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Canadian Lyme Consortium research network wants you! Such an important cause, please read and pass along.June 23, 2018 Hi Folks, CanLyme is a proud and active supporter of the Canadian Lyme Consortium Continues →
Corruption and Human Rights Violations Against Lyme Doctors, Scientists and Parents Now on United Nations RecordThe 2018 Report ‘The Situation of the Human Rights Defenders of Lyme and Relapsing Fever Continues →
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June 23rd, 2018 A CBC online news article… CanLyme offers notes of how clever messaging from “officials” slants the truth so CanLyme is “setting the record straight”.
June 23rd, 2018 A CBC online news article… CanLyme offers notes of how clever messaging from “officials” slants the truth so CanLyme is “setting the record straight”. “Lyme disease surges in Quebec: What you need to know to protect yourself” “Lyme disease is treatable if it’s caught early enough” [CanLyme Note: Lyme disease, a borreliosis, is treatable even in most Continues →
To Hell and Back: denial of access to health care in Canada. Another disgraceful failure of the Public Health Agency of Canada, now a Human Rights issue
June 19th, 2018 This is another example of the disgraceful anti-science, anti-collaborative management of health care in Canada. Federal and provincial health authorities, devoid of oversight by patients and their experts have total disregard for the life and well being of untold thousands of Canadians whose numbers are growing annually. Holding meeting after meeting with no progress, no action plan, no Continues →
INFORMED CONSENT – a patient’s right… a physician’s requirement to become informed BEFORE informing the patient.
This is related to all medical practice not just Lyme borreliosis. We have inserted our comments. “Patients have the right to decide on investigations and treatments (patient autonomy).” Properly informing the patient (captured from Canadian Medical Protective Association June 18th, 2018) Canadian legal judgments dealing with informed consent suggest the following interpretations: When possible inform the patient of the Continues →
June 3, 2018 Chronicle Herald – Public health failing to address Lyme disease crisis, says author From the article titled “Public Health failing to address Lyme disease crisis says author” this is a quote … “Heather Fairbairn, a spokeswoman with the province’s public health department, issued a statement to the Herald last week saying in part, that Lyme disease and other Continues →
The vast majority of ticks found in Saskatchewan are Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick), a species not known to be a competent vector of typical Lyme borreliosis (Borrelia burrgdorferi s.l.) to humans. However, recently Borrelia miyamotoi has been found in Canadian ticks coast to coast. Also, this from Manitoba, Saskatchewan’s next door neighbour. Borrelia miyamotoi causes similar disease in humans to Lyme borreliosis. Needing more Continues →
A heart specialist in Kingston, Ont. is warning health care professionals across the country to be on the lookout for a rare but serious complication of Lyme disease
May 30th, 2018 A heart specialist in Kingston, Ont. is warning health care professionals across the country to be on the lookout for a rare but serious complication of Lyme disease in which the disease bacteria begin to attack the heart. The condition is called Lyme carditis and it can do serious damage by disturbing the heart’s electrical system andrate. Continues →
CBC radio show Because News aired a segment on Lyme disease on May 28th, 2018 that got patients and experts up in arms. Researcher John Scott sets the record straight… Read his response
May 26th, 2018 Virginia Smith will have to wait before finding out whether she’s the victim of another nasty tick infection. On two occasions over the past week, the Weymouth farmer discovered a tick-sucking blood from the very spot on her body, just above her right shoulder blade. She heeded all precautions to avoid contact with the parasites both times Continues →
Global News television: Manitoba Canada Lyme awareness – province leads the country in working directly with patient groups.
Watch this interesting piece… “Marnie Le Page from Manitoba Lyme and Communicable Diseases Medical Officer of Health Dr. Richard Rush joined Gobal’s Shannon Cuciz to discuss emerging tick-bone diseases in Manitoba.” Canada-wide we are in a crisis due to a very well imbedded denial of access to health care relative to Lyme and other tick-bonre diseases. Patient groups and their Continues →
May 25th, 2018 The below is taken from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) website. It is a guideline for health professionals yet PHAC states they do not publish guidelines (when talking to patient groups). It does nothing for the several other serious diseases ticks transmit to humans and fails what we currently know about their very narrow definition Continues →
John D. Scott * and Catherine M. Scott published May 17, 2018 Abstract Human babesiosis caused by Babesia duncani is an emerging infectious disease in Canada. This malaria-like illness is brought about by a protozoan parasite infecting red blood cells. Currently, controversy surrounds which tick species are vectors of B. duncani. Since the availability of a serological or molecular test in Canada for B. duncani has been Continues →
Letter Published May 14th, 2018 https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S168751 I read with great interest the article by Bransfield,1 wherein the author reviewed potential contributors to and manifestations of heightened loss of control in Lyme disease patients. As a child psychiatrist living in a Lyme-endemic state, New Jersey, in the USA, I have seen a number of children and adolescents who exhibit significant acute Continues →
Borrelia miyamotoi rash is breaking the myth that rashes caused by borreliosis (Lyme disease) must expand beyond 5 cm.
Canada has Borrelia miyamotoi and other borrelia from coast to coast. The standard guidelines imposed on doctors state myths about rashes that science has shown us are not correct… The guidelines state that 60-80% of people will get a rash, NOT TRUE Only a small subset of the borrelia bacteria will cause any rash. Rashes must expand to 5 cm Continues →
May 10th, 2018 [CanLyme Note: Dr. Dan Gregson, seen in this news report, infectious disease HIV specialist (not Lyme disease specialist) says diagnose Lyme disease by the rash?? The majority will not get the rash so their diagnoses will be missed. Then Dr. Gregson goes on to say they want clinics across Canada like the one in BC at BC Women’s Continues →
[CanLyme Note: We have had many meetings with the BC CDC over the years pointing out the problems with their testing but were completely ignored. Even this more sensitive test will miss many cases. Meanwhile mothers were being accused of having Munchausen by proxy syndrome by doctors at the BC Children’s Hospital simply because they were not accepting the infectious disease Continues →