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Lyme disease gets attention of MP Karen Ludwig

New Brunswick Southwest MP surprised by the number of people suffering with Lyme disease By Vanessa Blanch, CBC News May 26th, 2016 New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig is fulfilling a campaign promise to bring national attention to Lyme disease as she prepares to co-chair a national all-party round table next week. Ludwig says she couldn’t ignore the problem after going Continues →

Watch CTV news interview of Dr. Todd Hatchette. A very good example of how opinion, not science, is driving Lyme borreliosis policy in Canada… in spite of evidence presented by experts in Ottawa, May 15th to 17th, 2016.

[Lyme disease is actually Lyme borreliosis. an infection caused by many different strains/genotypes of Borrelia bacteria] How can one rationalize making progress from the patient’s expert perspective when officially, by tax payer funded microbiologists, opinion is put forward as fact with no supporting science. Dr. Todd Hatchette attended the recent three day conference in Ottawa during which a wide diversity Continues →

N.S. doctor clashes with peers on Lyme disease treatment

HE CHRONICLE HERALD Published March 22, 2016 – 5:10pm ST. STEPHEN, N.B. – A retired Nova Scotia medical doctor hopes that if his former colleagues will not prescribe longterm antibiotics for Lyme disease, West Coast naturopaths might. Patients afflicted with Lyme disease in the Maritimes say that they have to travel to Maine and elsewhere in the United States because Continues →

Fredericton Lyme disease support group wants better testing

Alison Chiasson, CBC News July 10th, 2015 Fredericton area residents struggle with symptoms, treatment and diagnosis Joy Pitre says New Brunswick clinicians failed to diagnose Lyme disease when she was struggling to determine what the cause of her rapidly deteriorating health was after a tick bite in 2003. She says she has since spent more than 10 years and $10,000 Continues →

Scientific American: Lyme Disease Surges North

One of the clearest signs of health risks in a warming world has emerged in one of the world’s most advanced economies, as Canada belatedly struggles to cope with Lyme disease’s migration in North America Sep 24, 2014 | By Marianne Lavelle and The Daily Climate Vett Lloyd saved the tick that latched onto her while she was gardening outside her home in Continues →

Vet calls for routine tests for dogs to track Lyme disease

Blood test non-invasive, provides quick results CBC News – Posted: Jan 23, 2014  A dog bravely endured Lyme disease testing earlier this month. (Courtesy Elisha Dickinson-Mills) A Hampton-based veterinarian wants to see routine blood tests for dogs to keep track of Lyme disease in New Brunswick. Dr. Elisha Dickinson-Mills tested 55 dogs at her clinic on Jan. 11, as part of Continues →

Lyme disease in N.B. focus of study by biologists, vets

Researchers from Mount Allison University and veterinarians from across New Brunswick are joining forces to determine how widespread Lyme disease is in the province. They will be collecting blood samples from dogs and testing for antibodies to Borrelia, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Borrelia is commonly transmitted to both dogs and humans through tick bites. About 75 dogs in the Hampton Continues →

Ticks carrying Lyme disease on the rise across N.B.

Biologist Vett Lloyd says it’s no longer a localized problem and everyone should be on alert CBC News – Posted: Jun  6, 2013 A New Brunswick biologist says the number of ticks carrying Lyme disease in the province continues to rise and people should be on alert. Vett Lloyd, who has been collecting samples of blacklegged ticks from veterinarians and pet Continues →

New Brunswicker tackles Lyme disease issues

Stephanie Stoneleigh… “Just want you to know I have sent this letter this morning to about 75 contacts in hopes that they will sign the Petition put forward by Randy Hillier, M.P.P” ….    Dear Friends, Relatives and Co-Workers in my Health Battle:  I need to let you know that I am sending this email to a number of Media Continues →

Time Canadian Medicare system woke up … letter to editor

New Brunswick resident Stephanie Stoneleigh has had enough and wants the News Brunswick health care system to wake up to the fact that Lyme disease is occuring in numbers far above what is being reported.  Her published letter to the editor spells out the issues. Read full letter