Western Fence Lizards' blood kills Lyme Disease, Jeopardy question on episode aired 3/23/18

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borrelioburgdorferii
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   Posted 3/25/2018 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
The topic was "Desert Wildlife."

Apparently the Western Fence Lizard's blood kills lyme bacteria!

Weird wild stuff!

Deejavu
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   Posted 3/26/2018 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I saw that episode as I am an avid Jeopardy watcher.

According to the articles below, Western Fence Lizards contain a protein that kill the bacteria:

The most fascinating and beneficial interaction shared with S. occidentalis is that of the common tick. Ticks are a known carrier of Lyme disease which is very dangerous to humans, other animals, and forests. Amazingly, when ticks feed on the Western Fence Lizard, a protein in the lizard’s blood kills the Lyme disease bacteria, hindering any further opportunity of that tick to spread the disease. This phenomenon is statistically proven based on rates of infected human’s with Lyme disease. In regions where Sceloporus occidentalis is very abundant, such as California, rates of the disease are drastically lower than regions without the lizard, like Northeastern United States (Swei et al, 2011a).

bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/f2013/hopkins_cien/interactions.htm

www.anapsid.org/lyme/sceloporus.html

I honestly don't know if I believe that California really has lower rates of lyme disease?

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Rainy cloud
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   Posted 3/26/2018 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
So what if a human with Lyme disease gets bitten? Cure?

astroman
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   Posted 3/26/2018 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Rainy cloud said...
So what if a human with Lyme disease gets bitten? Cure?


Do you like Sceloporus occidentalis, (Western fence lizard), blood? Ha ha..

Lizard vamps wont be getting lyme I guess..

I had iguana sandwich, tastes like chicken, no blood was offered though.

Jasperilla
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   Posted 3/26/2018 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I also don't know about CA having lower incidences of the disease, as it's where I live, and I know a TON of people with LD.

I recently went to a Lyme seminar, and they said that that's why in CA people are usually infected by the nymphs, which are harder to see, while on the East Coast, folks are usually infected by adult ticks.

borrelioburgdorferii
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   Posted 3/26/2018 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
There has to be some experimenting beyond this, maybe some brave mad scientist will infuse himself with lizard blood (jk proly very bad idea) and cure himself of lyme n co, but then get lizard disease or something instead.

The ecosystems are interesting and ripe for more research. I'm looking at possums, anteaters and this weird "living fossil" in dominica that eats the hell out of ticks.

If you were raising possums for this you could call it a possum posse (haha) and release them into the wild to feast on ticks.

Huddie
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   Posted 3/26/2018 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
We have plenty of nymphs on the east coast. They are the deadliest of the ticks in our area. It is what reinfected me.

I'm looking into possums and guinea hens.

Maybe we can stock up on lizards and sprinkle our lawns with their blood. During a full moon. Wearing long black cloaks. While having a Jeopardy marathon. I watch it every night. Maybe most of their viewers have Lyme.

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 3/26/2018 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
These posts are making me laugh out loud. Thanks!!! I needed to laugh today.
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