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Unravelling the mystery of Lyme disease: Why Canada needs to do more

Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva Las Vegas. As a young boy, he played the lead role in Oliver in his birthplace of Bermuda, before moving with his family to Toronto five years ago. Now, as a 17 year-old high school student, he’s Continues →

The association between infectious burden and Parkinson’s disease: A case-control study

Abstract   Introduction The etiology of Parkinson’s disease (PD) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to examine the association between common pathogenic infections and PD. Methods Antibody titers to common infectious pathogens including cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein Barr virus (EBV), herpes simplex virus type-1 (HSV-1), Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi), Chlamydophila pneumoniae (C. pneumoniae) andHelicobacter pylori (H. pylori) were measured by Continues →

Press Release: CROSS CANADA BIKE RIDE FOR LYME DISEASE

St. CATHARINES, ON – APRIL 15, 2015 – At sunrise on May 11, 2015, Niagara natives, 22 year old Daniel Corso and his long time friend Tanner Cookson will begin their 8000 km bike ride across Canada to bring awareness to, and raise money for, Lyme disease. The ride begins in Victoria, BC at the Terry Fox “Mile 0” mark Continues →

Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases: global challenges in the context of a public health threat

Christian Perronne  c.perronne@rpc.aphp.fr Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by ticks, was initially considered a recent, rare and regional occurrence. We now have evidence that very similar bacteria infected humans in Europe during the ice age (Keller et al.,2012). Evidence-based data are scarce therefore many aspects of the disease remain controversial (Auwaerter et al.,2011; Lee and Vielmeyer, 2011; Perronne,2012), but in 2013 the Centers Continues →

TOUCHED BY LYME: CDC fires another salvo against “chronic Lyme”

[CanLyme note: There are no human tests for many of the borrelia species of bacteria that cause Lyme disease, yet they have perhaps convinced this poor gentleman he did not have Lyme disease. There is nothing in what they have reported that would rule out Lyme disease… so why is a government agency so willing to mislead the public? So Continues →

Listen to testimony of Elizabeth May, MP, Jim Wilson, CanLyme, and Nicole Bottles, patient as they speak to the federal government of Canada’s Health Committe on Bill C-442 the National Lyme Disease Strategy Act

This is a private member’s Bill put before parliament that looks like it will pass into law as a result of all party support.  A private member’s Bill can only ask for limited action.  It cannot ask government to commit money for example.  This Bill was written to be the best it could be within given limitations.  Once amendments are Continues →

Lyme Disease more prevalent than BC Govt is letting on

 A Kamloops couple whose daughters contracted Lyme disease says the BC Government and the medical community continue to downplay the relevance of the disease in the province. Niki and John Bone say they are shocked to learn other families struggle with finding the proper diagnosis.We recently featured the Hrychiw family whose two boys were forced to receive treatment in Florida.The Continues →

MacLean’s magazine – The truth about Lyme disease

 Lyme disease can masquerade as MS, ALS, even dementia and its numbers are growing tenfold. So why is Canada lagging behind in treating and diagnosing it? by Anne Kingston  [March 2014] For decades, Gabriel Magnotta, the well-known Ontario wine-industry firebrand, went hunting with a group of friends. These expeditions took them into the wilds of almost every Canadian province. In Continues →

Listen to the striking interviews of Canadian microbiologist Marianne Middelveen, Dr. Rafael Stricker and as well, Andy Abrahams Wilson, producer of the award winning documentary, Under Our Skin.

Listen to KPFA Flashpoints radio host, Dennis Bernstein, interview Canadian microbiologist Marianne Middelveen, and Dr. Ray Stricker discuss their research indicating Lyme Disease may be a sexually transmitted disease, not unlike it’s cousin, syphilis, another spirochaetal bacteria.  Andy Abrahams Wilson speaks about the creation of his documentary ‘Under Our Skin’, that was shortlisted for an Academy Award, and the surprising Continues →