The Seven Discoveries
First provocative fact about Lyme disease:
Let me give a simple example. From 1987-1989 Alan MacDonald reported on eight fetal autopsies from miscarriages in New England, all of which showed the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi not only in the fetal tissues, but also in the umbilical fluid, the placenta, and the fetal organs.
Transplacental transfer of Borrelia was a published fact in 1989, yet the medical experts on Lyme disease insisted as late as 2008 that there was no evidence of transplacental transfer from infected mother to fetus. Why? Now with fluorescent FISH stains providing incontrovertible proof, only a blind man or an idiot would ever continue to deny that Borrelia is transferred from infected mother to child in the womb.
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What this discovery means:
Since we now know that Borrelia can traverse both blood vessels and tissue, we know that Borreliosis and its associated diseases can cross the placenta and enter the developing fetus. So infected mothers must be treated with antibiotics.
In the 19 patient study done by the Lyme Disease Foundation, amoxicillin was given to mothers infected with Lyme disease during their pregnancy. Amoxicillin was found to be safe for mother and child and had no adverse outcomes for the fetus.
Looking at pathology data dating back to 1987, we must now consider that Borreliosis is a possible factor in miscarriages and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.