Posted 5/2/2013 5:32 PM (GMT -8)
I can't quite remember where I read this; I think it could have been at the end of an updated version of "Under Our Skin". It said Allan had been diagnosed with an Alzheimer's -like illness, but found out later he had been misdiagnosed.
I wonder if he was infected while dissecting the infected brains or during other phases of his research. (But I also wonder if he was threatened for publicly sharing his findings.)
It made me think of this interview with Dr. Willy Burgdorfer:
When Andy Abrahams Wilson asked Dr. Burgdorfer if he had Lyme, Dr. B. said, "No, but I say that cautiously because I have been working with Lyme since 1981."
Also, the very end of that interview, coupled with what happened at the beginning, gives me the chills. We're not getting the whole story.