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Lyme disease study raises possibility of mother-to-baby transmission

Andrew Rankin (arankin@herald.ca)  May 15th, 2019 A scientist who co-authored a recent Public Health Agency of Canada study on the impact of Lyme disease during pregnancy says the illness can have fatal consequences for a developing fetus if the mother goes untreated. “Miscarriage, newborn death, and newborns with respiratory problems or jaundice have been found to occur,” said American epidemiologist Alison Continues →

Latest research shows Canada’s decision to fund only one large national Lyme research conglomerate goes against creation of new ideas.

[CanLyme Note: Even worse is that the 4 million tax payer dollars given to the conglomerate, Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network (CLyDRN), is now controlled by members of the anti-science/ethics private group the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease of Canada (AMMI) which is the puppet arm of the highly controversial Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA). Most of the Continues →

Lyme advocates say Canada offers “toxic tokenism” to patients

The Canadian government recently announced new investment in Lyme disease research. However, Canadian Lyme advocates fear that the patient voice will be excluded from the decision-making process. In the following article, the Canadian Lyme Consortium (CLC)–made up of advocates, patients, researchers and practitioners–offers background and context. By Vett Lloyd, PhD; Liz Zubek, MD, CCFP FCFP; Sue Faber and Jennifer Kravis, co-founders, LymeHope; Janet Sperling, CanLyme; Linda Kelso, Continues →

Toronto Star: Everything about Lyme disease is steeped in controversy. Now some doctors are too afraid to treat patients

[CanLyme Note: In the below article there are outrageous, disgraceful, and dangerous comments by Tara Moriarty and Todd Hatchette. Tara says a study showed labs returning 60% false positive test results which is simply not true, or in other words, a blatant lie. That study was not powered to determine true positive or negative results. The conclusion of that study was, Continues →

Canadian Frank Papineau sues physicians Dr. Pablo Romero-Sierra, Dr. Johnny Brisebois in Ontario Superior court. Trial to start November 26th, 2018

[UPDATE: This case has now been adjourned (postponed) by the courts for 3 years!! They allege they do not have the judicial resources to hear this until then, then there will likely be another excuse. Was this a political decision?  How does this postponement compare to other adjourments?] Nov. 12, 2018 Ontario, Canada resident Frank Papineau has had enough and Continues →

‘I don’t wish this on my worst enemy’: Caledon-area woman says Canada’s medical system is failing people living with Lyme disease

Oct. 2, 2018 Caledon Enterprise newspaper Janice Barry was at a vet office in Alliston with her dog when a poster caught her eye. It listed the symptoms of Lyme disease in dogs. It sounded familiar. For over a year, the former Caledon resident had been experiencing flu-like symptoms — daily nausea, weight loss, chronic fatigue, her hair was falling Continues →

One in three ticks in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, carries Lyme disease yet no help for the tens of thousands chronically ill across the country due to false information.

[CanLyme note: For decades Canadian health care leadership have downplayed the prevalence of Lyme disease (borreliosis) in ticks based upon poor surveillance protocol while ignoring reams of published research. They further downplayed the prevalence of this disease in humans with an outrageous, dangerous and deadly adherence to a testing policy that they knew missed most cases. Canadians must be fearful of Continues →

Lyme-disease-carrying ticks a growing problem in Ontario as ticks climb tops of tall grass waiting for victims

[CanLyme Note: this article includes some information we disagree with.  Treating with a single dose of antibiotics lacks GRADE level science to support it as an effective approach and was a closed door decision showing arrogance, not ethical science. Opposing experts and advocates were not consulted therefore the policy is invalid – longer durations of antibiotics are needed.] from ‘FARMERS Continues →

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 →

G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab at University of Guelph is looking for participants in study.

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 →

To Hell and Back: denial of access to health care in Canada. Another disgraceful failure of the Public Health Agency of Canada, now a Human Rights issue

June 19th, 2018 This is another example of the disgraceful anti-science, anti-collaborative management of health care in Canada. Federal and provincial health authorities, devoid of oversight by patients and their experts have total disregard for the life and well being of untold thousands of Canadians whose numbers are growing annually. Holding meeting after meeting with no progress, no action plan, no Continues →