Monday, November 17, 2014

Discoverer of Lyme bacterium is in hospice

Dear Friends,
You may not be aware of this gentle and brilliant soul who identified the spirochete as the cause of Lyme disease. Thus it was named Borrelia.burgdorferi (Bb)

You may have heard that Willy Burgdorfer, discoverer of the Lyme spirochete, is in Hospice.

He is still aware of his surroundings but his health has been deteriorating all summer. We don't know how long he will live, but we have an opportunity to show our appreciation of his work. We hope that hearing from you will boost his spirits.

We have set up a website where you can express your thoughts to Willy about his life's work. We will share your words with his family. 
Please visit:

to send Willy a message.

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