Lyme disease(Borrelia burgdorferi) often can afflict whole families, many times with no tick or rash being observed. Lyme disease can be very devastating and seems to be spreading everywhere. We are being told that this is due to global warming. I believe there is much more to the story. The older study below obviously indicates that Lyme disease can be transmitted casually. This means that you do not need a tick or insect vector to spread Lyme disease.
It has often been suspected that Lyme disease...like its close cousin syphilis...can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, through the placenta, through breast milk and even through the blood supply. Lida Mattman (an expert on Stealth Pathogens such as Borrelia Burgdorferi(Bb), claims she has found Bb in human tears.
Bb has been found in semen. Some women who have had miscarriages, have had the fetus and the placenta tested for Lyme disease. Elise Brady Moe, who testified at a Lyme Hearing in CT, had several miscarriages while she herself was infected with Lyme. She had the testing done on the fetus and placenta and they were positive for the Lyme spirochete(Bb).
Yet the mainstream medical industrial complex....government agencies, corporations and medical universities....is denying there is any evidence of these more direct means of transmission....never mind the very real possibility that humans can acquire Lyme disease through casual transmission! Casual transmission can include passing infection through touch, sneezing, drinking out of the same glass...etc.
Why don't we hear more about this? Why are not more studies being done on the many different possible routes of Lyme disease transmission? We need to stem the tide of this epidemic before it disables our nation. Is the denial and lack of research in this area for the purpose of keeping people ill to fuel the profits of our medical system....what is becoming a medical dictatorship?
BELOW IS A Bb CASUAL TRANSMISSION STUDY USING MICE
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1986 Mar;35(2):355-9.
Experimental inoculation of Peromyscus spp. with Borrelia burgdorferi: evidence of contact transmission.
Burgess EC, Amundson TE, Davis JP, Kaslow RA, Edelman R.
In order to determine if Peromyscus spp. could become infected with the Lyme disease spirochete (Borrelia burgdorferi) by direct inoculation and to determine the duration of spirochetemia, 4 P. leucopus and 5 P. maniculatus were inoculated by the intramuscular, intraperitoneal, and subcutaneous routes with an isolate of B. burgdorferi obtained from the blood of a trapped wild P. leucopus from Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. All of the mice developed antibodies to B. burgdorferi which reached a peak indirect immunofluorescent (IFA) geometric mean antibody titer of 10 log2 21 days post-inoculation. B burgdorferi was recovered from the blood of 1 P. maniculatus 21 days post-inoculation.
One uninfected Peromyscus of each species was housed in the same cage with the infected Peromyscus as a contact control. Both of the contact controls developed IFA B. burgdorferi antibodies by day 14, indicating contact infection. To determine if B. burgdorferi was being transmitted by direct contact, 5 uninfected P. leucopus and 5 uninfected P. maniculatus were caged with 3 B. burgdorferi infected P. leucopus and 3 infected P. maniculatus, respectively. Each of these contact-exposed P. leucopus and P. maniculatus developed antibodies to B. burgdorferi, and B. burgdorferi was isolated from the blood of 1 contact-exposed P. maniculatus 42 days post-initial contact.
These findings show that B. burgdorferi can be transmitted by direct contact without an arthropod vector.
PMID: 3513648 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]