Come and join with CanLyme in the screening of “The Quiet Epidemic”

May 18th, 2023 May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and CanLyme is hosting an on-demand screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, The Quiet Epidemic during the week of May 19th. For the past two decades, CanLyme has been listening to the voices of people who have encountered ongoing roadblocks while trying to access adequate healthcare for Lyme…

Murphy signs law requiring N.J. students to learn about tick-borne diseases

New Jersey students will be required to learn about tick-borne diseases starting next school year under a bipartisan law Gov. Phil Murphy signed Monday. The measure (S264) requires the state education commissioner, in collaboration with the state health commissioner, to create new curriculum guidelines that teach students how to prevent Lyme disease and other tick-borne…

Lyme Disease Is On The Rise—And Climate Change Is To Blame

Chatelaine – by Zeahaa Rehman April 25th, 2023 “Maggie McColl first heard the joke about Lyme disease at a public talk about the illness in 2008. “The good news is, you’re not going to die,” she chuckles. “And the bad news is, you’re not going to die.” McColl, based in Nanaimo, B.C., first experienced symptoms of…

Identification of an unusual cluster of human granulocytic anaplasmosis in the Estrie region, Québec, Canada in 2021

Abstract Background: Human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) is a potentially severe tick-borne infection caused by the bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum (A. phagocytophilum) of the genus Rickettsia. Here, we describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of an unusual cluster of HGA cases detected in the Estrie region in Québec, Canada, during the 2021 transmission season. Methods: Confirmed cases…

Get ready for summer with this free Educators’ Resource

Get ready for summer camps & outdoor adventure with the CanLyme Educators’ Resource! Whether you are new to outdoor education or a seasoned wilderness guide, this teaching resource provides information through engaging learning experiences. Spring is a great time to start planning for outdoor adventure programs and summer camps. CanLyme developed an Educators’ Resource that…