Author Archives: Canlyme

Presence of Babesia odocoilei and Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Stricto in a Tick and Dual Parasitism of Amblyomma inornatum and Ixodes scapularis on a Bird in Canada

John D. Scott, Kerry L. Clark  and Lance A. Durden  published 20 March 2019 Abstract: Wild birds transport ticks into Canada that harbor a diversity of zoonotic pathogens. However, medical practitioners often question how these zoonotic pathogens are present in their locality. In this study, we provide the first report of an Amblyomma inornatum tick cofeeding with a blacklegged tick, Continues →

Lyme disease study raises possibility of mother-to-baby transmission

Andrew Rankin (arankin@herald.ca)  May 15th, 2019 A scientist who co-authored a recent Public Health Agency of Canada study on the impact of Lyme disease during pregnancy says the illness can have fatal consequences for a developing fetus if the mother goes untreated. “Miscarriage, newborn death, and newborns with respiratory problems or jaundice have been found to occur,” said American epidemiologist Alison Continues →

This success story cannot happen in Canada without doctors licences being at risk from our very conflict of interest laden health care system that crosses federally to the provinces, then remarkably closely to the United States private organization the Infectious Disease Society of America that is rife with anti-science rhetoric and conflict of interest. Has Canada been the victim of medical fraud? Perhaps.

A family’s fight for their son en route to NCAA tournament history   … “Instead of running to the sink like most middle schoolers and washing his hands as fast as he could, 13-year-old Connor Odom would wash, rewash and then wash his hands again. His mother, Lucia Odom, thought it was odd, but didn’t really worry until, over time, Continues →

The Perils of Invisible Disease and Lyme Related Issues

Abstract The perils of invisible disease and Lyme related issues has brought me full circle in life. I have found that what is perceived as professional medicine has become distorted in the many minds that control medicine. This means that when a Doctor is taught one thing that his professors believe to be tried and true knowledge of a disease, Continues →

Systemic Sarcoidosis Associated with Exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi in a 21-Year-Old Man

ABSTRACT Objective: Here we describe a rare case of systemic sarcoidosis in a healthy young man with neuroborreliosis as a putative trigger. Case: A 21-year-old forestry worker was diagnosed with systemic sarcoidosis involving his lungs, kidneys and skin. Additional diagnostics revealed signs indicative of a recent infection with Borrelia burgdorferi. The patient was treated successfully with prednisolone and antibiotics. Conclusion: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem Continues →

Study of pediatric patients shows two-tier testing results cannot rule out Lyme borreliosis.

Two-Tier Lyme Disease Serology Test Results Can Vary According to the Specific First-Tier Test Used Published: February 22, 2019 Abstract Background Variability in 2-tier Lyme disease test results according to the specific first-tier enzyme immunoassay (EIA) in children has not been examined rigorously. In this study, we compared paired results of clinical 2-tier Lyme disease tests to those of the Continues →

CDC Endorsement of Single Dose Antibiotic for Lyme Disease Prevention Challenged

Advocates claim policy harms patients and violates HHS standards for information quality Washington, DC – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Advocates for Lyme disease patients are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to withdraw its endorsement of single-dose antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of Lyme disease after a tick bite. A key limitation of the recommendation Continues →

Latest research shows Canada’s decision to fund only one large national Lyme research conglomerate goes against creation of new ideas.

[CanLyme Note: Even worse is that the 4 million tax payer dollars given to the conglomerate, Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network (CLyDRN), is now controlled by members of the anti-science/ethics private group the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease of Canada (AMMI) which is the puppet arm of the highly controversial Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA). Most of the Continues →

Chronicle Herald: COUNTERPOINT: Hitting the wall of denial with chronic Lyme

[CanLyme Note: Robert Strang has been purveyor of misinformation relative to Lyme disease; it’s prevalence, the chronic nature of the disease, and the ability of the bacteria to survive short term antibiotics, for so long and with such an anti-science, pro-opinion bias  see that he is disqualified to represent public health, yet the Nova Scotia government has done nothing to protect it’s Continues →

Chronicle Herald: Chief medical officer’s Lyme disease retweet likely violated policy — legal expert

January 29th, 2019 by Andrew Rankin The Chronicle Herald HALIFAX, N.S. —  A recent tweet by Nova Scotia’s top doctor dismissing chronic Lyme disease as a pseudoscience supported by a cult following appears to violate the province’s social media policy, says a Dalhousie University law professor. “What I also don’t understand is what does he really mean by the retweet,” said Continues →

Nova Scotia’s top doctor takes heat over retweet dismissing chronic Lyme disease

[CanLyme Note: Once you read this article you will see that the Nova Scotia Minister of Health chimed in with the usual pre-formatted line that the province follows evidence-based guidelines. For research and science to become evidence, it requires transparent debate with stakeholders. There is no more important stakeholder in health care than the sick patient and their experts. No such Continues →

Lyme advocates say Canada offers “toxic tokenism” to patients

The Canadian government recently announced new investment in Lyme disease research. However, Canadian Lyme advocates fear that the patient voice will be excluded from the decision-making process. In the following article, the Canadian Lyme Consortium (CLC)–made up of advocates, patients, researchers and practitioners–offers background and context. By Vett Lloyd, PhD; Liz Zubek, MD, CCFP FCFP; Sue Faber and Jennifer Kravis, co-founders, LymeHope; Janet Sperling, CanLyme; Linda Kelso, Continues →

CTV’s Avis Favaro “Mothers on a mission to prove Lyme disease can be passed to unborn child”

“These mothers and their kids struggled for years with severe dizziness, pain, digestive problems, infections and impaired motor function that doctors couldn’t diagnose. Some were bedridden. One teen boy missed his entire high school education. One family was even close to committing their daughter to an institution because doctors believed her symptoms to be psychosomatic. They all say the mystery Continues →