Articles by Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

Woman’s Mystery Illness Turns Out to Be Tick-Borne Disease

Woman’s Mystery Illness Turns Out to Be Tick-Borne Disease

ByCanLyme TeamDec 13, 2016

By Gillian Mohney and Dr. Sabrina Anna Rebis A 66-year-old woman’s mysterious illness that left her feverish and with slurred speech initially stumped her doctors. As the woman’s condition continued to deteriorate, an infectious disease doctor eventually identified the cause — the woman had contracted a bacterial disease caused by a tick bite. Researchers from George Washington University School of Medicine wrote about deciphering the medical mystery in a case study…

Portland, Maine: Despite drought, Lyme disease cases came roaring back this fall

Portland, Maine: Despite drought, Lyme disease cases came roaring back this fall

Dec 12, 2016

[CanLyme Note: Due to the proximity to the Canadian border and the role of our friendly migratory birds in importing infected ticks into Canada in staggering numbers, ie, robins, wrens, etc., Atlantic Canada’s provincial governments must increase public awareness. It is their responsibility.]…

Commercial test kits for detection of Lyme borreliosis: a meta-analysis of test accuracy

Commercial test kits for detection of Lyme borreliosis: a meta-analysis of test accuracy

Dec 12, 2016

November 2016 Abstract: The clinical diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis can be supported by various test methodologies; test kits are available from many manufacturers. Literature searches were carried out to identify studies that reported characteristics of the test kits. Of 50…

Bill to combat Lyme disease heads to Pres. Obama for signature

Bill to combat Lyme disease heads to Pres. Obama for signature

Dec 7, 2016

December 7th, 2016 WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – The U.S. Senate passed legislation to combat Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The bill now heads to President Obama’s desk for signature. If signed into law, it would ensure coordination among federal agencies and…

Ceftriaxone Pulse Dosing Fails to Eradicate Biofilm-Like Microcolony B. burgdorferi Persisters Which Are Sterilized by Daptomycin/ Doxycycline/Cefuroxime without Pulse Dosing

Ceftriaxone Pulse Dosing Fails to Eradicate Biofilm-Like Microcolony B. burgdorferi Persisters Which Are Sterilized by Daptomycin/ Doxycycline/Cefuroxime without Pulse Dosing

Nov 30, 2016

Published Nov 2016 Abstract   Although the majority of Lyme disease patients can be cured, at least 10–20% of the patients continue to suffer from persisting symptoms such as fatigue, muscular and joint pain, and neurologic impairment after standard 2–4…

Australia: A Senate inquiry has recommended urgent government funding for research into tick-borne disease in Australia.

Australia: A Senate inquiry has recommended urgent government funding for research into tick-borne disease in Australia.

Nov 30, 2016

Nov. 30th, 2016 Inquiry calls for Lyme funding, research   A Senate committee has recommended the federal government urgently increase funding for research into tick-borne disease in Australia and get to work on finding a treatment. Thousands of Australians claim…

BC Centre for Disease Control warns about ticks infected with Lyme-related bacteria

BC Centre for Disease Control warns about ticks infected with Lyme-related bacteria

Nov 26, 2016

Nov 7th, 2016 Vancouver – A warning from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) suggests three ticks collected in British Columbia since June have tested positive for new Lyme-related bacteria. Read full article