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The Jan. 31 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio show centered around the ever controversial and misunderstood tick borne illness, Lyme disease.

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During the first half of the show I talked to a Georgia teen suffering with Lyme and a couple of co-infections and her mother concerning her situation and battle with Lyme disease. 15-year-old “Lyme Warrior Princess”, Sammie Moss and her mom, Kym Manglona discussed Sammie’s illness, problems with diagnosis and treatment and their upcoming trip to Germany to receive apparently 97% successful holistic therapy in an attempt to put Sammie’s suffering behind them.

Visit their Facebook page to learn more about their journey.

In the second half, I talked to Bruce Fries with the Mayday Project, a Lyme disease advocacy group to talk about last week’s telephone call-to-action where hundreds of Lyme sufferers called their Representatives and Senators to take decisive action to combat the growing epidemic of Lyme disease.

In addition, Mr Fries and I went over some issues they have with the CDC and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) concerning preferential treatment, conflicts of interest and much more. See their position paper HERE

Just a note, I did contact the IDSA to see if someone would appear on the show to address the issues Fries discussed and the above position paper; however, I received the following response from a spokesperson with the organization, Matt Sobczak:

“Hi, Robert – Thanks for reaching out to IDSA regarding this request. Unfortunately, we will not be able to participate.”

Let me say, the offer stands as I have no skin in the game and just want to get all the voices from the various parties out there. NOTE: Listen next Sunday at 8 pm ET as I talk about these issues with Dr. Holly Ahern, Associate Professor of Microbiology at SUNY Adirondack.

Related: The Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act of 2015 introduced by Sens. Blumenthal, Ayotte

Listen to the podcast below:

The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, the first and only radio program dedicated to infectious disease news and information, airs every Sunday at 8 pm ET in the Tampa Bay area on AM 1380 The Biz and online at


  1. Maria says:

    The BABESIA are parasites inside the red blood cell, similar to the malaria that does that, but the difference is that the North American malaria is tougher to treat because parasites jump in pairs inside the red blood cells, and the bugs spread all over the body, specially brain, heart, muscles so they don’t kill as fast as malaria but they spread more and cannot be killed as easy. BUT ANTIPARASITICS ARE THE PROPER TREATMENT, not antibiotics; IVERMECTIN – IVOMEC- once a week, long term. It is not a one treatment nor two. Ivermectin is given for free in AFRICA BY MERCK BUT IT IS EXPENSIVE AND HARD TO GET IN THE US in the human form called Stromectol, but IVOMEC veterinary works so great!

  2. The IDSA is an embarrassment to the medical community. The should be disbanded.

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