Tag Archives: Lyme Disease

Ground Breaking Recognition of Lyme Borreliosis in 11th International Classification of Diseases – World Health Organization

[CanLyme Note: CanLyme was represented on the international Ad Hoc Committee for Health Equity in ICD11 Borreliosis Codes by CanLyme president and founder, Jim Wilson. Presentations were made in June 2018 to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and a report was submitted to the World Health Organization in March 2017 co-authored by Canadian, Vett Lloyd PhD, with recommendations for changes to Continues →

Lyme-disease-carrying ticks a growing problem in Ontario as ticks climb tops of tall grass waiting for victims

[CanLyme Note: this article includes some information we disagree with.  Treating with a single dose of antibiotics lacks GRADE level science to support it as an effective approach and was a closed door decision showing arrogance, not ethical science. Opposing experts and advocates were not consulted therefore the policy is invalid – longer durations of antibiotics are needed.] from ‘FARMERS Continues →

Woman walks away from wheelchair after recovering from Lyme disease

July 23, 2018 Chronicle Herald by Nikki Sullivan PORT CALEDONIA — Melissa Boutilier knows how quickly life can change after you get Lyme disease and how hard it can be to diagnose it. In July 2015, Boutilier biked around the Cabot Trail for a Heart and Stroke Foundation fundraiser. She was also getting ready to buy her first home and Continues →

Far-Reaching Dispersal of Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato-Infected Blacklegged Ticks by Migratory Songbirds in Canada

https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare6030089 Abstract Lyme disease has been documented in northern areas of Canada, but the source of the etiological bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl) has been in doubt. We collected 87 ticks from 44 songbirds during 2017, and 24 (39%) of 62 nymphs of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, were positive for Bbsl. We provide the first report of Bbsl-infected, songbird-transported I. scapularis in Cape Continues →

Are you a parent in Canada with a child struggling with Lyme disease? Canadian researchers want to hear from you!!

July 6th, 2018 Researchers at Mount Allison University are undertaking a research project which will explore the experiences of families with a child struggling with Lyme disease. They are looking for parents who have a child affected by Lyme disease to write a letter about their family’s experience.  If you are willing to participate in the study, the researchers will Continues →

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, is treatable even in most 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 →

INFORMED CONSENT – a patient’s right… a physician’s requirement to become informed BEFORE informing the patient.

This is related to all medical practice not just Lyme borreliosis. We have inserted our comments.   “Patients have the right to decide on investigations and treatments (patient autonomy).” Properly informing the patient  (captured from Canadian Medical Protective Association June 18th, 2018)   Canadian legal judgments dealing with informed consent suggest the following interpretations: When possible inform the patient of the Continues →

Corruption and Human Rights Violations Against Lyme Doctors, Scientists and Parents Now on United Nations Record

The 2018 Report ‘The Situation of the Human Rights Defenders of Lyme and Relapsing Fever Borreliosis Patients’ was submitted to Special Rapporteur Michel Forst and to Special Rapporteur Dr. Dainius Puras of the United Nations in March 2018. This resulted in a meeting between United Nations Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur Forst and medical professionals, scientists, human rights experts and Continues →

Province of Nova Scotia publicly makes false claims regarding Lyme disease.

June 3, 2018 Chronicle Herald – Public health failing to address Lyme disease crisis, says author From the article titled “Public Health failing to address Lyme disease crisis says author” this is a quote … “Heather Fairbairn, a spokeswoman with the province’s public health department, issued a statement to the Herald last week saying in part, that Lyme disease and other Continues →

Lyme disease in Saskatchewan ticks, and dog ticks can infect Borrelia miyamotoi.

The vast majority of ticks found in Saskatchewan are Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick), a species not known to be a competent vector of typical Lyme borreliosis (Borrelia burrgdorferi s.l.) to humans.  However, recently Borrelia miyamotoi has been found in Canadian ticks coast to coast. Also, this from Manitoba, Saskatchewan’s next door neighbour. Borrelia miyamotoi causes similar disease in humans to Lyme borreliosis. Needing more Continues →

A heart specialist in Kingston, Ont. is warning health care professionals across the country to be on the lookout for a rare but serious complication of Lyme disease

May 30th, 2018 A heart specialist in Kingston, Ont. is warning health care professionals across the country to be on the lookout for a rare but serious complication of Lyme disease in which the disease bacteria begin to attack the heart. The condition is called Lyme carditis and it can do serious damage by disturbing the heart’s electrical system andrate.  Continues →

Nova Scotians continue to be affected by Lyme disease

May 26th, 2018 Virginia Smith will have to wait before finding out whether she’s the victim of another nasty tick infection. On two occasions over the past week, the Weymouth farmer discovered a tick-sucking blood from the very spot on her body, just above her right shoulder blade. She heeded all precautions to avoid contact with the parasites both times Continues →