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There exists an uncanny similarity between the disease of Syphilis and Lyme Disease. 

Dr. Murakami studied Bacteriology during his years at medical school and has discovered some major identifiers associated with both diseases. It is felt that understanding the disease of Syphilis will provide insight into understanding Lyme.

There exists two formations of Lyme. One is the Spirochete formation. A spirochete is a bacterium of the genus Spirochaeta that is motile and spiral-shaped with flexible filaments. This is the organism responsible for Lyme. This exists also in Syphilis. The spirochetes are known to go through a very aggressive and patterned life-cycle.

It has been found that the typical duration of anti-biotic treatment currently prescribed by physicians, does not coordinate with the life-cycle of the Lyme Spirochete, and therefore the duration of treatment must be extended. 

The second formation is the ?survival form? which is also known as the Cystic Form, Spherocytes, and the L-Form. This form presents itself as an encapsulated form of nucleic acids and is extremely difficult to eradicate from the body with antibiotics. In lab tests, these Cystic forms have been frozen and thawed, and injected into Deer Mice to replicate the Spirochetes. All these forms survived the freezing duration to replicate successfully.