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Albertans reporting fewer ticks amid social distancing; Expert predicts numbers will rise

After enjoying a day at Rundle Park in Edmonton, Dan Friesen and Katie Zimmerman didn’t consider the possibility of ticks. “We never hear about ticks,” Friesen said. “There in the bush, way out in the middle of nowhere, you don’t think they’re going to be in a city park.” It wasn’t until three days later…

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Dog owners issued warning as deer ticks move into Calgary backyards

July 16th, 2018 Deer ticks no longer respect city limits. That was the word Monday from Dr. Wendy McLelland, a Calgary veterinarian, who delivered the advice that no matter how much of a city dweller you and your pet are, this may be the summer to engage in a pre-emptive strike against Lyme disease. Read full article

Lyme disease in Alberta article takes number three spot in top ten stories for 2017

See top ten list Lyme-disease carrying ticks on the rise in Alberta   Edmonton a possible hotspot; 6 things to watch for. By BEV BETKOWSKI Up to one in five Albertans bitten by ticks this summer could be at risk for Lyme disease, a University of Alberta expert says. Once thought to be rare in…

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Lyme disease patient living in her car after being discharged from Banff hospital

July 6th, 2016, Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald CANMORE — A Canmore woman with Lyme disease has been sleeping in her car since being discharged from a Banff hospital due to what she believes is a political response to the illness. Sarah Hutchison, 46, said front-line staff at Banff Mineral Springs Hospital treated her well, but believes she’s been mistreated by…

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Popular on 630 CHED radio, the Ryan Jespersen show interviews CanLyme director Janet Sperling and Edmonton area support group founder Kim Spears

You can listen here at https://www.630ched.com/audio-vault/ Select May 25th, 9 am, then drag the scroll bar to 8:55 for the beginning of the Lyme talk.

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June 30th, 2015 My family’s fight against Lyme disease is relatively new, but we learned quickly of the controversy surrounding Lyme Disease. Three months ago, my wife (Theresa) was bit by a tick in our backyard in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). At the time, we didn’t realize what we were dealing with. After a rapid decline…

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Alberta, Canada : Rowe [MLA] wants provincewide strategy to fight Lyme disease

[CanLyme note:  It says in the article that 70-80% of people who contract Lyme disease will develop a rash.  That is untrue. Current research indicates that only a small subset of the Lyme bacteria Borrelia will cause a rash of any kind.] January 27th, 2015, by Doug Collie Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Conservative MLA Bruce Rowe says now…

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Cochrane Eagle newspaper’s Lyme borreliosis articles received first place in most read articles

[CanLyme note: This is another indication that the Canadian public wants to know more about why Lyme borreliosis is not being recognized by mainstream medicine when the evidence is clear, this is a global pandemic numbering in the millions of cases of chronic disability in the past decades.] The Eagle’s Top 3 viewed stories online for…

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No concern about why the patient is sick, just that it is not allowed to be Lyme disease

[CanLyme note: “Another month went by and a call was received from the ID specialist in Calgary. We were informed that our appointment was cancelled because as they stated, my wife doesn’t have Lyme.”   Once again positive Lyme tests magically became false positive when Infectious Disease doctors became involved. Without seeing the patient they…

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Taylor George went 13 years before being diagnosed with Lyme

By April Hudson, Spruce Grove Examiner/Stony Plain Reporter Friday, September 5, 2014 2:31:03 MDT PM Fibromyalgia. Chronic fatigue. Osteoporosis. Myo facial pain syndrome. Those are just a few of the diagnoses Taylor George has been handed over the past 13 years by doctors who don’t know what’s wrong with her. She lost some of her sight,…

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Lyme disease in Alberta

Original Air Date: Friday, July 11, 2014 We’re hearing the story of one Alberta woman’s life-changing battle against Lyme disease before speaking with Alberta’s top doctor on the controversy around the disease and if enough is being done to treat those suffering. Is Lyme in Alberta? And how will a new federal framework change the way…