New York University recently posted a controversial article; arguing that U.S. Health Agencies are actively suppressing the true extent of tick borne illnesses.
Animals and wildlife are an inexorable part of the Lyme disease cycle. Although the disease infects humans – and, in fact, is one of the fastest-growing infectious diseases in America today – the bacterium which causes Lyme disease requires interaction with a number of other animals first, before it’s likely to ever become part of the chain of human infection.
Which is where, New York University sociologist Colin Jerolmack argues, U.S. Health Agencies fall short in their role of identifying and preventing the causes of illnesses like Lyme disease.
After conducting an analysis of many different U.S. Health Agencies, he identified that too many of them were “siloed” between human and animal illnesses – failing to communicate which each other, and therefore exacerbating the risk posed by diseases that can be spread by animals to humans.
Examples he gave included bird flu strains, often transmitted to cattle and livestock....