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CTV News Toronto: Students warned because ticks are found at schools.

Kids picking up ticks at schools.  Not only found in wooded areas. This further emphasizes that the over emphasis from government about ticks being only found in certain area is a harmful and misleading policy. Had patients been involved in policy making like they are on most other diseases the public would be much more aware and protected, patients would Continues →

France: Chronic Lyme is real and treat with long term antibiotics.

Inside Europe: Lyme disease on the rise in France Lyme disease, which you get when bitten by an infected tick, has reached epidemic proportions in France. With 33,000 new officially confirmed cases last year, the government has launched an action plan to fight it. John Laurenson reports from the village of Feucherolles in central France on the spread of a Continues →

CBC News: Lyme disease research, funding falling behind in Canada

June 18th, 2017 – by Jennifer Seiff for CBC News When I got sick in May 2016 with what I suspected was Lyme disease, I learned fast about tick-borne illnesses in Canada. What I learned was that out-of-date lab tests mean many people may altogether miss a diagnosis of Lyme — an infectious disease spread through the bite of infected ticks that can produce Continues →

CTV Winnipeg: 12-year-old boy suffers infection from wood tick

June 13th, 2017 … “I felt something on my back, so I pulled it off and it was a tick,” said Ferguson. “So I just killed it and threw it away.” Logan said it was a wood tick, so he didn’t give it a second thought. But a couple of days later he started feeling sick with headaches and fatigue. Continues →

With great sadness we report that the Canadian Lyme community has lost a valuable friend and asset.

Debra Fraleigh, an articulate and caring individual who worked endlessly behind the scenes researching evidence, evaluating government and medical leadership statements on Lyme disease, and then writing excellent letters of rebuttal, lost her battle with cancer on June 9th, 2017. Debra, like far too many Canadians also battled Lyme disease and then, battled the medical system that let her and Continues →

CBC radio: Lyme patient and researcher question government framework.

Lyme disease patient from Quebec and then, research scientist from University of Alberta draws into question testing and treatment in Canada.  Why is Canada being forced to follow US guidelines when we have our own distinct genotypes that vary across the country? Listen here

Canada-wide VOCAL events planned for June 3rd, 2017

VOCAL – Voices Of Canadians About Lyme June 3rd, 2017 As Canadians in every province and territory become increasingly concerned about Lyme disease and the denial of access to care, they are speaking out. Government bureaucrats have refused to meaningfully engage patients and their experts on the issues that matter most – diagnostics and treatment. Lyme disease is controlled by Continues →

Global TV: Ontario resident’s struggle with Lyme disease and the medical system.

May 21st, 2017 Tick season raises Lyme disease concerns With tick season underway, a Canadian woman shares her personal story of living with Lyme disease and the years of being misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Allison Vuchnich reports. Dr. Doug Sider, Public Health Ontario, says Lyme is under-reported at least 10 fold. Watch Here  

Latest Lyme disease risk map for Nova Scotia

Lyme disease carrying species of ticks, Ixodes scapularis, have been in Nova Scotia for decades There is no part of the province where you are risk free.  This latest risk map … shows areas of greatest risk, moderate risk and lower risk.  Because the ticks are transported by birds such as robins, wrens, finches and other birds there is the Continues →

Watch Mount Allison University Lyme Research Network announcement partnering with the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

May 5th, 2017 One of the pillars within the mission statement of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation is promoting research. We are pleased to announce our partnership with Mount Allison University in assisting their Lyme Disease Research Network with funding. Developing a broad capacity within Canadian universities to cope with what the government of Canada has admitted is a coming Continues →