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download Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Mary Beth Pfeiffer Titudes in Canada China Russia and Australia Mary Beth Pfeiffer shows how we have contributed to this growing menace and how modern medicine has underestimated its danger She tells the heart rending stories of families destroyed by a single tick bite of children disabled and of one woman’s tragic choice after an exhaustive. I was asked to review this by the Nursing Times Journal What was it likeThe author explores climate change – a wake up call for us all Tick borne diseases and the battle to find treatments and to somehow fight what is affecting millions of people in the States and other countries For readers in the UK this is possibly news to them but the message needs to get out there as climates get warmer ticks will breed where they would not have beforeWhat were the highlights The highlights for me personally were the interviews with patients specialists and researchers around the world this made this a reality and the author demonstrates the case for Governments World Health Organisations and public health to do something before it is too late The author clearly states that it is people and larger animals who will suffer A simple bite can be fatalFrightening to think we managed to rid people of small pox polio although still prevalent in some countries is treatable so many children I grew up with had callipers and suffered with diseases we thought had gone away and now something deadlyFrightening the author statement that we are ultimately to blame as we unleashed the lyme pathogenThis is such an incredibly powerful bookStrengths weaknessesWell researched and beautifully written The text is not overburdening to the reader The argument is well presented and backed up with data Very much a world wide issue and now needs backing from the UK also It urges the reader to be caring for the planet also we all have a part to play The author is an investigative reporter and this shines through the writing and argumentI found no weaknesses in this bookWho should read itPathology staff clinical staff junior staff in training patient advocates and researchers

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Lyme by Mary Beth Pfeiffer free read Ü E-book, or Kindle E-pub Å Superbly written and researched — Booklist Builds a strong case — Kirkus Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they could not survive before The first epidemic to emerge in the era of climate change the disease Search for a cure Pfeiffer also warns of the emergence of other tick borne illnesses that make Lyme difficult to treat and pose their own grave risks Lyme is an impeccably researched account of an enigmatic disease making a powerful case for action to fight ticks heal patients and recognize humanity’s role in a modern scour. This takes a look at Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses and blames climate change among other things for the increasing prevalence of ticks and tick borne diseaseThe author doesn't get into treatment options much in this book except to complain that the United States and therefore other countries tend to view the use of long term antibiotics as purely negative though it helps many people manage their illnessI learned a few things in this book which surprised me since I've read a fair amount on the subject already I always love it when I can learn something There are references to Darwinian evolutionary theory as fact and at least one instance of profanity used in a direct uote

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Lyme by Mary Beth PfeiffSuperbly written and researched  Booklist Builds a strong case  Kirkus Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they could not survive before The first epidemic to emerge in the era of climate change the disease infects half a million people in the US and Europe each year and untold mul. Things have changed a lot since I had Neurological Lyme disease for the first time in the 90’s now you can get Lyme in the middle of the Winter and many people are now getting Lyme mixed with other illnesses “Ticks can and sometimes do deliver two three or four diseases in one bite” People are now getting Lyme with Babesiosis which will make your Lyme three times worse Not long ago a moose might have 1000 to 20000 ticks In Vermont now moose are showing up with over 100000 ticks each “These magnificent animals were literally being bled to death” On some of these animals you can’t find a free spot in the tick’s favorite places Lyme is now pretty much found around the world Where is Lyme found in Spain Everywhere 300000 to 400000 new cases are reported worldwide every year This is helped by the strange fact that infected ticks “are efficient at finding prey than uninfected ticks” An infected tick can smell a meal from 50 feet Its bite passes into the bloodstream without raising the usual alarms in the human body A female Ixodes tick lays thousands of eggs Lyme spirochetes look under the microscope like “so many tiny whirring drills” A Lyme infested tick biting a deer can cause Lyme 10% of the time but a Lyme infested tick biting a mouse will infect it 90% of the time Mice can easily have 20 30 larval ticks Find an environment where mice are kept in check and you will find less Lyme disease Killing deer wouldn’t work because “chipmunks shrews suirrels even raccoons all are better at imparting Lyme spirochetes to ticks than deer” The only reason Borrelia burgdorferi is a problem is because ticks exist to transport it Ticks can’t see but they sense and they can go months without eating Oh joy Kris Kristofferson it was thought had Alzheimer’s in 2016 turns out it was just Lyme His memory returned although he now thinks Bobby McGee is a Verizon operator in Detroit Lone Star ticks are the athletes of the tick family in seconds they can travel up your leg to your scalp Soldiers in training crawling in grasses in Maryland can have “up to five hundred nymphal Lone Star ticks – per soldier per hour” Each year migrating birds bring an estimated 50 million to 175 million I scapularis ticks Lyme ticks just into Canada Ticks live around two years mosuitos live only about two weeks This book recommends permethrin treated clothing for people always in the woods because it gives you 75x less chance of being bitten While permethrin is a “weak carcinogen” tests have shown people exposed to it for “eighteen hour per day exposure to the clothing for ten years” to no ill effect Lyme is creating a further fear of being in nature that is echoed throughout the culture already addicted to screen time in lieu of community time or nature time Having just finished Lyme treatment again for the third time in the past two years this book was very helpful Great uote inside “A healthy person has 1000 wishes a sick person only one”