Scientists: 5,300 year-old Caveman had Lyme


In 1991 the first known human with Lyme disease was discovered in a melting glacier in the Italian region of the Ötztal Alps by a pair of German hikers. Dubbed Ötzi, he is a 5,300 year old Tyrolean iceman from the Copper Age. In 2010 an international team of scientists conducted extensive research on his remains. By extracting DNA from a fragment of his hipbone, they identified traces of the bacterium that causes Lyme disease— which was first identified in 1975, but thought to have affected humans for thousands of years.

New research indicates that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can be an effective part of a treatment regimen for chronic Lyme symptoms. Pro Oxygen's own Dr. Kenneth Stoller was a guest speaker at this year's Global Lyme Summit.

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