Category Archives: Voices on Lyme

People provide their independent input on the Lyme controversy … none are CanLyme approved or not.

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What are implications for eastern Canada? – New York – Warning Issued After New Tick Species Discovered In Westchester

[CanLyme Note:  Ticks in New York state are only a short flight away aboard our migratory passerine birds ie robins, finches, wrens. who bring these ticks into Canada in the millions each year.] July 18th, 2018 State officials are warning New York residents, visitors and farmers about the continued importance of taking measures to protect against ticks, as a new tick species Continues →

Dog owners issued warning as deer ticks move into Calgary backyards

July 16th, 2018 Deer ticks no longer respect city limits. That was the word Monday from Dr. Wendy McLelland, a Calgary veterinarian, who delivered the advice that no matter how much of a city dweller you and your pet are, this may be the summer to engage in a pre-emptive strike against Lyme disease. Read full article

G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab at University of Guelph is looking for participants in study.

July 19th, 2018 Excellent work is being done at the University of Guelph and we at CanLyme encourage people to participate… “The University of Guelph is currently recruiting participants for a study jointly offered by researchers in the Department of Population Medicine, and the G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab. The study (REB # 18-05-008) will examine the interactions that Continues →

Are you a parent in Canada with a child struggling with Lyme disease? Canadian researchers want to hear from you!!

July 6th, 2018 Researchers at Mount Allison University are undertaking a research project which will explore the experiences of families with a child struggling with Lyme disease. They are looking for parents who have a child affected by Lyme disease to write a letter about their family’s experience.  If you are willing to participate in the study, the researchers will Continues →

June 23rd, 2018 A CBC online news article… CanLyme offers notes of how clever messaging from “officials” slants the truth so CanLyme is “setting the record straight”.

June 23rd, 2018 A CBC online news article… CanLyme offers notes of how clever messaging from “officials” slants the truth so CanLyme is “setting the record straight”. “Lyme disease surges in Quebec: What you need to know to protect yourself” “Lyme disease is treatable if it’s caught early enough” [CanLyme Note: Lyme disease, a borreliosis, is treatable even in most Continues →

To Hell and Back: denial of access to health care in Canada. Another disgraceful failure of the Public Health Agency of Canada, now a Human Rights issue

June 19th, 2018 This is another example of the disgraceful anti-science, anti-collaborative management of health care in Canada. Federal and provincial health authorities, devoid of oversight by patients and their experts have total disregard for the life and well being of untold thousands of Canadians whose numbers are growing annually. Holding meeting after meeting with no progress, no action plan, no Continues →

INFORMED CONSENT – a patient’s right… a physician’s requirement to become informed BEFORE informing the patient.

This is related to all medical practice not just Lyme borreliosis. We have inserted our comments.   “Patients have the right to decide on investigations and treatments (patient autonomy).” Properly informing the patient  (captured from Canadian Medical Protective Association June 18th, 2018)   Canadian legal judgments dealing with informed consent suggest the following interpretations: When possible inform the patient of the Continues →

Province of Nova Scotia publicly makes false claims regarding Lyme disease.

June 3, 2018 Chronicle Herald – Public health failing to address Lyme disease crisis, says author From the article titled “Public Health failing to address Lyme disease crisis says author” this is a quote … “Heather Fairbairn, a spokeswoman with the province’s public health department, issued a statement to the Herald last week saying in part, that Lyme disease and other Continues →

Lyme disease in Saskatchewan ticks, and dog ticks can infect Borrelia miyamotoi.

The vast majority of ticks found in Saskatchewan are Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick), a species not known to be a competent vector of typical Lyme borreliosis (Borrelia burrgdorferi s.l.) to humans.  However, recently Borrelia miyamotoi has been found in Canadian ticks coast to coast. Also, this from Manitoba, Saskatchewan’s next door neighbour. Borrelia miyamotoi causes similar disease in humans to Lyme borreliosis. Needing more Continues →

A heart specialist in Kingston, Ont. is warning health care professionals across the country to be on the lookout for a rare but serious complication of Lyme disease

May 30th, 2018 A heart specialist in Kingston, Ont. is warning health care professionals across the country to be on the lookout for a rare but serious complication of Lyme disease in which the disease bacteria begin to attack the heart. The condition is called Lyme carditis and it can do serious damage by disturbing the heart’s electrical system andrate.  Continues →

Nova Scotians continue to be affected by Lyme disease

May 26th, 2018 Virginia Smith will have to wait before finding out whether she’s the victim of another nasty tick infection. On two occasions over the past week, the Weymouth farmer discovered a tick-sucking blood from the very spot on her body, just above her right shoulder blade. She heeded all precautions to avoid contact with the parasites both times Continues →

Aggressiveness, violence, homicidality, homicide, and Lyme disease

Letter Published May 14th, 2018    https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S168751 I read with great interest the article by Bransfield,1 wherein the author reviewed potential contributors to and manifestations of heightened loss of control in Lyme disease patients. As a child psychiatrist living in a Lyme-endemic state, New Jersey, in the USA, I have seen a number of children and adolescents who exhibit significant acute Continues →