I have read what I believe to be published credible scientific papers on microscopy and diagnosis. They really did make it sound like you can see Borrelia pretty easily with a fairly low-grade microscope.
I think the diagnosis problem goes back to the CDC / IDSA who claim that only B. Burgdorferi. is harmful and all other Borrelia's are harmless in the US. This obviously isn't true, and is rapidly being disproven - see Borrelia Mayoni, Borrelia Andersoni, etc...
As of right now, I believe the CDC / IDSA claim that Borrelia Lonestari was thoroughly investigated and was found to be harmless.
they also seem to claim that we have no Borrelia Garnii or Borrelia Afzelii in the US- I find both positions very hard to believe.
I do not think you can tell the difference under the microscope between different Borrelia's. You would need the microscopy plus genetic markers like mentioned above to "prove" it is what you think you see actually is; and then "prove" what it is - is considered "pathogenic" by the medical establishment.
Post Edited (Missouri) : 7/11/2018 2:57:03 PM (GMT-6)