Birds are carrying the ticks and mites that transmit Lyme to humans.

**Links demonstrating the obvious fact that, birds carry the ticks and I believe also the mites,  that are transmitting Lyme disease, (Borrelia Burgdorferi) (BB) and co-infections, such as bartonella, babesia, afzelii and Garinii and more to humans in all parts of the world, including AUSTRALIA. As follows:

Using the key words: BIRDS, TICKS and LYME, (Migrating birds), you will find many more.

http://www.esa.org/esablog/research/birds-may-expand-the-range-of-lyme-disease-and-its-vector-tick/
Please see extract from above link as follows:

The role of  birds in the transmission of Lyme disease to humans could be profound

http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/090062
Please see extract from above link as follows, this link and extract is the summarised conclusion of the above link:

R Jory Brinkerhoff, Corrine M Folsom-O’Keefe, Kimberly Tsao, and Maria A Diuk-Wasser. 2011. Do birds affect Lyme disease risk? Range expansion of the vector-borne pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 103–110.
doi:10.1890/090062
Reviews
Do birds affect Lyme disease risk? Range expansion of the vector-borne pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi
R Jory Brinkerhoff*, Corrine M Folsom-O’Keefe, Kimberly Tsao, and Maria A Diuk-Wasser
Because of their capacity for long-range movement, birds may play an important role in the spread and range expansion of zoonotic pathogens and their vectors. The black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) is the principal vector for the Lyme disease bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, and commonly parasitizes a wide variety of vertebrate hosts, including at least 71 species of North American birds. Although the role of birds in B burgdorferi transmission dynamics is often discounted, data compiled from published studies indicate that the majority (58.6%) of bird species that have been evaluated are capable of infecting larval I scapularis with B burgdorferi. We estimated – for two bird species – that the number of individual birds required to produce one infected I scapularis larva is as low as three, and we conclude that bird-mediated tick movement is an important factor in the range expansion of both I scapularis and B burgdorferi.
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT

http://www.lawestvector.org/LymeDisease.htm

Please see extract from the above link:

Lyme disease is an infection caused by the corkscrew-shaped bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi (see picture at left) that is transmitted by the bite of deer (Ixodes scapularis) and western black-legged (Ixodes pacificus) ticks. The deer tick, which normally feeds on the white-footed mouse, the white-tailed deer, other mammals, and birds, is responsible for transmitting Lyme disease bacteria to humans in the northeastern and north-central United States. On the Pacific Coast, the bacteria are transmitted to humans by the western black-legged tick
Make your property unattractive to animals that are hosts to ticks.
Accomplish this by:
eliminating birdfeeders, birdbaths, and salt licks.

http://aem.asm.org/cgi/content/full/75/3/596

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41973641/ns/health-infectious_diseases/

http://www.ilads.org/files/harvey.pdf#search=”Birds carrying the ticks AND MITES that are transmitting Lyme Disease to humans”
Please see extract from above link:

Data are available, however, that expand the possible
diversity of Borrelia vectors worldwide beyond the arthropod.
Other possible carriers include the flea
(108,109), mosquito (110–112), fly (111), and mite (113).
Related enzootic cycles have been only rarely examined,
although some data link non-arthropod vectors with
animal hosts (110,112–114). We suggest that early,
‘Lyme disease’ 745
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sustained myopic focus on the arthropod as sole vector
in the spread of ‘Lyme disease’ within the zoonosis
context likely delayed early consideration of other enzootic
cycles as well as non-zoonotic Bbsl transfer directly
between humans.
We propose the human may well be the most likely
‘vector’ for Bbsl transfer to other humans. The label
‘Lyme disease’ has become, by convention, a semantic
boundary that excludes consideration that an infectious
agent responsible for a zoonosis may also exist independently
as a non-zoonosis. CDC-defining criteria do
not address human congenital transfer and in at least
one reference deny without proof that sexual transfer
occurs (17). This mindset assures that Bbsl cases falling
outside ‘Lyme disease’ criteria have not been considered
in most research, nor reported to local health agencies.

http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Paper/6515324

Read more at Suite101: Birds, Ticks, and Lyme Disease: White-tailed Deer, White-footed Mice, and Deer Ticks Support Lyme Disease Spread – So Do Birds.

 http://www.suite101.com/content/birds–ticks–and-lyme-disease-a4151#ixzz1HNLW3hZg

Please see extract from above link as follow:

Birds, Ticks, and Lyme Disease
White-tailed Deer, White-footed Mice, and Deer Ticks Support Lyme Disease Spread – So Do Birds.
Jul 10, 2006 Rosemary Drisdelle

Blue Jay – Martin thomas
Birds become infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the cause of Lyme disease, and they also spread the organism and its tick carriers. Lyme is spreading to new places.
Lyme disease hosts
What do birds have to do with the spread of Lyme Disease? Many people know that White-tailed Deer carry the tick that transmits Borrelia burgdorferi (the organism that causes Lyme disease) to humans. Many people also know that the deer carries and feeds the tick, but it’s the White-footed Mouse that usually gives B. burgdorferi to the tick in the first place and serves as a reservoir in nature for the organism. Few people realize that birds, too, play an important role in the spread of Lyme disease to new locations.
Where do birds fit in?
Birds can transport B. burgdorferi in two ways, both of which start with a tick – usually the deer tick, Ixodes scapularis (on the North American West Coast, the tick is Ixodes pacificus). When ticks are ready for a blood meal, they hang around in tall grasses and other brushy plants, waiting for a warm blooded animal to happen by. If the first potential host to arrive is a bird, the tick is happy to climb aboard. It finds its way between the feathers, selects a feeding site, and buries its mouthparts in the bird’s tender skin.
Either the bird or the tick may already be infected with B. burgdorferi. If so, by the time the tick finishes feeding and drops off the bird, they will both have it – and because ticks take days to feed and birds migrate, the pair is likely to be miles away from where they met. Both can go on to pass the organism to new ticks, birds, mice and people (though only the tick can pass it directly to warm blooded vertebrates like birds, mice, and people).

www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Tick

I am not sure how many of those with Morgellons, have looked at Lyme disease symptoms, I have attached a list of many of the symptoms and links, that show the symptoms.

Marc Neumann from Germany, initially informed me that those with Morgellons, show positive for Lyme.

False negative results we got back from Australia early last year, led us to look for answers elsewhere, this year I returned my focus back to Lyme disease and realised, not only is Morgellons related to Lyme, but I believe, it is Lyme with co-infections.

I have included some links above demonstrating how birds are spreading this. I feel that when one is bitten by bird ticks and or mites they are getting Lyme with a twist, as discussed above.

Everyone that I have spoken to, who have many, if not all of the symptoms of Lyme and co-infections, but who cannot recall a specific tick bite, do recall that their symptoms began shortly after Indian Mynor/Myna bird nesting’s, in the roof of the family home, church, work, school, etc, causing bird tick and mite attacks, of which they were bitten.

It is amazing at how many people I have come across with, Lyme disease symptoms, plus co-infections, who don’t remember a specific tick bite, etc, but can vividly remember a bird experience, as above, just prior to getting sick with these symptoms. This is the same way we got Lyme disease and several co-infections.

Anybody who has Morgellons that does not think they fit into the Lyme disease category after looking at most of the symptoms, I would be very interested as to why you think this.

I would also be interested to know how many of you, that I haven’t spoken to yet, got their symptoms after an experience of some sort with birds.

Please see many of the symptoms of Lyme disease as follows, there are also links on this, the Canadian one is very good:

Symptoms of Lyme disease:

Cardinal symptoms of Lyme Disease:

Protracted tiredness and weakness – often extreme
Swollen glands – particularly neck
Sore throat
Jaw pain and neck pain around the throat
Chest wall pain
Shortness of breath
Cough
Muscle pain
Muscle spasms- with twitching
Muscle cramps
Eye pain, particularly with movement
Sensitivity to bright light
Hypersensitivity to loud noise
Smell and taste changes
Facial pain
Intermittent facial weakness and muscle twitching
Headache
Creaking neck +/- stiffness and pain
Slurring of the speech
Difficulty swallowing
Can’t think – I see people are calling this “brain fog”
moderate to severe tiredness weakness
Common
Fevers – more at night
Abdominal pain
Period pain
Rapid beating of the heart
Pins and needles feeling
Facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy)
Visual difficulties
Less Common
Tinnitus, that’s ringing in the ears
Vertigo, a tumbling form of dizziness
Imbalance
Gait disturbance
Arthritis or joint pains (not muscle pain)
Other symptoms
Fainting or near faint, tremors, confusion, disorientation, memory loss, mood changes, depression, insomnia, irritability, rage, spinal problems, cysts, heart problems, menstrual problems including fibroids and cysts, bowel problems, oesophagus problems.
The exacerbation of existing illnesses and traits. MS, ALS, MND, Alzheimer’s and many other neuro problems.

Pain in the soles of feet (Bartonella) seems to be prevalent after bird involvement.

Anybody with unexplained illnesses, or any symptoms, such as above, should seriously think and see if you recall if you have had an experience involving infestations of/from birds and get tested for Lyme and other co-infections, even a CD57.

If you are in Australia, I am sorry to say, they will make it very hard for you to get tested, diagnosed or treated, believe it or not, but there are ways to get the tests done competently.

Let me know if you require further information on this.

Links as follows:

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/1998/0429/lizard.html

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You.”
Article:
http://lagrandeobserver.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=10919

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Robynns_Lyme_List/message/3293

Some Kaiser Victim Lyme Patient Stories

http://kaiserpapers.org/lymepatients

http://lyme.kaiserpapers.info/

A letter to Richard E. Bryant, M.D.
This letter to Dr. Bryant of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) summarized some problems
with Kaiser and Lyme disease in the Pacific NW. It was written whenOHSU published the ILADS
Lyme disease guidelines on their web site. The reference was deleted after a short period of time.
Kaiser and OHSU have a close relationship. Dr. Bryant never replied to this letter.

http://lyme.kaiserpapers.org/bryanthelp.html
A synopsis by experts on the current status of Lyme disease in the US and the world.
http://www.timesargus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070805/NEWS01/708050411

Lyme disease talking points – Based on comments by Dr. Dan Kinderlehrer on the Today Show
http://lyme.kaiserpapers.org/drdan.html

Finding a Doctor that knows how to treat Lyme Disease
http://cassia.org/llmd.htm

ILADS’ Position Paper on the CDC’s Statement Regarding Lyme Diagnosis “The Center for Disease
Control’s (CDC) position on diagnosing Lyme disease (LD) is an oversimplification of a complicated
clinical condition. The CDC’s two tiered approach using an ELISA and confirming positives by both
IgM and IgG Western blots–potentially misses more than 40% of the patients. One year after the tick
bite, this percentage may be greater than 50%. ” “Lyme disease is a problematic diagnosis. The
position adopted by the CDC makes it more complicated.”
http://www.ilads.org/position.htm

Conflicts of Interest in Lyme Disease:
http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/Conflicts.doc

The National Guideline Clearing House at:
http://www.guideline.gov has provided for the public

“Evidence-based guidelines for the management of Lyme disease. ” http://tinyurl.com/822xu

Recommended Sites

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
http://www.ilads.org/

Lyme Disease Foundation
http://www.lyme.org/

Lyme Disease Association
http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/

Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation
http://www.canlyme.com/

Lyme Info is an excellent resource for information. The site is well-organized and very comprehensive.
http://www.lymeinfo.net/lymefiles.html

Melissa Kaplan’s Lyme Disease Page; “An Exercise In Nailing Jello To The Wall”.
http://www.anapsid.org/lyme/

IGeneX Laboratories has prepared an excellent summary of testing for Lyme and other tick borne diseases.
http://www.igenex.com/

Certificates of Approval for Igenex in Various States -
California – Pennsylvania – Florida – New York – Maryland -and Igenex’s own
Certificate of Compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Nationwide in USA)

Lyme Disease Network. A source of archived Lyme disease information and a discussion group.
http://www.lymenet.org/

Recommended Books

Confronting Lyme Disease Patient Stories – Miguel and Bo.
http://www.confrontinglyme.com/miguel.html

Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Disorders
by Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner
http://tinyurl.com/2ja9cq

Confronting Lyme Disease: What Patient Stories Teach Us
by Karen P. Yerges and Rita L. Stanley
http://tinyurl.com/2pn4ny

Coping with Lyme Disease: A

 Practical Guide to Dealing with Diagnosis and Treatment
by Denise Lang and Kenneth Liegner
http://tinyurl.com/2uhneo

Healing Lyme: Natural Healing And Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis And Its Coinfections
by Stephen Harrod Buhner
This book by Stephen Buhner provides some alternative remedies that may be helpful to Kaiser
patients who cannot get immediate help.
http://tinyurl.com/3b9q8l

Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic
by Pamela Weintraub
http://tinyurl.com/co3hpu

Recommended Videos

February – 2 – 2011 – News Article – Film on Lyme disease, panel of doctors to come to Battle Ground Cinema

Under Our Skin
A dramatic tale of microbes, medicine and money, this eye-opening new film investigates
the untold story of Lyme disease, an emerging epidemic larger than AIDS. Each year
thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, told that their symptoms are “all in their
head.”
Film Website: http://www.underourskin.com

Sites Not Recommended

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Lyme Guidelines. These guidelines are the basis for
the denial of Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment by Kaiser Permanente. A cabal of 14 authors
and a somewhat larger number of cohorts with significant conflicts of interest seem to control much
of the published information on Lyme disease. Unfortunately, these guidelines are blindly followed by
most doctors who have little or no knowledge about Lyme disease and rely on normally sound and
dependable information from the prestigious IDSA. The IDSA guidelines are also promoted by CDC
Lyme scientists, many of whom have profit interests in Lyme disease.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/CID/journal/issues/v31nS1/000342/000342.web.pdf

American Lyme Disease Foundation. The ALDF is essentially an arm of those relative few who have
controlled Lyme disease information for decades. This includes some of the authors of the IDSA Lyme
disease guidelines. The ALDF also has ties to the CDC and vice-versa. The ALDF was formed by
James Connolly of Castle & Connolly, an HMO advocate. The ALDF and its members have profit interests
in Lyme disease.

http://www.aldf.com/

Quackwatch’s Lyme disease information was prepared by Dr. Edward McSweegan, formerly the Lyme
disease program manager for the National Institutes of Health. For various reasons, Dr. McSweegan
was removed as the NIH Lyme disease program manager. One of the more bizarre series of incidents
was stalking and harassing a founder of the Lyme Disease Foundation; Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner.
Quackwatch has been successfully sued by patient advocates. They appear to be sponsored by
HMO’s and Big Pharma.

http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/lyme.html

American College of Physicians. The ACP is another tool used by IDSA to propagate their views on
Lyme disease. The same applies to Lyme disease information issued by the American Academy of
Neurology and the American College of Rheumatology. In the case of the latter two institutions, influential
members include authors of the IDSA Lyme disease guidelines.

http://www.acponline.org/lyme/index.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Lyme information tends to be incomplete and not
up-to-date. The CDC is heavily influenced by the authors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Lyme guidelines and information and recommendations are perhaps biased by the for-profit interests of
Lyme scientists within the CDC. These comments also apply to Lyme disease information from the
National Institutes of Health (NIH). CDC Lyme information has been diluted to the extent that it is of little
benefit to the physician and patient.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/lyme/index.htm

Wikipedia changes its Lyme information over time. Depending on whether or not the latest
editorial contributor is pro-patient or pro-HMO, the level of knowledge of the contributor and
whether or not the contributor has a self-profit agenda, the content will vary.
The Wikipedia moderator has allowed the content to be almost entirely influenced by IDSA input.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme disease

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