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Researcher says tick-borne disease Borrelia has grown exponentially in Finland

October 5th, 2017 New research finds that ticks are not only becoming more common in Finland but incidents of the tick-borne disease Borrelia – also known as Lyme disease – has grown exponentially in the past 20 years. A new study by a doctoral student found that one-in-six ticks in Finland now carry the disease. Read article

Popular Shrub Linked to Rising Rates of Lyme Disease in Ticks

[CanLyme note: Japanese barberry, an invasive plant, has been promoted as a decorative shrub for landscaping across Canada for many years, even in the dry Okanagan Valley region of BC In Canada, plant growers, retailers, and landscapers need to take this seriously and stop selling this product and similar products.  Offer your concerns to the Canadian Landscape Nursery Association. This is Continues →

The cost of Lyme borreliosis.

Eur J Public Health. 2017 Jun 1;27(3):538-547. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckw269. Abstract BACKGROUND: Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most frequently reported tick-borne infection in Europe and North America. The aim of this study was to estimate the cost-of-illness of LB in the Netherlands. We used available incidence estimates from 2010 for tick bite consultations and three symptomatic LB outcomes: erythema migrans (EM), disseminated LB Continues →

Watch New York State Senate Public Hearing on Lyme and Tick Borne Diseases

LYME SCI: Re-cap of New York’s Lyme disease hearing On August 29, the New York State Senate’s Task Force on Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases held a public hearing, with participation from many stakeholders. Public health officials, scientists, patients, and doctors from IDSA and ILADS all addressed the committee hearing, which was streamed live to a national audience. Senator Sue Serino, Continues →

Stevia could offer cure for Lyme disease, researchers say

Published July 12th, 2017 Stevia, a common coffee sweetener, could be a possible cure for Lyme disease after tests conducted by a Connecticut professor and her students showed it was most effective in treating the tick-borne illness. Professor Eva Sapi, chairwoman of University of New Haven’s Department of Biology and Environmental Science, and her students have been testing the liquid, whole-leaf Continues →

Human Rights Violations of Relapsing Fever and Lyme Disease Patients Under International Investigation

[CanLyme Note: CanLyme was approached by Jenna Luché-Thayer early this year after her finding out that the World Health Organization (WHO) had held a meeting in November 2016 regarding updating the WHO International Classification of Diseases codes (ICD codes) relative to tick borne diseases. WHO is mandated to work with stakeholders yet no patient groups were asked to attend the Continues →

France: Chronic Lyme is real and treat with long term antibiotics.

Inside Europe: Lyme disease on the rise in France Lyme disease, which you get when bitten by an infected tick, has reached epidemic proportions in France. With 33,000 new officially confirmed cases last year, the government has launched an action plan to fight it. John Laurenson reports from the village of Feucherolles in central France on the spread of a Continues →

PGA Champion Jimmy Walker diagnosed with Lyme Disease

Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 2:24 p.m. PGA Champion Jimmy Walker said he has felt fatigued since around Thanksgiving. After a long PGA Tour season, his first major championship title at Baltusrol and a scintillating Ryder Cup win at Hazeltine, most might think the late-year fatigue was normal. But lasting this long? Walker knew something wasn’t right. On Wednesday Continues →

Yet another United States state enacts a law to protect doctors who treat Lyme disease appropriately.

Unanimous legislative approval for bill on Lyme Disease treatment March 22nd, 2017 by O. Kay Henderson The Iowa legislature has voted to let Iowa doctors prescribe more aggressive treatment for Lyme Disease than is currently allowed by the state’s Board of Medicine, but the state’s medical community opposes the move. According to Representative Sandy Salmon of Janesville, the state Board Continues →

Mothers of children with Lyme are targeted by Infectious Disease doctors… Research concludes: not one single accusation of child abuse is valid

[CanLyme Note:  This same unethical and sinister practice goes on across Canada with many Canadian mothers of children with Lyme disease having been accused by infectious disease doctors of abusing their children because they seek effective treatment for their children. Most investigations are triggered by the parent taking the child to one of our Children’s hospitals where they wrongly thought Continues →

Lyme disease and pregnancy – US Center for Disease Control

Tell your physician (because they are told this cannot happen)…  Lyme disease can be passed through the placenta to the fetus. This is acknowledged by the United States Center for Disease Control who state on their poster, “Untreated, Lyme disease can be dangerous to your unborn child.” Read poster

Swedish MD suspended over Lyme disease care; patients bereft

[CanLyme Note: Canada has suspended almost 100% of doctors who diagnose and treat Lyme disease based appropriately by all standards upon a clinical diagnosis, and patient response to treatment. The level of misinformation and anti-scientific standards endorsed and supported by the United States Center for Disease Control and those countries like Canada and Sweden who blindly endorse whatever the US CDC Continues →

Triathlete Kirsten Sweetland, sidelined by health, calls it a career

Cleve Dheensaw, Times Colonist, March 2nd Triathlete Kirsten Sweetland of Victoria, a former teen prodigy who overcame career-threatening injuries to realize her dream last year in Rio of competing in the Olympics, has retired. The 28-year-old knew it was time because “the decision came a little bit too easy,” she said. Sweetland found out five months before Rio that she Continues →

Tick-borne Lyme disease exploding into Michigan; human cases up 5-fold

Feb. 23, 2017 Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press They’re already back. All it took was an unusual February warm spell this past week for the tiny insects causing an increasingly big problem in Michigan to become active once again, beginning their hunt for blood. “A student in the medical entomology lab just brought in six adult blacklegged ticks — three male and Continues →