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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 →

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 →

TOUCHED BY LYME: Singing from the IDSA Lyme hymnal

[CanLyme Note: This is an excellent response to a perversion of reality in the New York Times possibly prompted by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), who are the puppet masters of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease of Canada (AMMI), who continually see the public as stupid and under-educated so they promote their anti-science at will thinking everyone Continues →

How many cases of Lyme disease are we missing?

June 27th, 2019 DONNA LUGAR I participated in a “Tick Talk” in Bedford with Lisa Ali Learning of AtlanTick on June 25. One takeaway from that meeting, for me anyway, is that we are not doing enough to ensure Nova Scotians are adequately aware of the risks associated with tick bites. One family, new to the country, had never even Continues →

The new draft of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) guidelines open for public comment for 45 days.

The IDSA has presented their draft guidelines which with a brief scan appear not much different then their old controversial poorly evidenced guidelines.  Much of the same old players and 3 token patients. Typical unequal representation. Public comments close August 10th. Take your time, make notes before you enter their controlled comment format process as you have to submit all Continues →

Ottawa mom warns parents to check their kids for ticks after her toddler is diagnosed with Lyme disease

[CanLyme Note: It is nice to hear that the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) ‘may’ be actually taking this seriously finally. Mothers in Ontario and at many other children’s hospitals across Canada in the very recent past have been accused of having Munchausen by Proxy simply because they fought for their children’s rights after a negative test for Lyme disease Continues →

Avril Lavigne announces 1st tour since Lyme disease diagnosis

June 24th, 2019 “Lavigne says she wrote all of the songs sitting in her bed or on the couch while the effects of Lyme disease made her body feel like it was shutting down. “I felt like I was drowning. Like I was going under water and I just needed to come up for air,” she said last year in Continues →

Co-infection of bacteria and protozoan parasites in Ixodes ricinus nymphs collected in the Alsace region, France

[CanLyme Note: ‘No Tick is a Good Tick’ Canadian ticks are equally co-infected.] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.06.001 Abstract Fifty nymphal Ixodes ricinus ticks collected in Alsace, France, identified by morphological criteria and using MALDI-TOF MS, were tested by PCR to detect tick-associated bacteria and protozoan parasites. Seventy percent (35/50) of ticks contained at least one microorganism; 26% (9/35) contained two or more species. Several human pathogens Continues →

TICK-BORNE DISEASE COLLABORATIVE CARE TO STREAMLINE HELP FOR MANITOBANS

Manitobans Reminded to Check for Ticks: Friesen June 10th, 2019 The Manitoba government is moving forward with the establishment of a collaborative care service to streamline and improve health services for patients who show symptoms of late Lyme disease and other emerging tick-borne illnesses, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “Symptoms of Lyme disease are often Continues →

Toronto Sun: Ticks: A ticking Lyme bomb

May 26th, 2019 Nice weather is here and you’re out and about? Be on the lookout for eight-legged menaces on the march. Tick populations armed with the Borrelia bacteria are increasingly creeping into Canada, expanding and growing – and so too the number of tick-borne diseases, predominantly Lyme. It’s a ticking Lyme bomb, and vastly under-detected across Canada. Dr. Vett Continues →

Vancouver couple believe Lyme disease played role in son’s suicide

[CanLyme Note: Suicide is one of the most commonly reported causes of death related to Lyme disease, far ahead of heart and other problems.] Onetime Columbia River basketball standout Zach Moritz died in 2015 Published: May 19, 2019, 6:05 AM on The Columbian As Zach Moritz sat in the shade of the sequoia trees, he could envision the outlines of a new Continues →