Wednesday, July 27, 2005
A visit to the doctor this morning confirmed that I have Lyme Disease, officially making this my Summer of Viral and Bacterial Love (or SVBL, as medical professionals prefer to abbreviate it). Apparently, "mono" and related viruses make their hosts more susceptible to other infections for as many as six months after symptoms subside. With luck, I should be able to nail the trifecta and get a West Nile infection before the summer ends.
Photo credit: Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria responsible for Lyme Disease; Nature, International Weekly Journal of Science