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Toronto Star: Everything about Lyme disease is steeped in controversy. Now some doctors are too afraid to treat patients

[CanLyme Note: In the below article there are outrageous, disgraceful, and dangerous comments by Tara Moriarty and Todd Hatchette. Tara says a study showed labs returning 60% false positive test results which is simply not true, or in other words, a blatant lie. That study was not powered to determine true positive or negative results. The conclusion of that study was, Continues →

Uptick in B.C. Lyme disease cases attributed to new test, increased awareness

[CanLyme Note: We have had many meetings with the BC CDC over the years pointing out the problems with their testing but were completely ignored.  Even this more sensitive test will miss many cases. Meanwhile mothers were being accused of having Munchausen by proxy syndrome by doctors at the BC Children’s Hospital simply because they were not accepting the infectious disease Continues →

CBC News: Lyme disease research, funding falling behind in Canada

June 18th, 2017 – by Jennifer Seiff for CBC News When I got sick in May 2016 with what I suspected was Lyme disease, I learned fast about tick-borne illnesses in Canada. What I learned was that out-of-date lab tests mean many people may altogether miss a diagnosis of Lyme — an infectious disease spread through the bite of infected ticks that can produce Continues →

Watch CTV news interview of Dr. Todd Hatchette. A very good example of how opinion, not science, is driving Lyme borreliosis policy in Canada… in spite of evidence presented by experts in Ottawa, May 15th to 17th, 2016.

[Lyme disease is actually Lyme borreliosis. an infection caused by many different strains/genotypes of Borrelia bacteria] How can one rationalize making progress from the patient’s expert perspective when officially, by tax payer funded microbiologists, opinion is put forward as fact with no supporting science. Dr. Todd Hatchette attended the recent three day conference in Ottawa during which a wide diversity Continues →

Medical community failing Lyme patients, Calgary doctor says

Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizien, May 16th, 2016 Canada’s medical establishment came under pressure at a national conference into Lyme disease Monday, with a Calgary doctor suggesting treatment of some patients contravenes the Canadian Medical Association’s code of ethics. “We, as the medical community in Canada, are failing our patients,” said Dr. Ralph Hawkins, a Calgary physician who acknowledged his views Continues →

Long road leads to Lyme for Ladner woman

Elaine Crossley finally gets proper diagnosis, but the battle is far from over It seemed innocent enough. In March 2009, Elaine Crossley was working in the yard with her husband Bill Wheeler. Later that day, she noticed a bite on her leg. It didn’t hurt and it wasn’t itchy. She thought it might be a spider bite because there was Continues →