Lyme disease is a serious threat

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.

Bill C-442 National Lyme Disease Strategy, is discussed by party leader Elizabeth May, who presented the Bill, and victims in November 2013. Watch video.

 

CBC radio did an excellent interview with Dr. Peter Lin on Lyme disease. Listen to the interview here.

 

ILADS

Annual Lyme Borreliosis Scientific Conference

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society conference

Watch all the presenters at the 2013 Lyme Disease Think Tank, Vancouver, BC, Canada

View presentations of 13 speakers
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 Listen to webinar of the United States HHS Working Group on Lyme and other Tick borne Diseases.
This webinar will highlight the state of research on persistence of Borrelia burgdorferi.

 

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Watch Under Our Skin documentary

Copy of CanLyme brochure

Excellent physician discussion article

Recent News

Lyme disease in Alberta

Original Air Date: Friday, July 11, 2014 We’re hearing the story of one Alberta woman’s life-changing battle against Lyme disease before speaking with Alberta’s top doctor on the controversy around the disease and if enough is being done to treat those suffering. Is Lyme in Alberta? And Continues →

Lyme disease on the rise according to experts

August 20, 2014 09:47:10 PM    |   Last updated: August 20, 2014 09:47:10 PM  Every year, hundreds of Canadians are diagnosed with Lyme disease. According to Lyme disease advocates thousands are living with illness caused by a tick bite it without even knowing they have it. CHCH News Continues →

Ticks may transmit disease faster than currently thought

BY SHEREEN LEHMAN Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:12pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Brazilian ticks that carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever passed the disease to animal hosts in as little as 10 minutes if they had recently fed on another animal, a new study found.  “The current literature, including Continues →

Lyme disease growing increasingly common in Quebec

Originating in Lyme, Connecticut in the 1970s, the disease has now made its way North. Quebec’s first cases emerged in 2008. Since then, it has continued to spread at an alarming rate. “We are predicting a rate of expansion of seven or eight kilometers per year northward in southern Continues →

Human Infections with Borrelia miyamotoi, Japan

[CanLyme note:  Public Health Agency of Canada researchers have reported finding Borrelia miyamotoi in ticks Canada wide. In Canada we have many strains and in North America in general there are many strains within the genus Borrelia that cause infection in humans. To attempt to distinguish Continues →

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