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Identification of an unusual cluster of human granulocytic anaplasmosis in the Estrie region, Québec, Canada in 2021

Abstract Background: Human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) is a potentially severe tick-borne infection caused by the bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum (A. phagocytophilum) of the genus Rickettsia. Here, we describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of an unusual cluster of HGA cases detected in the Estrie region in Québec, Canada, during the 2021 transmission season. Methods: Confirmed cases…

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New Montreal clinic will be part of Quebec network studying long COVID-19, Lyme disease

A new clinic opened Monday in Montreal to treat patients and help researchers better understand two conditions with different origins but similar symptoms — long COVID-19 and Lyme disease. The centre at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital is one 15 specialized facilities announced by the Quebec government in May to study the two infectious diseases. Read article

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Montreal Gazette: Quebec opening 15 long-COVID and Lyme disease clinics

[CanLyme Note: If these clinics as regards to Lyme disease are to be bound to follow the current Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada endorsed guidelines then taxpayers will have their tax dollars wasted once again and chronic Lyme disease sufferers will continue to burden the tax payer…

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Lyme disease growing increasingly common in Quebec

Originating in Lyme, Connecticut in the 1970s, the disease has now made its way North. Quebec’s first cases emerged in 2008. Since then, it has continued to spread at an alarming rate. “We are predicting a rate of expansion of seven or eight kilometers per year northward in southern Quebec,” said Virginie Millien, a professor…

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Lyme disease rates in Quebec’s Montérégie spike

If left untreated, tick-borne disease can cause neurological problems, cardiac arrest, chronic fatigue Posted: May 31, 2014 11:37 AM ET Lyme disease is on the rise in parts of southern Quebec, particularly in the Montérégie region where the number of cases has quadrupled since 2012. The Montérégie public health director, Alain Poirier, said 160 cases…

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Lyme disease diagnosis a battle in Quebec, patients say

Some patients going to United States for diagnosis and treatment because of lack of awareness in Quebec CBC News Posted: May 18, 2014 12:23 PM ET| Margaret Glaser says the past 12 years she’s spent living with undiagnosed Lyme disease has been like “living in hell” — not only because of the severity of her…

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Poleward Expansion of the White-Footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) under Climate Change: Implications for the Spread of Lyme Disease

Emilie Roy-Dufresne, Affiliations:   Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Canada,  Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Travis Logan,  Affiliation:  Ouranos Consortium, Montreal, Canada        Julie A. Simon,  Affiliation:  Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal, Canada                Gail L. Chmura,  Affiliation:  Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Canada                Virginie Millien,   Affiliation:  Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal, Canada   E-mail: virginie.millien@mcgill.ca              Published: Nov 18, 2013 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080724 Abstract The white-footed mouse (Peromyscus…