Tag Archives: Manitoba


Manitobans Reminded to Check for Ticks: Friesen June 10th, 2019 The Manitoba government is moving forward with the establishment of a collaborative care service to streamline and improve health services for patients who show symptoms of late Lyme disease and other emerging tick-borne illnesses, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “Symptoms of Lyme disease are often Continues →

Human seroprevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi in Manitoba, Canada, in 2011-2014: a cross-sectional study.

CMAJ Open. 2017 Sep 6;5(3):E690-E693. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20170070. Kadkhoda K, et al Abstract BACKGROUND: Hard tick-borne relapsing fever caused by Borrelia miyamotoi has been reported in Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan and the northeastern and upper midwestern United States. We sought to investigate the presence of B. miyamotoi infection in humans in Manitoba, Canada. METHODS: Two hundred fifty sera collected from residents Continues →

CTV Winnipeg: 12-year-old boy suffers infection from wood tick

June 13th, 2017 … “I felt something on my back, so I pulled it off and it was a tick,” said Ferguson. “So I just killed it and threw it away.” Logan said it was a wood tick, so he didn’t give it a second thought. But a couple of days later he started feeling sick with headaches and fatigue. Continues →

Black-legged ticks found at Riding Mountain National Park

[CanLyme Note: “Officials aren’t ready yet to sound the alarms”… here we are in 2016 and Health Canada still refuses to let the public in on the truth… Lyme disease carrying ticks are found anywhere that our friendly robins, finches, wren, and other passerine birds fly in Canada.  Measuring by known risk areas and rating them as high or low is Continues →

Ride for Lyme goes nationwide

WINNIPEG — Two friends are riding their bikes across Canada to change the way Canadians see Lyme disease. At the beginning of May, Daniel Corso and Tanner Cookson set out on a journey to bring attention to the debilitating illness, which can be contracted after a bite from an infected tick. Read full article

CTV Winnipeg: Lyme disease cases on the rise in Manitoba

Cheryl Holmes, CTV Winnipeg Published Friday, May 15, 2015 4:05PM CST It’s tick season in Manitoba and while many residents have likely heard the warnings before, this year is not a year to take those warnings lightly. The number of Manitoban’s contracting Lyme disease is on the rise and the province aims to raise awareness to make sure you protect Continues →

Global News: Manitoba warns of Lyme risk

May 14th, 2015 WINNIPEG – Winnipeg City Hall will be lit in green Thursday to help raise awareness of Lyme disease among Manitobans. The symbolic gesture will come in the middle of Lyme Disease Awareness Month and a day after Manitoba Health issued a news release urging people in the province to protect themselves from ticks, the small, blood-sucking insects Continues →

Global TV: Tick threat in Winnipeg on the rise

By Lauren McNabb Senior Reporter/Anchor  Global News – May 1st, 2015 WINNIPEG – At this time of year they could be as small as a poppy seed, but no matter the size, a black-legged tick can carry a potentially nasty bite. May is Lyme Disease awareness month and it is one of several tick-borne diseases doctors say an increasing number of Manitobans are Continues →

Winnipegger warns of Lyme disease

BY DOUG LUNNEY, WINNIPEG SUN FIRST POSTED: MONDAY, APRIL 06, 2015 02:57 PM CDT | UPDATED: MONDAY, APRIL 06, 2015 03:12 PM CDT Jan Cmela can relate to Avril Lavigne’s health issues and she’s hoping the Canadian pop singer’s voice will raise awareness in the battle against Lyme disease. Lavigne revealed in a recent People Magazine interview she thought she Continues →

Manitoba : Province expands Lyme Disease risk areas

[CanLyme note: Ticks that carry Lyme Disease are spread randomly in the tens of millions by migratory birds. By emphasizing only areas that they have found established tick populations, it has been one of the most harmful policies put in place yet they continue this imprinting in doctors minds that if patients have not been in these known areas they do not have Continues →

CBC TV Manitoba: Tick season in Manitoba: Causes death

Tick season in Manitoba: causes death In 2011, Michelle Millar and her partner Jim were bitten by ticks carrying Lyme disease and other illnesses. Jim later died. CBC’s Jill Coubrough reports. Michelle gives a great talk on how her life as she knew it was taken from her.  Victim or Lyme, and victim of a very poor medical system. Watch Continues →