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Health P.E.I. tragically mistaken [on Lyme disease]

The Guardian, Chris Robinson Guest Opinion Government bafflegab bothers me, especially when the health of young school-age children is at stake. On March 11, Health P.E.I. officials featured on CBC’s (Mis)Information Morning downplayed the true risk of Lyme Disease on P.E.I. and claimed that current diagnostic blood tests being used here for detecting this serious tick-borne disease are very effective. Continues →

Study of pediatric patients shows two-tier testing results cannot rule out Lyme borreliosis.

Two-Tier Lyme Disease Serology Test Results Can Vary According to the Specific First-Tier Test Used Published: February 22, 2019 Abstract Background Variability in 2-tier Lyme disease test results according to the specific first-tier enzyme immunoassay (EIA) in children has not been examined rigorously. In this study, we compared paired results of clinical 2-tier Lyme disease tests to those of the Continues →

Detecting the Lyme Disease Spirochete, Borrelia Burgdorferi, in Ticks Using Nested PCR

Melanie K. B. Wills, Andrea M. Kirby, Vett K. Lloyd Department of Biology, Mount Allison University J. Vis. Exp. (132), e56471, doi:10.3791/56471 (2018) Detecting the Lyme Disease Spirochete, Borrelia Burgdorferi, in Ticks Using Nested PCR ABSTRACT Lyme disease is a serious vector-borne infection that is caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato family of spirochetes, which are transmitted to humans through the bite of Continues →

Tips after Lyme Disease is in your system

From Toronto Sun Sept 23rd, 2017 “With the Public Health test, chronic sufferers like me can be misdiagnosed. Although options are available to treat Lyme, because they are not covered by OHIP or widespread, they are inaccessible to many. From my experiences, the Lyme care in Ontario seems insufficient. We all pay taxes and to incur additional medical expenditures to Continues →

YOU CAN’T COUNT ON TESTING OF ENGORGED TICKS

A recent study published in the Journal of Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases examined the prevalence of ticks in the Quebec region, along with the frequency of Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) infection in engorged versus non-engorged ticks. by Daniel J. Cameron, MD MPH Gasmi and colleagues found that you cannot always rely on the testing of engorged ticks to help determine possible Continues →

Ontario Lyme Alliance responds to article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that missed the mark.

Re: Lyme disease: How reliable are serologic results? see also https://canlyme.com/?p=7245 Debra L. Fraleigh, Co-founder Ontario Lyme Alliance A thorough examination of the full text of the Fallon study (1), referenced by Gregson et al, demonstrates that for thirty-seven Lyme patients (all of whom met historical clinical AND laboratory criteria for LD) archived sera from fewer than half of these confirmed Continues →

Global TV – Lyme disease tests may not be accurate for some Canadians – Patients worried

[CanLyme Note: The Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada (AMMI) failed to point out that there is no ‘gold standard serology’ for Lyme disease. The only standard is American ‘surveillance criteria’ that were never intended for establishing whether or not to treat clinical cases of Lyme disease. The US surveillance criteria were established in 1994 before Canadians knew how Continues →

Internal government documents raise concerns over accuracy of B.C. Lyme disease tests

July 20, 2015 Lyme disease patients denied treatment based on faulty tests Vancouver, BC ~ Confidential documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, show doctors and other senior government officials in British Columbia raising serious doubts about accuracy of Lyme disease blood tests. “Firstly, are we talking about Lyme testing? If so, patients have access to the standard Continues →

Squamish, BC: Local woman tells nightmare of Lyme disease

Awareness evening to be held in Squamish next week   Kerri Currier / Squamish Chief / June 4, 2015 Squamish is a gorgeous natural playground to raise a family. However, the security I had in nature came to a halt upon learning the reality of Lyme disease treatment in B.C. I presented to the walk-in clinic with half a tick in Continues →

Borrelia miyamotoi sensu lato seroreactivity and seroprevalence in the northeastern United States.

[CanLyme note:  More evidence that the current two tier testing model imposed upon Canadians is incapable of detecting the genetic diversity of Borrelia we have, just as Health Canada published 1.5 years ago, yet Infectious Disease doctors, including paediatricians refuse to see anyone without a positive two tier test… stunningly unethical and ‘to hell with the patient, it is our opinion that Continues →

Lyme Disease Think Tank, British Columbia’s Women’s Hospital Complex Chronic Disease Program, Vancouver, BC Canada

On April 13th, 2013, a one day Think Tank was held for the medical professionals at the BC Women’s Hospital invloved with the Complex Chronic disease Program headed by Medical Director, Dr. Alison Bested. Here are YouTube presentations of each of the presenters at the symposium; 1) Dr. Alison Bested’s opening remarks including the introduction of Dr. Michael Barnett Watch Continues →