Dr. Kenneth Liegner has been on the forefront of the Lyme Wars for thirty years. In this interview he is asked about his extensive experience in the field of Lyme treatment and how the rise of 'managed care' has influenced choices of treatment options.
Professor Ying Zhang's research is focused on resistance of bacteria and antibiotica. He has been working on Tuberculosis for years and since 2009 he has been researching Lyme Disease as well. His research and collaboration with other research groups are shedding new light on chronic Lyme.
Dr. Kim Lewis is specialised in persister cells and was mentioned by dr. Horowitz for his current ground breaking research. Could persister cells finally be the explanation why many Lyme symptoms remain after treatment? Dr. Lewis is professor in Microbiology at NorthEastern University in Boston. An exclusive interview about the significance of his work for chronic Lyme patients.
"Is there hope for Lyme patients?" One of the top Infectious Diseases doctors answers to this urgent question for many. This is the first publication of the 'Teike takes on Lyme' research project.
The BVIKZ, the Interest Group for Intensive Child Care, is doing an ongoing investigation into false claims of child neglect and abuse by the Dutch Child Protection Services. It has now compiled and researched 168 individual cases. Over thirty percent of these cases are about children with Lyme disease.
In 2009 the Dutch Federation for Lyme Patients started a national petition to influence Dutch national policies concerning information, testing and treatment of Lyme Disease. In 2011, this initiative was followed by a survey by the Ombudsman Foundation. Because both initiatives seem to be unknown to everyone outside of the Netherlands, we post this blog as a summary in English.