[CanLyme Note: The numbers reported in this article are only the tip of the iceberg. You can safely multiply the 371 in 2019 at least 10 fold (3710 cases in Quebec alone for only one year) to reflect the true number and that is well known to the Quebec medical leadership who advise government. It is well known to the rest of the world that “confirmed cases” only represent a fraction of reality. You can now multiply that number over decades. Tens of thousands of people have been misdiagnosed with disabling conditions for no good reason while drug companies have made a fortune managing symptoms while not treating the cause. It is a medical crisis in Quebec largely ignored by government who traditionally take the easy route by deferring to the same medical advisers who have misled the population for years. What the people of Quebec need is a government who will stand for the people, not the over-paid conflict-of-interest laden medical elite. We patient oriented groups have experts from around the world, we have evidence from around the world. We need a seat at the table where policy is written yet we have been refused such a place for decades while the elite profit. Consultation without final approval among a balanced field is fake consultation, yet that is how Lyme disease has been mishandled for decades in Quebec, and Canada as a whole. Scientific (health) evidence cannot become evidence until it has been: 1) replicated independently 2) published 3) debated transparently. None of this has been allowed on the very profitable Lyme disease file in Canada and this corrupt situation has been promoted by the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease of Canada (AMMI), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) through their coordinated control of policy, information, research direction, and research funding. A federal inquiry is needed, perhaps jointly with provinces. Our tax dollars are being used to harm us and our children.]
November 11th, 2019
Some 371 cases have been reported so far in 2019, compared with 304 in 2018
A record number of cases of Lyme disease has been reported in Quebec so far this year, according to data released by the provincial Health Ministry.
In total, 371 cases have been reported in 2019 to date, compared with 304 in 2018 and 329 in 2017.
The number of cases has increased steadily since 2011, when there were only 32 cases reported. That jumped to 125 by 2014 and 177 in 2016.
This year, the Eastern Townships reported the highest number of cases of …