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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 →
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Far-Reaching Dispersal of Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato-Infected Blacklegged Ticks by Migratory Songbirds in Canada
https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare6030089 Abstract Lyme disease has been documented in northern areas of Canada, but the source of the etiological bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl) has been in doubt. We collected 87 ticks from 44 songbirds during 2017, and 24 (39%) of 62 nymphs of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, were positive for Bbsl. We provide the first report of Bbsl-infected, songbird-transported I. scapularis in Cape Continues →
July 19th, 2018 Excellent work is being done at the University of Guelph and we at CanLyme encourage people to participate… “The University of Guelph is currently recruiting participants for a study jointly offered by researchers in the Department of Population Medicine, and the G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab. The study (REB # 18-05-008) will examine the interactions that Continues →
Are you a parent in Canada with a child struggling with Lyme disease? Canadian researchers want to hear from you!!
July 6th, 2018 Researchers at Mount Allison University are undertaking a research project which will explore the experiences of families with a child struggling with Lyme disease. They are looking for parents who have a child affected by Lyme disease to write a letter about their family’s experience. If you are willing to participate in the study, the researchers will 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 →
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: The Lyme disease disaster for Canadians is an excellent example of how the ‘self-regulating’ medical colleges and medical associations have woven themselves into the publicly funded health care system positioning themselves as the only experts, and policing any physicians who disagree with them, out of business. No outside scientific expertise is allowed no matter how much harm is done Continues →
March 7th, 2018 JOANNE SEIFF, a resident of Manitoba, contracted Lyme disease a couple of years ago but didn’t remember pulling off the tick that bit her; nor did she have the telltale bullseye rash of a tick bite. Her husband Jeff Marcus, who grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley, about an hour and a half from the eponymous Continues →
Human seroprevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi in Manitoba, Canada, in 2011-2014: a cross-sectional study.
CMAJ Open. 2017 Sep 6;5(3):E690-E693. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20170070. Kadkhoda K, et al Abstract BACKGROUND: Hard tick-borne relapsing fever caused by Borrelia miyamotoi has been reported in Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan and the northeastern and upper midwestern United States. We sought to investigate the presence of B. miyamotoi infection in humans in Manitoba, Canada. METHODS: Two hundred fifty sera collected from residents Continues →
Lyme Disease Patients File Federal Antitrust Suit Against Infectious Disease Specialists & Health Insurers
Nov 15th, Last Friday, 28 patients filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the Infectious Diseases Society of America, eight health insurance companies, and seven medical doctors, Courthouse News reported yesterday, “because health insurers are denying coverage with bogus guidelines established by their paid consultants, who falsely say the disease can always be cured with a month of antibiotics.” Contrary to the often-reported claim that Lyme disease Continues →
[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 →
Human seroprevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi in Manitoba, Canada, in 2011–2014: a cross-sectional study
[CanLyme Note: This is a very interesting and important study and we are pleased that this is being looked at but there are some glaring omissions in the document. Not made clear in the results is that a significant percentage of obviously symptomatic patients (why their blood was tested in the first place) would be completely missed using the current two Continues →
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 →
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 →
Watch Mount Allison University Lyme Research Network announcement partnering with the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation
May 5th, 2017 One of the pillars within the mission statement of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation is promoting research. We are pleased to announce our partnership with Mount Allison University in assisting their Lyme Disease Research Network with funding. Developing a broad capacity within Canadian universities to cope with what the government of Canada has admitted is a coming Continues →