Category Archives: Voices on Lyme

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

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Dr. Neil Spector presents new research on diagnostics and treatment

November 18th, 2019 Dr. Neil Spector, a world famous cancer researcher who contracted Lyme disease, gives an amazing presentation of potential new diagnostics and treatments for Lyme borreliosis and other infections. He is grateful for the support of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation. Watch full presentation

Disulfiram (Tetraethylthiuram Disulfide) in the Treatment of Lyme Disease and Babesiosis: Report of Experience in Three Cases

Abstract   Three patients, each of whom had required intensive open-ended antimicrobial therapy for control of the symptoms of chronic relapsing neurological Lyme disease and relapsing babesiosis, were able to discontinue treatment and remain clinically well for periods of observation of 6–23 months following the completion of a finite course of treatment solely with disulfiram. One patient relapsed at six Continues →

Most recent American Psychiatric Association guidelines… check for Lyme disease in evaluation.

[CanLyme Note: The wording indicates locally endemic infectious diseases so that would also include the known co-infections of Lyme and other vector-borne diseases.  We need to find out what the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) guidelines are relative to infectious diseases.  CanLyme has asked the CPA for their position on this. Limiting their investigation to the current anti-body testing model may miss Continues →

FORMER MISS CANADA LOSES ALL WHILE FIGHTING CONTROVERSIAL DISEASE

November 28th, 2019 Shannon Smadella once represented Canada on the world’s stage and now she is the one who needs help – and she needs it – yesterday Vancouver, BC: Shannon was Miss Canada and represented this country with pride, volunteering thousands of un-paid hours for charity and humanitarian work. But when Shannon needed help, Canada’s medical system wasn’t there Continues →

Repurposing disulfiram (Tetraethylthiuram Disulfide) as a potential drug candidate against Borrelia burgdorferi in vitro and in vivo

This article is a preprint and has not been certified by peer review – Posted Nov 15th, 2019 ABSTRACT Lyme disease caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb or B. burgdorferi) is a most common vector-borne, multi-systemic disease in USA. Although, most Lyme disease patients can be cured with a course of antibiotic treatment, a significant percent of patient population fail to be Continues →

Extensive Distribution of the Lyme Disease Bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato, in Multiple Tick Species Parasitizing Avian and Mammalian Hosts across Canada

Abstract Lyme disease, caused by the spirochetal bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl), is typically transmitted by hard-bodied ticks (Acari: Ixodidae). Whenever this tick-borne zoonosis is mentioned in medical clinics and emergency rooms, it sparks a firestorm of controversy. Denial often sets in, and healthcare practitioners dismiss the fact that this pathogenic spirochetosis is present in their area. For distribution of Bbsl Continues →

Nova Scotia, Canada: Lyme disease conference held in Bridgewater

November 17th, 2019 CTV reporter Heidi Petracek @HeidipCTV As the number of reported cases of Lyme disease on Nova Scotia’s South Shore continues to rise, so too does public concern. That’s why hundreds of residents and medical professionals gathered in Bridgewater this weekend for the Bridgewater Lyme Disease Conference. “When you look at the map of infected areas, this province Continues →

Montreal: Lyme disease cases on the rise in Quebec

[CanLyme Note: The numbers reported in this article are only the tip of the iceberg. You can safely multiply the 371 in 2019 at least 10 fold (3710 cases in Quebec alone for only one year) to reflect the true number and that is well known to the Quebec medical leadership who advise government. It is well known to the rest Continues →

Manitoba: ‘Virtual clinic’ of specialists focused on Lyme disease diagnosis, treatment expected to open early next year

[CanLyme Note: Patient representatives and their experts have been directly involved in the set up for this project in Manitoba so we are very hopeful this can evolve into a model of care Canada-wide that is so desperately needed.] November 11th, 2019 Program will connect primary health providers, patients to specialists to help treat tick-borne illnesses   Winter may be around Continues →

Canada: Lyme disease the cause behind young man’s heart issue

Nov. 5th, 2019 Jason Baum doesn’t look like the kind of guy who would have a pacemaker. For one thing, he’s just 27-years old. He’s also a competitive weight lifter. But just last month, he had one implanted to help his heart maintain a regular rhythm. Jason’s journey began mid-summer when he started to feel flu-ish and weak. He tested Continues →

CBC News: Yarmouth horse owner spreads word about little-known tick-borne disease

Nov. 5th, 2019 A Yarmouth, N.S., horse owner wants others to know about anaplasma, a tick-borne disease that her horse, Sloane, contracted before Halloween. “If you see swollen legs on your horse, it means something, do something,” said Sarah LeBlanc, Sloane’s owner. Anaplasma causes serious fevers, loss of appetite and swollen and painful limbs. If a fever is left untreated, it can lead to Continues →

1990 archive, MacLean’s magazine: A growing menace

[CanLyme Note: Here we are 30 years later since the formation of the Lyme Borreliosis Society of BC, later rolled into CanLyme, and our government funded agencies with their bureaucrats collude with private medical associations (IDSA, AMMI, CPS), pharma, and medical insurers to deny access to appropriate diagnosis and care to hundreds of thousands. Our elected officials in Canada still Continues →