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Ottawa: Canadian politicians, scientists, physicians, and advocates unite in request of Minister Philpott to insist upon an ethical process

[CanLyme Note: No disease in history has ever been so massaged and manipulated behind closed doors as Lyme disease (borreliosis)  Is profit the motive? Keeping people sick and on pills for every symptom seems to be the approved Canadian policy while they refuse to transparently look at better tests that are available, and they refuse to allow potentially curative treatments.] View Continues →

Lyme disease risk rising in Ontario as ticks spread farther in province

[CanLyme Note: Ticks are not only spreading aross southern Ontario, they are spreading in all regions of the province. If you have robins, finches, wrens, etc. you have ticks carrying Lyme and other diseases coming to your area.] March 21st, 2017 by Laura Bradley, St Thomas Times-Journal They’re small, hard to see, but they come with a big bite. Black-legged ticks, Continues →

Free Lyme presentation in Monora Park, near Orangeville, Ontario

There will be a free presentation on Lyme Disease on April 1, 2017 from 9:00 to noon near Orangeville at the Monora Park Pavilion. Dr. Melanie Wills from the University of Guelph will be our main speaker. As well there will be a vet and two people who have struggled with Lyme for years. After a break and free refreshments there Continues →

Ontario Lyme Researcher John Scott Receives Governor General Award

Scott was chosen to receive a Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in recognition of 27 years of research and advocacy on Lyme disease and tick populations in Canada. He and his wife Catherine, founded what is now called Lyme Ontario after it took four years for each of them to be diagnosed with Lyme disease. “Basically I started from scratch,” Scott Continues →

New Lyme disease petition urges action plan rewrite

Richmond Hill Liberal – Kim Zarzour, March 1st, 2017 A new petition asking the Canadian government for a better action plan to combat Lyme disease has been sponsored by Green party Leader Elizabeth May. May was responsible for the introduction and approval of Bill 442, requiring the government to create an action plan with input from Lyme patients and experts; Continues →

Lyme sufferers devastated by federal government’s action plan

Richmond Hill Liberal, February 22, 2017 When Shari Allen first went public with her battle with Lyme disease, she was very sick, but she had hope. In 2015, the disease had upended her life, left her unable to work, her savings depleted, suffering from constant headaches and joint pain, but the Thornhill woman still believed this disease could be beaten. Two Continues →

Detection of Lyme Disease Bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, in Blacklegged Ticks Collected in the Grand River Valley, Ontario, Canada

Scott et al. Received: 2016.09.29; Accepted: 2016.12.28; Published: 2017.02.08 Abstract We document the presence of blacklegged ticks, Ixodes scapularis, in the Grand River valley, Centre Wellington, Ontario. Overall, 15 (36%) of 42 I. scapularis adults collected from 41 mammalian hosts (dogs, cats, humans) were positive for the Lyme disease bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.). Using real-time PCR testing and Continues →

‘Jedi’s’ run for Lyme disease was surprisingly a lesson of love

Nov. 13th, 2016, By Catherine Thompson, Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO — His grandkids call him Jedi. As in the Jedi knights of Star Wars, wise yet gentle warriors who fight for the forces of good. And Dave Woodhall of Waterloo has been waging a battle for good, through countless hours and millions of footsteps, as he ran a distance equal Continues →

Established Population of Blacklegged Ticks with High Infection Prevalence for the Lyme Disease Bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato, on Corkscrew Island, Kenora District, Ontario

2016; 13(11): 881-891. doi: 10.7150/ijms.16922 Abstract We document an established population of blacklegged ticks, Ixodes scapularis, on Corkscrew Island, Kenora District, Ontario, Canada. Primers of the outer surface protein A (OspA) gene, the flagellin (fla) gene, and the flagellin B (flaB) gene were used in the PCR assays to detect Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.), the Lyme disease bacterium. In Continues →

Timmins, Ontario: Tick taken from local resident linked to Lyme disease

[CanLyme Note: Continuing to inform the public as to whether they are in a low risk or high risk area is wrong and disarming. Considering the abundance of science it is alarming that public health still feels the need to not report the complete picture. Ticks are transported randomly by migratory birds such as robins, wrens, finches, and many other birds. Continues →

First Record of Ixodes affinis Tick (Acari: Ixodidae) Infected with Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato Collected from a Migratory Songbird in Canada

Scott, et al.  Published June 30th, 2016 Abstract Migratory songbirds transport hard-bodied ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) into Canada during northward spring migration, and some of these bird-feeding ticks harbor a wide diversity of pathogenic microorganisms. In this study, we collected a nymphal Ixodes affinis Neumann from a Common Yellowthroat, Geothylypis trichas (Linnaeus), at Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, and it was infected with the Continues →

Montreal Gazette: Quebec issues warning for Lyme disease

[CanLyme Note: Their 159 reported cases are seriously under-reported due to many reasons including poor tests, lack of doctor education ofo medical doctors to recognize Lyme symptoms, especially late stage chronic symptoms.] lJune 24th, 2016 The Ministry of Health and Social Services advised people who practise outdoor activities to watch out for the bugs. The disease is spread through “deer” and “blacklegged” Continues →