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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 →

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: Local tick reports up sharply over last year

[CanLyme note: This article says only one tick per year is testing positive for Lyme disease.  Research has shown us that their tests are not capable of detecting all the known strains of Lyme borreliosis.  If you do not have the correct test for all the strains you have no idea of true prevalence. The government knows this and should properly Continues →

Tips after Lyme Disease is in your system

From Toronto Sun Sept 23rd, 2017 “With the Public Health test, chronic sufferers like me can be misdiagnosed. Although options are available to treat Lyme, because they are not covered by OHIP or widespread, they are inaccessible to many. From my experiences, the Lyme care in Ontario seems insufficient. We all pay taxes and to incur additional medical expenditures to 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 →

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 →

CTV News Toronto: Students warned because ticks are found at schools.

Kids picking up ticks at schools.  Not only found in wooded areas. This further emphasizes that the over emphasis from government about ticks being only found in certain area is a harmful and misleading policy. Had patients been involved in policy making like they are on most other diseases the public would be much more aware and protected, patients would 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 →

CBC News: Lyme disease research, funding falling behind in Canada

June 18th, 2017 – by Jennifer Seiff for CBC News When I got sick in May 2016 with what I suspected was Lyme disease, I learned fast about tick-borne illnesses in Canada. What I learned was that out-of-date lab tests mean many people may altogether miss a diagnosis of Lyme — an infectious disease spread through the bite of infected ticks that can produce Continues →

CTV Winnipeg: 12-year-old boy suffers infection from wood tick

June 13th, 2017 … “I felt something on my back, so I pulled it off and it was a tick,” said Ferguson. “So I just killed it and threw it away.” Logan said it was a wood tick, so he didn’t give it a second thought. But a couple of days later he started feeling sick with headaches and fatigue. Continues →