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Another tragic case of denial and mismanagement of Lyme disease in Ontario using knowingly inaccurate tests to deny diagnosis and treatment.

“From the outside, twenty-eight-year-old Jason Bailey from Ontario seemed to have it made. Born in Brampton, he moved with his mother and younger brother to Orillia after his parents separated. One of two boys raised by a single parent, Jason had your typical Canadian childhood full of outdoor activities and competitive sports. He played AAA…

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Global TV addresses Lyme for Lyme awareness

“Raising awareness about Lyme disease With more people heading out to enjoy the great outdoors, comes a timely reminder to avoid tick bites. Sarah Cormode, host of the podcast “Looking at Lyme”, explains how she is raising awareness about Lyme disease and the signs and symptoms to watch out for.” Watch news clip

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New Podcast: Exploring co-infections, Bartonella, and mental health effects of Lyme disease

“Sarah speaks with Dr. Thomas Moorcroft, a physician from Connecticut who specializes in Lyme disease and Lyme-related infections. He explains what co-infections are and differentiates between infections that are contracted from a tick bite, and concurrent infections that people with Lyme disease may experience. During the 2020 International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) conference,…

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Active surveillance of pathogens from ticks collected in New York State suburban parks and schoolyards

First published: 22 July 2020 Abstract   Schoolyards and suburban parks are two environments where active tick surveillance may inform local management approaches. Even in a state such as New York with a robust active tick surveillance programme operated by the state Department of Health, these settings are not routinely covered. The goal of this…

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Lyme disease expert champions investigation into Pentagon weaponizing ticks: ‘It’s a courageous move’ July 21st, 2019   Kris Newby, author of “Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons,” discussed how ticks can be weaponized during an interview with “Fox & Friends Sunday” and supported an investigation into whether or not the Pentagon attempted…

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Newfoundland, Canada: Case of tick borne Powassun virus with polio-like outcome.

“Evidence of a Powassan virus infection affecting the spinal cord has, until now, only been seen in mouse studies. But a new article describes the first known case of a 62-year-old man from Canada who developed a polio-like illness caused by the Powassan virus (POWV).” Access article

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Long time Lyme disease patient advocate warns Nova Scotians about ticks and medical practices

[CanLyme Note: Here we are in 2019 and doctors are still telling patients not to worry about a tick attachment. Ticks are nature’s dirty little needle and they carry much more than just Lyme disease.  Some of these other diseases can be transmitted shortly after attachment. Watching and waiting only allows disease to spread making treatment…

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United States: Tick-Borne Disease Working Group 2018 Report to Congress

November 14th, 2018 “A comprehensive understanding of the full economic and societal cost remains unknown. It is likely orders of magnitude higher and potentially a $50- to $100-billion-dollar problem for the United States, although more research is needed (Vanderhoof & Vanderhoof-Forschner, 1993; Zhang et al., 2006).” “The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and CDC spend $77,355 and $20,293, respectively, per new surveillance case…

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June 23rd, 2018 A CBC online news article… CanLyme offers notes of how clever messaging from “officials” slants the truth so CanLyme is “setting the record straight”.

June 23rd, 2018 A CBC online news article… CanLyme offers notes of how clever messaging from “officials” slants the truth so CanLyme is “setting the record straight”. “Lyme disease surges in Quebec: What you need to know to protect yourself” “Lyme disease is treatable if it’s caught early enough” [CanLyme Note: Lyme disease, a borreliosis,…

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Lyme in the maritimes: Health P.E.I. should re-evaluate efforts at prevention and diagnosis of tick-borne diseases

BY CHRIS ROBINSON [ – Chris Robinson is a health economist / epidemiologist, and former head of Evidence and Risk Assessment Division, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada. He is now retired and living in Cavendish ] January 9th, 2017 published by The Guardian There are no deer on P.E.I….

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Halifax: Increasing Threat of Tick-Borne Diseases, Viruses

By Lenny Rowe Halifax town officials are taking steps to raise awareness about tick-borne diseases and viruses. Halifax Health Agent Cathy Drinan and members of the Norwell Visiting Nurse Association gave a presentation last week to inform the public about tick-borne diseases and viruses and the new forms that are spreading rapidly on the South Shore and Cape…

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Gulf Islands, BC, Canada: Peak tick season prompts warning

[CanLyme note: Reuben Kaufman, PhD, is a long time Board member of CanLyme] By Sean McIntyre on March 23, 2016 – Gulf Islands Driftwood news With peak tick season upon the island, a Salt Spring-based researcher warns residents that a few basic precautions can prevent a world of grief. Reuben Kaufman has pulled, poked and probed…

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N.S. doctor clashes with peers on Lyme disease treatment

HE CHRONICLE HERALD Published March 22, 2016 – 5:10pm ST. STEPHEN, N.B. – A retired Nova Scotia medical doctor hopes that if his former colleagues will not prescribe longterm antibiotics for Lyme disease, West Coast naturopaths might. Patients afflicted with Lyme disease in the Maritimes say that they have to travel to Maine and elsewhere…

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United States : Lyme Disease Association Offers Lyme Conference Scholarships for Medical Students

WALL, N.J., Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) announces availability of scholarships for its annual conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Science Bridging the Gap, Warwick, Rhode Island, November 14-15. Jointly provided by Columbia University, it is designed for doctors and researchers who can receive CMEs for attendance.  Registration is also…

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Future looks brighter for Lyme disease care

May 3rd, 2015 Poughkeepsie Journal The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised their estimates for the number of Lyme disease cases, saying there are 10 times as many. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law protecting doctors who prescribe longer courses of antibiotics to Lyme disease patients. Studies in animals and humans show that Lyme…