life to be isn’t where Morgellons stops. It’s invasion and contamination continues on in my environment. It’s in my clothes, my car, and everything in my home… down to my toothbrush and even my dishes and silverware. I continue to see it, feel it, and experience the hell it’s causing everywhere I go. It’s taken me and all that I knew and loved about life, and turned it into a lonely, confusing and painful world. My energy and strength have been so compromised that I’m left a tired, beaten down woman today.

In the last 6 years that I’ve had Morgellons, myself along with fellow sufferers have had no choice but to learn all we could through our own research. We’ve also sent letters to senators, congress, health departments, and the like, to bring it the attention it must be given. We’ve made a lot of strides… and we have indeed learned a lot. Yet we still haven’t found an answer.

 
I know the telling of life with Morgellons hasn’t been a fairy tale for you to read… and isn’t one. But in one respect, I have gained something important while living inside the nightmare. 
 
When a disease as bizarre as this turns your life into a lonely living hell, with no means of escape… you begin to learn much more than what you’re trying to learn about the disease itself to try and survive it.
 

Having this disease soon taught me how very precious life really is

I learned even more about the meaning of love and that our hearts should always be filled with that love. I learned enough to know if the day ever comes with the answer that will put this nightmare to an end, and enable me to live life again… I will live it without taking one second for granted. I’ll take the time to enjoy and embrace each and every moment I’ve been given. I will love purely in each and every one of those moments… and give what I have to those who need it more. I’ll share laughter and joy and never complain… and do all I can to bring peace to those who are suffering. 
 
I can only hope and pray now for what once was life again… to be free of this nightmare and live it once more with all that I’ve learned.
 
As one of my dear Morgie friends always says…
 
love and light to all

You Have So Much to Look Forward To

It takes just a few weeks to put this nightmare behind you so you don’t have to think about it anymore and you can go on with your life.

In just a few weeks from now you’ll be able…

  • Be confident and be yourself again.
  • Get your full energy back, more than ever.
  • Have clarity of thought and peace of mind.
  • Enjoy your favorite hobbies again.
  • Be able to go to work and produce results in life.
  • Wear a bathing suit in public without embarrassment.
  • Sleep well and be fully rested in the morning.
  • Avoid those awkward conversations explaining Morgellons.
  • Put Morgellons and all the baggage behind you for good.

This may have been a long road for you to get to this point where you’re actually learning about a Morgellons treatment that is proven to work… it’s worked for thousands of people in 48 countries from all over the world and it will work for you, I guarantee it.

New, Serious Morgellons Revelations

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By Laurie and Steve Smith
A Morgellons Family

Fibers everywhere

Steve’s Daughter

Steve’s Brother and His Son

Transmission On Contact

‘They’ have created the perfect weapon

Muscle Pain, Spasms And Other Symptoms

And then came the lesions.  

 
 
Here is another odd but powerful side effect of Morgellons.  The countless fibers from this affliction permeate virtually our entire home and probably those of most Morgellons victims.  We have found that the fibers seem to have a strange ability to infest home electrical equipment…which further suggests a nanotechnology component in this sometimes fatal ‘disease.’  We strive very hard to keep our home clean of the fibers coming from our bodies but no matter what measures we take, we have found that Morgellons fibers find their way into our computer and into our home stereo system amplifier/receiver and speakers.
 
 
We have an air compressor and about every 90 days we use it to blow all the fibers out of all of our home electronic equipment. We can tell when it is time for this kind of fiber control because our speakers will fade in and out, or the DVD player will start skipping and not reading properly. We have also had the mother board on our computer completely fail on us. Morgellons fibers actually collect/congregate all over the inside our computer, so we take the cover off and blow out the entire inside of the computer.  Additionally, a small circuit control board on our KitchenAid mixer went out, too.
 
After we do our fibre control blow-off routine, everything is back to normal…until the next time.  We have also found that our Morgellons fibers extend beyond our home and have infested our car.  
 
I keep our home as clean as possible and that requires I have to clean my floors daily just to keep up with the fibers. You would be shocked at the fibers I find every day…one might think I never clean…but I do.  I wonder if they are proliferating in our home OUTSIDE of our bodies. They are even under the clothes dryer and dishwasher…both particularly bad spots. Morgellons fibers act like they are charged or something…almost like static electricity…but I suspect there is far more going on than just that.  
 
I am so sick of Morgellons and the fibers…they are everywhere.  It’s no wonder visitors to our home are now showing symptoms of Morgellons – our home is pretty obviously toxic and anyone coming into it seems to be at risk. 
 confused Morgellons sufferer
 
Steve’s daughter started to come for visits to our home when she was 16 years old and would stay several times a year for a week or two.  We both were sick but what I was experiencing and what Steve was going through at the time still did not connect…and we knew nothing of Morgellons back than.  His daughter began having her own health problems such as with her vision…which was altered.  She began having headaches, some very bad, and in general seemed more sickly than healthy at 19 years of age.  Even the doctors were stumped as to the cause of her troubles.  Then at age 21, about 5 years after she began her visits to our home, the first Morgellons lesions broke out on her back.  Then, at age 24, she had her first child.  The baby was premature…as least partly linked to the horrific pains which caused her to almost lose her baby.  We believe Morgellons transferred via blood to her baby in the womb and contributed to the premature birth.  Steve’s daughter has now been discovered to have a heart murmur, as well as (to the doctors) the unexplainable lesions on her back that are very painful and spreading.  Of course, all typical medical testing shows nothing is wrong…
 
Another guest in our home was Steve’s brother.  He stayed with us approximately one month back in 1997. This Christmas, 2007, he mentioned he is now starting to see sores that won’t heal.  He also experience ‘off’ mental/emotional feelings.  His son was rushed to hospital in 1997 after he fell at a babysitters and was in a coma for one week.  Through testing, the doctors found strange lesions on his brain. He came out of the coma and ‘recovered’…something the doctors have no clue about.  This happened after he had visited our home on several occasions while his father was living with us  The little boy also played with our dogs…which as you know from out first letter, became infected with Morgellons and two of them died very young. My mother has visited us on several occasions in past 10 years and she is now showing signs of Morgellons as well.  She was extremely healthy all of her life.  However, lately, Morgellons has begun to take a terrible toll on her. She has begun experiencing vertigo – possibly evidence of fibers in her brain – severe unexplained lower back pain, and what doctors diagnosed as ‘e Coli poisoning’ after which she battled IBS symptoms for over one year and lost 40 pounds. She now chronically ill with many hallmark Morgellons symptoms.  And the psychological issues are profound.
 
 
We have no doubt this disease is infectious at close contact. Unfortunately, we don’t know for sure what the infectious nature of this disease is.  Research has proven the blood of Morgellons victims is different.  What is/are the actual vector/s of transmission?  Is it the fibers we fight daily that have also invaded our home?  Is it the unseen ‘nano’ stage…which could be spread through a cough or a sneeze and then inhaled? (Fibers have been found in all body fluids and orifices)  Or touched and then introduced through food or by putting fingers in mouth, eyes, nose, etc?  Or, is the ‘slobber ball’ friends and family held in their hands playing with our infected pets?  Or, is it the loving kisses we give each other on greeting?  A simple hug and a peck could easily transmit this monster.  The only thing we are sure about is that Morgellons turns your life upside down, and your fear of infecting one more victim sits in the back your mind every hour of every day.
 
 
One that defies all typical medical lab tests. We believe that its baseline size (NANO) invades our cells, and the immune system, and the brain – causing mental and personality changes and pure hell.  It then dominates the entire body and finally can make one so chronically ill you cannot continue to support yourself.  We are in deep, deep trouble with this one.  Many have died.  Entire families have become infected, apparently quickly and easily spreading it to one another.  And yet, in other cases, some seem to be immune, or at least show no overt signs of having it. Only time will tell just how far and fast Morgellons spreads and how many (millions…billions?) will become infected.
 
 
When I was infected, it hit me differently than Steve.  Steve had the lesions first on his back and a few on his arms. Now Morgellons is in his joints and causes random and severe pain in multiple locations of his body.  Bizarre, often intolerable muscle cramping, spasms and nerve pain…even in very unusual places…can occur at random.  This suggests the fibers are in the nerve paths and soft muscle tissues. The fibers, most probably, also cause poor circulation in his legs and lower back, and sky high liver counts during the past 14 years.
 
I had liver counts shoot off the charts FIRST, and was bed-bound for over two weeks with what doctors called Hep B – even though I didn’t fit the Hep B category!  They assumed I had sex with someone who had Hep B.  Dead wrong.  It is all a big guessing game.  Again, about the first symptoms I had, unlike Steve’s, hit my liver which was in deep trouble.  Then my eyesight took a strange turn for the worse.
 
I continued working for 9 years with this disease.  I fought it with everything I had.
 
The lesions would ebb and flow, but those are just the visible signs.  Then, all of a sudden, the lesions over took my body and for the past 4 years I have been very, very sick…so sick that I cannot work.  It has been quite an adjustment for both of us unable to support ourselves.  We have had to make drastic changes in our lifestyle to survive.  We avoid even seeing our dearest relatives so concerned are we for their safety and welfare. Others might not be so concerned. All Morgellons victims have some very serious decisions to make.

“Do I have Morgellons?”

There’s no question that there are untold thousands of people who suffer with these symptoms and have no idea that it is Morgellons so they can’t treat it. Just knowing that you have Morgellons is a huge help, because then you can fix it.

When Morgellons sufferers call us, most often they will ask us to help them to determine if they have Morgellons disease or not.

We almost always take them through the same set of questions that helps them identify if they do in fact have Morgellons. Here it is:

The Morgellons “2 Minute Self-Diagnosis”

If any two of these things is true for you, it’s likely you have Morgellons disease.

  • Do you have dark or black specks in your bed sheets or on your body when you wake up in the morning?
  • Do you feel a crawling, biting or scratching sensation or a movement under your skin anywhere on your body?
  • Do you have odd fibers growing from your skin that are clearly not your normal body hair?
  • Do you have chronic fatigue, brain fog, depression or mood swings?

NOTE: Another common symptom is lesions or open sores that never heal. Though only 35% of people with Morgellons experience lesions, this is another dead giveaway.

Now that you know whether or not you have Morgellons, click here to get rid of it.

I hope that helps. This simple diagnosis has moved thousands of people along in their heroic journey to becoming free from this disease. If you’re wondering how this has all worked out for people, some customers were kind enough to tell us their stories. You can find plenty of success stories here.

You might realize that the 2-minute diagnosis doesn’t cover all the symptoms you might be experiencing… and you’d be right.

Morgellons becomes a systemic disease that effects so many systems in the body. Once it’s gone, you’ll realize just how much of a master and slave situation it was.

Morgellons Symptoms: An Itch That Can’t be Scratched

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Before they seek treatment for Morgellons, most people with these puzzling symptoms simply wonder what it is. Sores that seem to ooze wiry hairs sound bad enough. But when your doctor and the FBI can’t identify the cause, it can turn an unsettling situation into an alarming one.

Many people who say they have Morgellons describe a feeling like insects are burrowing underneath their skin. And the skin lesions that accompany this feeling don’t seem to discriminate; the sores cover any area of the body — even parts a person can’t easily reach on his or her own. Sometimes, fibers seem to erupt from the lesions, either as single strands or as twisted spherical balls of fiber. Some people describe having gritty-feeling granules on their skin or on the interior of their eyelids; a few believe the granules to be eggs laid by the bugs under their skin. Some awaken to bed sheets littered with black specks that have shed from their skin. There are reports of hair loss, vision loss and periodontal disease

. Others have all, just one or a varied combination of these symptoms

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Mentally speaking

The majority of self-reporting Morgellons patients also describe attention deficits, “brain fog” and disabling fatigue. Some add joint pain or difficulty sleeping to the list

. Others begin to feel like they’re going crazy

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People are clearly dealing with something. The question is: What? The Morgellons mystery has a “chicken or the egg” riddle at its core. Is it a physical disease that drives people to develop psychiatric symptoms or the other way around

. Whatever the case, the symptoms can be so intense — with such little relief — that some have committed suicide

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Proof that Morgellons is MAN MADE! Government stonewalls investigation

Spreading globally, Morgellons is the new “Pandemic”

If you have ever watched horror movies, you’ve probably seen one where a person becomes infested by bugs or worms. Their skin begins to move and ripple as dark shapes squirm under its surface. Suddenly their skin bursts open allowing a colony of bugs to escape! While this is an exaggeration of Morgellons Disease, it’s not that far off.

For over a decade now, thousands of people on every continent (except Greenland) have contracted a mysterious disease that still eludes the medical community. Morgellons remains shrouded with controversy, paradoxes and politics and has become a major “conspiracy theory” on the world wide web.

Morgellons victims have the sensation of bugs, worms or sometimes ants crawling under their skin. They describe being stung or feeling like needles are sticking in them. They develop skin lesions that bleed and fester, exuding a kind of film that covers the wounds and prevents them from healing. But the weirdest thing is the mysterious appearance of fluffy, white cotton balls that form on the surface and colored threads that seem to grow from inside the skin.

The threads or filaments are what brings most victims to their physician. After weeks of observing and collecting these threads, patients often bring them to their physician in matchboxes, plastic bags or jars. Quite often, Morgellons sufferers are excited and a bit hysterical and suggest that they have some sort of “thing” living inside of them. Totally unfamiliar with these symptoms, the typical physician usually makes the diagnosis of delusional parasitosis and refers the patient for psychiatric care.

“Delusional Parasitosis is a form of psychosis whose victims acquire a strong delusional belief that they are infested with parasites, whereas in reality no such parasites are present. Very often the imaginary parasites are reported as being “bugs” crawling on or under the skin; in these cases the experience of the sensation known as formication may provide the basis for this belief.

Morgellons does, in fact, have a psychological component. Victims report problems with short term memory, clouded thoughts and emotional fatigue. The reluctance of physicians to perform tests or examine their specimens further incites these victims and deepens the conviction of their caregivers that the wounds are self-inflicted and psychogenic.

With the help of the internet, Mary Leitao, who gave the disease its name, reached out to others who had been turned away by the medical community. After being frustrated with the treatment of her young child who had these symptoms, Mary found other victims of this strange disease. Together they demanded that the medical community (and politicians) take them seriously. Through the influence of her oragnaization, The Morgellons Research Foundation (morgellons.org), some scientists did examine the specimens, specifically the strange threads that Morgellons victims had growing from their wounds. The results of laboratory tests on these fibers were unexpected and extremely strange. This strangeness has only served to feed conspiracy theorists who claim that they are the result of such things as chemtrails, a secret genetic modification program, an alien organism or rogue nano-technology.

As you will see, these theories all seem to have some legitimate basis

Examining the fibers — strange properties indeed!

Without the threads or fibers that Morgellons victims claim to extract from their lesions, their symptoms are not unique. Itching and the crawling sensation are common when the skin is irritated or there is an allergic reaction. Scratching the skin with one’s fingernails can open the skin to infections and prevent natural healing. What makes Morgellons symptoms unique are these fibers. So an analysis of these artifacts should tell us volumes about whether this is some new disease or a common one.

We all have fibers on our skin. Just have a look at your own skin. Bits and pieces of our clothing rub off and stick to our skin all the time — just look at the lint in your belly button! So the first thing scientists did was to examine the Morgellons fibers to see where they might have originated.

The FBI keeps an extensive catalog of threads, hair and fiber for forensic analysis. With just one thread, for example, they can match the year and model of automotive carpeting, or the manufacturer of a particular item of clothing. But when the Morgellons specimens were submitted to the FBI Forensic Lab and examined they could not be matched!

The next step was to determine the composition of the fibers. What were they made from?

Morgellons fibers all have one thing in common — they appear to originate in the skin lesions of their victims. But individually they are quite different in both appearance and composition. There are fuzzy white fibers, sometimes called “cotton balls”, that are found growing on top of the skin lesions. Then there are the colored fibers or threads, usually pink, blue or black, that are found under the skin — even in the surrounding healthy tissue — and often poke through the lesions. Then there are clear fibers that have a small golden bulb on the end.

The white fuzzy fibers or cotton balls were found to be fluorescent. This means that they glow when exposed to ultraviolet light. Since no human cells have fluorescent properties this was quite a surprise.

Scientists have observed that certain marine organisms like jellyfish have the ability to glow in the dark, or fluoresce. This property has advantages for organisms that live deep under the water where there is little sunlight. By using a procedure called Trans-genetics, the DNA from jellyfish has been artificially inserted in the genetic information of other organisms, causing them to glow. Below are examples of trans-genetic goldfish and pigs. The fluorescent properties are spliced into certain genes to enable scientists to “tag” these genes and better understand their function.

 

Finding this fluorescent property in a human body is not natural. It suggests that the glowing fuzzy fibers quite possibly originated from a trans-genetic organism that was residing in the Morgellons lesion. Scientists wanted to know how such an organism got in to the Morgellons victims.

What are those fuzzy filaments?

Next the scientists next tried to determine the composition of these fuzzy filaments. They attempted to dissolve the material in a strong hydrochloric acid preparation — but to their surprise it did not dissolve! So they ground the fiber with a mortar and pestle, separated the components by letting them migrate across a gel in an an electric field, then used a technique called spectroscopy to match them to known molecular profiles. The results showed that the fibers were made from human serum albumin (the liquid part of human blood that contains proteins) and cytoskeletal keratin (the stuff our hair and fingernails are made from). That would be expected if these fibers were just fine body hairs or fuzz, but what was making them fluorescent?

Upon further examination, the fluorescent properties were found to come from a soluble substance that contained proteins from some very unusual organisms:

  • a protein found in cow’s milk [casein alpha S1];
  • a bacteria found in sub-tropical water and soil [chromobacterium violaceum];
  • a parasitic protozoa that causes East Coast Fever, usually transmitted through ticks [theileria prava];
  • a rod shaped bacteria that is mobile by moving its flagellum and has been studied extensively in laboratories because of its unusual metabolism [azoarcus]; and
  • a bacteria associated with fermentation that like salinity [leuconostoc mesenteroides]

All of these organisms have had their DNA sequenced in the last decade, which is quite a coincidence. But they should not have this fluorescent property! How did that happen? And how did all these proteins come from the Morgellons lesions?

What’s even more weird in that despite having all these exotic proteins, there were no human protein profiles present in the florescent substance!

The pink and blue fibers were analyzed and were found to have the chemical profile of polythene!

The analysis of these polythene fibers could justify the claims that these Morgellons threads are little more than common lint. But remember, the FBI lab could not match them to any known man-made fibers. Since they are common to Morgellons lesions we should expect that they would have a very well known origin.

The most enigmatic of the fibers are called “goldenheads.” The fibers are frequently clear and sometimes hollow with a golden colored bulb on the end. They resemble a hair follicle with an intact root.

Fibers that won’t burn?

When scientists examined these filaments they discovered that they had an extremely high melting point — about 1400F! They also discovered that they contained cellulose. Cellulose is the structural component of the primary cell wall of green plants, many forms of algae and the oomycetes. Some species of bacteria secrete it to form biofilms. Cellulose is the most common organic compound on Earth. About 33 percent of all plant matter is cellulose. The cellulose content of cotton is 90 percent and that of wood is 50 percent.

As stated earlier, Morgellons skin lesions have been found to be covered by a biofilm. Biofilms are a kind of sticky substance that acts like glue, sticking cells to each other or to some type of surface. The film of tartar that you find on your teeth in the morning is a good example.

Cells that are stuck together with a biofilm have an advantage over other cells in that the body’s immune system cannot easily penetrate this film to identify and kill them. Thus, an infection covered by a biofilm can multiply and fester and even avoid the effects of antibiotic agents.

Physicians are familiar with biofilms in the human body and they represent a challenge when combating resistant infectious diseases. Their appearance in Morgellons skin lesions is a mystery and is the reason why these open wounds grow and spread.

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Morgellons Mystery Unravels as Scientists Zero In on the Causes

Elizabeth Dougherty, Special correspondent, Food Nation Radio Network

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For about two years now, Food Nation Radio Network has been covering the issues that affect our food supply. During the course of our research, investigations and interviews for the show, we came across a particularly disturbing piece of information in the genetically modified food puzzle. It’s the possible relationship between agrobacterium, genetic engineering and Morgellons Disease.

Agrobacterium is a bacteria that causes tumors in plants through a transfer of DNA. It is used for genetic engineering of corn, soybeans, canola, sugar beets, alfalfa and other foodstuffs. Some studies have shown agrobacterium can also affect the DNA of humans.

Stoney Brook Weighes In

A study done on Morgellons Disease patients by Vitaly Citovsky, a professor of molecular and cell biology at Stony Brook University in New York (SUNY) found all patients tested positive for the presence of agrobacterium, while the healthy control patients did not. Morgellons is a disease one would think would be in a science fiction novel. It is characterized by lesions on patients and fibers containing minerals growing underneath the skin. For many years, nearly the entire medical community (including the CDC) maintained it was a psychiatric condition, with patients causing their own lesions and other symptoms. As of January, 2012 the CDC appears to maintain that stance, although researchers and respected scientists in Oklahoma, New York, Toronto and other parts of the world are taking this possible epidemic seriously.

Some notable individuals claim to suffer from Morgellons, including musician, Joni Mitchell and former baseball player Billy Koch. It is possible this is an infectious disease, due to the presence of it in entire families and it is found more among nurses and teachers who come into contact with a number of people on a daily basis. Morgellons is reported more in California, Florida and Texas than anywhere else, although it is found throughout the world.

Here is our recent interview with accomplished genetic researcher, Professor Joe Cummins, Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario on the possible Morgellons Disease/GMO connection FNRN Highlight – Prof Joe Cummins on Morgellons .

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Morgellons Research Foundation Latest Report

Morgellons is a multi-symptom disease that is just now starting to be researched and understood. It has a number primary symptoms:

  • Physical
    • Spontaneously Erupting Skin lesions
    • Sensation of crawling, biting on and under the skin
    • Appearance of blue, black or red fibers and granules beneath and/or extruding from the skin
    • Fatigue
  • Mental
    • Short-term memory loss
    • Attention Deficit, Bipolar or Obsessive-Compulsive disorders
    • Impaired thought processing (brain fog)
    • Depression and feelings of isolation

It is frequently misdiagnosed as Delusional Parasitosis or an Obsessive Picking Disorder.

Who

  • Adults and Children are equally affected by the disease.
  • Individuals in families can experience symptoms of the disease while other members are unaffected.  So it is not known, at this point, if the disease is contagious or inherited.
  • Multiple members of a family can have symptoms.

Where

  • Most cases in the United States are from specific geographic regions of California, Texas and Florida, though all 50 states have had reported cases.
  • Oklahoma has reported numerous probable cases.
  • It has been reported worldwide in places such as Europe, South Africa, Japan, The Philippines, Indonesia and Australia

When

  • The name “Morgellons Disease” is based on the description of a similar fiber producing condition, found in children by Sir Thomas Browne in 1674. Microscopic drawings, dating from 1682 by Dr. Michel Etmuller appear to be similar to the fibers from present-day sufferers.
  • There is no evidence giving preference to one season being a more likely time to contract the disease.
  • There are patients who have claimed to have had the symptoms for as long as two decades. Most were diagnosed with Delusional Parasitosis and/or Obsessive Picking of the skin.
  • Medical research started in earnest in 2005 at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa by Dr. Randy Wymore.

 

Why

  • There are doctors who believe it is related to an infectious agent, perhaps in the same family as that which causes Lyme Disease. There is no evidence to prove this theory at the present time.
  • Attention needs to be drawn to Morgellons so:

 

    • Doctors will become informed and make accurate diagnoses
    • Insurance companies will cover medical expenses
    • Major government organizations (the CDC, for example) will pay attention and start funding research

How

  • There is no definitive understanding of how the disease is transmitted.
  • There is no conclusive evidence showing whether it is contagious. Some families have only one member who is affected, even after long exposure, while other families report multiple sufferers.
  • A cure will be pursued when enough research is done to find its cause.
  • You can help by:
    • Contributing time, money and resources.
    • Spreading accurate information and combating ignorance about the disease.

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Don’t hate yourself for trusting them! One Third of Bottled Water Contains Contaminants

Bottled water lies

Sacramento – Saying consumers should know what they’re drinking, environmentalists and the East Bay Municipal Utility District want bottled water to follow the same disclosure rules as tap water.

Makers of bottled water, which include Pepsi and Coca-Cola, say there is already plenty of disclosure about their water’s contents.

Advocates of two bills introduced in the Legislature say there isn’t nearly enough.

Sacramento – Saying

“People tout bottled water as this pure substance that’s trickling from clear mountain springs when, in fact, that may not be the case,” said Assemblywoman Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, author of one of the bills.

“When I pick up bottled water, I want to know it truly is something that’s good for me and better for me than drinking something else,” Corbett said.

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Nearly 70 percent of Californians drink bottled water, which nationwide is a $6 billion industry. And by the end of this year, bottled water will have moved past milk, coffee and beer to become the second most popular beverage behind soft drinks, according to the Beverage Marketing Corp.

Bottled water’s popularity is fuelled in part by suspicions over the quality of tap water.

But Corbett and the backers of her bill say drink no way of knowing whether bottled water is better or worse.

Unlike tap water, bottled water is considered a food product and is subject to the same sanitation and preparation requirements as other food stuffs.

Although often advertising themselves as superior to tap water, bottlers are required in most cases only to meet the same quality standards as tap water.

Of the hundreds of contaminants state and federal regulators measure, bottled water is subject to a higher standard for only two, according to Randy Kanouse, EBMUD’s Sacramento lobbyist.

Bottlers don’t have to create a “consumer confidence” report each year like water agencies do. The reports tell customers what’s in their water. It details levels of contaminants, if any, like lead, aluminium, arsenic and salt.

Corbett’s bill, AB83, and a companion bill, SB50, by Sen. Byron Sher, D- Palo Alto, would impose the same reporting requirement on bottlers.

Bottling plants and water vending machines would be subject to annual inspections. Bottlers, vending machine owners and water haulers would pay an $86 fee to cover the costs of the inspections.

Bottlers say the bills aren’t needed.

“There are already comprehensive, stringent regulations in place at the federal level for quality labeling,” said Stephen Kay, a spokesman for the International Bottled Water Association. “These two proposed bills are proscriptive and redundant.”

Kay also cited a bill signed last year that requires bottlers to include an 800 number, Web site or address on their labels so consumers can get more information.

But Adrianna Quintero, a lobbyist for the Natural Resources Defence Council, says knowing the nutritional facts about water is not enough.

“It’s pointless to tell me water has zero calories and zero carbohydrates,” Quintero said. “Is there arsenic, nitrates, microbiologic contaminants, perchlorate? If these bottlers are doing the right thing, they shouldn’t have a problem telling me about it.”Bottle vs Tap

The Food and Drug Administration needs to tightened its regulations on bottled water after a four-year study by the NRDC found that of 103 brands surveyed, one- third contained levels of contamination.

The NRDC found the contents of one bottle, labeled “Spring Water,” actually came from an industrial parking lot next to a hazardous waste site.

The FDA now insists that bottled water actually come from a spring if the bottler claims it does.

Bottled water sales have been growing at roughly 10 percent each year through the 1990s.

California is by far the biggest guzzler of bottled water, representing about 24 percent of the national market — twice the consumption level of any other state.

It’s attracted the interest of some of the country’s biggest beverage sellers like Pepsi, which created Aquafina bottled water. Coca-Cola created Dasani.

Nestle Waters of North America owns Arrowhead, Calistoga, Poland Spring, Perrier, S. Pellegrino and Vittel.

But water districts like EBMUD aren’t worried.

“Bottled water doesn’t cut into our market share,” said Kanouse. “It’s kind of like conservation — it relieves a small amount of the demand we have.”

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300,000 Americans are infected with Lyme each year while most do not know it! Are YOU?

Imagine waking up one morning with numbness and tingling in your legs and arms and an excruciating pain that migrates throughout your joints and muscles, settling primarily in your hips and back. Your doctor takes a basic blood panel and orders a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain, yet the results indicate that there is nothing wrong with you.

The doctor suggests that it must be stress.

The neurologist tells you that the symptoms point to multiple sclerosis or other equally frightening neurological diseases. An agonizing four weeks pass as you undergo an electroencephalogram, an electromyogram, and an MRI of the cervical spine. These tests are all negative. The rheumatologists are also puzzled and subject you to another round of twenty to thirty blood tests. Hinting at hypochondria, these doctors suggest fibromyalgia, but further inquiry reveals that this is a “catch-all” disease with no specific symptoms, no cause, and no cure. Three years have passed, and there appears to be no other choice but to live with the pain.[1]

Reality for real people

Unfortunately, this is the life of thousands of Americans.[2] “Lyme disease is the most common tickborne infection in both North America and Europe,”[3] and according to the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS),[4] Lyme disease is the fastest-growing infectious disease in America, and it may be “occur[ing] at a rate five times higher than the number of new AIDS cases.”[5] Lyme disease is everywhere: if you take a walk in a field or the woods, you can encounter a tick carrying Lyme disease.[6] One estimate is that 300,000 Americans are infected with Lyme each year.[7] “And a lot of researchers believe that a billion people are infected.”[8] But in reality, no one knows the actual number of infected people with Lyme disease.
This article will explain what Lyme disease is, provide a brief history of Lyme disease, and explain why there is a controversy surrounding chronic Lyme disease. In addition, this article will explain how the chronic Lyme controversy led to Connecticut’s Attorney General filing “the first-ever antitrust investigation against a medical society’s guidelines development process.”[9] Although Connecticut’s Attorney General entered into a settlement agreement with the medical society,[10] this article will examine whether antitrust laws could be applied to a medical guideline development process. This examination is worthwhile because there are more than 2,300 clinical practice guidelines currently listed on the National Guideline Clearinghouse web site,[11] and some of these guideline development processes could face antitrust investigations in the future.

Lyme Disease—A Brief History

Lyme disease got its name in the late 1970s, when a cluster of children and adults living in Lyme, Connecticut, began experiencing unusual arthritic symptoms.[12] Consequently, many people are under the misconception that Lyme disease is a new disease that was discovered in the 1970s.[13] But the first known condition associated with Lyme disease was recorded in Germany in 1883.[14] Although the disease has been around for more than a century, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb bacteria), was not discovered until 1982.[15]

The black-legged deer tick[16] is the primary vector responsible for transmitting Lyme disease,[17] but research suggests that flies, gnats, mice, and mosquitoes can also transmit the Bb bacterium.[18] All vectors become infected when they bite an animal, usually a small mammal, bird, or deer,[19] which is already infected with the Bb bacteria.[20] The Bb bacteria “travels to local nerves and lymphatic channels, penetrates the blood stream, and can rapidly invade the brain without the host even knowing.”[21] There is also evidence that the Bb bacteria can also infect unborn children by crossing the placenta.[22] For example, in one case, a doctor concluded that a former Lyme patient’s eighteen-week-old fetus, which unexpectedly died in utero, died from Lyme disease because lab tests established that the baby was chromosomally normal, but “the fetus and placenta were PCR-positive[23] for Lyme bacteria.”[24]

The early stage of Lyme disease is generally characterized by a fever and flu-like symptoms, including fatigue, headache, and a mild stiff neck, and some patients develop a bull’s-eyed shaped skin rash known as erythema migrans (EM rash).[25] But every case is different, and many patients never develop the characteristic rash.[26] If the early stage of Lyme disease is left untreated or inadequately treated, it can progress and cause patients to suffer persistent health problems, such as crippling muscle and joint pain, disabling fatigue, arthritis, neurological disorders, and cardiac disorders,[27] leading to one of the biggest controversies surrounding Lyme disease—chronic Lyme disease.[28]

The actual number of Lyme-infected people is unknown for many reasons. First, many cases are never diagnosed because “laboratory tests have demonstrated serious limitations in reliability and accuracy.”[29] Moreover, many patients never know that an infected tick has bitten them because, unless engorged with blood, the deer tick is about “the size of a period at the end of [a] sentence.”[30] Second, the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease can be diverse, nonspecific, and often mimic those of many other diseases because the bacteria appear to activate the entire immune system, “resulting in a clinical presentation that looks exactly like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and many other autoimmune diseases, including sarcoidosis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, ALS,[31] and lupus.”[32] Third, physicians have been reluctant to treat or diagnose patients suffering from Lyme disease because many physicians who have reported a large number of Lyme cases or who have treated patients with long-term antibiotics have been the “targets of State health department investigations.”[33] For example, in 2001, only eleven doctors in New York State were willing to use long-term antibiotics to treat patients with chronic Lyme disease. And of these eleven doctors, at least three were under investigation.[34] Although the identity of the complainants was kept secret by law, many people, including Assemblyman Joel M. Miller of Poughkeepsie, were convinced that the complaints “c[a]me from the insurance industry.”[35] Fourth, many states no longer require doctors to report confirmed Lyme disease cases.[36] Consequently, the actual number of Lyme-infected people is unknown, but is it probably more prevalent than reported or thought.

Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a nonprofit corporation[37] that “represents over 8,000 physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious disease.” [38] The IDSA panel members have always believed that Lyme disease can be easily treated, and cured, with short-term antibiotics.[39] And physicians who treat chronic Lyme patients have, for years, complained about members of the IDSA panel and their proposed treatment plans.[40] In 2000, the IDSA issued its first set of Lyme treatment guidelines,[41] and doctors who treat Lyme patients, the Lyme Disease Association (LDA), and two of LDA’s affiliates[42] spoke out against the IDSA guidelines, complaining that the guidelines were too restrictive to properly treat and diagnose chronic Lyme patients.[43] These complaints have had dire consequences. From 1997 to 2000, “about 50 physicians in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island and Texas had been investigated, disciplined or had had their licenses removed”[44] because these physicians used long-term antibiotic therapy instead of the short course recommended by the IDSA guidelines.[45] One such physician, John Bleiseiss, eventually committed suicide after the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners charged him with inappropriate diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.[46]

In 1993, Dr. Joseph Burrascano, Jr., an internationally known infectious disease specialist,[47] made the following statements at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Labor & Human Resources, which was the first Lyme hearing:

There is in this country a core group of university-based Lyme disease researchers and physicians whose opinions carry a great deal of weight.

Unfortunately, many of them act unscientifically and unethically. They adhere to outdated, self-serving views and attempt to personally discredit those whose opinions differ from their own. They exert strong, ethically questionable influence on medical journals, which enables them to publish and promote articles that are badly flawed. They work with Government agencies to bias the agenda of consensus meetings and have worked to exclude from these meetings and scientific seminars those with ultimate opinions.

They behave this way for reasons of personal or professional gain and are involved in obvious conflicts of interest.

. . . [T]hese individuals who promote this so-called “post Lyme syndrome” as a form of arthritis depend on funding from arthritis groups and agencies to earn their livelihood. Some of them are known to have received large consulting fees from insurance companies to advise the companies to curtail coverage for any additional therapy beyond the arbitrary 30-day course.[48]

Two months after Dr. Burrascano’s testimony, New York’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) began an intensive seven-year investigation of Dr. Burrascano because he treated chronic Lyme patients with long-term antibiotics.[49] Eventually, the OPMC hearing panel cleared him of any wrongdoing relating to his treatment of Lyme patients.[50]

Because the IDSA’s 2000 Guidelines were too restrictive and did not even address chronic Lyme disease, Lyme patients were unable to get properly diagnosed and treated.[51] Consequently, in mid 2006, the LDA and two of its affiliates[52] appealed to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (AG Blumenthal), explaining that Lyme patients were being denied insurance coverage and doctors who treated Lyme patients were being investigated and prosecuted because their treatments did not conform to the 2000 IDSA Guidelines.[53]

A few months after the LDA and its affiliates appealed to AG Blumenthal, the IDSA issued a new set of guidelines, the 2006 IDSA Guidelines,[54] which were even more restrictive.[55] Shortly thereafter, AG Blumenthal served the IDSA with a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) because he was concerned that the 2006 IDSA Guidelines violated antitrust laws by restraining “doctor and patient choices for treatment of the disease,”[56] and preventing physicians’ clinical judgment.[57]

AG Blumenthal never filed an antitrust lawsuit against the IDSA because both parties entered into a settlement agreement on April 30, 2008.[58] The settlement required the IDSA to “implement an Action Plan”[59] and convene a new and independent panel[60] to assess whether its “2006 Lyme disease Guidelines should be revised or updated.”[61] In addition, the settlement agreement required the panel to “conduct an open scientific hearing . . . [to] hear scientific and medical presentations from interested parties”[62] and decide if “each recommendation in the IDSA’s 2006 Lyme disease guidelines . . . is supported by the scientific evidence.”[63] If seventy-five percent of the panel members do not vote to sustain a recommendation, the recommendation must be revised.[64] The agreement also stipulated that the 2006 IDSA Guidelines would remain in place unless the new panel determines that the guidelines should be modified or replaced.[65] On July 30, 2009, the new IDSA panel[66] held a one-day hearing in Washington, D.C., and heard testimony from eighteen speakers, including patients, physicians, and research scientists.[67] According to AG Blumenthal, the “hearing accomplished a key goal—compelling a fair and full discussion, free of conflicts of interest by panelists, so that all scientific facts and perspectives are considered before medical guidelines are established.”[68]

The new panel did not release its report until April 22, 2010.[69] According to the Review Panel, “the 2006 Lyme Guidelines were based on the highest-quality medical/scientific evidence available at the time and are supported by evidence that has been published in more recent years.”[70] In addition, the Review Panel found “that the authors of the 2006 Lyme Guidelines had [not] failed to consider or cite relevant data and references that would have altered the published recommendations.”[71] Therefore, based on the Review Panel’s findings, the 2006 IDSA Guidelines will remain in place, for now.[72] Although this is not the outcome that Lyme sufferers had hoped for, the Final Report’s conclusion did provide one statement that could be helpful to Lyme sufferers and the doctors who treat them:

· “Guidelines are not intended to be (and cannot be) rigid dicta, inflexible rules, or requirements of practice.”[73]

Because the Final Report stated that guidelines cannot be “inflexible rules or requirements of practice,” state medical boards should not be able to use the 2006 Guidelines to investigate doctors whose treatment plans do not conform to the Guidelines. As such, perhaps more doctors will be willing to use long-term antibiotics to treat patients suffering from chronic Lyme disease.

Although AG Blumenthal never filed an antitrust lawsuit against the IDSA, it is still worth examining if antitrust laws could be applied to the IDSA’s guideline development process. There are more than 2,300 clinical practice guidelines currently listed on the National Guideline Clearinghouse Website,[74] and if antitrust laws could be applied to the IDSA’s guideline development processes, some of these other medical societies could face antitrust investigations in the future.

Applying Antitrust Principles to the IDSA’s Guideline-
Development Process

The Chronic Lyme Disease Controversy

As stated earlier, the IDSA developed two sets of Lyme treatment guidelines—the 2000 and the 2006 IDSA Guidelines.[75] Before one can understand whether antitrust principles could be applied to the IDSA’s Lyme guideline development process, it is important to understand the chronic Lyme disease controversy and why the 2006 IDSA Guidelines are problematic for Lyme sufferers and the doctors who treat them. Although both guidelines have had significant impacts on Lyme disease medical care and have been used to investigate and sanction doctors who fail to follow the IDSA-suggested treatment,[76] the remainder of this article will concentrate on the information contained in the 2006 IDSA Guidelines because it is the version that is currently endorsed by the IDSA.[77]

According to the National Guideline Clearinghouse, “[c]linical practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances.”[78] The IDSA claims that the main objective of its 2006 IDSA Guidelines is “[t]o provide clinicians and other health care practitioners with recommendations for the management of patients in the United States with suspected or established Lyme disease.”[79] Because medical guidelines are intended to assist practitioners and patients about appropriate health care, they should be based on all available scientific evidence. But when the IDSA developed its Lyme treatment Guidelines, it “refused to accept or meaningfully consider information regarding the existence of chronic Lyme disease.”[80]

The 2006 IDSA Guidelines are also problematic because they actually “promote the idea that Lyme is a simple, rare illness that is easy to avoid, difficult to acquire, simple to diagnose, and easily treated and cured with 30 days of antibiotics.”[81] This is simply not true. Lyme disease “often goes undiagnosed for months, years, or even forever in some patients, and [it] can render the patient chronically ill and even totally disabled.”[82] In addition, Lyme patients are often misdiagnosed because Lyme disease can manifest itself in many different ways.[83] Lyme patients have been misdiagnosed with numerous conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,[84] multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and numerous neurological and psychological conditions,[85] such as autism, strokes, and bipolar disorder.[86]

The IDSA and its 2006 Guidelines are emphatic that antibiotics should not be used for more than a month.[87] But even when Lyme patients receive the IDSA-recommended treatment, many patients do not respond to this treatment and continue to have symptoms for years,[88] suggesting that a chronic form of the disease exists.[89] This, in turn, has led to the most controversial and problematic issue with the 2006 IDSA Guidelines—chronic Lyme disease.

Even though there are “more than 19,000 scientific studies on tick-borne diseases” that suggest chronic Lyme disease exists,[90] doctors and researchers who follow the IDSA guidelines dismiss the notion that a Lyme infection can persist after a thirty-day dose of oral antibiotics and condemn the use of long-term antibiotics,[91] claiming they are useless and potentially harmful.[92] But the ILADS has a divergent view: persistent and recurring symptoms demonstrate a continuing and chronic infection,[93] which does not always respond to the IDSA’s limited duration of two to four weeks of antibiotic treatment.[94] And despite all of the evidence concerning chronic Lyme disease, the 2006 IDSA Guidelines actually dismiss chronic Lyme disease as nothing more than “the aches and pains of daily living.”[95] The IDSA’s dismissal of the existence of chronic Lyme is problematic because the 2006 ISDA Guidelines have been “widely cited [by many doctors and insurance companies] for conclusions that chronic Lyme disease is nonexistent.”[96]

The opposing view, which is held by the ILADS and the doctors who treat chronic Lyme patients, is that the IDSA’s 30-day treatment course is “arbitrary.” [97] This opposing view is supported by a substantial body of scientific evidence that demonstrates that many chronic Lyme patients have obtained relief from their pain and suffering, and some have been cured by the use of long-term antibiotics, including intravenous antibiotics.[98] The doctors who treat chronic Lyme patients have further condemned standardized guidelines, such as the 2006 IDSA Guidelines, arguing that these guidelines prevent them from using their own clinical judgment in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease.[99]

Besides persistent health problems, such as crippling muscle and joint pain, disabling fatigue, arthritis, neurological disorders, and cardiac disorders,[100] when the Lyme bacteria invade the brain, many chronic Lyme patients also suffer from depression, thoughts of suicide, “brain fog,” [101] “headache, . . . weakness, memory or concentration difficulties, . . . clumsiness, bladder or bowel dysfunction, . . . [and] visual loss.”[102] Because many antibiotics do not effectively penetrate the blood-brain barrier, these antibiotics are not transported to the brain.[103] Consequently, these patients must be treated with intravenous antibiotics because when the antibiotics are “delivered directly into the blood, they bypass the digestive system where some of the medication is lost.”[104] And even though chronic Lyme sufferers often respond to intravenous antibiotic therapy,[105] the 2006 IDSA Guidelines do not recommend intravenous antibiotic treatment for any Lyme patients.[106]

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[1]. Interview with Lyme Disease Sufferer, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (Mar. 2, 2009).

[2]. See Examining the Adequacy of Current Diagnostic Measures and Research Activities in the Prevention and Treatment of Lyme Disease: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on Labor & Human Res., 103d Cong. 54, 56 (1993) [hereinafter 1993 Hearing] (statement of Dr. Joseph Burrascano, Jr., Physician) (stating that some patients have seen more than 40 “different physicians over several years before being properly diagnosed”); Stephen Smith, Diagnosis: Controversy More Than Two Decades Since the Threat of Lyme Disease was Recognized, Doctors and Patients are Still Warring over how to Identify and Treat it, Bos. Globe, June 25, 2007, http://www.boston.com/news/globe/health_science/articles/2007/06/25/diagnosis_controversy/. Dr. Raphael Stricker, past-president of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), states that most patients have “been to 10 to 20 doctors who can’t diagnose them.” Id.

[3]. Gary P. Wormser, et. al., Infectious Diseases Soc’y Am., The Clinical Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Lyme Disease, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis: Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 1089 (2006) [hereinafter 2006 IDSA Guidelines].

[4]. “ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multi-disciplinary medical society dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases.” ILADS, About ILADS, Int’l Lyme & Associated Diseases Soc’y, http://www.ilads.org/about_ILADS/about_us.html (last visited Oct. 10, 2010).

[5]. ILADS, ILADS Lyme Disease Treatment Guidelines Summary, Int’l Lyme & Associated Diseases Soc’y, http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines_summary.html (last visited Oct. 10, 2010).

[6]. See 1993 Hearing, supra note 2, at 54-55.

[7]. Press Release, Int’l Lyme & Associated Diseases Soc’y, Historic Hearings on Most Controversial Disease in U.S. (July 26, 2009), available at http://www.ilads.org/news/lyme_press_releases/60.html; see also Kenneth B. Singleton, The Lyme Disease Solution, at xxi (2008) (stating that each year, the CDC “reports more than 20,000 diagnosed cases of Lyme disease in the United States, but . . . [s]ome estimates place the actual number of cases at 10 times or more higher than reported cases”).

[8]. In Re Lyme Disease: Public Hearing Before the Conn. Dep’t of Pub. Health, 177, 179 (Conn. Jan. 29, 2004) (statement of Dr. Stephen Sinatra, Cardiologist), available at http://www.ct.gov/ag/lib/ag/health/0129lyme.pdf.

[9]. Press Release, Lyme Disease Ass’n, Settlement Announced in Landmark Investigation of Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines (May 1, 2008), available at http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=308.

[10]. See An Agreement Between the Attorney General of the State of Connecticut and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (2008) [hereinafter 2008 Settlement Agreement], available at http://www.ct.gov/ag/lib/ag/health/idsaagreement.pdf. Connecticut’s Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal, investigated the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), for anti-trust violations. Press Release, Lyme Disease Ass’n, supra note 9.

[11]. Guidelines by Topic, Nat’l Guideline Clearinghouse, http://www.guideline.gov/browse/by-topic.aspx (last visited Oct. 10, 2010). Interestingly, the 2006 IDSA Lyme Guidelines are listed on the National Guideline Clearinghouse Website, but the ILDSA Guidelines are not listed on the Website. See Guideline Summary, Nat’l Guideline Clearinghouse, http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=9537&search=lyme+guidelines (last visited Oct. 10, 2010).

[12]. A Brief History of Lyme Disease in Connecticut, Conn. Dep’t of Pub. Health, http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3136&q=388506 (last modified June 2, 2010); Singleton, supra note 7, at 13.

[13]. Where did Lyme Disease Come From? Is it New?, Lyme Disease Found., http://www.lyme.org/ld_history.html (last visited Oct. 10, 2010).

[14]. Id.; see also Singleton, supra note 7, at 14.

[15]. A Brief History of Lyme Disease in Connecticut, supra note 12; see also Singleton, supra note 7, at 4, 13.

[16]. The scientific name for the black-legged deer tick is Ixodesscapularis. Press Release, Infectious Diseases Soc’y Am., Updated Guidelines on Diagnosis, Treatment of Lyme Disease (Oct. 2, 2006) [hereinafter Press Release, IDSA], available at http://www.idsociety.org/Content.aspx?id=3744.

[17]. See id.

[18]. Singleton, supra note 7, at 6.

[19]. See Press Release, IDSA, supra note 16.

[20]. See Constance A. Bean with Lesley Ann Fein, Beating Lyme: Understanding and Treating This Complex and Often Misdiagnosed Disease, at xii (2008); Singleton, supra note 7, at 5.

[21]. Bean, supra note 20.

[22]. See id. at 174.

[23]. PCR is an acronym for polymerase chain reaction.

[24]. In Re Lyme Disease, supra note 8, at 57 (statement of Elise Brady, Lyme Disease Patient).

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