Tag Archives: Lyme

Media Advisory: Health officials to present information about blacklegged ticks and Lyme disease in Toronto

May 15, 2019 Health officials to present information about blacklegged ticks and Lyme disease in Toronto   Toronto Public Health will hold a media event tomorrow at Morningside Park to describe the City’s blacklegged tick surveillance activities and provide tips to help Torontonians avoid contracting Lyme disease. The event will include a demonstration of “dragging” for the collection of blacklegged Continues →

Study of pediatric patients shows two-tier testing results cannot rule out Lyme borreliosis.

Two-Tier Lyme Disease Serology Test Results Can Vary According to the Specific First-Tier Test Used Published: February 22, 2019 Abstract Background Variability in 2-tier Lyme disease test results according to the specific first-tier enzyme immunoassay (EIA) in children has not been examined rigorously. In this study, we compared paired results of clinical 2-tier Lyme disease tests to those of the Continues →

Borrelia burgdorferi adhere to blood vessels in the dura mater and are associated with increased meningeal T cells during murine disseminated borreliosis

Published: May 3, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0196893 ABSTRACT Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, is a vector-borne bacterial infection that is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. If not treated with antibiotics during the early stages of infection, disseminated infection can spread to the central nervous system (CNS). In non-human primates (NHPs) it has been demonstrated that the Continues →

Dog owners issued warning as deer ticks move into Calgary backyards

July 16th, 2018 Deer ticks no longer respect city limits. That was the word Monday from Dr. Wendy McLelland, a Calgary veterinarian, who delivered the advice that no matter how much of a city dweller you and your pet are, this may be the summer to engage in a pre-emptive strike against Lyme disease. Read full article

Canadian Lyme Consortium research network wants you! Such an important cause, please read and pass along.

June 23, 2018 Hi Folks, CanLyme is a proud and active supporter of the Canadian Lyme Consortium research network and here is their most recent communication… ————————————————- Greetings fellow members of the Lyme community; I am reaching out on behalf of the Canadian Lyme Consortium (CLC) research network to the Canadian Lyme community with an important update and invitation. As Continues →

A home for patient-oriented research

[CanLyme Note: On the Lyme disease file in Canada the patient has been rejected, removed, and denied by the same people we pay to protect us. We put forward experts, they are not accepted as experts. We put forward scientific evidence, it is ignored. The Canadian Institute of Health Research and the Public Heath Agency of Canada collude to exclude the Continues →

Neuroscience: how do contrarians think?

February 25, 2018 (translated from French)… What happens in the brain of a man who chooses to free himself from the common opinion? Neuroscience has for many years been interested in anti-conformist personalities. The challenge is important because these individuals help to change society and advance science. Among researchers, they are few in questioning the dogmas and take the risk Continues →

Mount Allison’s Lyme Research Network launches Maritime Tick Portal

Nov 15th, 2017 SACKVILLE, NB — Mount Allison University’s Lyme Research Network (LYRN) has released a new resource to help New Brunswickers track ticks in the region. The website – maritimetickmaps.ca – allows users to explore maps of the current and projected geographic distribution of the blacklegged tick in New Brunswick. The project is a collaboration between Mount Allison biologist Dr. Vett Lloyd and Dr. David Continues →

Tick-borne anaplasmosis surging in Maine – and it’s worse than Lyme

[CanLyme note: Canada is only a few hour flight for our many migratory birds who come from Maine (and all of USA) to Canada carrying these infected ticks to our parks, school yards and our back yards.] November 13th, 2017 The illness produces more severe symptoms than Lyme disease and is more difficult to detect; reported cases surged from 52 five Continues →

Researcher says tick-borne disease Borrelia has grown exponentially in Finland

October 5th, 2017 New research finds that ticks are not only becoming more common in Finland but incidents of the tick-borne disease Borrelia – also known as Lyme disease – has grown exponentially in the past 20 years. A new study by a doctoral student found that one-in-six ticks in Finland now carry the disease. Read article

Watch New York State Senate Public Hearing on Lyme and Tick Borne Diseases

LYME SCI: Re-cap of New York’s Lyme disease hearing On August 29, the New York State Senate’s Task Force on Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases held a public hearing, with participation from many stakeholders. Public health officials, scientists, patients, and doctors from IDSA and ILADS all addressed the committee hearing, which was streamed live to a national audience. Senator Sue Serino, Continues →

Unprecedented claim against the CDC over Lyme tests

August 23, 2017 written by Huib In the USA an unprecedented anti-trust law suit of $57 million is being prepared against the CDC. They are accused of deliberately suppressing the use of an accurate DNA direct diagnostics for Lyme disease. You can read about the aim and potential impact of this lawsuit in this article. “In the current situation, even in Continues →