We receive many letters from Lyme sufferers and occasionally we like to share them with the rest of the community. Frustrated by the impossibility of getting help, many reach out to their legislators, and some to the President of the United States. Here's one story that recently came our way and was particularly poignant:
On February 28, 2007, the UNDER OUR SKIN film crew interviewed Willy Burgdorfer, Ph.D., M.D., and Scientist Emeritus at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for three hours at his home in Hamilton, Montana. Dr.
Benjamin Luft, M.D., Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, discovered that four highly virulent mutations of Borrelia burgdorferi, the spirochete that causes Lyme disease, may account for the alarming increase in cas