Tag Archives: Canada

Whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of strains of the agent of Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi from Canadian emergence zones.

S. Tyler, et al  July 2018 Abstract Lyme disease is emerging in southern Canada due to range expansion of the tick vector, followed by invasion of the agent of Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto. Strain diversity, as determined by Multi Locus Sequence Typing, occurs in this zone of emergence, and this may have its origins in adaptation to ecological Continues →

To Hell and Back: denial of access to health care in Canada. Another disgraceful failure of the Public Health Agency of Canada, now a Human Rights issue

June 19th, 2018 This is another example of the disgraceful anti-science, anti-collaborative management of health care in Canada. Federal and provincial health authorities, devoid of oversight by patients and their experts have total disregard for the life and well being of untold thousands of Canadians whose numbers are growing annually. Holding meeting after meeting with no progress, no action plan, no Continues →

Bringing Lyme Disease Awareness to SK [Saskatchewan, Canada]

Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:00 WestCentralonline Saskatchewan, Canada by Kelsey Calder Jaime Cobler is raising awareness of Lyme Disease in Saskatchewan, after battling the disease for the past year. Cobler said she found a tick buried into her hip on June 10th, 2017, after working in near the Elrose and Eston area. A week after that, she started having blurred vision, Continues →

CBC News: High-risk areas for Lyme disease expand to include Moncton

By Joseph Tunney, September 22nd, 2017 Westmorland and Albert counties added to list that already includes Charlotte, Saint John and Kings counties Moncton has joined the list of high-risk areas for Lyme disease, the provincial government announced Friday in Saint John. Two new counties, Albert and Westmorland counties, were added to the list because of research this summer on the Continues →

First record of locally acquired human babesiosis in Canada caused by Babesia duncani: a case report

First Published August 29, 2017 John D Scott Abstract Objectives: The aim of this clinical assessment was to ascertain whether a 70-year-old Canadian patient, who had no history of out-of-country travel, had contracted a Babesia infection. Methods: The adult human male developed constitutional symptoms, which included sweats, chills, and immobilizing fatigue, and was screened for human babesiosis. Subsequent testing included a complete Babesia Continues →

CBC News: Lyme disease research, funding falling behind in Canada

June 18th, 2017 – by Jennifer Seiff for CBC News When I got sick in May 2016 with what I suspected was Lyme disease, I learned fast about tick-borne illnesses in Canada. What I learned was that out-of-date lab tests mean many people may altogether miss a diagnosis of Lyme — an infectious disease spread through the bite of infected ticks that can produce Continues →

Canada-wide VOCAL events planned for June 3rd, 2017

VOCAL – Voices Of Canadians About Lyme June 3rd, 2017 As Canadians in every province and territory become increasingly concerned about Lyme disease and the denial of access to care, they are speaking out. Government bureaucrats have refused to meaningfully engage patients and their experts on the issues that matter most – diagnostics and treatment. Lyme disease is controlled by Continues →

MP Ramsey says local Lyme disease sufferers feel betrayed by federal response

Brian Cross, Windsor Star MP Tracey Ramsey implored Canada’s health minister to scrap the draft framework on Lyme disease on Tuesday, describing how sufferers of the debilitating tick-borne illness are heartbroken by the government’s “status quo” approach. “There was hope that something would come out of this that would change the way Lyme disease is treated in Canada, and unfortunately this fails to Continues →

Ottawa: Canadian politicians, scientists, physicians, and advocates unite in request of Minister Philpott to insist upon an ethical process

[CanLyme Note: No disease in history has ever been so massaged and manipulated behind closed doors as Lyme disease (borreliosis)  Is profit the motive? Keeping people sick and on pills for every symptom seems to be the approved Canadian policy while they refuse to transparently look at better tests that are available, and they refuse to allow potentially curative treatments.] View Continues →

Lyme sufferers devastated by federal government’s action plan

Richmond Hill Liberal, February 22, 2017 When Shari Allen first went public with her battle with Lyme disease, she was very sick, but she had hope. In 2015, the disease had upended her life, left her unable to work, her savings depleted, suffering from constant headaches and joint pain, but the Thornhill woman still believed this disease could be beaten. Two Continues →

Established Population of Blacklegged Ticks with High Infection Prevalence for the Lyme Disease Bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato, on Corkscrew Island, Kenora District, Ontario

2016; 13(11): 881-891. doi: 10.7150/ijms.16922 Abstract We document an established population of blacklegged ticks, Ixodes scapularis, on Corkscrew Island, Kenora District, Ontario, Canada. Primers of the outer surface protein A (OspA) gene, the flagellin (fla) gene, and the flagellin B (flaB) gene were used in the PCR assays to detect Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.), the Lyme disease bacterium. In Continues →