Microbiologist Marianne Middelveen LIVE

Marianne Middelveen is a microbiologist and a medical mycologist in Calgary, Alberta, Canada currently working in the field of Veterinary Microbiology and specializing in bovine mastitis. She received post-graduate degrees in Microbial and Biochemical Science and in Environmental Science from Georgia State University and University of Calgary, respectively. She has been involved in research projects at the Centro Amazonico para Investigacion y Control de Enfermedades Tropicales, Puerto Ayacucho, Territorio Federal Amazonas (Edo. Amazonas), Venezuela; Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Universidad Central de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela; Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia; Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Gerogia; University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Calgary, Alberta. She became interested in Lyme disease after discovering she had the disease in 2011. As a volunteer, she has been involved in research related to Lyme disease on behalf of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation.

  • 0:00 Live interview with Marianne Middelveen
  • 2:46 What are #Morgellons fibers and how are they made?
  • 3:23 What pathogens are typically involved in Morgellons disease?
  • 4:29 What is a follicular cast and how is that different from a Morgellons fiber?
  • 6:06 Do different pathogens cause follicular casts and Morgellons?
  • 6:55 Is it true that one symptom of Morgellons patients is that their hairs will grow in reverse and how far down do they grow?
  • 12:10 Some Morgellons fibers react to Borrelia staining.
  • 15:43 Is it true that some Morgellons patients do not have any sores at all?
  • 18:37 Other species of Borrelia
  • 21:12 Is T. Denticola any different from T. Pallidum?
  • 21:49 Do treponemes cross-react with Borrelia?
  • 24:27 Besides PCR and immunostaining do you employ other methods to elicit Borrelia?
  • 27:07 Is Morgellons caused by a fungal infection?
  • 27:47 Is #Lyme disease demonstrated to cause ulcerations like syphilis?
  • 28:38 What has your research shown you about Morgellons in dogs, is it different from what is in people?
  • 32:30 Objectively looking at the research.
  • 36:57 A person can have Lyme and syphilis at the same time.
  • 40:26 What are the “white worm” “plugs”?
  • 43:30 What is the difference between BDD and Morgellons?
  • 48:04 There were early reports of Morgellons fibers being discovered inside organs, theoretically in light of what we know about Morgellons could such a phenomenon occur?
  • 50:39 Is Morgellons a condition or a disease?
  • 54:32 How does classification and staging work?
  • 56:25 Do physicians have to meet requirements to start using the Morgellons staging and classification system?
  • 57:53 What are biofilms and how are they involved with Morgellons?
  • 1:00:19 The CDC recently updated their website to warn about congenital Lyme transmission, but not regarding sexual transmission. Can Lyme infect patients in the same manner as syphilis?
  • 1:03:14 Does PCR analysis simply amplify which agents you want to be associated with what you are researching, does it give you the easy answer you want?
  • 1:05:11 If you could direct a Morgellons study with unlimited funding, what would you intend to discover?
  • 1:08:37 What research are you currently working on?
  • 1:09:42 Has the Coronavirus directly impacted your life?

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