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Lyme Spirochetes & Syphilis Spirochetes:
Some Similarities and Differences

Vectors more commonly pass Lyme infections from tiny poppy-seed sized ticks, while sexual transmission seems to be the main method of contracting syphilis. Both attack the brain. And both can kill a person over time. Lyme is harder to kill. In light of this, the ignorant casual approach of some 1990's physicians that 4 weeks of antibiotics is a cure, is playing pretty loose with peoples' lives.

Syphilis death statistics: for various regions worldwide

  • About 89,000 deaths from syphilis in Africa 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
  • About 1,000 deaths from syphilis in The Americas 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
  • About 43,000 deaths from syphilis in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
  • About 21,000 deaths from syphilis in Eastern Mediterranean 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
  • bout 1,000 deaths from syphilis in Western Pacific 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)

USA Infection Rate

  • Incidence (annual) of Syphilis: 70,000 cases (NIAID; CDC 2001)
  • Incidence extrapolations for USA for Syphilis: 70,000 per year, 5,833 per month and 1,346 per week
  • Worldwide incidence of Syphilis: 12 million worldwide cases

To Your Health and to the Government Officials Who Treat Few Suffering Real Chronic Lyme Patients -- I Hope They Would Be More Open to Chronic Forms,

Dr. J



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