Tag Archives: new brunswick

How does Lyme disease spread? The answer may lie in the hearts of grouse

University of New Brunswick forestry students ask hunters to collect bird hearts for disease study Shane Fowler, CBC News November 6th, 2017 A Fredericton lab is on the hunt for bird hearts. Contact Joe Nocera at UNB joe.nocera@unb.ca 1 506 447 3214. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are hoping hunters will bring in hearts of game birds that could allow Continues →

CBC News: High-risk areas for Lyme disease expand to include Moncton

By Joseph Tunney, September 22nd, 2017 Westmorland and Albert counties added to list that already includes Charlotte, Saint John and Kings counties Moncton has joined the list of high-risk areas for Lyme disease, the provincial government announced Friday in Saint John. Two new counties, Albert and Westmorland counties, were added to the list because of research this summer on the Continues →

N.S. doctor clashes with peers on Lyme disease treatment

HE CHRONICLE HERALD Published March 22, 2016 – 5:10pm ST. STEPHEN, N.B. – A retired Nova Scotia medical doctor hopes that if his former colleagues will not prescribe longterm antibiotics for Lyme disease, West Coast naturopaths might. Patients afflicted with Lyme disease in the Maritimes say that they have to travel to Maine and elsewhere in the United States because Continues →

Fredericton Lyme disease support group wants better testing

Alison Chiasson, CBC News July 10th, 2015 Fredericton area residents struggle with symptoms, treatment and diagnosis Joy Pitre says New Brunswick clinicians failed to diagnose Lyme disease when she was struggling to determine what the cause of her rapidly deteriorating health was after a tick bite in 2003. She says she has since spent more than 10 years and $10,000 Continues →

Scientific American: Lyme Disease Surges North

One of the clearest signs of health risks in a warming world has emerged in one of the world’s most advanced economies, as Canada belatedly struggles to cope with Lyme disease’s migration in North America Sep 24, 2014 | By Marianne Lavelle and The Daily Climate Vett Lloyd saved the tick that latched onto her while she was gardening outside her home in Continues →

Lyme disease in N.B. focus of study by biologists, vets

Researchers from Mount Allison University and veterinarians from across New Brunswick are joining forces to determine how widespread Lyme disease is in the province. They will be collecting blood samples from dogs and testing for antibodies to Borrelia, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Borrelia is commonly transmitted to both dogs and humans through tick bites. About 75 dogs in the Hampton Continues →

Lyme Disease — Debatable Motion in the New Brunswick Legislature

Press Release  Lyme Disease — Debatable Motion in the New Brunswick Legislature June 14, 2013 Fredericton,NB- New Maryland Sunbury West Progressive Conservative MLA Jack Carr presented a historic motion in the legislature on June 14, 2013. The motion was seconded by MLA Donald Arsenault Liberal MLA representing Dalhousie-Restigouche East.  The Lyme disease advocacy community is pleased to see all members Continues →

Ticks carrying Lyme disease on the rise across N.B.

Biologist Vett Lloyd says it’s no longer a localized problem and everyone should be on alert CBC News – Posted: Jun  6, 2013 A New Brunswick biologist says the number of ticks carrying Lyme disease in the province continues to rise and people should be on alert. Vett Lloyd, who has been collecting samples of blacklegged ticks from veterinarians and pet Continues →

New Brunswicker tackles Lyme disease issues

Stephanie Stoneleigh… “Just want you to know I have sent this letter this morning to about 75 contacts in hopes that they will sign the Petition put forward by Randy Hillier, M.P.P” ….    Dear Friends, Relatives and Co-Workers in my Health Battle:  I need to let you know that I am sending this email to a number of Media Continues →

Time Canadian Medicare system woke up … letter to editor

New Brunswick resident Stephanie Stoneleigh has had enough and wants the News Brunswick health care system to wake up to the fact that Lyme disease is occuring in numbers far above what is being reported.  Her published letter to the editor spells out the issues. Read full letter