Cats, Dogs, and Unfriendly Bacteria

           

        In this case, I will spend less time summarizing the linked article and more time encouraging you to read the articles directly.  Medscape provides a great summary of the potential animal born infections that can affect humans.  These diseases are called zoonoses.  They are contracted when humans interact with the animals who are carriers of the bacteria or viruses. 

Bacteria and Parasites Communicate

           

Another sigh comes out of the functional medicine community as Technical University of Munich researchers announce research that simultaneous infections with liver flukes and H. pylori modulate the diseases in comparison to having either infection alone.  Why do we sigh?  Simply because we already knew that parasites and bacteria such as Lyme can interact in our patients.