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Lyme disease is out of control, officials say

September 15, 2019 PUTNAM VALLEY – The incidence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses is frightening since more than 400,000 new cases of Lyme have been reported across the United States with 98,000 cases confirmed in New York State. State Senator Susan Serino (R, Hyde Park) and Putnam Valley Supervisor Sam Oliverio recently hosted a forum at Putnam Valley Continues →

Review of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in UK guidelines for Lyme disease

[CanLyme Note: NICE in the UK, similar to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is given statutory distinction.  NICE published Lyme disease guidelines using their legislated privilege.  In Canada, the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (AMMI) and PHAC have openly supported the NICE guidelines. PHAC regularly abuses its legislated privilege and AMMI continually makes misleading false statements to Continues →

Rare tick-borne disease confirmed in Illinois

[CanLyme Note: The Lone Star Tick has now made its way to Canada.  Remember, ‘No Tick is a Good Tick’.  Prevention is the key.]   SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KWQC) – Beware of Lone Star ticks. They could be infected with a rare, but serious disease. Last summer, a Kankakee County resident tested positive for Heartland virus, the first case reported in Illinois. As Continues →

Parenting When Children Have Lyme Disease: Fear, Frustration, Advocacy

Emilie M. Gaudet 1 , Odette N. Gould 1,*, Vett Lloyd 2 1 Department of Psychology, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB E4L 1C7 Canada 2 Department of Biology, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB E4L 1G7 Canada * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Healthcare 2019, 7(3), 95; doi.org/10.3390/healthcare7030095 Abstract Increasing numbers of Canadians, including children and adolescents, are being infected with Borrelia burgdorferi and contracting Lyme disease. Continues →

Illinois expands insurance coverage for those with tick-borne diseases and children requiring EpiPens

[CanLyme Note: Yet another U.S. state ignores the baseless dogma of the private group the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), that chronic treatable active infection does not exist after 3 weeks of antibiotics. Chronic treatable active infection does exist, is devastating, and requires long-term antibiotics just as many diseases do.  The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) blindly follows the Continues →

Global TV News: Why Lyme disease is on the rise, explained

[CanLyme Note: Both AIDS and Lyme disease arose as an issue in the late 1970’s with the first case of Lyme reported in Quebec in 1977. As pointed out in this piece, since then there have been over 11,000 clinical trials for AIDS yet only 60 for Lyme disease. Lyme disease research funding in Canada is abysmal and is directed Continues →

Listen to CanLyme president Jim Wilson on CBC radio – Radio Canada International

August 5th, 2019 [CanLyme Note: This is just one of several interviews given by Jim Wilson the morning of August 5th. Live separate interviews were done for CBC radio Toronto, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Regina, Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Vancouver, and Montreal, each at different time slots.] “We’re in the middle of a Canadian summer, and people are enjoying the best of what Canada’s Continues →

Join Us in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia for Lyme presentation

Jennifer MacLean and Amy Haynes-Desjardins have arranged for a Lyme and other tick-borne disease presentation to be held in New Glasgow, NS on Friday evening, September 6th, 2019 at the Pictou Wellness Centre 2-2756 Westville Rd, New Glasgow, NS – 4:30 to 6:00 PM for Health Care Professionals 7:00 to 9:00 PM for the public Presenters will include; Vett Lloyd, Continues →

“I’m the author of “BITTEN: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons,” and I’d like to discuss some of the points you raised in your article in “The Conversation.”

An open letter to Dr. Telford from Kris Newby: I’m the author of “BITTEN: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons,” and I’d like to discuss some of the points you raised in your article in “The Conversation.” First, I heartily agree that the Lyme bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, would be an “unlikely weapon.” This organism reproduces very slowly Continues →

House orders Pentagon to review if it exposed Americans to weaponised ticks

A New Jersey lawmaker suggests the government turned ticks and insects into bioweapons to spread disease and possibly released them The US House of Representatives has called for an investigation into whether the spread of Lyme disease had its roots in a Pentagon experiment in weaponising ticks. The House approved an amendment proposed by a Republican congressman from New Jersey, Chris Smith, Continues →

A Case of Tularemia in a Prosthetic Joint Infection

https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20190627-01 Abstract Periprosthetic infections occur in approximately 0.8% to 1.9% of all total knee arthroplasties (TKAs). Even with these low rates, it is rare to find a zoonotic bacterium causing a periprosthetic infection. In this case report, the authors identify the second documented case of a total joint infection with Francisella tularensis in the world and the first in the United States. Continues →

New York Times’ Story On Lyme Misses The Bull’s Eye

[CanLyme note: Very important in the article is recognition by the Infectious Disease physician author is that there is no good definition for Lyme disease, no good tests, and no biomarkers for B. burgdorferi or for PTLDS (post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome) which is a made-up term not based in science. No one knows when you have been effectively treated and there Continues →