Be advised that many of the conditions can be passed down throughout an entire family like in my case with whipples disease it has been spread to my ex wife, kids, mother and father and other family members. We can unknowingly pass bacteria like this back and forth to each other without us even knowing it. And with the way foreigners come to our country they can bring over these kinds of disease too. My source came from New Zealand. It's a very scared tI'm we live in because there is so much the world, medical field, doctors, and scientists don't know about. T. Whipplei is just one of the many diseases and bacteria that we're not educated about or know much about. Scientists are still perplexed about how it acts like a bacteria, fungi, and protozoa all in one.