Posted on May 8, 2013 in Blog |
Day 8 – May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Lyme disease is transmitted through deer ticks.
Bartonella can be transmitted:
– in utero,
– through ticks,
– through mosquitoes,
– through fleas,
– through biting flies and
– cat scratches.
Bartonella has been found in up to 80% of feral cats and 50% of indoor/outdoor domestic cats.
It is more likely, in my opinion, that patients with auto-immune symptoms will test positive for Bartonella than for Lyme merely based on the number of ways it can be transmitted.
The best lab (in my opinion) in the US for testing for Bartonella is Galaxy Diagnostics in North Carolina (www.galaxydx.com). They can identify up to 26 strains of Bartonella. And, their staff is really really nice. ?
Co-infections of Lyme: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Qfever, Colorado Tick Fever, Protomyxzoa Rheumatica, Bartonella, Babesia, Erlichiosis, Mycoplasma