People live in a World of growing interdependency and complexity. The old English word connexity is an appropriate description that helps to define the combination of connectivity and complexity that is our reality.
Tick-borne diseases (TBDs) including Lyme disease are certainly embedded in our world of “connexity.”
This group of diseases defies simple cause and effect explanations and, while science has enabled us to uncover critical information on TBDs, we also realize that much more remains hidden.
The above extract from the Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention, Amelioration, and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: The Short-Term and Long-Term Outcomes - Workshop Report see here
With the recent information finding that some patients with ME/CFS are being found to have XMRV and Lyme Disease this is not only of significance to just patients with Lyme Disease.