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Lyme disease in children: Data from the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program

Online November 30th, 2019 Abstract BACKGROUND: Lyme disease (LD) is an infectious disease that is emerging in eastern and central Canada associated with the spread of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis. National surveillance shows that children are an at-risk age group. OBJECTIVES: To study the epidemiology of LD in Canadian children using the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program (CPSP) to better understand exposure history, clinical manifestations, Continues →

Global TV, Toronto: The move to ‘active surveillance’ to fight Lyme disease

Near Kingston, ON- For the first time Kingston, Frontenac and Lennon & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health Region is taking matters into its own hands by dragging for ticks, or ‘active surveillance.’ “Lyme disease has become established now in Eastern Ontario. This was not a concern 10 years ago and now it is a health concern,” said Dr. Ian Gemmill, Medical Officer Continues →

Comparison of Lyme Disease Prevalence and Reporting in and Endemic Area

Abstract Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the United States; however, controversy surrounding the diagnostic criteria has led to claims of both under-diagnosis and over-diagnosis of Lyme disease by physicians. While both result in errors in estimating disease risk, under-reporting of Lyme disease to public health agencies underestimates the risk and increases the disease burden on Continues →

Tick’d Off – Alberta Primetime TV interview – Lyme disease in Alberta not so new

Tick’d Off Original Air Date: Friday, May 31, 2013 Alberta’s tick surveillance program is gathering data on just how many  ticks we’ve got in Alberta and how many of them are carrying lyme  disease.We talk to Susan McInnis, from the Lyme Disease Association of Alberta and Marianne Middelveen, from the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.  Watch TV interview

Alberta: Province expands tick surveillance program

Albertans have been asked to keep their eyes peeled for a little black bug over the next few months, one that likes to hitch a ride on your canine companion. The Alberta government has recently expanded its tick surveillance program, asking individuals to submit ticks they find to the nearest participating environmental public health office, for Lyme disease testing. Certain Continues →