Category Archives: Voices on Lyme

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

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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 →

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 →

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 What I learned was that out-of-date lab tests mean many people may altogether miss a diagnosis of Lyme — an infectious disease spread through the bite of infected ticks that can produce Continues →

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 →

CBC radio: Lyme patient and researcher question government framework.

Lyme disease patient from Quebec and then, research scientist from University of Alberta draws into question testing and treatment in Canada.  Why is Canada being forced to follow US guidelines when we have our own distinct genotypes that vary across the country? Listen here

Canada-wide VOCAL events planned for June 3rd, 2017

VOCAL – Voices Of Canadians About Lyme June 3rd, 2017 As Canadians in every province and territory become increasingly concerned about Lyme disease and the denial of access to care, they are speaking out. Government bureaucrats have refused to meaningfully engage patients and their experts on the issues that matter most – diagnostics and treatment. Lyme disease is controlled by Continues →

Global TV: Ontario resident’s struggle with Lyme disease and the medical system.

May 21st, 2017 Tick season raises Lyme disease concerns With tick season underway, a Canadian woman shares her personal story of living with Lyme disease and the years of being misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Allison Vuchnich reports. Dr. Doug Sider, Public Health Ontario, says Lyme is under-reported at least 10 fold. Watch Here  

Latest Lyme disease risk map for Nova Scotia

Lyme disease carrying species of ticks, Ixodes scapularis, have been in Nova Scotia for decades There is no part of the province where you are risk free.  This latest risk map … shows areas of greatest risk, moderate risk and lower risk.  Because the ticks are transported by birds such as robins, wrens, finches and other birds there is the Continues →