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BABESIA CASES SKYROCKET IN WISCONSIN WITH A 26-FOLD INCREASE

by Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH In Wisconsin, between 2001 and 2015, “there was a 26-fold increase in the incidence of confirmed babesiosis, in addition to geographic expansion,” according to MMWR. [1] The report listed suburbanization, forest fragmentation patterns, and warming average temperatures as potential causes behind the surge. The rising prevalence of co-infections in rodents may also be to blame for the Continues →

Stevia could offer cure for Lyme disease, researchers say

Published July 12th, 2017 Stevia, a common coffee sweetener, could be a possible cure for Lyme disease after tests conducted by a Connecticut professor and her students showed it was most effective in treating the tick-borne illness. Professor Eva Sapi, chairwoman of University of New Haven’s Department of Biology and Environmental Science, and her students have been testing the liquid, whole-leaf Continues →

Human Rights Violations of Relapsing Fever and Lyme Disease Patients Under International Investigation

[CanLyme Note: CanLyme was approached by Jenna Luché-Thayer early this year after her finding out that the World Health Organization (WHO) had held a meeting in November 2016 regarding updating the WHO International Classification of Diseases codes (ICD codes) relative to tick borne diseases. WHO is mandated to work with stakeholders yet no patient groups were asked to attend the Continues →

CTV News Toronto: Students warned because ticks are found at schools.

Kids picking up ticks at schools.  Not only found in wooded areas. This further emphasizes that the over emphasis from government about ticks being only found in certain area is a harmful and misleading policy. Had patients been involved in policy making like they are on most other diseases the public would be much more aware and protected, patients would Continues →

France: Chronic Lyme is real and treat with long term antibiotics.

Inside Europe: Lyme disease on the rise in France Lyme disease, which you get when bitten by an infected tick, has reached epidemic proportions in France. With 33,000 new officially confirmed cases last year, the government has launched an action plan to fight it. John Laurenson reports from the village of Feucherolles in central France on the spread of a Continues →

CBC News: Lyme disease research, funding falling behind in Canada

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 Continues →

CTV Winnipeg: 12-year-old boy suffers infection from wood tick

June 13th, 2017 … “I felt something on my back, so I pulled it off and it was a tick,” said Ferguson. “So I just killed it and threw it away.” Logan said it was a wood tick, so he didn’t give it a second thought. But a couple of days later he started feeling sick with headaches and fatigue. Continues →

LANDMARK PARTNERSHIP PAVES WAY FOR CANADA’S FIRST RESEARCH FACILITY TO IMPROVE LYME DISEASE TESTING AND TREATMENT

New G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab to be Established at the University of Guelph; $1.4 Million Grant Awarded June 14, 2017 – GUEPLH, Ontario: The G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector-Borne Diseases has announced a $1.4 million grant over three years to the University of Guelph, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology to undertake Canada’s first evidence-based translational medicine approach Continues →

With great sadness we report that the Canadian Lyme community has lost a valuable friend and asset.

Debra Fraleigh, an articulate and caring individual who worked endlessly behind the scenes researching evidence, evaluating government and medical leadership statements on Lyme disease, and then writing excellent letters of rebuttal, lost her battle with cancer on June 9th, 2017. Debra, like far too many Canadians also battled Lyme disease and then, battled the medical system that let her and Continues →

Listen to today’s testimony of Dr. Ralph Hawkins, Dr. Liz Zubek, Canadian Blood Services and the Public Health Agency of Canada in the standing health committee.

June 8th, 2017 You can listen to the interesting testimony here… Dr. Njoo from the Public Health Agency of Canada believes patients are too stupid to be equal partners in setting guidelines on diagnostics and treatment.  Only his buddies at AMMI, IDSA and the US CDC are qualified to have the final say… the same group who have failed us Continues →