According to an article on Foxnews.com:
“Stevia, a common coffee sweetener, could be a possible cure for Lyme disease after tests conducted by a Connecticut professor and her students showed it was most effective in treating the tick-borne illness.
Professor Eva Sapi, chairwoman of University of New Haven’s Department of Biology and Environmental Science, and her students have been testing the liquid, whole-leaf stevia extract to treat Borrelia burgdorferi — the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, according to Fox 61. Stevia is usually consumed in a powdered form.
Compared to other antibiotics such as doxycycline, cefoperazone and daptomycin, the sugar substitute proved to be the most effective in preventing the bacteria. “
Lyme Disease Occurrences are on the Rise
According to an article on USAToday.com
“An unusually large abundance of acorns in the northeast two years ago fueled a population boom of white-footed mice last year.
And those tiny mice are breakfast, lunch and dinner to ticks, dozens of which can attach themselves to a single rodent, feed on its blood and acquire the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.”
The result has meant an increase in the number of humans being bitten by ticks and more importantly an increase in the number of reported cases of Lyme disease.
An October 9th article in the Rochester NY newspaper Democrat & Chronicle reported:
“So far this year, there have been modest to substantial increases in confirmed Lyme cases in Monroe and several surrounding counties, though the number of cases in this part of the state remains relatively small compared with other regions of New York. So far this year, there have been modest to substantial increases in confirmed Lyme cases in Monroe and several surrounding counties, though the number of cases in this part of the state remains relatively small compared with other regions of New York.”
The increased prevalence of Lyme disease is an additional reason why it is important to keep deer from invading your lawn and garden. Though deer do not cause the Lyme disease-carrying ticks to become infected, deer do provide transportation and a food source for the adult ticks.
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