The “sleeper cell” term was used in a recent science journal article that described the considerable ability of the Lyme disease pathogen to change shapes, develop protective films, and otherwise survive assault by antibiotics, only to strike again when least expected. The organism, which infects more than 300,000 Americans annually and some 200,000 in western Europe, has repeatedly demonstrated “tolerance to otherwise lethal doses of antimicrobials,” the article said.
Nev Zubcevik is a rare doctor: She runs a clinic that treats late-stage Lyme disease. It has 100 patients waiting to get in and no openings until March of 2018. “Between yesterday and today,” she told me recently, “I got six texts about children who are in need of immediate attention.”The plight of Zubcevik’s clinic at Spaulding Hospital in Boston is played out around the nation and in other countries, where physicians who specialize in Lyme disease are overwhelmed. Why?
Lyme disease was listed as the cause of nine deaths of state residents outside of New York City in a 13-year period — with five victims from the mid-Hudson Valley, according to a Poughkeepsie Journal analysis of 1.2 million death records from the state Department of Health.
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Selecting a term
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