Tag Archives: Lyme Disease

The Ad Hoc Patient and Physician Coalition From Around the World Reject Newly Proposed IDSA Guidelines

The Ad Hoc Patient and Physician Coalition Comments of the IDSA Proposed Lyme Guidelines “About the Ad Hoc Patient and Physician Coalition: The Ad Hoc Patient and Physician Coalition consists of patients and physicians who are concerned that the proposed Lyme disease guidelines of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American College of Continues →

Illinois expands insurance coverage for those with tick-borne diseases and children requiring EpiPens

[CanLyme Note: Yet another U.S. state ignores the baseless dogma of the private group the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), that chronic treatable active infection does not exist after 3 weeks of antibiotics. Chronic treatable active infection does exist, is devastating, and requires long-term antibiotics just as many diseases do.  The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) blindly follows the Continues →

Global TV News: Why Lyme disease is on the rise, explained

[CanLyme Note: Both AIDS and Lyme disease arose as an issue in the late 1970’s with the first case of Lyme reported in Quebec in 1977. As pointed out in this piece, since then there have been over 11,000 clinical trials for AIDS yet only 60 for Lyme disease. Lyme disease research funding in Canada is abysmal and is directed Continues →

Join Us in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia for Lyme presentation

Jennifer MacLean and Amy Haynes-Desjardins have arranged for a Lyme and other tick-borne disease presentation to be held in New Glasgow, NS on Friday evening, September 6th, 2019 at the Pictou Wellness Centre 2-2756 Westville Rd, New Glasgow, NS – 4:30 to 6:00 PM for Health Care Professionals 7:00 to 9:00 PM for the public Presenters will include; Vett Lloyd, Continues →

HOUSE ORDERS PENTAGON TO REVEAL WHETHER IT TURNED TICKS INTO BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS

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 this feat during the Cold Continues →

Mouse genome unraveled. Perhaps new strategies to curtail the proliferation of tick-borne and other infectious diseases.

The genome of Peromyscus leucopus, natural host for Lyme disease and other emerging infections July 24, 2019 Abstract   The rodent Peromyscus leucopus is the natural reservoir of several tick-borne infections, including Lyme disease. To expand the knowledge base for this key species in life cycles of several pathogens, we assembled and scaffolded the P. leucopus genome. The resulting assembly was 2.45 Gb in total Continues →

House orders Pentagon to review if it exposed Americans to weaponised ticks

A New Jersey lawmaker suggests the government turned ticks and insects into bioweapons to spread disease and possibly released them The US House of Representatives has called for an investigation into whether the spread of Lyme disease had its roots in a Pentagon experiment in weaponising ticks. The House approved an amendment proposed by a Republican congressman from New Jersey, Chris Smith, Continues →

New York Times’ Story On Lyme Misses The Bull’s Eye

[CanLyme note: Very important in the article is recognition by the Infectious Disease physician author is that there is no good definition for Lyme disease, no good tests, and no biomarkers for B. burgdorferi or for PTLDS (post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome) which is a made-up term not based in science. No one knows when you have been effectively treated and there Continues →

How many cases of Lyme disease are we missing?

June 27th, 2019 DONNA LUGAR I participated in a “Tick Talk” in Bedford with Lisa Ali Learning of AtlanTick on June 25. One takeaway from that meeting, for me anyway, is that we are not doing enough to ensure Nova Scotians are adequately aware of the risks associated with tick bites. One family, new to the country, had never even Continues →

Ottawa mom warns parents to check their kids for ticks after her toddler is diagnosed with Lyme disease

[CanLyme Note: It is nice to hear that the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) ‘may’ be actually taking this seriously finally. Mothers in Ontario and at many other children’s hospitals across Canada in the very recent past have been accused of having Munchausen by Proxy simply because they fought for their children’s rights after a negative test for Lyme disease Continues →

Avril Lavigne announces 1st tour since Lyme disease diagnosis

June 24th, 2019 “Lavigne says she wrote all of the songs sitting in her bed or on the couch while the effects of Lyme disease made her body feel like it was shutting down. “I felt like I was drowning. Like I was going under water and I just needed to come up for air,” she said last year in Continues →

First US human bite from worrying longhorned tick noted

“The tick was found in the United States for the first time in 2017 on a sheep in New Jersey, and since then, the species has been found in at least 10 states, mainly in the eastern states but also Arkansas. It’s still not known how widespread Asian longhorned ticks are in the United States, but health officials are worried, Continues →

Tick found south of North Bay tested positive for Lyme disease

The yearly trend indicates that there is an increased presence of blacklegged ticks testing positive in our district. The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has confirmed a blacklegged tick found in Dunchurch tested positive for the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacteria that can cause Lyme disease. To date in 2019, 14 ticks have been sent for identification, with nine being Continues →