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.
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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.
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Get the facts on ticks and tick-borne diseases. There are many myths!
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.
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Episode 55 with Sarah Cormode and Brian Fallon
Brian Fallon, MD, MPH Brian Fallon, MD, MPH directs the Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center and the Lyme…
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.…
Survey for our Looking at Lyme listeners
Looking at Lyme is an educational podcast, designed to increase awareness and empower listeners with expert knowledge. We have…
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…
Explore the Geneticks interactive tick testing map
Learn more about where ticks are in Canada by exploring this interactive tick testing & statistics map. Geneticks created…
Industry pricing for tick testing
Both employers and employees can take important steps to raise awareness and reduce the risk of tick bites and…
Take it from a Canadian, ticks aren’t nice – and climate change means they’re thriving in the UK
The Guardian, by Stephen Buranyi Where I’m from, you can’t be considered a responsible outdoor person unless you’re willing…
Protocols for prevention of tick-borne illnesses in the workplace
“I really urge employers to make sure they’re recognizing tick-borne illness…I recommend that they research this topic, that they…
A Fatal Case of Late Stage Lyme Borreliosis and Substance Abuse
Abstract A recent study demonstrated a 1,100% (12-fold) increase in substance abuse after acquiring Lyme borreliosis. Lyme borreliosis and…