Lyme in UTAH - Clustered

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by victoria, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    interesting information:

    http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/Lyme-Disease-cluster-in-Lehi-neighborhood/PAW7VtFlskukr07SQcR2DQ.cspx
    or
    http://tinyurl.com/yesvyhv

    March 27, 2010

    Lehi, Utah County (ABC 4 News) -
    A neighborhood in northern Lehi has a cluster of Lyme Disease cases.

    What's most alarming is that it appears that victims contracted the
    disease locally. Most health professionals say Utah does not have Lyme
    Disease. They say people catch it elsewhere. That does not appear to be
    the case in Lehi.

    Full story and video:
    http://tinyurl.com/yesvyhv

    Contact KTVX-TV, ABC Channel 4:
    http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/contact/default.aspx

  2. ChuckNBerkeley

    ChuckNBerkeley New Member

    It is quite clear lyme is spreading around the nation. Michigan west shore transect demonstrated it quite nicely apparently.

    Wherever there are ticks there will be lyme. If not now, then soon.
  3. chaps

    chaps New Member

    It's so unbelievable that so little is known by medical doctors about Lyme disease! Ticks aren 't the only organisms that can transmit Lyme. There is a variety of biting/flying bugs that can spread it.

    I recall reading something a long time ago about a German scientist who should have been regarded as a potential enemy being allowed to participate in biological warfare experiments on Plum Island, near Long Island and close to Lyme, Connecticut where the first cases of the disease were discovered. At the time, it was a cold war period and the U.S. government was more concerned about the Soviet Union than they were about the Germans. So they complacently let this German scientist come over to Plum Island and he is the one who planted this disease on American soil, his own brand of biological warfare exacted against the U.S.. It wasn't long before ticks and other insects stowed away on boats and made it to the mainland (Lyme, Ct.) and that's where it all started.

    Today, Plum Island is fenced and guarded and there are signs all around it warning that if you step on its soil, you will have to spend a long time in government quarantine. They might still be doing experiments over there.

    My story may not be 100% pinpoint accurate because it was a while ago that I heard of this, but that's the gist of what I remember. I'd like to get a hold of that German son-of-a-bitch.

    There are many doctors who are so ignorant that they call it "Lyme's disease." Lyme is not the name of a person who discovered it, it's the name of the town where it was first discovered. LYME disease. LYME.