Thirty years after the discovery of the disease in Lyme Connecticut we still do not understand the pathogenesis of this disease primarily in part due to a handful of researchers with useless studies like the one Wormser is conducting for his own hidden agenda.  SUBJECTIVE SYMPTOMS AFTER TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE  We need to advance our understanding of Lyme disease and fund research to determine why tens of thousands of Lyme patients remain ill after treatment many of which experience a level of physical disability equivalent to that seen in congestive heart failure; certainly not the "aches and pains of daily living" as the Wormser study would have you believe. Results from a study conducted by a researcher with a bias against persistent infection usually produce research that supports their biases. Stop wasting taxpayer’s money funding any Lyme study that doesn’t focus on understanding the disease process and creating effective treatment for persistent infection.
Too many patients are being denied treatment because persistent infection is not recognized. We now have proof that chronic Lyme exists through Advanced Laboratory Services’s Borrellia culture test. The laboratory is reporting positive cultures in 80% of symptomatic post treatment Lyme patient specimens. These results have come after hundreds of tests.

Carl Tuttle

Hudson, NH
Website: New Hampshire Lyme Misdiagnosis

Additional petition site: http://www.change.org/petitions/medscape-remove-or-correct-barbara-johnson-s-misleading-lyme-disease-presentation

Letter to
Director, Financial Management Office Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Senator Tom Harkin
Senator Mary Landrieu
and 27 others
Senator Barbara Mikulski
Senator Sherrod Brown
Senator Jack Reed
Senator Patty Murray
Senator Tammy Baldwin
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator Richard Blumenthal
Senator Kelly Ayotte
U.S. House of Representatives
Senator Mazie Hirono
Senator Mark Pryor
Deputy Director, Budget Officer Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Public Liaison National Institutes of Health
Epidemiology Program Office Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Director, Fort Collins Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Secretary of Health US Department of Health and Human Services
Attorney General of the United States Eric H. Holder, Jr
Citizen Complaint Center DOJ Antitrust Division
Associate Director National Institutes of Health, The Office of Budget
Representative Chris Smith
Representative Matthew Cartwright
Representative Frank Wolf
U.S. Senate
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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Stop wasting taxpayer’s money on useless Lyme disease studies.

Thirty years after the discovery of the disease in Lyme Connecticut we still do not understand the pathogenesis of this disease primarily in part due to a handful of researchers with useless studies like the one Wormser is conducting for his own hidden agenda. SUBJECTIVE SYMPTOMS AFTER TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE We need to advance our understanding of Lyme disease and fund research to determine why tens of thousands of Lyme patients remain ill after treatment many of which experience a level of physical disability equivalent to that seen in congestive heart failure; certainly not the "aches and pains of daily living" as the Wormser study would have you believe. Results from a study conducted by a researcher with a bias against persistent infection usually produce research that supports their biases. Stop wasting taxpayer’s money funding any Lyme study that doesn’t focus on understanding the disease process and creating effective treatment for persistent infection.
Too many patients are being denied treatment because persistent infection is not recognized. We now have proof that chronic Lyme exists through Advanced Laboratory Services’s Borrellia culture test.

Sincerely,