Non-anticoagulant heparin as a pre-exposure prophylaxis prevents Lyme disease infection.

Abstract Lyme disease (LD) is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl). After transmission to humans by ticks, Bbsl spreads to multiple organs, leading to arthritis, carditis, and neuroborreliosis. No effective prophylaxis against human LD prior to tick exposure is currently availa-ble. Thus, a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against LD is needed. The establishment of LD…

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They’ve faced asthma, allergies and Lyme disease — meet the teens who are suing Canada over climate change

[CanLyme Note: This may just be the start of class action lawsuits.  The next will likely be over the dangerous and failed policy of giving only one dose of an antibiotic to ‘prevent’ Lyme disease. Not only is the evidence for it very weak, it is likely be a major driver of antibiotic resistance by just…

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The Lunenburg Lyme Association (LLA) is happy to announce a free Lyme Disease Conference (Nov. 16 -17)

Please share to all your contacts and on social media!! The Lunenburg Lyme Association (LLA) is happy to announce a free Lyme Disease ConferenceSaturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, 2019at the Bridgewater Cineplex, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm349 Lahave Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. The LLA is a newly formed non-profit society comprised of residents…

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Lyme disease is out of control, officials say

September 15, 2019 PUTNAM VALLEY – The incidence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses is frightening since more than 400,000 new cases of Lyme have been reported across the United States with 98,000 cases confirmed in New York State. State Senator Susan Serino (R, Hyde Park) and Putnam Valley Supervisor Sam Oliverio recently hosted…

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NBC Today Show: Magician spends years trying to solve his medical mystery

Mentalist and magician Max Major is an expert at perception and making things disappear. But for most of his adult life, he hadn’t felt 100%. Joined by Dr. Natalie Azar on the 3rd hour of TODAY, he shares his medical mystery and road to a diagnosis. Watch TV piece

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Nova Scotia woman behind ‘AtlanTick’ tick repellent shares her children’s struggle with Lyme disease

June 11, 2019 When it comes to her kids, Mahone Bay’s Lisa Ali-Learning isn’t taking any chances. So when her sons, Darian and Lucas, started to complain about joint pains two years ago, she immediately took them to get tested for Lyme disease. They tested negative. Months passed and with their health declining, the boys…

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”…

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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…

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Avril Lavigne has released a new single inspired by her battle with Lyme borreliosis.

Good Morning America – September 20th, 2018 Avril Lavigne has released a new single: an emotionally raw piano ballad called “Head Above Water.” The singer revealed she wrote the song during her scary battle with Lyme disease and said that the lyrics are basically a prayer to God asking for help as she tries to…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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Tick tick boom: Lyme’s disease cases increase fourfold in 20 years [Netherlands]

[Tick Tick Boom everywhere] The number of people in the Netherlands with Lyme’s disease continues to rise and the infection total has quadrupled over the past 20 years, the public health council RIVM said on Monday. In total, 27,000 were diagnosed with Lyme’s last year, a rise of 2,000 on 2014 when the RIVM last…