Lyme Sucks Challenge

Lyme disease is a borreliosis, an improperly tested for disabling disease that has for decades been an under-reported, poorly recognized serious threat to the health of Canadians, tourists, and our businesses who employ outdoor workers -

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Lyme disease is on the rise in Canada, yet diagnostics, treatment and public awareness are largely inadequate. The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) is dedicated to raising awareness and promoting Lyme Disease research, education and treatment. See our CanLyme Venture Grants Policy available to medical/science research students and investigators.

The famous and award winning documentary ‘Under Our Skin‘ has just released it’s sequel,  UNDER OUR SKIN 2: EMERGENCE   

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ILADS Lyme disease Washington DC Conference 2014For Medical Professionals
 CBC radio, excellent interview with Dr. Peter Lin on Lyme disease. Listen here.Watch all the presenters at the 2013 Lyme Disease Think Tank, Vancouver, BC, Canada This US HHS webinar will highlight the state of research on persistence of Borrelia burgdorferi.

 

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Recent News

Lyme sufferers struggle for diagnosis, treatment

Robert Mangelsdorf — Westender October 29, 2014 It started as an odd twitch in her bicep, then a tingling numbness in her face. Soon, Kitsilano mother Susan Schirk’s toes began cramping up so severely, she couldn’t unclench them. Then the cramping spread to her arms. “I couldn’t hold Continues →

A phylogenomic and molecular marker based proposal for the division of the genus Borrelia into two genera: the emended genus Borrelia containing only the members of the relapsing fever Borrelia, and the genus Borreliella gen. nov. containing the members of the Lyme disease Borrelia (Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex).

[CanLyme note: What patients are suffering from is a borreliosis.  They do not care if science has found a way to separate Borrelia into groups; the diagnosis is being missed and current human testing is terrible.]  Adeolu M, Gupta RS  Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2014 Jun;105(6):1049-72. Continues →

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