Tick Born Relapsing Fever

Under Our Skin: And Maybe Under Yours

UNDER OUR SKIN: AND MAYBE UNDER YOURS   (Purchase Under Our Skin and get the sequel, Emergence, free. December purchases, doubled!) CDC Is Not Enough Basic understanding of how tick born pathogens behave in the human host in advance of exposure could protect the quality of life you or your loved one's currently enjoy. Trusting … Continue reading Under Our Skin: And Maybe Under Yours

Your Witness

May 27, 2016 I will be your witness. I will bear witness the way I was taught, the way I understand witness-bearing. As a perpetrator. Because I am a beneficiary of the system that steals from your body, and delivers to mine. I see my future. That soon I will be cannibalized, too. That doctors … Continue reading Your Witness

Mechanisms Of Antigenic Variation In Borrelia Hermsii And African Trypanosomes

INTRODUCTION Several pathogenic microorganisms, ranging from viruses to protozoa, evade the mammalian immune response by periodically changing the molecular constituents on their surface, a phenomenon called antigenic variation(1). Two pathogens particularly adept at using this strategy are Borrelia hermsii, a prokaryotic spirochete that causes relapsing fever in the western United States and Canada(2), and African … Continue reading Mechanisms Of Antigenic Variation In Borrelia Hermsii And African Trypanosomes