Tonight's guest, Tom Grier, shares these images which came from the brain autopsy of a man afflicted with Lyme disease. Grier tells us, "attached are autopsy photos of the Lyme bacterium inside human neurons. This is a very big concept in microbiology and makes treatment and detection very difficult and possibly impossible. No test can detect this condition in the living with any definitive accuracy.
The main point is that Lyme gets into the brain, we can't test for it, and all the brain studies are done by physicians on their own nickel. We can get millions from the CDC and NIH for deer and tick studies but nothing for studies that prove the experts wrong and the patients are disabled by this disease."
Additionally, C2C listener Chris shares this helpful link to an interactive map which tracks cases of Lyme disease in dogs throughout North America. As Chris says, "The practical usefulness of this map is that human patients can't even get their doctors to consider Lyme as a diagnosis because "we don't have Lyme here.'"