Author Archives: Canlyme

New research shows risk for Lyme borreliosis in cities is much the same as in forested areas.

[CanLyme note: This should be done in Canadian cities] Published Nov. 21, 2017 Parisites and Vectors Ticks and the city – are there any differences between city parks and natural forests in terms of tick abundance and prevalence of spirochaetes? Abstract Background Ixodes ricinus ticks are commonly encountered in either natural or urban areas, contributing to Lyme disease agents Borreliella [(Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato)] spp. Continues →

Lawsuit: Insurance companies conspiring with physician members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

November 19th, 2017 Lynne LaRowe Texackana Gazette Major health insurance companies are accused of putting profits over patients suffering from Lyme disease in a lawsuit filed recently in a Texarkana, Texas, federal court. The suit alleges companies including Blue Cross, Kaiser and Aetna violated RICO and anti-trust laws when conspiring with physician members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Continues →

Lyme Disease Patients File Federal Antitrust Suit Against Infectious Disease Specialists & Health Insurers

Nov 15th, Last Friday, 28 patients filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the Infectious Diseases Society of America, eight health insurance companies, and seven medical doctors, Courthouse News reported yesterday, “because health insurers are denying coverage with bogus guidelines established by their paid consultants, who falsely say the disease can always be cured with a month of antibiotics.” Contrary to the often-reported claim that Lyme disease Continues →

Mount Allison’s Lyme Research Network launches Maritime Tick Portal

Nov 15th, 2017 SACKVILLE, NB — Mount Allison University’s Lyme Research Network (LYRN) has released a new resource to help New Brunswickers track ticks in the region. The website – maritimetickmaps.ca – allows users to explore maps of the current and projected geographic distribution of the blacklegged tick in New Brunswick. The project is a collaboration between Mount Allison biologist Dr. Vett Lloyd and Dr. David Continues →

Tick-borne anaplasmosis surging in Maine – and it’s worse than Lyme

[CanLyme note: Canada is only a few hour flight for our many migratory birds who come from Maine (and all of USA) to Canada carrying these infected ticks to our parks, school yards and our back yards.] November 13th, 2017 The illness produces more severe symptoms than Lyme disease and is more difficult to detect; reported cases surged from 52 five Continues →

How does Lyme disease spread? The answer may lie in the hearts of grouse

University of New Brunswick forestry students ask hunters to collect bird hearts for disease study Shane Fowler, CBC News November 6th, 2017 A Fredericton lab is on the hunt for bird hearts. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are hoping hunters will bring in hearts of game birds that could allow them to better understand how a disease is spreading in New Continues →

Lyme bug stronger than antibiotics in animals and test tubes. Now study people.

[CanLyme note: This article supports the Canadian patient’s request of federal and provincial governments to stop blatantly endorsing the Infectious Disease Society of America and the United States Center for Disease Control. They refuse open discussion and evaluation of their policy while condemning tens of thousands to a lifetime of hell, or sadly, in too many cases needless death.] November 2nd, Continues →

Selective Essential Oils from Spice or Culinary Herbs Have High Activity against Stationary Phase and Biofilm Borrelia burgdorferi

Front. Med., 11 October 2017 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2017.00169 Jie Feng, Shuo Zhang, Wanliang Shi, Nevena Zubcevik, Judith Miklossy, Ying Zhang Although the majority of patients with acute Lyme disease can be cured with the standard 2–4 week antibiotic treatment, about 10–20% of patients continue suffering from chronic symptoms described as posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome. While the cause for this is debated, one Continues →

MacLean’s magazine: How the new impatient patient is disrupting medicine

Patient activists have never been as vocal. But are they truly being heard? Anne Kingston October 21, 2017In late August, Sue Faber and Jennifer Kravis hauled close to 150 pounds of documents and scientific research into a Health Canada office in Ottawa. The two women, co-founders of Lyme-patient advocacy group LymeHope, had been granted a 15-minute audience with then federal Continues →

Oakville, ON: Lyme disease panel discussion to take place Nov. 3, 2017

Encourage your physician to attend!!   Speakers will be… Dr. Ralph Hawkins, Internal Medicine specialist, Calgary, AB Dr. Tim Cook, Internal Medicine specialist, Toronto, ON Melanie Wills, PhD, scientist and lead researcher at the G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector Borne Diseases Research Lab, University of Guelph. Sue Faber R.N, BSc.N and Jennifer Kravis B.A,LL.B. Co-founders of LymeHope. When:  Friday, November 3, 2017 Continues →

Prof. Christian Perronne, MD, PhD, outlines his history and the history of resistance within mainstream medicine regarding Lyme disease.

Christian Perronne, MD, PhD, is Professor of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine Paris-Ile de France-Ouest, University of Versailles-St Quentin en Yvelines (UVSQ), Paris-Saclay, France. He is chief of a Department of Medicine at the Raymond Poincaré University Hospital in Garches (Hauts-de-Seine), belonging to Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, the Greater Paris University Hospitals. My fight Continues →

Researcher says tick-borne disease Borrelia has grown exponentially in Finland

October 5th, 2017 New research finds that ticks are not only becoming more common in Finland but incidents of the tick-borne disease Borrelia – also known as Lyme disease – has grown exponentially in the past 20 years. A new study by a doctoral student found that one-in-six ticks in Finland now carry the disease. Read article