Join us for a screening of The Quiet Epidemic
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Join us for a screening of The Quiet Epidemic

May is Lyme Disease awareness month and CanLyme is helping to raise awareness by hosting an online screening of The Quiet Epidemic, a documentary highlighting the struggles that patients encounter when trying to understand and recover from chronic Lyme disease. CanLyme is also hosting a live Q&A panel discussion at the end of the screening…

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Jury awards $6.5M to Maine family for wrongful death, negligent misdiagnosis

PORTLAND (WGME) — A Cumberland County jury on Wednesday reportedly ordered Mercy Hospital in Portland and one of its physicians, Dr. John Henson, to pay $6.5 million to the family of a man who died as the result of a misdiagnosis. According to court documents, 25-year-old Peter Smith went to Mercy Hospital in Portland in…

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New Montreal clinic will be part of Quebec network studying long COVID-19, Lyme disease

A new clinic opened Monday in Montreal to treat patients and help researchers better understand two conditions with different origins but similar symptoms — long COVID-19 and Lyme disease. The centre at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital is one 15 specialized facilities announced by the Quebec government in May to study the two infectious diseases. Read article

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Ontario family had to move to B.C. for Lyme disease treatment

“For many Canadians, Lyme disease is not a concern that is top of mind. If you’re walking through a tall patch of grass or camping with your family, a small alarm bell might go off reminding you to check for ticks that may be carrying Lyme disease. For Louis Themeles, a tick bite didn’t seem…

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Global News: “How to prevent run-ins with ticks” with CanLyme president Janet Sperling

It can be easy to let your guard down in the wilderness as the summer wraps up, but tick season stretches well into the fall! For how to prevent issues with ticks and what you should be looking for, Janet Sperling from the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation joins Candace Daniel. Watch Here

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Longtime KTVU anchor and reporter Leslie Griffith dies [long time sufferer of Lyme disease]

August 2022 OAKLAND, Calif. – Leslie Griffith, a longtime journalist who graced television screens for more than two decades as anchor for KTVU Channel 2 News, has died. Griffith died Wednesday in Lake Chapala, Mexico. Family members said she endured a years-long battle with Lyme disease. Her 22-year career at KTVU included her time sitting alongside veteran…

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CTV News: 14.5% of world population has or had Lyme disease: analysis

A recent analysis estimates more than one-tenth of the world’s population likely has or at some point had tick-borne Lyme disease. Research published in the peer-reviewed journal BMJ Global Health found that more than 14 per cent of the global populace had antibodies to Lyme disease in their blood. Certain regions in Europe and Asia reported the highest rates…

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Ticks and Lyme disease are on the rise in Canada, experts warn. Here’s what you need to know

Canada has seen a steep rise in reported Lyme disease cases in recent years, and as the planet warms, those numbers are expected to continue climbing. With ticks spreading further north each year, some advocates question whether Canada is prepared to cope with the rise of Lyme disease. The disease, which could cause lifelong health issues, has already…

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Don’t throw away that deer tick. Researchers at Mount Allison want to study it

CBC News: June 12, 2022 Study may help reduce the risk of humans contracting Lyme disease When most Maritimers find a tick on themselves or their animals, their first instinct is to pull it off and destroy it. But researchers at Mount Allison University are trying to get people to send those ticks their way…

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Experts expect bad year for ticks as disease-carrying bugs expand range in Canada

Lyndsay Armstrong, The Canadian Press HALIFAX — The prevalence of ticks that can carry Lyme disease is expected to be higher than ever in much of Canada this year, researchers say. Vett Lloyd, a researcher and director of the Lloyd Tick Lab at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, says that as the impacts of…

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BCCDC releases map of risk areas where people could contract Lyme disease

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control has updated its information on Lyme disease in the province. A Facebook post shows a map of the province and includes the areas the BCCDC considers ‘high-risk’ Lyme disease zones. “It’s certainly an update, and contradicts much of what doctors have been telling patients throughout the province for…