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Spiroplasma ixodetis Infections in Immunocompetent and Immunosuppressed Patients after Tick Exposure, Sweden

“Spiroplasma spp. are intracellular organisms that belong to the class Mollicutes, which include Mycoplasma spp. These bacteria have a single-layer cell membrane, cannot be visualized by Gram staining, require special substrates for growth, and can be diagnosed by genetic methods (6). Plants, insects, and ticks are known reservoirs (7). S. ixodetis was initially reported in…

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Long-Lyme discussed with, ‘Medical gaslighting’ harming long-COVID patients, Fong A, Healthy Debate 22-07-13:’

Healthy Debate Response 22-07-14 “‘Medical gaslighting’ harming long-COVID patients, Fong A, Healthy Debate 22-07-13: https://healthydebate.ca/2022/07/topic/medical-gaslighting-long-covid/ “Pandemics disable people — the history lesson that policymakers ignore” -Spinney L, 2022 Thank you for the article. The golden era of discovery in medicine is over. Physicians are no longer looking for root causes of diseases. Medicine is being…

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CMAJ: Lyme disease in a neonate complicated by the Jarisch–Herxheimer reaction

“A 21-day-old girl presented to the emergency department of an Ontario children’s hospital in early summer with a 1-day history of rash on the left arm and 3 days of decreased activity, poor feeding (not waking to feed, decreased volumes) and abdominal distension. She had no fever, weight loss, irritability, recent travel or known infectious…

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A New Look at Chronic Lyme

By Pamela Weintraub “Many physicians who treat tick-borne diseases now combine conventional medicine with gentler integrative strategies — and more long-term patients are getting well. In the summer of 1997, Jennifer Crystal discovered a red, splotchy rash on her arm. A 19-year-old counselor at a camp in Maine at the time, Crystal had grown up…

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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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B.C. Canada: Five things to know about Lyme disease and ticks in B.C.

[CanLyme Note: 14 percent of the world population represents 1.09 billion people infected with Lyme disease yet the Canadian government and provincial government’s medical bureaucrats report ridiculously low case counts each year.  The Lyme disease misinformation policy in Canada is directed by a private organization called the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease of Canada…

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Lyme Borreliosis and Associations With Mental Disorders and Suicidal Behavior: A Nationwide Danish Cohort Study

Abstract Objective: Lyme borreliosis is a tick-borne infectious disease that may confer an increased risk of mental disorders, but previous studies have been hampered by methodological limitations, including small sample sizes. The authors used a nationwide retrospective cohort study design to examine rates of mental disorders following Lyme borreliosis. Methods: Using Denmark’s National Patient Register…

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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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Hyperacusis (sound sensitivity), tinnitus (ringing in the ears), sudden hearing loss in Lyme disease – literature references

Sound Sensitivity (Hyperacusis) and the Lyme Disease Connection (Increased sensitivity to certain frequency and volume ranges of sound) Carbamazepine in the Treatment of Lyme Disease–Induced Hyperacusis https://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/…/10.1176/jnp.11.1.97 AETIOLOGY AND CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS OF AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDERS—A REVIEW HTTP://ADC.BMJ.COM/CONTENT/85/5/361.SHORT TINNITUS, HEARING LOSS, SOUND SENSITIVITY AND THE LYME DISEASE CONNECTION Otolaryngologic aspects of Lyme disease. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2041438 Central Auditory Processing Disorder https://link.springer.com/…/10.1007%2F978-0-387-79948-3… Lyme…

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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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This Tick Can Make You Allergic to Meat, and It’s Spreading

Work on genetically modified pigs might provide a solution to the strange illness “Kristina Carlson didn’t think much about the tick she pulled off her torso while she was hiking in the mountains of North Carolina in September 2020. But back home in Mississippi a month later, Carlson complained to her doctor of aching joints…

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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…

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CBC News: This Toronto woman says she’s ‘living in hell’ as ticks invade her back yard

May 18, 2022 Michelle Snider says she’s has had to pull 25 to 30 ticks off her dogs and herself in 7 days A Toronto woman is warning people to check for ticks after she found several on herself and her two dogs in the past week. Michelle Snider, who lives in the Long Branch…

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Global TV News: Nova Scotia has the highest tick-to-human ratio in the country: biology professor

By Alexa MacLean, Global News May 17th, 2022 A biology professor who studies ticks for a living says Nova Scotians should expect to encounter the parasites whenever they venture outdoors. “Certainly, it’s hard not to notice ticks anywhere in Nova Scotia unless you stay strictly on cement,” said Vett Lloyd, an epigenetics researcher and director of the…