Tag : NorVect 2015

Interview with Dr. Robert Mozayeni

Dr. Mozayeni talks about Bartonella as one of the major co-infections of Lyme disease. It’s more prevalent than Lyme, as there are many more ways to contract the disease (eg. flees, cats). In a study, that Dr. Breitschwerdt and himself published in The Journal of Emerging Diseases, about 60% of Lyme patients tested positive for Bartonella.
Dr. Mozayeni also talks about the importance of looking at Biofilm when treating Lyme, Bartonella etc as biofilm can harbor many of these microbes and be the cause of many symptoms.

Interview with Dr. Armin Schwarzbach

Dr. Armin Schwarzbach talks about the terrible situation for Lyme patients and that they are not getting treated properly. In Germany there is some more openess and doctors are allowed to treat somewhat longer than the guidelines.

He talks about the the bacteria; Borrelia Burgdorferi and its complexity, which again is why this subject is so controversial. Had it been an easy bacteria to diagnose, there would not be so much controvercy. He talks about that the two sides of this controvercy and that they need to come together, as the truth is always in the middle.

Increasingly more ticks studies show that the tick is a dirty needle. There are so many co-infections that can be transfered in one tick bite. This makes the testing system also very complex.