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Study cites Powassan link to long-term Lyme symptoms

August 14th, 2016 By Cynthia McCormick Scientists at a Wisconsin laboratory say they suspect persistent cases of Lyme disease may be complicated by the potentially deadly Powassan virus that’s been making headlines in recent years, including on Cape Cod. Developing a better understanding of the frequency of the Powassan virus in humans could help doctors and scientists better treat patients Continues →

Parliamentarians convene bi-partisan panel to address Lyme disease

The illness could affect 10,000 Canadians by 2020. [per year] [CanLyme suggests we are possibly there already.]   PUBLISHED : Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:00 AM Karen Ludwig heard it disturbingly frequently on the campaign trail last summer: constituents complaining of an obscure, little-understood illness that left painful and occasionally debilitating symptoms, and perplexed local health professionals struggling to pinpoint Continues →

Watch CTV news interview of Dr. Todd Hatchette. A very good example of how opinion, not science, is driving Lyme borreliosis policy in Canada… in spite of evidence presented by experts in Ottawa, May 15th to 17th, 2016.

[Lyme disease is actually Lyme borreliosis. an infection caused by many different strains/genotypes of Borrelia bacteria] How can one rationalize making progress from the patient’s expert perspective when officially, by tax payer funded microbiologists, opinion is put forward as fact with no supporting science. Dr. Todd Hatchette attended the recent three day conference in Ottawa during which a wide diversity Continues →

CBC, The National: Alarming rise in Lyme disease cases

A five-fold increase in Lyme disease cases since 2009 concerns Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Gregory Taylor sounds alarm, doctors and Canadians need to get up to speed and better science needs to occur. Watch TV segment

USA CDC : Vaccines for Lyme Disease – Past, Present, and Future

[CanLyme note: The argument to market a vaccine anytime soon is weak.  Until many eyes have had a chance to review the data, primarily including the patient’s experts, no vaccine should be introduced… and if it is, it will fail because of broken trust.] Published on Jul 30, 2015 A Lyme disease vaccine is no longer available. The vaccine manufacturer Continues →

Researchers Discover Never-Before-Seen Tickborne Disease

April 27th, 2015 Tickborne diseases are a major public health problem around the world. Ticks carry and transmit a variety of microbes that cause disease. These illnesses, which include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Tularemia, can cause a variety of symptoms, often serious and sometimes deadly. Now, just in time for spring and the explosion of ticks in Continues →

ILADS 15th Annual Lyme Disease Conference – North America

Lyme and Tick Borne Disease Conference   Objective  To provide physicians and other medical practitioners with insight into recent developments in the understanding of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and to provide basic tools and strategies for counseling prevention, and for diagnosing and treating these diseases. Conference Description and Goals To provide a historical perspective on scientific progress in Lyme Continues →

Lyme Disease Think Tank, British Columbia’s Women’s Hospital Complex Chronic Disease Program, Vancouver, BC Canada

On April 13th, 2013, a one day Think Tank was held for the medical professionals at the BC Women’s Hospital invloved with the Complex Chronic disease Program headed by Medical Director, Dr. Alison Bested. Here are YouTube presentations of each of the presenters at the symposium; 1) Dr. Alison Bested’s opening remarks including the introduction of Dr. Michael Barnett Watch Continues →

ILADS 2012 Boston Lyme Disease Conference

The Thirteenth Annual ILADS professional conference is focused on evidence-based medicine as it relates to Lyme disease and other tick- borne illnesses. More Info