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Dr. Willy Burgdorfer

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Phone: (631) ***-****  HQ Phone
Lyme Books
P.O. Box 874
Manorville , New York 11949
United States

Company Description: What is Lyme Disease? Lyme Disease is a tick borne infection. Once infected there are different stages of infection. There is a wide range of symptoms, and they...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • PhD
  • MD
  • Ph.D.
  • M.D. , P.C.
  • PhD National Institutes of Health
  • honorary MD degree
    University of Marseille
  • PhD Degree
    University of Basel
  • honorary MD degree
    University of Bern
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Web References
Dr Willy Burgdorfer ..., 22 Dec 2015 [cached]
Dr Willy Burgdorfer
This Lyme disease researcher, Willy Burgdorfer, discovered Lyme and is a Ph.D., M.D., with years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is the author of over 200 research papers.
[As I discovered spirochetes inside the tick] ... It was a "What in the hell? What's in that smear ... [moment]? And then my work [on relapsing fever] as a Swiss student came back. [I said to myself], "Willy, these are spirochetes" ... in ... the tick ...
[So] many people ... said, "That is impossible, Willie, you can't get spirochetes out of hard-bodied ticks.
Lyme disease is a ..., 13 Sept 2006 [cached]
Lyme disease is a tick-transmitted multisystem infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), a spirochetal bacterium named after its discoverer and LDF Founding Board Member Willy Burgdorfer, PhD, MD (hon).
Dr. Willy Burgdorfer of the ... [cached]
Dr. Willy Burgdorfer of the National Institutes of Health and discoverer of the Lyme spirochete, puts the research into perspective: "The controversy in Lyme disease research is a shameful affair.
New Page 2, 20 Feb 2008 [cached]
The discovery of the strain of Borrelia that causes Lyme disease was made in 1982 by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) researcher named Dr. Willy Burgdorfer at NIH Rocky Mountain Laboratory (RML) in Montana, USA. The particular strain that causes Lyme disease infection is named Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) after its discoverer, Dr. Burgdorfer. Borrelia burgdorferi has subsequently been shown to be a stealth pathogen that has the metamorphic ability to change its presentation from spirochete into cyst and bleb forms. Dr. Burgdorfer and fellow researchers at RML determined through their research that Bb uses its metamorphic ability as a survival mechanism within its host.
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