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Ontario family had to move to B.C. for Lyme disease treatment

“For many Canadians, Lyme disease is not a concern that is top of mind. If you’re walking through a tall patch of grass or camping with your family, a small alarm bell might go off reminding you to check for ticks that may be carrying Lyme disease. For Louis Themeles, a tick bite didn’t seem…

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CMAJ: Lyme disease in a neonate complicated by the Jarisch–Herxheimer reaction

“A 21-day-old girl presented to the emergency department of an Ontario children’s hospital in early summer with a 1-day history of rash on the left arm and 3 days of decreased activity, poor feeding (not waking to feed, decreased volumes) and abdominal distension. She had no fever, weight loss, irritability, recent travel or known infectious…

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CBC News: This Toronto woman says she’s ‘living in hell’ as ticks invade her back yard

May 18, 2022 Michelle Snider says she’s has had to pull 25 to 30 ticks off her dogs and herself in 7 days A Toronto woman is warning people to check for ticks after she found several on herself and her two dogs in the past week. Michelle Snider, who lives in the Long Branch…

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Another tragic case of denial and mismanagement of Lyme disease in Ontario using knowingly inaccurate tests to deny diagnosis and treatment.

“From the outside, twenty-eight-year-old Jason Bailey from Ontario seemed to have it made. Born in Brampton, he moved with his mother and younger brother to Orillia after his parents separated. One of two boys raised by a single parent, Jason had your typical Canadian childhood full of outdoor activities and competitive sports. He played AAA…

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Detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia odocoilei, Babesia sp., Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato, and Hepatozoon canis in Ixodes scapularis Ticks Collected in Eastern Canada

Abstract Tick-borne pathogens cause infectious diseases that inflict much societal and financial hardship worldwide. Blacklegged ticks, Ixodes scapularis, are primary vectors of several epizootic and zoonotic pathogens. The aim sets forth the pathogens and their prevalence. In Ontario and Quebec, 113 I. scapularis ticks were collected from songbirds, mammals, including humans, and by flagging. PCR and DNA sequencing…

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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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New Podcast: Back to the lab with Dr. Melanie Wills from the G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab at the University of Guelph

“In this episode Sarah talks research, Canadian research that is, with Dr. Melanie Wills. She is the Director of the G. Magnotta [Lyme Disease] Research Lab at the University of Guelph, conducting research and studying the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of Lyme disease. She became interested in researching Lyme disease while working on her PhD,…

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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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CanLyme board member gives informative interview on radio

CanLyme board member Shelley Ball is interviewed on radio in Ontario. Discusses a broad range of topics including addressing the discrimination chronic Lyme disease patients face in a very controlled medical system dominated by those who chose to ignore science. Listen Here

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Lyme disease is steeped in controversy. Now some doctors are too afraid to treat patients

We missed this article from 2018 so are posting it now as it is as relevant today as it was two years ago (see also Overruled) … “Fri., Dec. 14, 2018 Bruce Shilton’s crippling fatigue left him bedridden for six months. Sue Faber was so forgetful, she couldn’t remember her daughters’ birthdates. And Andrea Smith’s…

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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…