I have contracted lymes in Australia - and because of the lack of medical expertise in this area ended up with very advanced disseminated lymes disease. Trust me it's here.
My bloodwork showed negative multiple times here- and I finally paid $1000+ to courier my blood to the US with lymes-literate labs and had a positive result.
I also finally found an MD to treat with Antibiotics - after 18 months of 7 Antibiotics rotating - I'm functional. NOT to previous health, but functional.