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The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) was created to promote a more complete and comprehensive understanding of Lyme disease and related illnesses through research, education and advocacy to help reduce misdiagnosis and improve treatments for Lyme disease.
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Recognizing symptoms and learning how to talk to your doctor are the first steps towards treatment.
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Understanding Lyme disease is the best way to prevent, diagnose and treat it.
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Whole genome sequencing of human Borrelia burgdorferi isolates reveals linked blocks of accessory genome elements located on plasmids and associated with human dissemination
Abstract Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in North America and Europe. The clinical manifestations of Lyme…
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A new patient focused Lyme disease study funded by CanLyme explores the experiences of a Canadian adolescent with symptom-persistent…
Where there are ticks, there’s often Lyme disease
Lyme disease is caused by an infection that is most often transmitted by ticks, but it can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy.
Ticks can attach to your body without being seen or felt, and diagnosis can be difficult due to symptom presentation, testing protocols and other challenges.
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Background Lyme borreliosis (LB), caused by Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), is the most common tick-borne infection in Germany. Antibodies against Bb are prevalent in…
ILADS 24th Annual Scientific ConferenceOctober 19th-21st in Boston, Massachusetts CanLyme is pleased to announce our annual education grants for…
A number of chronic illnesses, from persistent Lyme disease to long COVID, have been associated with prior infectious disease.…
A bite from a tick left a 6-year-old Arkansas boy fighting for his life, his mother says, and he…
Thank you to everyone who helped promote awareness of The Quiet Epidemic global impact campaign by sharing CanLyme’s event…