Explore the Geneticks interactive tick testing map
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Explore the Geneticks interactive tick testing map

Learn more about where ticks are in Canada by exploring this interactive tick testing & statistics map. Geneticks created the map from ticks sent in for testing from across the country. Find out what kind of ticks have been found and what pathogens they are carrying.  When possible, you should submit a removed tick for…

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N.S. vet tech who says she got Lyme at work pushing for compensation

Chris Lambie, Chronicle Herald “Dr. Vett Lloyd has provided important information which suggests the worker’s diagnosis is Lyme disease. Her evidence should be considered by the board in conjunction with a further assessment by an infectious disease expert who could render a current diagnosis for the worker’s condition. The board is directed to have the…

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Nova Scotia: Lyme disease advocacy group pushes for awareness, education, new clinic

[CanLyme Note: Sadly this is the case for most Canadians with Lyme disease who do not present with the over-emphasized ‘bulls eye’ rash that occurs in only about 20% of cases. Through policy imposed via the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease of Canada (AMMI), any doctors diagnosing Lyme disease are under pressure and risk…

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Global TV News: Nova Scotia has the highest tick-to-human ratio in the country: biology professor

By Alexa MacLean, Global News May 17th, 2022 A biology professor who studies ticks for a living says Nova Scotians should expect to encounter the parasites whenever they venture outdoors. “Certainly, it’s hard not to notice ticks anywhere in Nova Scotia unless you stay strictly on cement,” said Vett Lloyd, an epigenetics researcher and director of the…

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CTV News Atlantic: Mother struggles to get adequate help within the Canadian health care system for her young daughter who has Lyme.

Sadly this lack of help for adequate Lyme disease treatment is a Canada-wide problem due in large part to the very poor information given to physicians and other medical professionals by a private self-proclaimed expert group called the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada.  Provincial and federal governments have ceded control over the…

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Western Nova Scotia’s rate of Lyme disease among highest in North America

[CanLyme Note: What is missing is a transparent collaborative plan to track patients who are only given a single dose prophylactic antibiotic following a tick bite. CanLyme has dealt with numerous individuals who went on to develop a full-blown Lyme infection after receiving the prophylactic dose only then to be denied further appropriate treatment. Collaboration must…

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Raising Awareness for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Outdoor enthusiasts are among the highest risk group for contracting tick borne diseases. Here is an information pamphlet to provide some information all should have. Access pamphlet  

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Canada’s CTV investigative reporting show W5 explores Lyme disease: Bitten

Nov. 21, 2020 W5 TV show delves into Lyme disease and the lack of proper diagnostics and treatment in Canada. Patients stories are told and important issues are discussed that can affect most Canadians either by themselves, family or friends in the coming years. Watch Bitten

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A message to Canadian Lyme disease patients from W5 TV show. They want you!!

“Hello all, If you are receiving this email then you and I have spoken about the documentary W5 is currently producing on Lyme Disease. We have been working on this documentary for the past few months and working towards an air date later this fall. I need all of your help for one of the…

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McMaster University doing research on Lyme disease and pregnancy.

The McMaster Midwifery Research Centre is recruiting people initially to complete an online survey if they have had at least one pregnancy, regardless whether they had Lyme disease or not. More information

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Motivations and Experiences of Canadians Seeking Treatment for Lyme Disease Outside of the Conventional Canadian Health-Care System

Abstract   Objective: We aimed to describe the experiences of Canadians who seek diagnosis and treatment for Lyme disease outside of the conventional Canadian health-care system. Methods: Forty-five individuals who had sought treatment for Lyme disease outside of the conventional Canadian health-care system were recruited from Lyme support and advocacy groups across Canada to answer…

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Canada implicated once again in covert non-transparent manipulation of World Health Organization

When will the corruption stop? CanLyme is a member of the Ad Hoc Committee for Health Equity. “A request to have ‘Congenital Lyme borreliosis’ listed as a ‘stand-alone’ category in the new ICD-11 codes was made by the Ad Hoc Committee for Health Equity in ICD-11 Borreliosis Codes, submitted March 27, 2017 by Jenna Luché-Thayer…

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How to repel ticks with plants and landscaping

Landscaping tactics can be used to create a soft barrier to prevent ticks from entering your yard   Ticks are now present in many parts of the Maritimes, but communities are still learning how to live with them. A tick-proofing conference and workshop at Mount Allison University on Saturday gave researchers and experts a chance to share…

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month

NO TICK IS A GOOD TICK, all species of ticks that will attach to humans and pets can carry various diseases. May, 2020 May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Canada. It gives us a chance to remind and educate others about the disease and how to avoid it. Ticks aren’t going to give…