Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.)
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Avril Lavigne's new track 'Head Above Water' bares her struggle with Lyme Disease

Avril Lavigne's new track 'Head Above Water' bares her struggle with Lyme Disease | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
It's the singer's first new single in five years and it's a powerful ballad that speaks to her fear of dying as she struggled with Lyme Disease for years. Listen to the new song here!
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Ticks found in Yukon were brought in by people returning from vacation | CBC News

Ticks found in Yukon were brought in by people returning from vacation | CBC News | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
Yukon's animal health unit says there were four ticks found on people and pets in the territory this summer, but they're no cause for concern.
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P.E.I. vet seeks puppies to be part of Lyme disease study | CBC News

P.E.I. vet seeks puppies to be part of Lyme disease study | CBC News | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
A veterinarian on P.E.I. is looking for puppies on P.E.I. to be part of a lifetime study to better understand their risk for developing Lyme disease and another disease called leptospirosis.
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Niagara Falls family hopes to fund cure for woman’s Lyme disease

Former avid hiker, runner Janet Ferrante hopes to regain life disrupted by bacterial illness
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Some Nova Scotians heading to Maine for Lyme disease treatments

Some Nova Scotians heading to Maine for Lyme disease treatments | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
Dr. Robert Strang said Nova Scotia's health care system is well equipped to deal with the growing number of Lyme disease cases
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'I'm inspired': Shania Twain addresses Avril Lavigne's Lyme Disease battle | Entertainment & Showbiz from CTV News

Shania Twain says she finds inspiration in the fight being waged by Avril Lavigne to return to music despite her heath setbacks.
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Nova Scotia’s top doctor sees no end to spread of Lyme disease

Nova Scotia’s top doctor sees no end to spread of Lyme disease | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it

The province’s chief medical officer says he’s not surprised by new statistics showing a sharp increase in reported Lyme disease cases in the province, nor does he anticipate a decline in infections.
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Reported cases of Lyme disease nearly doubled in Nova Scotia

Reported cases of Lyme disease nearly doubled in Nova Scotia | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
A baby infected with Lyme disease in the womb is among 50 Nova Scotians currently being treated by a Maine physician. Meanwhile, reported cases of Lyme disease in the province nearly doubled in 2017, jumping to 586 from 325 in 2016.
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Creatures vs. climate: The tick | TVO.org

Creatures vs. climate: The tick | TVO.org | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
Thanks to warming temperatures, ticks are now establishing populations across Ontario — and they’re bringing Lyme disease with them.
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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Doc crunch spurs Lyme disease health spiral

LETTER OF THE WEEK: Doc crunch spurs Lyme disease health spiral | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
RIVER PHILIP — Something very serious is happening to the doctors in Nova Scotia. They are leaving us. I wasn’t fully aware of the problems that our health-care system had been facing until last year, when my husband was struck down with neural Lyme disease.
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Five ticks carrying Lyme disease turned in at Health Unit

Five ticks carrying Lyme disease turned in at Health Unit | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
Surveillance at end of summer will focus on Belrose Road area
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Lyme disease on the rise in Canada – Montreal Times - Montreal's English Weekly Newspaper

Lyme disease on the rise in Canada – Montreal Times - Montreal's English Weekly Newspaper | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
Lyme disease on the rise in Canada Lyme disease - We are hearing so much about Lyme disease now that I thought I should get a better look at what’s happening. The number of cases of Lyme
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Although it is usually good to see awareness being raised, if I read this as someone that wasn’t overly aware, I would think you could pull ticks out with your fingers and this is not the case. Always use fine tipped tweezers, a tick removal tool that pulls the tick straight out, or string. You do not want to squeeze the ticks body and you will do so if you use your fingers. As well, the percentage carrying disease varies from place to place and can be much higher than 20%. There is nothing to prevent a tick carrying a high percentage from being in an area not yet known for that. Therefore, proper preventative measures are key in ALL areas.
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Trying to understand Lyme Disease

Trying to understand Lyme Disease | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
  Lyme Disease.  We have heard of it, we know it can be a terrible illness, however most do not know much more than that. The ailment comes from a tick bite, and can affect any part of the body.  It is often mistaken for Parkinson’s, ALS, MS, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Some have also …
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DR. ROBERT STRANG: Nova Scotia's health system has a handle on Lyme | Opinion | The Chronicle Herald

DR. ROBERT STRANG: Nova Scotia's health system has a handle on Lyme | Opinion | The Chronicle Herald | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it

As result of climate change, black-legged ticks are becoming more common in our province and more Nova Scotians are being diagnosed with Lyme disease.
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Oh, how little he knows. Scary that he apparently gets his info from our Nova Scotia “experts”.
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Spencerville woman asking for cards, letters for boy with Lyme disease

Spencerville woman asking for cards, letters for boy with Lyme disease | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
Krista Dillabough is asking people to send cards and letters of support to her 10-year-old cousin with Lyme disease. Nick, who lives ... more ›
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Canadiens' Muller feeling re-energized after bout with Lyme disease

Canadiens' Muller feeling re-energized after bout with Lyme disease | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
Kirk Muller avoided disaster when it was discovered that the Montreal Canadiens assistant coach was suffering from Lyme disease and will look to one day lend his voice to bring awareness.
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Local Lyme disease patient revives support group in Kitchener

Local Lyme disease patient revives support group in Kitchener | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
Leanne Stapley, a resident of Waterloo, is reviving a support group for those suffering with Lyme disease in the Region.
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OPINION: We need to do more in Nova Scotia regarding Lyme and tick-borne diseases

OPINION: We need to do more in Nova Scotia regarding Lyme and tick-borne diseases | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it

I am writing in regard to two recent articles written by Andrew Rankin in The Chronicle Herald: “Reported cases of Lyme disease nearly doubled in Nova Scotia,” Sept. 6, and “Nova Scotia’s top doctor sees no end to spread of Lyme disease,” Sept.
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Avril Lavigne announces new music, details battle with Lyme disease | CBC News

Avril Lavigne announces new music, details battle with Lyme disease | CBC News | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne is opening up about her battle with Lyme disease as she prepares to release new music for the first time in five years.
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Lyme disease infections plummet thanks to Ottawa’s hot, dry summer

Lyme disease infections plummet thanks to Ottawa’s hot, dry summer | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
The number of Lyme disease cases in Ottawa has fallen 75 per cent this year, down from record-breaking numbers last year, when the city was declared to be an area at risk of the tick-borne disease.…
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Avril Lavigne

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Donna MacPherson Lugar's insight:
Avril Lavigne has a new record coming out which includes music about her journey with Lyme. Her update on the album, and her journey with Lyme, brings hope that we have another voice in this fight.
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Evidence - HESA (42-1) - No. 60 - House of Commons of Canada

Evidence - HESA (42-1) - No.60 - House of Commons of Canada...
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This is from last year but I'm pretty sure it has never been posted here.
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Is it time to bring back the Lyme disease vaccine? | CTV News

Lyme disease is a growing problem in Canada, with close to 1,500 cases reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada last year. With those numbers going up every year, many are asking why there isn’t a vaccine against the disease.
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Eastern Ontario Health Unit warns residents to beware the ticks

Eastern Ontario Health Unit warns residents to beware the ticks | Tick Borne Diseases in Canada (including Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, etc.) | Scoop.it
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is reminding residents that populations of black-legged ticks, which can spread Lyme disease to humans, are growing in locations across Cornwall and the five eastern counties. However, th
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