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Ontario: Fighting to Recover

By Rob Houle  St. Catherines Standard Sunday, January 19, 2014 Matt Risi wants his life back. For the last 10 years, his health has been in a downward spiral. The bite of an insect that can be the size of the period at the end of this sentence altered his life. Risi has Lyme disease as the result of the bite Continues →

Tiny tick causes big problems

By Daryl Vandenberg | September 12, 2013 | Smiling is something most of us take for granted, but for Shayna Jenny Van Dyke, the possibility of losing it is something she thinks of daily. She said when she’s having a relapse with her Lyme disease; numbness in her face is the first sign. In 2009 Lyme disease became a reportable illness in Canada, and Continues →

Heart stopping tick – case report

Authors:    Karmacharya P, Aryal MR Location:  Department of Medicine, Reading Health System, West Reading, PA 19611, United States. Citation:   World J Cardiol 2013(May); 5(5): 148-150.   DOI: 10.4330/wjc.v5.i5.148 Although Lyme carditis is relatively rare within 4-6 wk of exposure, it  can uncommonly present as the first sign of disseminated Lyme disease. Here we present 17 year old boy who presented to Continues →

New Tick-Borne Disease Found

By Labmedica International staff writers Posted on 17 Sep 2012 A new Phlebovirus, dubbed the “Heartland virus,” is being spread to people by ticks common in the Southeastern part of the USA. The only tickborne Phlebovirus known to cause human disease is severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV), which was recently identified in central and northeastern China. Scientists at US Continues →