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Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer says, “We are sure it is underreported,” and “We think the numbers are much higher.”

Campers stand at the edge of the water at sunset watching the stars come out, with the CanLyme logo floating in the foreground.

May 13th, 2016 Ottawa Citizen

There are few Canadian health issues as emotionally charged as Lyme disease, with growing numbers of patients feeling abandoned by a health system playing catch up to a disease that was unheard of in decades past.

But there is one thing everyone agrees on: Lyme, the fastest growing infectious disease in Canada, is underreported and cases are set to explode. As many as 10,000 a year are predicted by 2020.

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