Birds and Borrelia Lyme in Australia newsletter

LNL May 2014

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See following post Part 2, for Bretts story detailed version:

The following is an exact account of what happened to Brett as well as explanations and links, demonstrating the accuracy and legitimacy of this record of his experience.

Questions, debates and requests for further verification of anything in these blogs are very welcome and I look forward to the interaction.

Nothing that is in these blogs is conjecture, exaggeration or myth as has been experienced firsthand and has Scientific, Medical, Entomological and Ornithological support, as follows:

BRETTS STORY:

My husband Brett has never left Australia and was a very physically and mentally active and healthy man until he slept in a bus Depot bed at North Sydney, NSW, Australia, on the night of 7 September 2008.

He was bitten multiple times by what he realised later after working there for a short time, was arthropods and ticks off birds that were roosting above and around the facilities.

There was no bush or other wildlife to be seen just an abundance of birds all through the facilities and vehicles due to staff feeding and encouraging them to take refuge there.

This was the beginning of harrowing and persistent skin issues caused by parasitical body infestations that were left on Brett which were misdiagnosed by local GP’s as Scabies.

Followed by fatigue, aches and pains, mood and character changes, hair moulting, foot soul and calf pain which at that stage we did not link to the skin issues or the bites, until later when we became aware and educated on Borrelia and Co-infections and the profound link between these infections and birds.

Following are just a few links that helped us put the puzzle together, many more will follow:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21864130

http://www.lymediseaseblog.com/songbirds-disperse-lyme-disease-ticks/

http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/724482–songbirds-contribute-to-spread-of-lyme-disease

http://www.lymeaustraliarecognitionandawareness.com/birds-as-vector–reservoir-hosts-including-examination-of-iuriae-seabird–iauritulus-bird-ticks.html

Pay particular attention to Ticks and Mites, especially under Environment on page 14 in the above link.

The parasitical infestation off the birds that were left on and under Bretts skin and eventually within his immediate environment as well as the Spirochetes, Borrelia and Co-infections these parasites transmitted into Brett activated pheromones in him making him a target for further bites and infections.

A trait and ability that parasites have of which we learned about deeper into our research after Brett was bitten within the Depot facilities and vehicles again around a year later, once again in tick season.

This time the burden of the added infection was too overwhelming for him to tolerate as his immune system was so compromised by then by the Borrelia infections he had unknowingly been carrying around for the prior year.

So this second infestation/infection flared parasites that were lying dormant deep within him and just under his skin (somatic migration) and existing infections, resulting in not only similar yet more severe skin reactions to the first infestation/infection.

But also chronic fatigue, unbearable pain, atrophy, headaches, bowel and gut issues, ongoing eye and ear infections, dizziness, jelly legs, collapsing and other systemic and neurological suffering he could never have imagined prior to getting Borrelia and Co-infections.

Numerous GP’s here in Australia misdiagnosed the infestation of parasitical vectors and Spirochetes this attack left behind and re-activated on and under Bretts skin as Heat Rash, but mostly Scabies and some Skin Doctors here diagnosed him with Eczema or Grovers disease and or as being delusional (DOP), igniting the worst nightmare not only for Brett but that the whole family could have ever imagined and which almost killed Brett.

More on these barbaric and archaic methods, misdiagnosis and medical maltreatment will follow in later blogs.

The thick leathery red swollen Borrelia butterfly rash across his nose and cheeks and spread (EM) Erythema migrans and (ACA) Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans rashes all over his body, caused by multiple Borrelia strains that Brett has since been diagnosed with and tested positive to.

Particularly Borrelia afzelii and other Borrelia strains that favour the skin, of which will be elaborated on in later blogs, were diagnosed as Heat Rash, Eczema or Grovers disease.

We have since learned that these are very common misdiagnoses being flippantly handed out here when one is infected this way and if those presenting with these infections had have been effectively diagnosed and treated in the early stages they could have had a quick almost painless recovery and not have infected so many other people.

So if Brett had seen a conscientious, apt, appropriately educated Doctor in these initial stages just after being bitten on both occasions, the horrendous suffering that he and his whole family have gone through ever since could have all been avoided.

Once we realised that the majority of the medical fraternity here have been foolishly hoodwinked into believing dangerous and deadly myths such as the suggestion that Lyme disease and the vectors that carry it do not exist in this country.

As well as there are some who aren’t that stupid but who shroud the truth about it for their own selfish purposes.

Which was actually admitted to us by a couple of them, one of them in particular who had diagnosed Brett with Scabies in the early stages after both parasitical vector attacks was quick to defend his intellect when it was challenged and after we found a Doctor who gave Brett an accurate diagnoses.

When we asked him how he could possibly believe the ludicrous myth in regards to Borrelia infections supposedly avoiding Australia and how he could be so silly to think Australia is exempt from a disease that’s carried and spread by birds across the world.

He proceeded to tell us “of course I know Lyme disease is here in Australia, we (Doctors) are not all stupid but I have to protect myself and my practice” he pointed to a book I think was the Australian Medical Journal and said “as this book tells me what I am allowed to diagnose and treat”.

He also said “right or wrong I cannot contradict a specialist as I would get my throat cut”, he did this by dragging his finger from one side of his throat to the other.

This was in reference to a local Skin Doctor (Dermatologist) he had sent Brett to, who had sent a report back to him, (the GP) suggesting that Brett was delusional and only had Eczema.

This diagnosis was contradicted by a second local Dermo within 48 hours, who diagnosed Brett with Grovers disease and then a third local Dermo within the next 96 hours who diagnosed Brett with intractable Scabies and commented that Bretts leg was becoming so badly atrophied that Brett was obviously not suffering from dandruff or Eczema; this was the third Dermatologists way of saying that the first two Dermatologists were idiots.

Although the third Dermo was clueless to the true cause and core being Borrelia, at least he was apt enough to acknowledge parasite involvement and prescribe antiparasitical drugs, which did help to a degree.

This was when we finally disengaged ourselves from their dangerous, nonsensical, contradictory assumptions and from the delusional, arrogant and life threatening behaviour being displayed by these types of Doctors with all of their ridiculous childish denial and ignorance and we went to work to identify what was really happening.

This was the best thing we could have done as only then did we get correct diagnosis, treatments and improvements.

We still get embarrassed to admit we were amongst those programmed to believe ludicrous and incredible tales that have been circulated in Australia, suggesting we are some sort of super powered country that is immune from the rest of the worlds parasites and the diseases they transmit, especially now knowing that they are transported and circulated by birds.

We uncovered logical facts such as, not only are Australian ticks no different than the rest of the worlds ticks and just as likely to vector you with Borrelia and many Co-infections, but that it is not confined to just ticks.

As numerous other vectors such as fleas, mites and lice are all around us, as they are all carried by birds, predominantly when we are in close proximity to abundances of birds and even more unavoidable when we are subjected to bird nestings.

Because birds are such competent reservoirs, hosts and highly efficient carriers and wide spread disseminators of these pathogens/infections as well as being equipped/riddled with all of the main vectors.

Being all stages of ticks and other arthropods mentioned above it is like minefields of microscopic pathogen loaded syringes all around us, dropping off these birds regularly, including in our own backyards where our children and pets play and we hang out the washing.

This situation is made worse and the risk becomes much higher once you have been subjected to their nestings which are havens for multiples of all these vectors, until the birds vacate the nest and these vectors then seek their blood meals elsewhere.

Through surveys over the last three years we have found that infection becomes unavoidable in most of these situations.

In regards to this Australia has been placed in the most dangerous scenario of all due to Borrelia infections being denied in the first place, so the general public are of course not going to be informed of something so wide spread, common and easy to catch if the basis of it has been inaccurately and misleadingly shrouded and denied for so long.

There are too many now who have too many lives and too much suffering to answer for, so they are doing everything in their power to keep their dirty genocidal secret.

This lack of awareness keeps this nation docile and prevents them from being proactive in avoiding these infections and in keeping their children safe to the best of their ability.

I don’t know many people these days who aren’t seeking answers in regards to them and or their childrens mysterious conditions or ailing health which are being diagnosed as sicknesses referred to as having no known cause and on the rise.

At least this enlightening information we uncovered released us from such garble we up until then had been subjected to and we were able to concentrate on beneficial approaches, treatments and healers, such as Doctors versed in Vector-borne disease, the cause of the majority of what is being referred to as mystery illnesses here in Australia.

We realised we were dealing with multiple parasites, leading to multiple Borrelia species/Spirochetes and Co-infections including those involved in Papillomatous Digital Dermatitis (PDD), an externally contagious spirochetal infection known to infect humans as well as cattle, that heavily affects the skin often causing lesions and hairy or fibrous protrusions, etc.

http://jcm.asm.org/content/41/6/2522.full

http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:73236

Extract from above link:

“PDD lesions contain a mixed population of predominantly anaerobic bacteria. A pathognomonic feature of PDD lesions is the presence of large numbers of spirochetes invading deep into the epidermis, whereas other bacteria are located more superficially.

It is currently unclear whether the PDD-associated spirochetes are primary pathogens or secondary opportunists. A number of Treponema phylogenetic groups have been demonstrated in PDD lesions.

Of the spirochetes that are cultivable, only Treponema brennaborense has been classified as a new species.

The remaining cultivable Treponema are closely related to human-associated T. denticola, T. medium/vincentii, and T. phagedenis.
PDD-associated Treponema have been recently demonstrated in cases of bovine ulcerative mammary dermatitis and contagious ovine digital dermatitis.

Little is known concerning the origin and pathogenic mechanisms of the PDD-associated Treponema. Further research is required to clarify the taxonomic position and basic biology of these spirochetes.”

Many who are suffering the above conditions have also been vectored with Micro-Myiasis/Filariasis (MMF) that can also be introduced into the victims skin usually when their attack is via multiple bites from a variety of parasites, such as out of bird nestings, often in an infested bed such as in Bretts case.

This is because it is harder to dodge so many extra bullets when the attack is in multiples and the odds of being bitten by a vector that has been parasitised with fly larvae are much higher.

Through a mechanism called Phoresis the above disease is delivered to a victim when any of the ticks and or other arthropods that one has been bitten by are carrying fly larvae on their abdomen, etc (parasites that have parasitised other parasites).

This is why most of those who recall an incident with birds prior to getting Borrelia and Co’s or those who have been infected this way but haven’t linked it yet, are also suffering the added burden of the skin symptoms that the mix of all of these parasites living symbiotically together on and in the host cause.

Including crawling on and under the skin, especially the scalp and sometimes lesions with fibrous material extruding, which are largely due to visible spiracles through which the larvae breathes, as well as the painful pinpricking, biting or stabbing feeling that accompanies these disgusting body intrusions, as they eat, defecate, burrow, breed and multiply on and under ones skin.

It can also happen when one has already been infested with parasites previously and or infected with Borrelia and or Co-infections, as the sufferer will secrete pheromones making them prone to further arthropod and tick bites also inviting and receiving fly bite/s introducing fly larvae which sets off new even more unusual and unpleasant skin issues and infestations for the sufferer to contend with.

As the added burden of extra and newly introduced parasites live and multiply in symbiosis with the sufferers existing ones.

Many do not realise Borrelia is the cause of their progressively ailing health until they are infected with the versions that heavily effect the skin, compelling them to dig deeper and find answers to their even more perplexing symptoms, especially the daunting and disgusting skin issues this causes.

Mechanisms of Infection

Infection of fly larvae can happen in a number of ways, depending on the species and host:

1) Phoresis

In a mechanism known as phoresis, some species of flies glue their eggs during flight, to the abdomen of other blood sucking arthropods, such as flies, mosquitos and ticks.

When the vectors contact a host, the cutaneous heat of the host makes the larvae emerge from the eggs and fall on exposed skin (9).

When over the host, the larva actively penetrates normal skin or the orifice made by the intermediate insect(9).

This is best explained in the following link:

http://www.morgellonsuk.org.uk/micromyiasis.htm

One example for now as follows:

http://www.vexman.com/botfly.htm

This is why those who get infected with multiple Borrelia and Co-infections, especially Borrelia strains that favour the skin,such as afzelii, recurrentis, duttoni, etc, through multiple bites from multiple arthropods off birds, out of bird nestings or from a bed they have infested as Brett did are also getting what we have been referring to for the last few years as the “twist with Lyme” that causes these added active skin disorders.

Leaving a variety of parasites and Borrelia species living symbiotically together on and under the sufferers skin, coincidently also favouring the scalp, ears, nose, eyes and respiratory tract, just as they do when they parasitise birds, in an attempt to avoid detection, preening and seemingly impossible to eradicate.

Because biting flies can transmit Borrelia it is also likely that one gets an extra burden of infection during these fly attacks.

When these infections involve lice and ticks, etc, which carry Borrelia strains such as, B hermsii, B parkeri, B miyamotoi, B duttoni, B recurrentis, etc, which favour the skin and are contagious from human to human not only through bites from the parasites transferring from host to host but through the mucous membranes that contain Borrelia they leave all over the hosts skin rubbing off onto those who are intimate or close to us.

Making them itchy, causing them to scratch, which is how these types and strains of Borrelia enter the blood stream.

Many with these external parasite and Borrelia infestations know their immediate environment and they themselves are externally contagious, because they are and until they get their home/hosting environment and skin clear of these blood hungry, fast multiplying parasites they will remain so.

As they are now hosts to a mix of contagious Borrelia filled mucus membranes as above and microscopic parasites and their eggs, larva, nymphs, etc, that will be regularly dropping off them the host and nesting in their carpet, fabric furniture and surrounding nooks crannies while transforming into different developmental stages needing further blood meals.

So, just as they do when in the bird nests they have now vacated, if the host is not available, they will seek these meals from other family members, friends or visitors, etc, or our loved ones could just become incidental blood meals/hosts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borrelia

Extract from above link:

Relapsing fever borreliosis often occurs with severe bacteremia.[5] Borrelia recurrentis is transmitted by the human body louse; no other animal reservoir of B. recurrentis is known. Lice that feed on infected humans acquire the Borrelia organisms that then multiply in the gut of the louse.

When an infected louse feeds on an uninfected human, the organism gains access when the victim crushes the louse or scratches the area where the louse is feeding. B. recurrentis infects the person via mucous membranes and then invades the bloodstream.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/227272-overview

Extract from above link:

Relapsing fever is a vector-borne infection that is spread by lice (Pediculus humanus) and ticks (Ornithodoros species).

The infection is caused by various spirochete species of the Borrelia genus.

Spirochetes are a morphologically unique species of bacteria and also cause syphilis, Lyme disease, and leptospirosis.[1]

Louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF) is caused by Borrelia recurrentis, while tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is caused by at least 15 different Borrelia species (eg, Borrelia hermsii, Borrelia turicatae, Borrelia parkeri, Borrelia duttonii).

LBRF and TBRF vary significantly in terms of epidemiology. Borrelia strains causing relapsing fever (are found on birds) the human body louse transmits B recurrentis, which causes an epidemic form of relapsing fever, while a soft-bodied tick (such as those that favour birds nests) (Ornithodoros) transmits multiple Borrelia species that cause endemic relapsing fever.

Unlike hard ticks, Ornithodoros adult ticks are able to live for many years, feed repeatedly on blood meals, lay eggs, and perpetuate their life cycle.[2]

In addition, Ornithodoros ticks may survive long periods in a fasting state.

In fact, Ornithodoros turicata ticks have been known to transmit spirochetes in the laboratory setting after 7 years without a blood meal.[2]

Humans are the sole host of B recurrentis, while birds, mammals (eg, cattle, pigs, prairie dogs, ground and tree squirrels, chipmunks) and reptiles (lizards, snakes, gopher tortoises) may serve as a reservoir for tick-borne Borrelia species.[2]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16011434?dopt=Abstract

Abstract from above link:

“The results of analysis of blood-meal remnants in unfed nymphs, despite relatively low detection levels (49.4%, n = 322), support the conclusion from an earlier study that small rodents are relatively unimportant as reservoir hosts of B. burgdorferi s.l. in this particular area, and suggest that songbirds (Passeriformes) are the most significant hosts in this respect.

Tick (Ixodes ricinus) abundance was greater in the present study, but the overall Borrelia burgdorferi s.l.-infection prevalence of nymphal ticks was the same (12.2%), and the relative proportions of the various Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. genospecies were similar. B. garinii and B. valaisiana were the most frequent, B. burgdorferi s.s the least frequent, and B. afzelii of intermediate frequency.

An unusually high proportion of nymphs (39%) with multiple infections of different B. burgdorferi genospecies was detected, and Borrelia spp. related to relapsing-fever spirochetes were detected in Ireland for the first time.

The results of the present study contribute to the validation of blood-meal analysis as a means of determining the host origin of certain pathogens in unfed questing ticks, and raise some questions concerning the extent of B. burgdorferi s.l. host specificity.”

Eradicating infestations of these bird parasites from your living or working environment is one of the most difficult and daunting experiences to ever undertake and must be done in conjunction with thorough ongoing skin cleanses to eradicate them from your skin and to avoid re-infestation.

And without appropriate treatments for the appropriate amount of time, natural and antibiotic, for the internal Borrelia infections these bird arthropod infestations transmit one will never rid themselves of the cause and core.

This is made even harder for those who are going through this in Australia due to their lack of awareness and the refusal of most who they need help from to believe/admit sufferers are experiencing the infestations in the first place.

This on top of the chronic fatigue induced by Borrelia infections, of which they would undoubtedly also be experiencing leads to many sufferers of the externally contagious version, just giving up on treatment or control of it, leaving them dangerously contagious to others.

Some sufferers move out of their infested premises before getting it under control to escape this parasitical nightmare, not realising they will only ever take it with them and exposing the next family who occupy it to the same doom.

Another very important detail of these infestations that they who should know, seem to not want to know in this country is that these parasites live off the host more than on the host.

But stay close and handy in the hosts environment only returning to the host, usually at night but will adapt to feeding in the daytime if that is when the host is available, for regular blood meals.

And the issues and or activity on the sufferers skin is only ever put down to names of skin disorders that the skin Doctors here are familiar and comfortable with, Eczema, Grovers disease, Psoriasis and or Scabies seem to be their favourite four well rehersed misdiagnosis for nothing less than $250.00 a pop and nothing more than 5 minutes of their time and anybody who dares to suggest otherwise is diagnosed with DOP at no extra cost.

This is another reason it is hard to demonstrate or collect them for identification purposes, so the sufferer, who would be visiting their physician during the day time and who would have left the external infestation behind nesting in their home, awaiting the hosts return in the evening for further blood meals, is told they are delusional of Parasitosis (DOP) because the Physician or Entomologist they attend will more than likely not be interested or apt in these very important details of what is now wide spread human parasitical infestations within Australia.

Even though larvae/eggs may be left behind by some of these parasites, these are kept safe and laid well beneath the hosts skin and one would be extremely lucky here to find a conscientious, skilled, knowledgeable Physician or Entomologist who would bother to investigate this.

This is largely as a result of the myth that Borrelia and its vectors are not present in Australia which has prevented any research on or training in these areas for those who should be staying abreast and up to date on how changes in the environment and lab experiments have effected these worldwide parasites and the diseases they transmit.

Leaving them more easily transmissable and virulent to humans and cross contaminated with many different species and co-infections which have adapted to living very comfortably on humans and within human homes.

There is more information on these infestations and how to eradicate them on blogs that will follow.

The horrendous skin issues one suffers due to being infested as above leaving an initial infestation of not only mites, but also tick larvae and nymphs, lice and or fleas off these birds behind in the hosts environment returning on and off the host for blood meals.

And often the infestation of the fly larvae/eggs as well that have hitched a ride on the attacking arthropods and now remain firmly spiked, lodged and active beneath the sufferers skin.

With so much research available demonstrating how these parasites have evolved, morphed and adapted to human hosts and human environments and how environmental changes have effected this so dramatically, there is no excuse for the maltreatment Brett and so many others suffering this are getting, with sufferers being told that they are delusional purely for describing their symptoms.

A mix of all of these things above, introduced onto and into human skin has been called by several names including one very controversial name, which if used condemns the sufferer to further persecution on top of the horror they are already experiencing.

We learned the hard way to only ever refer to it by its core name being Borrelia and Co-infections, as it is inevitably an array of tick and other arthropod vectors usually off birds infesting human skin as well as a variety and mixture of multiple Borrelia species/Spirochetes and or Co-infections transmitted at the time of these attacks that is causing all of the indescribable skin issues and sensations and the internal ill health and devastation that follows.

As the neglected, maltreated infection networked through Bretts blood and disseminated deeper into his tissues, bones, organs and CNS and he got sicker, he was regularly collapsing, in agony and unable to walk more than 10 metres.

The infection caused him to go through such major and obvious character and mood changes as he went from being a passive, easy going patient man to an aggressive, quick tempered, impatient man who began to behave and speak in a way I had not seen or heard from him in over 30 years of marriage.

His right leg atrophied to nearly half as thin as his left one as the Spirochetes were eating it away while attacking an old wound of which they love to do and his cognitive, memory and multitasking skills noticeably began to decline and disappear.

ID Doctors and other so called Specialists here in Australia diagnosed him with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, suspected Terminal Cancer, Gout, GERD, Bursitis, Arthritis, Delusional and even with, not being hugged enough as a child by his father.

This usually resulted in physicians or specialists, who were not Psychiatrist’s, abandoning him, but not before they had severely and detrimentally disparaged Brett to others by forwarding medical reports and or snide remarks on test requests, etc, suggesting Brett was not physically ill but that it was psychological and that he was showing delusional behaviour.

This was always done in a very sleazy manner, as they would write on these reports that it was not to be shown to Brett, or anyone else without their written consent, amongst other cowardly provisos.

This prevented Brett from getting any second or unpolluted medical opinions or beneficial or relevant diagnoses or treatment.

However, this behaviour did ensure each perpetrator would be supported by the next, which I am sure they felt would exclude them from any accountability for their flippant and dangerous diagnosis, maltreatment and negligence which undoubtedly exacerbated Bretts illness immeasurably.

When trying to point out the obvious to them, asking them what were the rashes, blisters, lesions and marks all over Bretts body following the attack of multiple arthropod and tick bites (that we now know were spread EM, Butterfly and ACA rashes all caused through Borrelia infections)and why this was closely followed by Bretts leg atrophying so alarmingly, hoping clear cut deterioration and waste that Brett was by then displaying would get some recognition and common sense would prevail.

We were told this was just a coincidence and had nothing to do with the parasite attacks on Brett and that it was not in any way connected to the reasons Brett had been frequenting their surgeries since these attacks, often on the floor in agony, crying and begging for help over those last few months and they said things like Australia is not a third world country so we do not have such parasites or the diseases they transmit.

As well as we were told by them that if we didn’t own a dog we could not have parasites and that people like us did not get parasites.

Some even yelled at Brett to FORGET ABOUT and to STOP TALKING ABOUT PARASITES! it was as if we were talking about being probed by aliens.

They had an answer for everything, just never the right one. Their outrageously ludicrous and dangerous comments and pure ineptness should alarm and make all who holiday or reside in Australia extremely concerned.

Even back then it was obvious and we had no doubt that Bretts skin and worsening internal conditions were caused from the parasites off the birds that had bitten him in the Depot bed and again later in the Depot facilities and vehicles, but at that stage, we, like most others here had been kept stupid to what was really going on in regards to Lyme disease in Australia.

Each time we mentioned the experience with birds leading to the onset of Bretts skin issues and deteriorating health to the medical authorities, often it was completely dismissed or not even responded to, like we had not mentioned it, we found it quite bizarre at the time.

This eventuated in us not mentioning it for a while, we have been told since by many Lyme disease sufferers in Australia that this behaviour from the medical fraternity was also what silenced and deterred them in the past from mentioning or pursuing this most logical and actual cause and core of their illnesses.

This was because we were all made to feel that we would not get any medical attention if we continued to speak of it or that we would be treated like psychiatric patients, we have found out since that many sufferers have been committed and or had their children taken off them for refusing to be silenced about having this disease.

Because we were being bombarded with denial and misconceptions at that stage from the so called authorities that we consulted here in Australia, leaving us with no awareness or information on correct treatments and or control methods for these infestations, Bretts ectoparasitic and endoparasitic infestation on and under his skin, scalp and in his respiratory tract, eyes, nose and ears, which is where such parasites coincidently infest birds, continued to multiply and eventually infested our house.

We also had no idea back then that ground foraging birds not only carry bird mites that infest humans and their homes but that they also carry lice and ticks and their microscopic larvae and nymphs, stages that are well known for carrying and transmitting Borrelia, including strains that live on and are contagious from human to human as well as many Co-infections.

One tick in particular that is wide spread in Australia and the rest of the world is the Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Rh sanguineus) known as the brown dog tick, this tick not only infests dogs, birds and humans and transmits Rickettsia and Borrelia, but actually prefers to live inside of kennels or houses.

Hiding and laying their eggs in the carpet, on fabric furniture and in crevices, etc and only visits the host to take regular blood meals and then jumps off the host and goes back to the carpet, furniture and crevices around the house and in the roof until the next blood meal is due and then jumps on the host again, usually at night.

During the day it prefers to live off the host but close and handy within the home.

The female lay 4000 eggs at a time and they can complete up to four generations per year, they are extremely hard to kill and even if you eradicate one stage, you will still have other stages to contend with.

http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/pests/paralysis-tick/classification-of-ticks.htm

Extract from above link:

The Soft Ticks (Argasidae)

“The first, the argasid line, remained in or near the sheltered burrows, dens, nests, and resting places of their hosts and developed a pattern of repetitive blood feeding based on the intermittent return of the various host species. Large tick species tended to parasitize large vertebrates, whereas the smaller argasids coevolved with smaller mammals and birds. Thus, with few exceptions, the argasid line remained nidicolous.

Because of their small size, argasid larvae were able to feed unnoticed on their reptile hosts, remaining attached for several days at a time. This pattern still exists. Slow-feeding larvae parasitize birds and bats (for up to 10 days), and faster-feeding forms parasitize land mammals.

However, the larger nymphs and adults developed a more rapid feeding behaviour to avoid detection. Some species of Argas and Ornithodoros have developed simple eyes to assist in rapidly locating visiting hosts.

All stages in the argasid life cycle generally use the same kind of host as a source of nutrition.

However, several developmental variations have occurred as trophic adaptations.

For example, the number of nymphal instars may vary between species or within a single species from as few as two to as many as seven.

Larvae of certain Ornithodoros species do not feed, nor do the adults of Otobius megnini and Otobius lagophilus because of poorly developed mouthparts.

Adults of the genus Antricola also do not seem to feed. Unfed nymphs and males in the genera Ornithodoros arid Argas often feed on the hemolymph and gut contents of engorged nestmates, thus practicing homoparasitism.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralysis_tick

And as shown in the above link, then there is the shower tick of Australia which refers to the fact that humans can become showered by hundreds of hungry larvae at a time – this is because they have hatched from a single cluster of eggs (thousands) which have not yet been distributed by the first of three hosts.

Not to mention the Haemaphysalis longicornis in Australia also referred to as the scrub, itch or bush tick which describes the larvae of Ixodes holocyclus best known as the Paralysis tick of Australia which often infest humans and animals in huge numbers causing a rash (and as well, although denied here in Australia, Lyme disease). “Without careful inspection the presence of the tiny larval ticks may be missed.”

Now when Brett tried to explain to our Doctors, Entomologists and Health Dept here in Australia, that microscopic parasites off birds, acting like bird mites were jumping on and off and biting him within his workplace.

A crowded Depot, a perfect setting for the spread of contagious parasites and Borrelia recurrentis, relapsing fever, etc, a communal institutional setting shared by hundreds and indirectly thousands of employees all sharing beds, fabric furniture, keyboards, regularly switching in and out of warm chairs within the public transport vehicles, which were also being used by these birds for refuge of an evening.

Also explaining that this establishment was coincidently inundated with birds and that eventually he had carried the infestation into his house and it took over our home and when Brett suggested that for hygiene, health and OHS purposes, “the Depot should be purged of this parasite”.

When he told them that these microscopic parasites off birds, were bombarding, biting, stinging and crawling on him and others in the Depot and eventually his family members, he was told that there is no such parasites here in Australia.

They told him he was delusional and threatened that if he continued to speak of this he would be sent to a Psychiatrist and the Health Dept refused to get involved as they said it was not a notifiable occurrence.

I dread to think how many employees and their families within these Depots alone are suffering different levels of unexplained skin conditions and illnesses being told they are imagining them or that they have no explanation or cause, that otherwise could have been avoided with correct OHS Management, including bird control within a work place area so unnatural to be harbouring so many birds, mostly due to staff feeding and encouraging them because they have never been warned of the dangers.

Anybody who is put into a situation or job involving multiple birds, especially around their nestings or sick birds without this information and awareness are at massive risk, almost guaranteed to get Borrelia, etc.

I have had many examples first hand with this, my most recent encounter with a victim was a few weeks ago, a lady who works at WIRES in NSW (rescuing sick birds) after reading a newsletter she had found on the train seat regarding Lyme disease and birds, she tracked me through the train and said she saw me put it there.

She asked me many questions of which I answered and she told me it makes so much sense and answers so many questions because she and many of her colleagues at WIRES are all so sickly and have what is being referred to as unexplained, no known cause illnesses.

She also said some of them have already actually been diagnosed and have confirmed cases of Lyme but still hadn’t linked it to the birds.

With education and awareness to staff on how much higher the risk and imminence of contracting Borrelia and Co-infections are when regularly surrounded by any type of large or unnatural aviary and especially nestings and sick birds, I am sure the outcome would not be so wide spread and dire.

There is a blog that will follow this one, dedicated to Rhipicephalus sanguineus and other ticks mentioned above that will give more detailed information demonstrating the behaviour of these house, human and bird favouring ticks, its prevalence in Australia and its Borrelia and Co-infection transmitting abilities, that further demonstrates just how dangerously inept and out of date those who are practicing under the current guidelines in Australia on human parasites and the infections they transmit, truly are.

So as the internal Borrelia infections/Spirochetes these so called imaginary mites had now vectored Brett repeatedly with were entrenching deeper into him and he was suffering an indescribable amount of discomfort, misery and pain.

I watched as each person of medical persuasion he visited in Australia from January 2010 following his second infection, through to April 2011, around thirty (30), misdiagnosed, maltreated, neglected and tortured Brett as they either shunned and or ridiculed him or attempted to discredit his mental capacity, allowing the disease to spread causing major and permanent health detriment to him.

If I had not been there, seen it and eventually experienced it myself I would not have understood the true extent of this inhumane, barbaric maltreatment that is being dished out by those here in Australia in positions of trust and who are highly paid for the supposed purpose of healing.

As time went on and we found many more in Australia who were suffering from these infestations and or infections following bird experiences, usually due to bird nestings in their home, 95% of the time it was Indian Mynor birds and 3% of the time it was Pigeons, the rest was miscellaneous, including rescuing an Owl, caring for and or feeding sick birds, pet cats carrying dead birds into the house, etc.

But the onset of their deteriorating health could always be tracked back to an experience with birds.

Each sufferer telling us of their medical experience with those they had visited since becoming infested and or infected and we realised we were far from the only ones being so appallingly maltreated and misdiagnosed, as they all had a chillingly similar experience to what we did.

Apparently it is much easier to ride a serious parasitical disease epidemic off as mass, nationwide delusions than to address and treat it.

This turns an awful and painful experience into a most terrifying ordeal you never truly recover from and leaves you with a chronic often incurable disease that otherwise, if addressed in early stages could have been treated and healed.

The amount of unnecessary suffering, torture, misery and death this has caused and is causing for so many families is immeasurable.

All trust and faith in Doctors is lost and it becomes obvious it is not the noble profession that it use to be, and “the Doctor knows best”, is only a very dangerous myth and except for a few exceptions, their arrogance, ignorance and fierce determination to never be proven wrong or admit they have no idea, far outweighs any Hippocratic Oath.

Their stubbornness and refusal to look outside their antiquated knowledge box or to listen to and put their patients well being before themselves causes more harm than good.

Some of this faith is restored when you finally find a true LLMD that deserves the title Doctor and who has bothered to educate themselves on these wide spread infections, being that infections are the cause of most illnesses, it is only fitting that someone who treats the ill would learn about the most common cause.

I include this information above not for the purpose of making a point or getting back at these Medics, etc, I am way past that, but for the purpose of helping sufferers who read this, to not be bullied and intimidated into being silent about their symptoms or the cause and core of their suffering.

As this is another reason this has become a silent epidemic and life shattering for so many families so to never doubt or question themselves and to only question the questionable.

Such as those who would dare to tell you that you are not suffering or experiencing what you are indeed suffering and experiencing and those who use their stature to ridicule and damn sufferers and those who would take the easy way out for themselves and suggest that all of a sudden you became a hypochondriac or delusional.

We need to understand no matter what we have previously been programmed to believe here in Australia, that it is not normal or just a part of life to experience multiple unexplained ailments, conditions and diseases that are said to have no cause, logically unless you have an infection that causes them.

There is no such thing as no cause and it would be highly unlikely that normal, rational people would all of sudden wake up delusional one morning and decide to make up stories about having pain and suffering or about being bitten by or becoming infested with parasites that have vectored them with diseases.

It is a lazy, careless explanation and a massively dangerous misdiagnoses and those handing it out are causing the kind of human suffering that you think you would only see in a horror movie they are torturing and killing people and are a total disgrace and this is what they will be remembered for.

As time went on we realised we were not going to get any medical attention here in Australia either way for the Borrelia infections that we now had and we realised we were going to have to take matters into our own hands.

Refusing to be brainwashed or intimidated we returned to our research into what we knew had caused all of the symptoms and we began a survey of our own.

When we learned of the link between Migrating, Sea and Ground foraging birds and the role they play as reservoirs for numerous Borrelia and co-infections, as well as the paramount role they play as carriers and disseminators of numerous vectors of these diseases.

Such as all stages of ticks including larvae and nymphs, which attack humans in multiples and are too small to see and soft ticks which are prolific in birds nests.

As well as arthropods, such as mites, lice and fleas off birds that also transmit a multitude of Borrelia species and Co-infections to human beings, we realised it was Lyme disease and how absurd it was to suggest Australia was exempt from something that is all through the rest of the world and spread by something as common as birds.

This information has been kept very well under wraps here as it would be very hard to keep the masses docile and clueless once they realise just how common the carriers of these infections are and that one does not have to have seen a Deer close by or a blood engorged hard tick attached to them for days to get infected.

Soft ticks, which favour birds nests are often almost invisible, attack in multiples and feed and transmit disease very quickly some within minutes, so imagine what happens when birds nest in the roof of your home, etc and you unknowingly have thousands of these things regularly nibbling on you and your family for blood meals, or imagine laying in a bed below nestings, that is infested with thousands of these vectors, biting you like bed bugs, each bite transmitting doses of Borrelia and Co-infections to some degree.

When thinking logically about this situation it isn’t hard to understand the daunting severe skin conditions this would cause, followed by the many internal symptoms, one just has to research relevant information regarding this which is all acquirable.

Our survey revealed the terrifying reality of just how many ill people have only been ill with progressively worsening ailments being referred to as having an unknown cause, since having bird nestings in their homes, etc, or after an incident with what was referred to as being bitten by bed bugs.

Those from the survey, who were tested competently in true expert labs that have no hidden agenda and who specialise in Vector-borne disease, have tested positive to Borrelia and Co-infections.

Once the people of Australia realise it only takes a nesting of birds such as Indian Mynors in the roof of their family home or Pigeons close by to infect the whole family or to be bitten by bed bugs to get infected, more of them will become pro-active and wise up to just how wide spread and easy to catch Borrelia and Co-infections really are.

They will begin to realise that so many of their illnesses and diseases being referred to as having an imaginary or unknown cause, logically are real and have a cause and are usually caused by one or more of the many species/strains of Borrelia and Co-infections which are all around us, known, but being denied and ignored here.

When they reach this realisation it will help to avoid so much unnecessary suffering and death and will enable them to protect their children from these so called idiopathic on the rise conditions that is ruining their lives and stealing their youth and quality of health.

The status quo here in Australia, being for decades now that so many ailments, conditions and diseases have an unknown cause is all very lucrative for those claiming to research such things and their organisations as well as the Doctors, Specialists and big Pharmaceutical companies that keep us as ongoing customers never getting well, but outrageously detrimental to us, our children and families and our nation as a whole.

We also, through research found out that bed bugs are often off birds and usually out of nestings and a mix of all these bird ticks and arthropods infesting a bed while feeding on humans in multiples are often referred to as bedbugs, which people are told do not transmit disease.

Nothing could be further from the truth when these parasites infesting the bed you are sleeping in are off birds and out of bird nestings.

It is highly unlikely that a victim of this would not end up with numerous Borrelia and Co-infections, just as Brett and so many others have from such an incident.

Most are just not linking the symptoms that follow because of their lack of awareness.

Many do not link and just put up with the ailments and conditions their first Borrelia infection or so causes which are continually explained away by our Doctors as being just a part of life that we need to continually use pain killers and psychiatric drugs to deal with, often for the rest of our lives and often leaving sufferers with prescription drug addictions.

This is then used against the sufferer to further discredit them and they then stand no chance of being taken seriously about their illnesses and are just ridden of as drug addicts.

Many who are infected are prone to and experience further infections, or their infection is flared due to systemic changes such as pregnancy, trauma, stress, surgery, or from being given steroids and or other immunosuppressive drugs, etc, which exacerbates their infection/ illness and then they are diagnosed with more new unknown caused on the rise conditions, such as post natal depression, anxiety and much more.

Often rendering them too chronically ill to continue just accepting that they have multiple debilitating ailments, conditions and diseases for no apparent reason and with no cause.

Or many only start to demand answers and begin to question their unexplained and inaccurate diagnoses when they realise their children are infected.

This prompts them to search for real answers and more and more sufferers these days are finding the missing pieces of the puzzle, instilling common sense and realising they have had Borrelia and Co-infections to some degree all along since becoming sick, as it is just so wide spread now due to being left denied, covered up and unbridled for so long.

When we initially worked out that Brett had Lyme disease, in April 2010, we requested testing but those that we thought were here in Australia to protect us and our children from such deadly, unbearable and life shattering diseases, such as our Government and Medical Authorities, as well as our Entomologists told us that Australia was exempt from the rest of the worlds fastest emerging diseases such as Lyme.

They told us that our migratory birds are different from anywhere else in world and considerately avoid dropping these disease vectors off on our shores. Seriously, my Solicitors do have letters from Local Member’s and Health Minister, pretty much saying this.

One only has to research under Migrating, Sea or Ground Foraging Birds, ticks, lice, mites, fleas, Borrelia and co-infections and there are numerous Entomological, Medical, Ornithological and Scientific studies done all around the world that demonstrate how absolutely absurd and dangerous those responsible for these myths that have been circulated in Australia, are.

Which have shrouded the truth about how wide spread and easy it is to catch Lyme and Co-infections here in Australia, just as it is around the rest of the world.

If even just half of the resources, energy and man hours here in Australia that have been wasted, lost and misused in the last two decades, due to allowing a handful of charlatans free reign and unquestioned control over this disease, followed by the ignorance, denial and lack of surveillance of this nations well being by the authorities.

http://karlmcmanusfoundation.org.au/lyme-information/lyme-disease-borrelliosis-in-australia

Leaving this disease to spread rampantly and without even acknowledgment, resulting in Borrelia infections escalating to epidemic proportions now here in Australia.

Had have been invested in circulating awareness and educating people of the best ways to avoid the disease and in educating Doctors in diagnosing and treating these infections early before they become chronic, life ruining and eventually a death sentence for so many.

Imagine how many of us, our family and friends that wouldn’t be suffering and or dying of what is being referred to as idiopathic on the rise conditions and diseases.

How many do you know who have a condition/disease referred to as above? Just ask them to try to recall if they have ever experienced an incident with birds or bed bugs as described above prior to their deteriorating health, most who don’t recall a specific tick bite will eventually recall such an incident once they are informed of the link, trust me.

We will be so much closer to stopping all of this unnecessary suffering and death once the bird involvement is exposed and these infections are called by their real name and the true logical cause and core addressed and when the following happens:

When the people of Australia educate themselves on this deadly wide spread disease, become pro-active and stop accepting the illogical crud that has been embedded into their brains for the past two decades and realise WE ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM THE REST OF THE WORLDS FASTEST EMERGING DISEASES, especially those that are carried and disseminated by migrating birds.

When the masses realise how at risk of getting Borrelia and Co-infections they all are and that it is not confined to Park Rangers, travel, bushland, camping, Deer or blood engorged hard ticks.

When the donations that so many people, with all good intentions are giving to research and charities that have been raking in trillions of dollars for decades but are no further ahead and are still referring to their cash cow as having “no known cause”, are re-directed to assist with study, research, diagnosls and treatment on the true known cause of so many of these conditions and diseases.

When they begin to demand accountability and stop providing jobs and riches to those who are not doing what they claim to do, whether purposeful or through ignorance, at the cost of ours and our childrens health and wellbeing.

Only when the wasted and misused resources are re-directed to non-profit foundations like the Karl McManus Foundation who have no hidden agenda and who are saving lives daily and doing research on Vector-borne disease such as Lyme disease/Borrelia infections here in Australia, instead of cloaking and denying it.

But who are getting very little financial help.

Will we get beneficial and real results and a better understanding on how to diagnose and treat so many of these debilitating and life ruining ailment, creating a safer, healthier country for us and our children

Don’t wait another decade for it to become common knowledge, allowing our children to decay and be ridden off as lazy, sickly kids with physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities, that you will be told have no explanation and no known cause, idiopathic and on the rise for no apparent reason.

Take it seriously and start to research the logical facts sooner rather than later, learn how to separate the facts from the myths that have been created by those who have vested interests in keeping us sick.

I guarantee that if you or your family have been diagnosed with anything they dare to tell you has no known cause, the cause will usually be an infection and more often than not those infections are Borrelia and or Co’s.

Lyme denied is nothing less than genocide.

Yours sincerely
Jodie Donnelly

http://www.ilads.org/media/speakers/bio_scott.php

http://www.lymediseaseblog.com/songbirds-disperse-lyme-disease-ticks/

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Borrelia infections and our terrifying realisation of how flawed and antiquated Australia is medically.

INTRODUCTION: part 1

It has been four years now since my husband Brett contracted multiple Borrelia and co-infections, Lyme disease here in Australia from bird arthropods including ticks that bit him in a Depot bed in North Sydney, Lyme disease capital of New South Wales.

After the transmission of his second Borrelia infection in late 2009, I began to research through sheer desperation in an attempt to find true answers that would address whatever it was causing Bretts rapid and obvious deterioration as I watched him in continual agony being eaten and atrophying away by what we now know was/is Borrelia.

But with what was being met by such detrimentally outrageous reactions during medical visits when Brett would mention how the onset of his illness began after being bitten by and left with an infestation of parasites off birds.

This second infection sped up what we now realise would have otherwise been a much slower process to the inevitable deterioration of Bretts health after his first infection, by what would have been multiple conditions that would have accumulated slowly over time as the Borrelia/Spirochetes embedded deeper and deeper and multiplied within him, with each new condition seeming to have no apparent cause.

This extra dose of Borrelia brought many conditions on at a much quicker pace spurring on severe suffering and deterioration that looked life threatening for Brett directly following the attacks described above, which prompted urgent action instead of us remaining complacent and unquestioning as many do and as we had done after the first infection.

Starting with intense research logically into all sequences of events leading up to the onset of Bretts progressively worsening illness, such as identifying the role that we knew birds and their parasites that infest and live on humans must have in this, as well as the infections they can cause.

We were more fortunate than most Borrelia sufferers that have been infected this way as far as being able to undoubtedly identify the exact time of infection as well as the usually unsuspected culprit.

This is because most who get Borrelia and/or co-infections from arthropods off birds or out of bird nestings have no idea that they are being bitten and vectored with these infections, often not even realising for years if at all that there are nests in the roof, gutterings, attic or attaching trees of their family home, etc.

Many who did know they were experiencing nestings, thought it was cute and never linked it to their progressively deteriorating health, but once the link was brought to their attention they were all able to track the beginning of their symptoms back to the same time or shortly after the nests were constructed, coincidently most saying they could not recall notable ill health prior to this.

Some who said they did recall a lesser degree of ill health and mysterious conditions prior to this got back to me later as they eventually recalled an even earlier experience with birds and or their nestings, often from when they were a child, leading to them becoming a sickly child with lots of mysterious illnesses.

Not one faltered in their recollection once the link was known to them and they had time to reminisce and calculate these occurrences with birds pertaining to the onset of their ailing health.

Because Bretts attack and first infection happened at a place he had never been or slept before and the attack was so severe with multiple bites all in one hit, inducing so many skin, health, mood and character changes in him he had no doubt this was the onset of something horrid. But it would be much later that we would put a name to it.

And because he had to go back to his work facilities where it happened (although obviously not back to the resting area) he surveyed the area surrounding the room he slept in and noticed birds were occupying the balcony and areas around it, so he began to look up bird mites on humans on the internet, but of course he got nothing but useless crud information from Entomological sites here in Australia and of course nothing was mentioned about the other numerous parasites that live on birds and infest humans.

As time went on it became obvious that not only this area but the whole of the facilities were unnaturally overrun by birds and after that initial attack Brett seemed to attract these bird arthropods when he was there, but on these occasions he was not necessarily getting bitten.

Of which we now understand is because the males were seeking out the females that were already attached feeding off Brett as many males do not bite the host, just crawl all over the host seeking out the females to feed off them.

Because one is quickly intimidated by the medical fraternity here into not mentioning the crawling on the skin, other staff there were uneasy about mentioning this when Brett asked the question, but some did in a whisper.

Being put in this situation left Brett with no doubt of the culprit that initiated what was to become the ruination and deterioration of his health and life.

These specific incidences left us with an awareness that kept us on track of the real cause and core, even while many tried to desperately steer us away from this, including with some of the most ludicrous and damaging myths of all ever created about Borrelia infections and the arthropods/parasites that transmit them.

Such as Australia supposedly being exempt from the worlds fastest emerging disease that has been transported by migrating birds all around the world, followed by one has to have seen a Deer or a blood engorged tick attached to them for days to get infected.

Because we were left with no doubt how and when Brett got sick and that it was directly related to parasites off birds, their denial just made us more determined, inquiring and suspicious.

However I do understand how many sufferers of these infections have been steered away from persuing this and have been forced into accepting the deadly misinformation that has been fed to them.

As it seems the majority of the medical fraternity here get very nasty and vindictive when patients suggest their diagnosis is wrong.

Especially when a patient shows insight, having knowledge that not only shows them up for their shortfalls but could get many of them into big trouble for denying and or ignoring something that has tortured and or killed so many of their patients over the last two decades.

All because they were too busy protecting themselves and conforming to the instructions from those responsible for the unbridled spread of this disease, which is don’t rock the boat or else.

I elaborate on this because I want sufferers/readers not to doubt what they will, or what they are experiencing after being bitten by multiple arthropods, usually relating to birds and/or their nestings and that any movement, activity, crawling, swimming or erupting sensations under and on your skin usually accompanying marks, rashes, blisters and/or lesions of some kind that was not there prior to your infestation and or bites, is because there are parasites living there.

And those who have experienced this, or a specific tick or other arthropod bite followed by ailing health, this is not a coincidence as you are highly likely to have been vectored with Borrelia or Cos.

Not because you have decided over night to become delusional, irrational and in need of psychiatric treatment. These damaging misdiagnoses are used by unconscientious, lazy, ignorant, inadequate and or antiquated physicians only.

I want everybody to know that ours is not assumption or theory of what is the main culprit/carrier or why Borrelia and co-infections are so wide spread here in Australia and yet unrecognised even by sufferers, but firsthand experience that led us to contacting, surveying and eventually being seeked out and contacted by so many sufferers infected the same way, cementing what may otherwise have been referred to as a theory.

Another alarming and sobering realization brought to our attention through our research and through this most unpleasant life altering journey was that many supposedly unexplained illnesses/conditions that are hitting people from out of the blue or that they have endured for many years, progressively getting worse, are being referred to as having an unknown or imaginary cause.

Even though the cause is actually known, very real and well documented in numerous scientific and credible areas and thank God there are non-profit societies and foundations such as the ones below, with no hidden agenda who will help anyone including Doctors who want to become literate on these infections which are the most common cause and core of most illnesses today, enabling them to do their job and give relevant and beneficial diagnoses and treatments to sufferers of Lyme and other Vector-borne disease.

For those who remain ignorant and or continually defend their own speciality with denial of the true cause at the expense of human life, while exacerbating so much suffering.

Ignorance is no excuse from these charlatans masquerading as healers as those who genuinely want real answers and to help those who are suffering from these stealth pathogenic infections do have true answers from legitimate experts to refer to but either choose to ignore them or attempt to discredit them in order to save face and or feather their own nests, ironically at the cost of so much human life and suffering.

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines_summary.html

http://karlmcmanusfoundation.org.au/about-the-foundation/research-directions

See following post, Part 2, Brett’s story, an exact account of what happened to Brett as well as many explanations and links demonstrating the accuracy and legitimacy of this record of his experience.

Which explains the cause, core, unsuspected reservoirs and vectors of not only the internal Borrelia symptoms but also the external ones that cause human infestations and skin issues that seem to be the most neglected by and mystifying for Doctors here in Australia.

And understandably the most daunting and harrowing for sufferers who have been inflicted and infected with multiple Borrelia species at the same time or over time, usually carried by and relating to birds and or their nestings, such as Borrelia burgdorferi, afzelii, garanii, bissettii, valaisiana, recurrentis, hermsii, duttoni, parkeri, miyamatoi, and many more known and unknown Borrelia strains.

Questions, debates and requests for further verification of anything in this or the following parts are very welcome and I look forward to the interaction.

Nothing is conjecture, exaggeration or myth as has been experienced firsthand and all has Scientific, Medical, Entomological and Ornithological support.

Take care and never doubt yourself, you know your body and you know if something has invaded it.

End part 1

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Birds, ticks, mites, lice and Lyme disease/Borrelia infections

The following is an exact account of what happened to Brett as well as explanations and links, demonstrating the accuracy and legitimacy of this record of his experience.

Questions, debates and requests for further verification of anything in these blogs are very welcome and I look forward to the interaction.

Nothing that is in these blogs is conjecture, exaggeration or myth as has been experienced firsthand and has Scientific, Medical, Entomological and Ornithological support, as follows:

BRETTS STORY:

My husband Brett has never left Australia and was a very physically and mentally active and healthy man until he slept in a bus Depot bed at North Sydney, NSW, Australia, on the night of 7 September 2008.

He was bitten multiple times by what he realised later after working there for a short time, was arthropods and ticks off birds that were roosting above and around the facilities.

There was no bush or other wildlife to be seen just an abundance of birds all through the facilities and vehicles due to staff feeding and encouraging them to take refuge there.

This was the beginning of harrowing and persistent skin issues caused by parasitical body infestations that were left on Brett which were misdiagnosed by local GP’s as Scabies.

Followed by fatigue, aches and pains, mood and character changes, hair moulting, foot soul and calf pain which at that stage we did not link to the skin issues or the bites, until later when we became aware and educated on Borrelia and Co-infections and the profound link between these infections and birds.

Following are just a few links that helped us put the puzzle together, many more will follow:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21864130

http://www.lymediseaseblog.com/songbirds-disperse-lyme-disease-ticks/

http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/724482–songbirds-contribute-to-spread-of-lyme-disease

http://www.lymeaustraliarecognitionandawareness.com/birds-as-vector–reservoir-hosts-including-examination-of-iuriae-seabird–iauritulus-bird-ticks.html

Pay particular attention to Ticks and Mites, especially under Environment on page 14 in the above link.

The parasitical infestation off the birds that were left on and under Bretts skin and eventually within his immediate environment as well as the Spirochetes, Borrelia and Co-infections these parasites transmitted into Brett activated pheromones in him making him a target for further bites and infections.

A trait and ability that parasites have of which we learned about deeper into our research after Brett was bitten within the Depot facilities and vehicles again around a year later, once again in tick season.

This time the burden of the added infection was too overwhelming for him to tolerate as his immune system was so compromised by then by the Borrelia infections he had unknowingly been carrying around for the prior year.

So this second infestation/infection flared parasites that were lying dormant deep within him and just under his skin (somatic migration) and existing infections, resulting in not only similar yet more severe skin reactions to the first infestation/infection.

But also chronic fatigue, unbearable pain, atrophy, headaches, bowel and gut issues, ongoing eye and ear infections, dizziness, jelly legs, collapsing and other systemic and neurological suffering he could never have imagined prior to getting Borrelia and Co-infections.

Numerous GP’s here in Australia misdiagnosed the infestation of parasitical vectors and Spirochetes this attack left behind and re-activated on and under Bretts skin as Scabies and some Skin Doctors here diagnosed him with Eczema or Grovers disease and or as being delusional (DOP), igniting the worst nightmare not only for Brett but that the whole family could have ever imagined and which almost killed Brett.

More on these barbaric and archaic methods, misdiagnosis and medical maltreatment will follow in later blogs.

The thick leathery red swollen Borrelia butterfly rash across his nose and cheeks and spread (EM) Erythema migrans and (ACA) Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans rashes all over his body, caused by multiple Borrelia strains that Brett has since been diagnosed with and tested positive to.

Particularly Borrelia afzelii and other Borrelia strains that favour the skin, of which will be elaborated on in later blogs, were diagnosed as Eczema or Grovers disease.

We have since learned that these are very common misdiagnoses being flippantly handed out here when one is infected this way and if those presenting with these infections had have been effectively diagnosed and treated in the early stages they could have had a quick almost painless recovery and not have infected so many other people.

So if Brett had seen a conscientious, apt, appropriately educated Doctor in these initial stages just after being bitten on both occasions, the horrendous suffering that he and his whole family have gone through ever since could have all been avoided.

Once we realised that the majority of the medical fraternity here have been foolishly hoodwinked into believing dangerous and deadly myths such as the suggestion that Lyme disease and the vectors that carry it do not exist in this country.

As well as there are some who aren’t that stupid but who shroud the truth about it for their own selfish purposes.

Which was actually admitted to us by a couple of them, one of them in particular who had diagnosed Brett with Scabies in the early stages after both parasitical vector attacks was quick to defend his intellect when it was challenged and after we found a Doctor who gave Brett an accurate diagnoses.

When we asked him how he could possibly believe the ludicrous myth in regards to Borrelia infections supposedly avoiding Australia and how he could be so silly to think Australia is exempt from a disease that’s carried and spread by birds across the world.

He proceeded to tell us “of course I know Lyme disease is here in Australia, we (Doctors) are not all stupid but I have to protect myself and my practice” he pointed to a book I think was the Australian Medical Journal and said “as this book tells me what I am allowed to diagnose and treat”.

He also said “right or wrong I cannot contradict a specialist as I would get my throat cut”, he did this by dragging his finger from one side of his throat to the other.

This was in reference to a local Skin Doctor (Dermatologist) he had sent Brett to, who had sent a report back to him, (the GP) suggesting that Brett was delusional and only had Eczema.

This diagnosis was contradicted by a second local Dermo within 48 hours, who diagnosed Brett with Grovers disease and then a third local Dermo within the next 96 hours who diagnosed Brett with intractable Scabies and commented that Bretts leg was becoming so badly atrophied that Brett was obviously not suffering from dandruff or Eczema; this was the third Dermatologists way of saying that the first two Dermatologists were idiots.

Although the third Dermo was clueless to the true cause and core being Borrelia, at least he was apt enough to acknowledge parasite involvement and prescribe antiparasitical drugs, which did help to a degree.

This was when we finally disengaged ourselves from their dangerous, nonsensical, contradictory assumptions and from the delusional, arrogant and life threatening behaviour being displayed by these types of Doctors with all of their ridiculous childish denial and ignorance and we went to work to identify what was really happening.

This was the best thing we could have done as only then did we get correct diagnosis, treatments and improvements.

We still get embarrassed to admit we were amongst those programmed to believe ludicrous and incredible tales that have been circulated in Australia, suggesting we are some sort of super powered country that is immune from the rest of the worlds parasites and the diseases they transmit, especially now knowing that they are transported and circulated by birds.

We uncovered logical facts such as, not only are Australian ticks no different than the rest of the worlds ticks and just as likely to vector you with Borrelia and many Co-infections, but that it is not confined to just ticks.

As numerous other vectors such as fleas, mites and lice are all around us, as they are all carried by birds, predominantly when we are in close proximity to abundances of birds and even more unavoidable when we are subjected to bird nestings.

Because birds are such competent reservoirs, hosts and highly efficient carriers and wide spread disseminators of these pathogens/infections as well as being equipped/riddled with all of the main vectors.

Being all stages of ticks and other arthropods mentioned above it is like minefields of microscopic pathogen loaded syringes all around us, dropping off these birds regularly, including in our own backyards where our children and pets play and we hang out the washing.

This situation is made worse and the risk becomes much higher once you have been subjected to their nestings which are havens for multiples of all these vectors, until the birds vacate the nest and these vectors then seek their blood meals elsewhere.

Through surveys over the last three years we have found that infection becomes unavoidable in most of these situations.

In regards to this Australia has been placed in the most dangerous scenario of all due to Borrelia infections being denied in the first place, so the general public are of course not going to be informed of something so wide spread, common and easy to catch if the basis of it has been inaccurately and misleadingly shrouded and denied for so long.

There are too many now who have too many lives and too much suffering to answer for, so they are doing everything in their power to keep their dirty genocidal secret.

This lack of awareness keeps this nation docile and prevents them from being proactive in avoiding these infections and in keeping their children safe to the best of their ability.

I don’t know many people these days who aren’t seeking answers in regards to them and or their childrens mysterious conditions or ailing health which are being diagnosed as sicknesses referred to as having no known cause and on the rise.

At least this enlightening information we uncovered released us from such garble we up until then had been subjected to and we were able to concentrate on beneficial approaches, treatments and healers, such as Doctors versed in Vector-borne disease, the cause of the majority of what is being referred to as mystery illnesses here in Australia.

We realised we were dealing with multiple parasites, leading to multiple Borrelia species/Spirochetes and Co-infections including those involved in Papillomatous Digital Dermatitis (PDD), an externally contagious spirochetal infection known to infect humans as well as cattle, that heavily affects the skin often causing lesions and hairy or fibrous protrusions, etc.

http://jcm.asm.org/content/41/6/2522.full

http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:73236

Extract from above link:

“PDD lesions contain a mixed population of predominantly anaerobic bacteria. A pathognomonic feature of PDD lesions is the presence of large numbers of spirochetes invading deep into the epidermis, whereas other bacteria are located more superficially.

It is currently unclear whether the PDD-associated spirochetes are primary pathogens or secondary opportunists. A number of Treponema phylogenetic groups have been demonstrated in PDD lesions.

Of the spirochetes that are cultivable, only Treponema brennaborense has been classified as a new species.

The remaining cultivable Treponema are closely related to human-associated T. denticola, T. medium/vincentii, and T. phagedenis.
PDD-associated Treponema have been recently demonstrated in cases of bovine ulcerative mammary dermatitis and contagious ovine digital dermatitis.

Little is known concerning the origin and pathogenic mechanisms of the PDD-associated Treponema. Further research is required to clarify the taxonomic position and basic biology of these spirochetes.”

Many who are suffering the above conditions have also been vectored with Micro-Myiasis/Filariasis (MMF) that can also be introduced into the victims skin usually when their attack is via multiple bites from a variety of parasites, such as out of bird nestings, often in an infested bed such as in Bretts case.

This is because it is harder to dodge so many extra bullets when the attack is in multiples and the odds of being bitten by a vector that has been parasitised with fly larvae are much higher.

Through a mechanism called Phoresis the above disease is delivered to a victim when any of the ticks and or other arthropods that one has been bitten by are carrying fly larvae on their abdomen, etc (parasites that have parasitised other parasites).

This is why most of those who recall an incident with birds prior to getting Borrelia and Co’s or those who have been infected this way but haven’t linked it yet, are also suffering the added burden of the skin symptoms that the mix of all of these parasites living symbiotically together on and in the host cause.

Including crawling on and under the skin, especially the scalp and sometimes lesions with fibrous material extruding, which are largely due to visible spiracles through which the larvae breathes, as well as the painful pinpricking, biting or stabbing feeling that accompanies these disgusting body intrusions, as they eat, defecate, burrow, breed and multiply on and under ones skin.

It can also happen when one has already been infested with parasites previously and or infected with Borrelia and or Co-infections, as the sufferer will secrete pheromones making them prone to further arthropod and tick bites also inviting and receiving fly bite/s introducing fly larvae which sets off new even more unusual and unpleasant skin issues and infestations for the sufferer to contend with.

As the added burden of extra and newly introduced parasites live and multiply in symbiosis with the sufferers existing ones.

Many do not realise Borrelia is the cause of their progressively ailing health until they are infected with the versions that heavily effect the skin, compelling them to dig deeper and find answers to their even more perplexing symptoms, especially the daunting and disgusting skin issues this causes.

Mechanisms of Infection

Infection of fly larvae can happen in a number of ways, depending on the species and host:

1) Phoresis

In a mechanism known as phoresis, some species of flies glue their eggs during flight, to the abdomen of other blood sucking arthropods, such as flies, mosquitos and ticks.

When the vectors contact a host, the cutaneous heat of the host makes the larvae emerge from the eggs and fall on exposed skin (9).

When over the host, the larva actively penetrates normal skin or the orifice made by the intermediate insect(9).

This is best explained in the following link:

http://www.morgellonsuk.org.uk/micromyiasis.htm

One example for now as follows:

http://www.vexman.com/botfly.htm

This is why those who get infected with multiple Borrelia and Co-infections, especially Borrelia strains that favour the skin,such as afzelii, recurrentis, duttoni, etc, through multiple bites from multiple arthropods off birds, out of bird nestings or from a bed they have infested as Brett did are also getting what we have been referring to for the last few years as the “twist with Lyme” that causes these added active skin disorders.

Leaving a variety of parasites and Borrelia species living symbiotically together on and under the sufferers skin, coincidently also favouring the scalp, ears, nose, eyes and respiratory tract, just as they do when they parasitise birds, in an attempt to avoid detection, preening and seemingly impossible to eradicate.

Because biting flies can transmit Borrelia it is also likely that one gets an extra burden of infection during these fly attacks.

When these infections involve lice and ticks, etc, which carry Borrelia strains such as, B hermsii, B parkeri, B miyamotoi, B duttoni, B recurrentis, etc, which favour the skin and are contagious from human to human not only through bites from the parasites transferring from host to host but through the mucous membranes that contain Borrelia they leave all over the hosts skin rubbing off onto those who are intimate or close to us.

Making them itchy, causing them to scratch, which is how these types and strains of Borrelia enter the blood stream.

Many with these external parasite and Borrelia infestations know their immediate environment and they themselves are externally contagious, because they are and until they get their home/hosting environment and skin clear of these blood hungry, fast multiplying parasites they will remain so.

As they are now hosts to a mix of contagious Borrelia filled mucus membranes as above and microscopic parasites and their eggs, larva, nymphs, etc, that will be regularly dropping off them the host and nesting in their carpet, fabric furniture and surrounding nooks crannies while transforming into different developmental stages needing further blood meals.

So, just as they do when in the bird nests they have now vacated, if the host is not available, they will seek these meals from other family members, friends or visitors, etc, or our loved ones could just become incidental blood meals/hosts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borrelia

Extract from above link:

Relapsing fever borreliosis often occurs with severe bacteremia.[5] Borrelia recurrentis is transmitted by the human body louse; no other animal reservoir of B. recurrentis is known. Lice that feed on infected humans acquire the Borrelia organisms that then multiply in the gut of the louse.

When an infected louse feeds on an uninfected human, the organism gains access when the victim crushes the louse or scratches the area where the louse is feeding. B. recurrentis infects the person via mucous membranes and then invades the bloodstream.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/227272-overview

Extract from above link:

Relapsing fever is a vector-borne infection that is spread by lice (Pediculus humanus) and ticks (Ornithodoros species).

The infection is caused by various spirochete species of the Borrelia genus.

Spirochetes are a morphologically unique species of bacteria and also cause syphilis, Lyme disease, and leptospirosis.[1]

Louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF) is caused by Borrelia recurrentis, while tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is caused by at least 15 different Borrelia species (eg, Borrelia hermsii, Borrelia turicatae, Borrelia parkeri, Borrelia duttonii).

LBRF and TBRF vary significantly in terms of epidemiology. Borrelia strains causing relapsing fever (are found on birds) the human body louse transmits B recurrentis, which causes an epidemic form of relapsing fever, while a soft-bodied tick (such as those that favour birds nests) (Ornithodoros) transmits multiple Borrelia species that cause endemic relapsing fever.

Unlike hard ticks, Ornithodoros adult ticks are able to live for many years, feed repeatedly on blood meals, lay eggs, and perpetuate their life cycle.[2]

In addition, Ornithodoros ticks may survive long periods in a fasting state.

In fact, Ornithodoros turicata ticks have been known to transmit spirochetes in the laboratory setting after 7 years without a blood meal.[2]

Humans are the sole host of B recurrentis, while birds, mammals (eg, cattle, pigs, prairie dogs, ground and tree squirrels, chipmunks) and reptiles (lizards, snakes, gopher tortoises) may serve as a reservoir for tick-borne Borrelia species.[2]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16011434?dopt=Abstract

Abstract from above link:

“The results of analysis of blood-meal remnants in unfed nymphs, despite relatively low detection levels (49.4%, n = 322), support the conclusion from an earlier study that small rodents are relatively unimportant as reservoir hosts of B. burgdorferi s.l. in this particular area, and suggest that songbirds (Passeriformes) are the most significant hosts in this respect.

Tick (Ixodes ricinus) abundance was greater in the present study, but the overall Borrelia burgdorferi s.l.-infection prevalence of nymphal ticks was the same (12.2%), and the relative proportions of the various Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. genospecies were similar. B. garinii and B. valaisiana were the most frequent, B. burgdorferi s.s the least frequent, and B. afzelii of intermediate frequency.

An unusually high proportion of nymphs (39%) with multiple infections of different B. burgdorferi genospecies was detected, and Borrelia spp. related to relapsing-fever spirochetes were detected in Ireland for the first time.

The results of the present study contribute to the validation of blood-meal analysis as a means of determining the host origin of certain pathogens in unfed questing ticks, and raise some questions concerning the extent of B. burgdorferi s.l. host specificity.”

Eradicating infestations of these bird parasites from your living or working environment is one of the most difficult and daunting experiences to ever undertake and must be done in conjunction with thorough ongoing skin cleanses to eradicate them from your skin and to avoid re-infestation.

And without appropriate treatments for the appropriate amount of time, natural and antibiotic, for the internal Borrelia infections these bird arthropod infestations transmit one will never rid themselves of the cause and core.

This is made even harder for those who are going through this in Australia due to their lack of awareness and the refusal of most who they need help from to believe/admit sufferers are experiencing the infestations in the first place.

This on top of the chronic fatigue induced by Borrelia infections, of which they would undoubtedly also be experiencing leads to many sufferers of the externally contagious version, just giving up on treatment or control of it, leaving them dangerously contagious to others.

Some sufferers move out of their infested premises before getting it under control to escape this parasitical nightmare, not realising they will only ever take it with them and exposing the next family who occupy it to the same doom.

Another very important detail of these infestations that they who should know, seem to not want to know in this country is that these parasites live off the host more than on the host.

But stay close and handy in the hosts environment only returning to the host, usually at night but will adapt to feeding in the daytime if that is when the host is available, for regular blood meals.

And the issues and or activity on the sufferers skin is only ever put down to names of skin disorders that the skin Doctors here are familiar and comfortable with, Eczema, Grovers disease, Psoriasis and or Scabies seem to be their favourite four well rehersed misdiagnosis for nothing less than $250.00 a pop and nothing more than 5 minutes of their time and anybody who dares to suggest otherwise is diagnosed with DOP at no extra cost.

This is another reason it is hard to demonstrate or collect them for identification purposes, so the sufferer, who would be visiting their physician during the day time and who would have left the external infestation behind nesting in their home, awaiting the hosts return in the evening for further blood meals, is told they are delusional of Parasitosis (DOP) because the Physician or Entomologist they attend will more than likely not be interested or apt in these very important details of what is now wide spread human parasitical infestations within Australia.

Even though larvae/eggs may be left behind by some of these parasites, these are kept safe and laid well beneath the hosts skin and one would be extremely lucky here to find a conscientious, skilled, knowledgeable Physician or Entomologist who would bother to investigate this.

This is largely as a result of the myth that Borrelia and its vectors are not present in Australia which has prevented any research on or training in these areas for those who should be staying abreast and up to date on how changes in the environment and lab experiments have effected these worldwide parasites and the diseases they transmit.

Leaving them more easily transmissable and virulent to humans and cross contaminated with many different species and co-infections which have adapted to living very comfortably on humans and within human homes.

There is more information on these infestations and how to eradicate them on blogs that will follow.

The horrendous skin issues one suffers due to being infested as above leaving an initial infestation of not only mites, but also tick larvae and nymphs, lice and or fleas off these birds behind in the hosts environment returning on and off the host for blood meals.

And often the infestation of the fly larvae/eggs as well that have hitched a ride on the attacking arthropods and now remain firmly spiked, lodged and active beneath the sufferers skin.

With so much research available demonstrating how these parasites have evolved, morphed and adapted to human hosts and human environments and how environmental changes have effected this so dramatically, there is no excuse for the maltreatment Brett and so many others suffering this are getting, with sufferers being told that they are delusional purely for describing their symptoms.

A mix of all of these things above, introduced onto and into human skin has been called by several names including one very controversial name, which if used condemns the sufferer to further persecution on top of the horror they are already experiencing.

We learned the hard way to only ever refer to it by its core name being Borrelia and Co-infections, as it is inevitably an array of tick and other arthropod vectors usually off birds infesting human skin as well as a variety and mixture of multiple Borrelia species/Spirochetes and or Co-infections transmitted at the time of these attacks that is causing all of the indescribable skin issues and sensations and the internal ill health and devastation that follows.

As the neglected, maltreated infection networked through Bretts blood and disseminated deeper into his tissues, bones, organs and CNS and he got sicker, he was regularly collapsing, in agony and unable to walk more than 10 metres.

The infection caused him to go through such major and obvious character and mood changes as he went from being a passive, easy going patient man to an aggressive, quick tempered, impatient man who began to behave and speak in a way I had not seen or heard from him in over 30 years of marriage.

His right leg atrophied to nearly half as thin as his left one as the Spirochetes were eating it away while attacking an old wound of which they love to do and his cognitive, memory and multitasking skills noticeably began to decline and disappear.

ID Doctors and other so called Specialists here in Australia diagnosed him with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, suspected Terminal Cancer, Gout, GERD, Bursitis, Arthritis, Delusional and even with, not being hugged enough as a child by his father.

This usually resulted in physicians or specialists, who were not Psychiatrist’s, abandoning him, but not before they had severely and detrimentally disparaged Brett to others by forwarding medical reports and or snide remarks on test requests, etc, suggesting Brett was not physically ill but that it was psychological and that he was showing delusional behaviour.

This was always done in a very sleazy manner, as they would write on these reports that it was not to be shown to Brett, or anyone else without their written consent, amongst other cowardly provisos.

This prevented Brett from getting any second or unpolluted medical opinions or beneficial or relevant diagnoses or treatment.

However, this behaviour did ensure each perpetrator would be supported by the next, which I am sure they felt would exclude them from any accountability for their flippant and dangerous diagnosis, maltreatment and negligence which undoubtedly exacerbated Bretts illness immeasurably.

When trying to point out the obvious to them, asking them what were the rashes, blisters, lesions and marks all over Bretts body following the attack of multiple arthropod and tick bites (that we now know were spread EM, Butterfly and ACA rashes all caused through Borrelia infections)and why this was closely followed by Bretts leg atrophying so alarmingly, hoping clear cut deterioration and waste that Brett was by then displaying would get some recognition and common sense would prevail.

We were told this was just a coincidence and had nothing to do with the parasite attacks on Brett and that it was not in any way connected to the reasons Brett had been frequenting their surgeries since these attacks, often on the floor in agony, crying and begging for help over those last few months and they said things like Australia is not a third world country so we do not have such parasites or the diseases they transmit.

As well as we were told by them that if we didn’t own a dog we could not have parasites and that people like us did not get parasites.

Some even yelled at Brett to FORGET ABOUT and to STOP TALKING ABOUT PARASITES! it was as if we were talking about being probed by aliens.

They had an answer for everything, just never the right one. Their outrageously ludicrous and dangerous comments and pure ineptness should alarm and make all who holiday or reside in Australia extremely concerned.

Even back then it was obvious and we had no doubt that Bretts skin and worsening internal conditions were caused from the parasites off the birds that had bitten him in the Depot bed and again later in the Depot facilities and vehicles, but at that stage, we, like most others here had been kept stupid to what was really going on in regards to Lyme disease in Australia.

Each time we mentioned the experience with birds leading to the onset of Bretts skin issues and deteriorating health to the medical authorities, often it was completely dismissed or not even responded to, like we had not mentioned it, we found it quite bizarre at the time.

This eventuated in us not mentioning it for a while, we have been told since by many Lyme disease sufferers in Australia that this behaviour from the medical fraternity was also what silenced and deterred them in the past from mentioning or pursuing this most logical and actual cause and core of their illnesses.

This was because we were all made to feel that we would not get any medical attention if we continued to speak of it or that we would be treated like psychiatric patients, we have found out since that many sufferers have been committed and or had their children taken off them for refusing to be silenced about having this disease.

Because we were being bombarded with denial and misconceptions at that stage from the so called authorities that we consulted here in Australia, leaving us with no awareness or information on correct treatments and or control methods for these infestations, Bretts ectoparasitic and endoparasitic infestation on and under his skin, scalp and in his respiratory tract, eyes, nose and ears, which is where such parasites coincidently infest birds, continued to multiply and eventually infested our house.

We also had no idea back then that ground foraging birds not only carry bird mites that infest humans and their homes but that they also carry lice and ticks and their microscopic larvae and nymphs, stages that are well known for carrying and transmitting Borrelia, including strains that live on and are contagious from human to human as well as many Co-infections.

One tick in particular that is wide spread in Australia and the rest of the world is the Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Rh sanguineus) known as the brown dog tick, this tick not only infests dogs, birds and humans and transmits Rickettsia and Borrelia, but actually prefers to live inside of kennels or houses.

Hiding and laying their eggs in the carpet, on fabric furniture and in crevices, etc and only visits the host to take regular blood meals and then jumps off the host and goes back to the carpet, furniture and crevices around the house and in the roof until the next blood meal is due and then jumps on the host again, usually at night.

During the day it prefers to live off the host but close and handy within the home.

The female lay 4000 eggs at a time and they can complete up to four generations per year, they are extremely hard to kill and even if you eradicate one stage, you will still have other stages to contend with.

http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/pests/paralysis-tick/classification-of-ticks.htm

Extract from above link:

The Soft Ticks (Argasidae)

“The first, the argasid line, remained in or near the sheltered burrows, dens, nests, and resting places of their hosts and developed a pattern of repetitive blood feeding based on the intermittent return of the various host species. Large tick species tended to parasitize large vertebrates, whereas the smaller argasids coevolved with smaller mammals and birds. Thus, with few exceptions, the argasid line remained nidicolous.

Because of their small size, argasid larvae were able to feed unnoticed on their reptile hosts, remaining attached for several days at a time. This pattern still exists. Slow-feeding larvae parasitize birds and bats (for up to 10 days), and faster-feeding forms parasitize land mammals.

However, the larger nymphs and adults developed a more rapid feeding behaviour to avoid detection. Some species of Argas and Ornithodoros have developed simple eyes to assist in rapidly locating visiting hosts.

All stages in the argasid life cycle generally use the same kind of host as a source of nutrition.

However, several developmental variations have occurred as trophic adaptations.

For example, the number of nymphal instars may vary between species or within a single species from as few as two to as many as seven.

Larvae of certain Ornithodoros species do not feed, nor do the adults of Otobius megnini and Otobius lagophilus because of poorly developed mouthparts.

Adults of the genus Antricola also do not seem to feed. Unfed nymphs and males in the genera Ornithodoros arid Argas often feed on the hemolymph and gut contents of engorged nestmates, thus practicing homoparasitism.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralysis_tick

And as shown in the above link, then there is the shower tick of Australia which refers to the fact that humans can become showered by hundreds of hungry larvae at a time – this is because they have hatched from a single cluster of eggs (thousands) which have not yet been distributed by the first of three hosts.

Not to mention the Haemaphysalis longicornis in Australia also referred to as the scrub, itch or bush tick which describes the larvae of Ixodes holocyclus best known as the Paralysis tick of Australia which often infest humans and animals in huge numbers causing a rash (and as well, although denied here in Australia, Lyme disease). “Without careful inspection the presence of the tiny larval ticks may be missed.”

Now when Brett tried to explain to our Doctors, Entomologists and Health Dept here in Australia, that microscopic parasites off birds, acting like bird mites were jumping on and off and biting him within his workplace.

A crowded Depot, a perfect setting for the spread of contagious parasites and Borrelia recurrentis, relapsing fever, etc, a communal institutional setting shared by hundreds and indirectly thousands of employees all sharing beds, fabric furniture, keyboards, regularly switching in and out of warm chairs within the public transport vehicles, which were also being used by these birds for refuge of an evening.

Also explaining that this establishment was coincidently inundated with birds and that eventually he had carried the infestation into his house and it took over our home and when Brett suggested that for hygiene, health and OHS purposes, “the Depot should be purged of this parasite”.

When he told them that these microscopic parasites off birds, were bombarding, biting, stinging and crawling on him and others in the Depot and eventually his family members, he was told that there is no such parasites here in Australia.

They told him he was delusional and threatened that if he continued to speak of this he would be sent to a Psychiatrist and the Health Dept refused to get involved as they said it was not a notifiable occurrence.

I dread to think how many employees and their families within these Depots alone are suffering different levels of unexplained skin conditions and illnesses being told they are imagining them or that they have no explanation or cause, that otherwise could have been avoided with correct OHS Management, including bird control within a work place area so unnatural to be harbouring so many birds, mostly due to staff feeding and encouraging them because they have never been warned of the dangers.

Anybody who is put into a situation or job involving multiple birds, especially around their nestings or sick birds without this information and awareness are at massive risk, almost guaranteed to get Borrelia, etc.

I have had many examples first hand with this, my most recent encounter with a victim was a few weeks ago, a lady who works at WIRES in NSW (rescuing sick birds) after reading a newsletter she had found on the train seat regarding Lyme disease and birds, she tracked me through the train and said she saw me put it there.

She asked me many questions of which I answered and she told me it makes so much sense and answers so many questions because she and many of her colleagues at WIRES are all so sickly and have what is being referred to as unexplained, no known cause illnesses.

She also said some of them have already actually been diagnosed and have confirmed cases of Lyme but still hadn’t linked it to the birds.

With education and awareness to staff on how much higher the risk and imminence of contracting Borrelia and Co-infections are when regularly surrounded by any type of large or unnatural aviary and especially nestings and sick birds, I am sure the outcome would not be so wide spread and dire.

There is a blog that will follow this one, dedicated to Rhipicephalus sanguineus and other ticks mentioned above that will give more detailed information demonstrating the behaviour of these house, human and bird favouring ticks, its prevalence in Australia and its Borrelia and Co-infection transmitting abilities, that further demonstrates just how dangerously inept and out of date those who are practicing under the current guidelines in Australia on human parasites and the infections they transmit, truly are.

So as the internal Borrelia infections/Spirochetes these so called imaginary mites had now vectored Brett repeatedly with were entrenching deeper into him and he was suffering an indescribable amount of discomfort, misery and pain.

I watched as each person of medical persuasion he visited in Australia from January 2010 following his second infection, through to April 2011, around thirty (30), misdiagnosed, maltreated, neglected and tortured Brett as they either shunned and or ridiculed him or attempted to discredit his mental capacity, allowing the disease to spread causing major and permanent health detriment to him.

If I had not been there, seen it and eventually experienced it myself I would not have understood the true extent of this inhumane, barbaric maltreatment that is being dished out by those here in Australia in positions of trust and who are highly paid for the supposed purpose of healing.

As time went on and we found many more in Australia who were suffering from these infestations and or infections following bird experiences, usually due to bird nestings in their home, 95% of the time it was Indian Mynor birds and 3% of the time it was Pigeons, the rest was miscellaneous, including rescuing an Owl, caring for and or feeding sick birds, pet cats carrying dead birds into the house, etc.

But the onset of their deteriorating health could always be tracked back to an experience with birds.

Each sufferer telling us of their medical experience with those they had visited since becoming infested and or infected and we realised we were far from the only ones being so appallingly maltreated and misdiagnosed, as they all had a chillingly similar experience to what we did.

Apparently it is much easier to ride a serious parasitical disease epidemic off as mass, nationwide delusions than to address and treat it.

This turns an awful and painful experience into a most terrifying ordeal you never truly recover from and leaves you with a chronic often incurable disease that otherwise, if addressed in early stages could have been treated and healed.

The amount of unnecessary suffering, torture, misery and death this has caused and is causing for so many families is immeasurable.

All trust and faith in Doctors is lost and it becomes obvious it is not the noble profession that it use to be, and “the Doctor knows best”, is only a very dangerous myth and except for a few exceptions, their arrogance, ignorance and fierce determination to never be proven wrong or admit they have no idea, far outweighs any Hippocratic Oath.

Their stubbornness and refusal to look outside their antiquated knowledge box or to listen to and put their patients well being before themselves causes more harm than good.

Some of this faith is restored when you finally find a true LLMD that deserves the title Doctor and who has bothered to educate themselves on these wide spread infections, being that infections are the cause of most illnesses, it is only fitting that someone who treats the ill would learn about the most common cause.

I include this information above not for the purpose of making a point or getting back at these Medics, etc, I am way past that, but for the purpose of helping sufferers who read this, to not be bullied and intimidated into being silent about their symptoms or the cause and core of their suffering.

As this is another reason this has become a silent epidemic and life shattering for so many families so to never doubt or question themselves and to only question the questionable.

Such as those who would dare to tell you that you are not suffering or experiencing what you are indeed suffering and experiencing and those who use their stature to ridicule and damn sufferers and those who would take the easy way out for themselves and suggest that all of a sudden you became a hypochondriac or delusional.

We need to understand no matter what we have previously been programmed to believe here in Australia, that it is not normal or just a part of life to experience multiple unexplained ailments, conditions and diseases that are said to have no cause, logically unless you have an infection that causes them.

There is no such thing as no cause and it would be highly unlikely that normal, rational people would all of sudden wake up delusional one morning and decide to make up stories about having pain and suffering or about being bitten by or becoming infested with parasites that have vectored them with diseases.

It is a lazy, careless explanation and a massively dangerous misdiagnoses and those handing it out are causing the kind of human suffering that you think you would only see in a horror movie they are torturing and killing people and are a total disgrace and this is what they will be remembered for.

As time went on we realised we were not going to get any medical attention here in Australia either way for the Borrelia infections that we now had and we realised we were going to have to take matters into our own hands.

Refusing to be brainwashed or intimidated we returned to our research into what we knew had caused all of the symptoms and we began a survey of our own.

When we learned of the link between Migrating, Sea and Ground foraging birds and the role they play as reservoirs for numerous Borrelia and co-infections, as well as the paramount role they play as carriers and disseminators of numerous vectors of these diseases.

Such as all stages of ticks including larvae and nymphs, which attack humans in multiples and are too small to see and soft ticks which are prolific in birds nests.

As well as arthropods, such as mites, lice and fleas off birds that also transmit a multitude of Borrelia species and Co-infections to human beings, we realised it was Lyme disease and how absurd it was to suggest Australia was exempt from something that is all through the rest of the world and spread by something as common as birds.

This information has been kept very well under wraps here as it would be very hard to keep the masses docile and clueless once they realise just how common the carriers of these infections are and that one does not have to have seen a Deer close by or a blood engorged hard tick attached to them for days to get infected.

Soft ticks, which favour birds nests are often almost invisible, attack in multiples and feed and transmit disease very quickly some within minutes, so imagine what happens when birds nest in the roof of your home, etc and you unknowingly have thousands of these things regularly nibbling on you and your family for blood meals, or imagine laying in a bed below nestings, that is infested with thousands of these vectors, biting you like bed bugs, each bite transmitting doses of Borrelia and Co-infections to some degree.

When thinking logically about this situation it isn’t hard to understand the daunting severe skin conditions this would cause, followed by the many internal symptoms, one just has to research relevant information regarding this which is all acquirable.

Our survey revealed the terrifying reality of just how many ill people have only been ill with progressively worsening ailments being referred to as having an unknown cause, since having bird nestings in their homes, etc, or after an incident with what was referred to as being bitten by bed bugs.

Those from the survey, who were tested competently in true expert labs that have no hidden agenda and who specialise in Vector-borne disease, have tested positive to Borrelia and Co-infections.

Once the people of Australia realise it only takes a nesting of birds such as Indian Mynors in the roof of their family home or Pigeons close by to infect the whole family or to be bitten by bed bugs to get infected, more of them will become pro-active and wise up to just how wide spread and easy to catch Borrelia and Co-infections really are.

They will begin to realise that so many of their illnesses and diseases being referred to as having an imaginary or unknown cause, logically are real and have a cause and are usually caused by one or more of the many species/strains of Borrelia and Co-infections which are all around us, known, but being denied and ignored here.

When they reach this realisation it will help to avoid so much unnecessary suffering and death and will enable them to protect their children from these so called idiopathic on the rise conditions that is ruining their lives and stealing their youth and quality of health.

The status quo here in Australia, being for decades now that so many ailments, conditions and diseases have an unknown cause is all very lucrative for those claiming to research such things and their organisations as well as the Doctors, Specialists and big Pharmaceutical companies that keep us as ongoing customers never getting well, but outrageously detrimental to us, our children and families and our nation as a whole.

We also, through research found out that bed bugs are often off birds and usually out of nestings and a mix of all these bird ticks and arthropods infesting a bed while feeding on humans in multiples are often referred to as bedbugs, which people are told do not transmit disease.

Nothing could be further from the truth when these parasites infesting the bed you are sleeping in are off birds and out of bird nestings.

It is highly unlikely that a victim of this would not end up with numerous Borrelia and Co-infections, just as Brett and so many others have from such an incident.

Most are just not linking the symptoms that follow because of their lack of awareness.

Many do not link and just put up with the ailments and conditions their first Borrelia infection or so causes which are continually explained away by our Doctors as being just a part of life that we need to continually use pain killers and psychiatric drugs to deal with, often for the rest of our lives and often leaving sufferers with prescription drug addictions.

This is then used against the sufferer to further discredit them and they then stand no chance of being taken seriously about their illnesses and are just ridden of as drug addicts.

Many who are infected are prone to and experience further infections, or their infection is flared due to systemic changes such as pregnancy, trauma, stress, surgery, or from being given steroids and or other immunosuppressive drugs, etc, which exacerbates their infection/ illness and then they are diagnosed with more new unknown caused on the rise conditions, such as post natal depression, anxiety and much more.

Often rendering them too chronically ill to continue just accepting that they have multiple debilitating ailments, conditions and diseases for no apparent reason and with no cause.

Or many only start to demand answers and begin to question their unexplained and inaccurate diagnoses when they realise their children are infected.

This prompts them to search for real answers and more and more sufferers these days are finding the missing pieces of the puzzle, instilling common sense and realising they have had Borrelia and Co-infections to some degree all along since becoming sick, as it is just so wide spread now due to being left denied, covered up and unbridled for so long.

When we initially worked out that Brett had Lyme disease, in April 2010, we requested testing but those that we thought were here in Australia to protect us and our children from such deadly, unbearable and life shattering diseases, such as our Government and Medical Authorities, as well as our Entomologists told us that Australia was exempt from the rest of the worlds fastest emerging diseases such as Lyme.

They told us that our migratory birds are different from anywhere else in world and considerately avoid dropping these disease vectors off on our shores. Seriously, my Solicitors do have letters from Local Member’s and Health Minister, pretty much saying this.

One only has to research under Migrating, Sea or Ground Foraging Birds, ticks, lice, mites, fleas, Borrelia and co-infections and there are numerous Entomological, Medical, Ornithological and Scientific studies done all around the world that demonstrate how absolutely absurd and dangerous those responsible for these myths that have been circulated in Australia, are.

Which have shrouded the truth about how wide spread and easy it is to catch Lyme and Co-infections here in Australia, just as it is around the rest of the world.

If even just half of the resources, energy and man hours here in Australia that have been wasted, lost and misused in the last two decades, due to allowing a handful of charlatans free reign and unquestioned control over this disease, followed by the ignorance, denial and lack of surveillance of this nations well being by the authorities.

http://karlmcmanusfoundation.org.au/lyme-information/lyme-disease-borrelliosis-in-australia

Leaving this disease to spread rampantly and without even acknowledgment, resulting in Borrelia infections escalating to epidemic proportions now here in Australia.

Had have been invested in circulating awareness and educating people of the best ways to avoid the disease and in educating Doctors in diagnosing and treating these infections early before they become chronic, life ruining and eventually a death sentence for so many.

Imagine how many of us, our family and friends that wouldn’t be suffering and or dying of what is being referred to as idiopathic on the rise conditions and diseases.

How many do you know who have a condition/disease referred to as above? Just ask them to try to recall if they have ever experienced an incident with birds or bed bugs as described above prior to their deteriorating health, most who don’t recall a specific tick bite will eventually recall such an incident once they are informed of the link, trust me.

We will be so much closer to stopping all of this unnecessary suffering and death once the bird involvement is exposed and these infections are called by their real name and the true logical cause and core addressed and when the following happens:

When the people of Australia educate themselves on this deadly wide spread disease, become pro-active and stop accepting the illogical crud that has been embedded into their brains for the past two decades and realise WE ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM THE REST OF THE WORLDS FASTEST EMERGING DISEASES, especially those that are carried and disseminated by migrating birds.

When the masses realise how at risk of getting Borrelia and Co-infections they all are and that it is not confined to Park Rangers, travel, bushland, camping, Deer or blood engorged hard ticks.

When the donations that so many people, with all good intentions are giving to research and charities that have been raking in trillions of dollars for decades but are no further ahead and are still referring to their cash cow as having “no known cause”, are re-directed to assist with study, research, diagnosls and treatment on the true known cause of so many of these conditions and diseases.

When they begin to demand accountability and stop providing jobs and riches to those who are not doing what they claim to do, whether purposeful or through ignorance, at the cost of ours and our childrens health and wellbeing.

Only when the wasted and misused resources are re-directed to non-profit foundations like the Karl McManus Foundation who have no hidden agenda and who are saving lives daily and doing research on Vector-borne disease such as Lyme disease/Borrelia infections here in Australia, instead of cloaking and denying it.

But who are getting very little financial help.

Will we get beneficial and real results and a better understanding on how to diagnose and treat so many of these debilitating and life ruining ailment, creating a safer, healthier country for us and our children

Don’t wait another decade for it to become common knowledge, allowing our children to decay and be ridden off as lazy, sickly kids with physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities, that you will be told have no explanation and no known cause, idiopathic and on the rise for no apparent reason.

Take it seriously and start to research the logical facts sooner rather than later, learn how to separate the facts from the myths that have been created by those who have vested interests in keeping us sick.

I guarantee that if you or your family have been diagnosed with anything they dare to tell you has no known cause, the cause will usually be an infection and more often than not those infections are Borrelia and or Co’s.

Lyme denied is nothing less than genocide.

Yours sincerely
Jodie Donnelly

http://www.ilads.org/media/speakers/bio_scott.php

http://www.lymediseaseblog.com/songbirds-disperse-lyme-disease-ticks/

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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,
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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.

Click to access 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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