Tag Archives: Lyme borreliosis

Canadian Cycling Magazine: Ticks and Lyme disease: What you need to know

With tick-borne illnesses on the rise in many parts of Canada, prevention is key for cyclists riding through the forest by Anne Francis  September 29, 2019 If you’ve ever had, or known someone who’s had Lyme disease, you know it’s no picnic–symptoms may resemble the flu (nausea, fever, chills, swollen glands, or a rash), and can be debilitating. And with tick-borne Continues →

The Situation of Human Rights Defenders of Lyme and Relapsing Fever Borreliosis Patients: Edition One March 6, 2018

Thanks to the tremendous effort of Jenna Luché-Thayer the report was presented at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2018 by several of us on the The Ad Hoc Committee for Health Equity in ICD11 Borreliosis Codes representing many different countries affected by poor policy. Authors: Jenna Luché-Thayer, Holly Ahern, Robert Bransfield, Joseph Burrascano, Anne Fierlafijn, Theresa Denham, Huib Kraaijeveld, Continues →

LymeHope Moms Bring Voices to the Hill

(04/12/2017) Ottawa, ON-Tens of thousands of Canadians, whose lives have been devastated by Lyme disease, are having their voices heard on Parliament Hill. Two Canadian moms, Jennifer Kravis and Sue Faber, who have both been diagnosed with Lyme disease, are delivering more than 10,000 petition comments and personal letters written by men, women and children.  These Canadians are literally pleading Continues →

Identification of Novel Zoonotic Activity of Bartonella spp

Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Mar;22(3):457-62. doi: 10.3201/eid2203.150269 Abstract Certain Bartonella species are known to cause afebrile bacteremia in humans and other mammals, including B. quintana, the agent of trench fever, and B. henselae, the agent of cat scratch disease. Reports have indicated that animal-associated Bartonella species may cause paucisymptomatic bacteremia and endocarditis in humans. We identified potentially zoonotic strains from Continues →

Detection of Lyme Disease Bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, in Blacklegged Ticks Collected in the Grand River Valley, Ontario, Canada

Scott et al. Received: 2016.09.29; Accepted: 2016.12.28; Published: 2017.02.08 Abstract We document the presence of blacklegged ticks, Ixodes scapularis, in the Grand River valley, Centre Wellington, Ontario. Overall, 15 (36%) of 42 I. scapularis adults collected from 41 mammalian hosts (dogs, cats, humans) were positive for the Lyme disease bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.). Using real-time PCR testing and Continues →

Looking for Canadian input : Survey on the treatment of Lyme disease outside of Canada [that Canadians have had to seek due to lack of help in Canada].

Survey on the treatment of Lyme disease outside of Canada We are conducting a survey to estimate the number of Canadians receiving treatment for Lyme disease outside of Canada, and the outcome of that treatment. If you are being treated for Lyme disease outside of Canada, or have previously been treated for Lyme disease outside of Canada, and would be Continues →

Entomological Society of America Issues Statement on Tick-borne Diseases

[CanLyme note: CanLyme has no evidence to support the insinuation of the Entomological Society of America in the last sentence of their statement that there may have been “intentional” introduction of tick-borne diseases.] July 29th, 2015 The Entomological Society of America (ESA) strongly supports building a national strategy using Integrated Tick Management (ITM) to better control tick populations and reduce the Continues →

Long road leads to Lyme for Ladner woman

Elaine Crossley finally gets proper diagnosis, but the battle is far from over It seemed innocent enough. In March 2009, Elaine Crossley was working in the yard with her husband Bill Wheeler. Later that day, she noticed a bite on her leg. It didn’t hurt and it wasn’t itchy. She thought it might be a spider bite because there was Continues →

Lyme disease patient handed hefty FOI bill

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980 Shane Woodford September 08, 2014 08:24 pm   A woman suffering from Lyme disease had to turn to crowd funding to figure out why a BC government effort to treat the disease has gone off the rails. Gwen Barlee says the province opened a special clinic in 2013 but over the last few Continues →

CBC TV : Power and Politics, Battling Lyme Disease

Lyme disease victim Nicole Bottles shares her story of abuse from within the Canadian medical system in her struggles with Lyme disease that has left her to date, still in a wheel chair. Also, Green Party Leader and member of parliament, Elizabeth May discusses Nicoles situation and her provate members Bill C-442 that is in Health Committee now. Watch CBC Continues →