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A cancer-like illness caused by a bacterial parasite invading the body and taking over the cells in its host. It is bloodborne, meaning it sexually transmitted, spreads through blood-sucking bugs, and is inherited from parent to child. It can only be successfully treated through intense antibiotic therapy. Chronic cases are due to the bacteria inserting itself into the human mitochondria, so that when the human cells reproduce, the bacteria is fused into those cells permanently. The only way to treat severe cases like this is with antibiotic chemotherapy, and even then the cells will keep making the disease.

In the US there are over 400k new diagnoses a year, and the awareness is almost nill. The CDC does not fund research for it, insurance companies rarely cover treatment costs, the number one disease related fatality is suicide due to doctors not believing patients and making them feel crazy, and nobody knows about it.
Have you heard? Blood banks check blood donations for HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and AIDS, but doesn't test for Lyme Disease, which is currently the most endemic disease in the US.
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A condition that affects mostly young, college-aged people, but also people who have no taste in general.

Easily recognized by the need to consume large amounts of cheap, beer-like beverages (especially Corona) that require adding a lime or lemon to it in order to make the liquid barely drinkable.
Judging by all the bottles of Corona and Bud Light Lime, those Guidos have a bad case of lyme disease.
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