Ed Breitschwerdt is one of the most important medical researchers of the century. He has single handedly found many new and dangerous infections to both humans and animals, and made it clear that Bartonella is the footnote to no infection, but is carried by more animals and insects in combination—vectors—than any other infection on earth. What he has not mentioned, but what we have found is Bartonella can drop to negative human antibodies against itself—so mere antibody tests to diagnose is 1990 medical thinking. It does not matter what lab is used.
Ed is the author of 300 science papers, which means he is part of a small elite group of scientists that any country would love to have as a resident top expert scientist's scientist.
As a NC State professor of veterinary internal medicine, Ed Breitschwerdt has spent the last couple of decades working with Bartonella, bacteria historically associated with "cat scratch disease." Bartonella is increasingly recognized as a cause of persistent blood vessel infection that can result in severe health effects. [It is nice to have an international top researcher and his smart team support some positions I proposed with intense study and modest research seven years ago]. Research from Breitschwerdt's superior top laboratory is peerless, and his work and others has led to the discovery of more than 30 new Bartonella species, as well as numerous chronically infected animal "reservoirs" for the bacteria and a variety of insects that can transmit Bartonella to both humans and animals. I strongly believe his work will save millions of lives in coming decades.
DOES YOUR DOCTOR TEST FOR THEM IF THEY FEEL YOU HAVE A TICK INFECTION?
DOES YOUR DOCTOR HAVE A LAB THAT CAN DETECT THE NEW SPECIES IN PUBMED GENETIC DATA BANKS?
DOES YOUR DOCTOR ASSUME THE ONLY BARTONELLA SPECIES THAT YOU COULD HAVE IS ONE OR TWO?
HOW CAN ANYONE SAY THEY ARE FAMILIAR WITH TICK INFECTIONS WHEN THEY ARE NOT VERY VERSED IN DR. BREITSCHWERDT'S WORK AND A HUNDRED OTHERS?
He is a fine and classy gentleman who is approachable to smaller minds such as mine, and deserves the veterinary science equivalent of a top national or international award.
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