June 18th, 2017 – by Jennifer Seiff for CBC News
When I got sick in May 2016 with what I suspected was Lyme disease, I learned fast about tick-borne illnesses in Canada.
What I learned was that out-of-date lab tests mean many people may altogether miss a diagnosis of Lyme — an infectious disease spread through the bite of infected ticks that can produce symptoms ranging from fever to death.
They get sicker without treatment. The health-care system spends much more to treat them when they have a chronic illness.