Welcome to the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) was created to promote a more complete and comprehensive understanding of Lyme disease and related illnesses through research, education and advocacy to help reduce misdiagnosis and improve treatments for Lyme disease.

Get help for Lyme

Recognizing symptoms and learning how to talk to your doctor are the first steps towards treatment.

Learn more about Lyme

Understanding Lyme disease is the best way to prevent, diagnose and treat it.

Get the facts

Get the facts on ticks and tick-borne diseases. There are many myths! 

Recent dispatches

Black-legged ticks found at Riding Mountain National Park

ByTeamAug 25, 20161 min read

[CanLyme Note: “Officials aren’t ready yet to sound the alarms”… here we are in 2016 and Health Canada still refuses…

Tick study gets ‘astonishing’ local response

ByTeamAug 15, 20161 min read

John Ferro, Poughkeepsie Journal Photo by Sophia Raithel When the scientists behind an ambitious tick studybegan their work in April,…

Study cites Powassan link to long-term Lyme symptoms

ByTeamAug 15, 20161 min read

August 14th, 2016 By Cynthia McCormick Scientists at a Wisconsin laboratory say they suspect persistent cases of Lyme disease…

How Lyme disease almost ended one doctor’s life

ByTeamAug 15, 20161 min read

Aug 15th, Fox News : Dr. Neil Spector’s Lyme story on “Fox and Friends”

Where there are ticks, there’s often Lyme disease

Lyme disease is caused by an infection that is most often transmitted by ticks, but it can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy.

Ticks can attach to your body without being seen or felt, and diagnosis can be difficult due to symptom presentation, testing protocols and other challenges. 

Learn to protect yourself

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CanLyme is a registered Canadian charity. We rely on the financial support of donors. You can help save lives.

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More news

5-year follow-up study of patients with neuroborreliosis.

ByTeamOct 25, 20112 min read

Berglund J, Stjernberg L, Ornstein K, Tykesson-Joelsson K, Walter H. Department of Community Medicine, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden. johan.berglund@ltblekinge.se…

Study supports chronic Lyme

ByTeamOct 25, 20112 min read

Protective Niche for Borrelia burgdorferi to Evade Humoral Immunity Am J Pathol. 2004 Sep;165(3):977-8 Fang Ting Liang*, Eric L.…

How the Neutrophil Both Kills and Protects the Lyme Spirochete, Borrelia Burgdorferi

ByTeamOct 25, 20113 min read

Ruth Montgomery, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist S-413, The Anlyan Center Phone: 203-785-7039 Fax: 203-785-7053 e-mail: ruth.montgomery@yale.edu Research Activities My…

Experts identify molecular players in tick-borne illness

ByTeamOct 25, 20113 min read

This article was brought to you via eLibrary from ProQuest Information and Learning.https://elibrary.bigchalk.com  Virginia Commonwealth University; Experts identify molecular…

The Klempner Article

ByTeamOct 25, 201111 min read

If corporations want a profit-saving research result they will design the research and find the fool to do it…

Insurers hit on Lyme disease

ByTeamOct 25, 20114 min read

By BRIDGET SCRIMENTI, Sun Staff (https://www.lowellsun.com/ci_3119437#) Alan Stone of Chelmsford, who suffers from Lyme disease along with his daughter…

Lyme disease of the brainstem

ByTeamOct 25, 20111 min read

Kalina P, Decker A, Kornel E, Halperin JJ. Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street, Rochester, MN, 55905,…

Detection of Rickettsia, Borrelia, and Bartonella in Carios kelleyi (Acari: Argasidae)

ByTeamOct 25, 20112 min read

Amanda D. LoftisA, D, James S. GillB, D, Martin E. SchrieferC, D, Michael L. LevinD, Marina E. EremeevaD, M.…

Lyme disease may cause sudden aggression in dogs

ByTeamOct 24, 20114 min read

Written by Betsy Sommers of: Peppertree Rescue, Albany, NY, USA. 28th May 2004: We recently had a very strange event…