"There is no Lyme in Canada..blah, blah, blah"...
of the nervous system have been found in 15–40% of late-stage (tertiary)
Lyme infected people.
disease affects the brain, it is often referred to as Lyme neuroborreliosis
or Lyme encephalopathy.
Unfortunately, only a small percentage
of these infected people will be properly diagnosed as having Lyme
Neuroborreliosis can mimic virtually
any type of encephalopathy or psychiatric disorder and is often compared
Both are caused by spirochetes,
and can affect an infected person
neurologically, producing cognitive dysfunction and
organic psychiatric illness.
Such symptoms may be dormant,
only surfacing years later.
Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria
system in the body
and will therefore manifest
associated with any system or
There are over
identified co- infections.
strains of B burgdorferi bacteria
Many Lyme symptoms are parallel
to the co-infection symptoms.
It is rare
to find two people with
symptoms and reactions
The host body will continue to
for as long as the bacteria
The spirochetes die-off creates
that create flu like symptoms.
When the infection is active
in the host body
the bacteria ultimately affects
A person suffering from Lyme
Disease most always
" odd", "peculiar", "queer", "weird", and "it makes no
become part of the B burgdorferi
infected persons' vocabulary
as they relate their symptoms.
The infected person may have
or more than fifty
all at one time.
Symptoms of Lyme Disease (Neuroborreliosis)
and flare up.
- Symptoms go
and new ones appear
and old ones awaken again,
but sometimes not with as much
as on their previous show.
in quality and intensity.
temporarily resolving in a matter of minutes,
during the course of minutes,
days, months and years
constantly cropping new
and bizarre symptoms.
can seem to all be
or just a few symptoms can be active
suddenly the sleeping giant awakens
every symptom rear their ugly heads ,
appears to be no rhyme nor reason for the receding symptoms, nor
the sudden activation of symptoms.
It is not
really cyclical, but certainly acts
and for some unknown reason the seasons or full moons seem to awaken symptoms.
Lyme disease is unlike
any other diseases
which has a specific list of
symptoms that are always there and /or progress to a specific list of symptoms.
is filled with much bizarrness,
with the symptoms disease itself
everything and everyone that surrounds it.
growth fodder (that's for sure)
test's one's sanity!
being either adds or subtracts from the happiness
of those with
whom he come's in contact. -unknown
Tick-free Provinces in Canada???
provinces are free of infected ticks?
None. The Borrelia
burgdorferi bacteria has been found in every Canadian province either
in humans, in animals, on
birds, in pets, and on grasses. Few, infected people, with Lyme
disease, have never been recorded as a provincial or Canadian Lyme
reasons why so few people are recorded as having Lyme disease on provincial
web sites statistics:
beings or pets have contracted Lyme in every province of Canada and were
never counted as an official statistic!
The reporting criteria
is flawed and insist on positive blood tests (which
can be inaccurate whether they are false positive or false negative.
Canadian governments proclaim
it is rare to find Lyme in their provinces and some say none exists.
The provinces were not keeping
records in the past and today they are not keeping accurate statistics
or doing any surveillance.
The government surveillance
programs are non existent or few and cover very few acres. As well, they
are not done annually or every spring when migrating birds are bringing
in Lyme infected ticks from across the border where Lyme disease is more
The criteria for qualifying
as a provincial statistic is very,very narrow e.g. If lab tests are not
done in Canadian Labs they are not acknowledged by the province.
There are no specialized
labs for zoonotic disease in Canada.
There exists a lack of expertise
for giving a clinical diagnoses of Lyme disease.
Canadian MD's are told by
the governments that there is no Lyme in the province, therefore most MD's
continue to misdiagnose Lyme as one of the mimic
diseases when it is actually
Lyme or other zoonotic infections.
Most medical clinics work
on a system of five minute appointments and of not dealing with more the
two or three symptoms per visit. The practice immediately fails the Lyme
infected patient as the MD can never have all the facts necessary to make
a clinical diagnoses.
The College of Physicians
in Canada follow the example of their American counterparts persecuting
their fellows if they treat Lyme, or they treat with other then pharmaceuticals,
causing a physician fear of losing their licenses.
People with Lyme get treated
with natural remedies and therefore are not recorded as Lyme statistics
unless it comes out of a medical doctors office.
much congestion in place to block information about Lyme disease;
Infectious Disease Doctors in USA claim it does not exist long term and
somehow have huge influence on Canadian IDS doctors the so called experts
of zoonotic infections repeating same lies. The governments rely on these
specialized doctors to guide them about zoonotic diseases so incorrect
information is given to governments and to medical doctors and probably
to the teaching colleges. A doctor must pay out of their own pocket to
study the basics of Lyme disease and when they do take Lyme patience their
health boards insist on in country lab tests that are flawed
and then forbid their doctors treating with antibiotic treatment from just
doing a medical diagnoses. The doctors treating Lyme patients with other
then pharmaceuticals are threatened with loss of license by their colleges
if they do other then pharmaceuticals. This is some of the blocks to
Lyme disease being done purposefully or by those in the system who want
to retain their professions and must remain loyal to the whims of the powers
alert. Be aware. Be careful. Lyme has been found in every Canadian province,either
in humans, in animals, on birds, in pets, and on grasses, but not necessarily
through the "official" methods of government surveillance, nevertheless
infected ticks may be present in your grasses.
here for : Investigation of Genotypes of Borrelia burgdorferi
in Ixodes scapularis Ticks Collected during Surveillance in Canada
migrating birds fly in your province?
Lyme infected people have
identified the exact province they were in when they, or their pet, were
in after their health turned sour (whether they saw their rash or not)
and later found out they were infected with the Bb bacteria. This has happened
in every province over the past thirty or more years.
Since many of these infected
people had to seek help elsewhere or were treated by Naturopathic doctors
or eradicated the infections on their own they therefore were never counted
as a provincial statistics of Lyme Disease.
Throughout the past fifty
years, or more, Canadians, most especially campers, hikers, and forestry
workers have been bitten by sick ticks whether it was called Lyme disease
or still just called, “sick from a tick bite.” Ticks have always been present
in nature, but of course they do not always feed on infected animals. They
are there whether they are infected or not, seen or unseen.
The statistic numbers of
people who have contracted Lyme disease within Canada are unbelievably
low, especially as to compare to our neighbors immediately across the border
to the South.
so, take note...infected and non-infected ticks and some cyst form of the
ticks have been found on migrating birds. If these birds drop an egg filled
female tick or a male and female tick they will start their own colony
in the area where they have landed. Now if one of those hungry ticks senses
movement as you come walking by it will put its front legs up and may attach
itself to your leg and start climbing to find its nice warm meal so it
can survive. It only takes one bite from one infected tick to change your
today is March 20th, 2010. I went to the Alberta Gov't web site and here
is what I found:
For more info on birds and ticks in Canada : In
Yahoo Search engine type in : Ixodid
Acari Ixodidae canada It
will help you to be aware for yourself, as well to
help others when they display Lyme disease symptoms.
time you read or hear that there is no Lyme Disease in Canada, speak up.
disease must NOT be considered to be rare or non-existent in
Canada simply because the officially published numbers from surveillance
are very, very low or because Medical doctors in your province tell you
it is impossible to get Lyme disease where you live. Sick ticks do exist
in every province. It is a part of nature. They bite in spite of published
be foolish like I was
I first started my research, for my many symptoms, I was led to Lyme Disease,
so... I went to the Alberta Gov't web site and it said the people who had
Lyme disease in the province had contracted Lyme disease elsewhere or in
other countries. "There have been nine cases of Lyme disease reported
in Alberta since 1998. All cases were associated with travel outside of
the province." There was also something about it being too cold
in Canada for ticks to survive... that it was impossible to have infected
ticks here. And the Health Canada Federal Government web site repeated
similar.."RARE". So...I naively believed that. I did not question it. I
trusted that people's elected Governments would not lead people astray
on such a debilitating disease. I was WRONG to believe that.
years and years, while trying to find answers to what had afflicted me,
my research always took me to Lyme, but I would skip over it, did not read
blindly believed it was impossible to have Lyme here in Alberta, Canada"
(I had not been out of the province when it
had all started.)Then in late November of 2007, after months of strange
debilitating headaches, I ran across a person, on the Internet, who described
these headaches to a T. She had found out she had Lyme disease and encouraged
anyone suffering from this type of headaches to be open to learning about
is what it took for me to go look at what Lyme Disease was... and BINGO!
For the first time all my symptoms fit. I had found the answer to the mystery.
I was so excited as I figured treatment was now just around the corner.
(Note: I was looking at one of those "medical type web sites"
the ones that tell you that Lyme is no big deal...that just two weeks of
antibiotics will cure you.. and so,I thought that would be all I would
need and finally the infection would all be gone!)
time, I learned more about Lyme disease. The more personal stories I read
by Lyme infected people, it was all too familiar for me, I even remembered
the strange "ring worm" rash I had had around 1997. Now... I was very angry
about the Alberta Government and Regional Health Boards web sites that
posted such misguiding and false information
for their people. I very soon wrote
them a letter telling them it was false information, etc. Within four months
more knowledgeable information was posted on the Regional Health board
and the Gov't web site. I felt somewhat satisfied that newly infected people
would now be aware that it was possible to get Lyme in Alberta and therefore
get treatment more quickly.
is a quote: "Lyme bacteria have not been
found yet in Alberta but Lyme disease is being reported with increasing
frequency and geographic range throughout Canada and the United States."
Since 2008 the Regional Health boards have been dismantled. Now the new
board, that controls all of Alberta, has chosen to post less informative
information for its people. I also went back to the Canadian Gov't web
site and they too have less to inform with as to compare to what they had
send the message that Lyme infected tick bites and the disease is no big
deal, that it is rare to get Lyme on this country's soil, that if you happen
to get it.. oh well, just a few weeks of antibiotics will cure you!!!!
is all that misinformation about? Is it because it may hurt the tourist
economy? Is it because cured Lyme disease would take away income for the
medical industry? Is it ignorance? What?? I understand Lyme disease is
a big study, this does not absolve representatives of the people from taking
the time to become informed so they can tell the truth about Lyme disease,
rather than publish uninformed trivia.
Do your own Research HereYAHOO
scapularis ticks were collected from companion animals and humans by veterinary
clinics and medical clinics from Alberta
to Newfoundland in Canada between 2005 and 2007 as part of the national
passive surveillance system....
rabbit was hit by a vehicle on a road through a wooded area just outside
the city limits of Grande Prairie in Alberta on 21 June, 1994. The injured
rabbit was taken by the driver to the Grande Prairie Animal Hospital for
treatment. The veterinarian judged the injuries to be fatal and euthanized
the examination of the animal, six ticks of "varying sizes" were found
on the face and neck area. The veterinarian put the ticks in a plastic
pill box along with a piece of moistened cotton and sent them to the Provincial
Laboratory in Vancouver for identification and testing for the presence
of Lyme spirochetes.
were four engorged female and two engorged nymphal Haemaphysalis leporispalustris
ticks. Each tick was sterilized and their gut tissues were cultured separately
in BSK medium with antibiotics on 24 June. Cultures were examined 5 days
later and motile spirochetes were found in one of the adult female tick
cultures. Dead spirochetes were seen in three other adult
female tick guts and one of the nymphal tick cultures.
to B. burgdorferi were tested against this isolate and found to be positive
by indirect immunofluorescence assay. It is concluded that the spirochete
isolated from the rabbit tick H. leporispalustris in Alberta is indeed
B. burgdorferi, the etiologic agent of Lyme disease (LD) and is
identical to the spirochetes isolated in British Columbia (1,2).
such patients, one of whom may have been infected by an unknown tick bite
in Calgary, Alberta, in 1986. This patient developed a multi-systemic disease
following a tick bite in his backyard.
species of tick new to Alberta has tested positive for Lyme disease.
Alberta Health and Wellness announced Thursday that ticks found on two
dogs near Edmonton have tested positive for the bacteria that cause the
disease. Read more:
fact, our research team reported in the Journal of Parasitology (2005),
Ixodes pacificus nymphs on a Wilson's warbler collected May 31, 2002 at
information published to the web on June 15, 2009. The Food Safety and
Animal Health Division of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)
and the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) are conducting a
survey to determine the presence and distribution of the ticks that transmit
Lyme disease to pets. "Since 2007, a number of Ixodes spp. ticks recovered
in Alberta have tested positive for B. burgdorferi."
ExpressNews Staff. Daniel Fitzgerald shows off one of the many ticks being
collected from all over Alberta.
22, 2008) - Edmonton - A University of Alberta researcher is on the trail
of tiny hangers-on this summer. "Last year, Alberta researchers found a
species of tick that's rarely reported here, and there was also a case
of a tick found carrying Lyme disease," he said. " So, that got our interest
workers may have Lyme disease Thursday, 15 June 2006 - 12:00am Six
Parks Canada employees who worked on a tick study last year are all showing
symptoms similar to Lyme disease.
Johnson, JD, MBA has written a book on Lyme in Canada.
October 5, 2007 Fort McMurray Today
BY MATTHEW HEINDL, TODAY STAFF See part 2 Sheila
Callan suffered for 18 years of her life with Lyme disease, though doctors
failed to diagnose it, even after the infamous bulls-eye rash appeared
on her face. Doctors were told that there is no Lyme disease in Alberta,
and still believe this today, even as the bacteria appears more often.
one says,"Small numbers of I pacificus and I scapularis, presumably carried
by migratory birds, have been found in Alberta." http://www.cfp.ca/cgi/reprint/54/10/1381
of what is posted here:http://www.health.alberta.ca/health-info/lyme-disease.html
•Lyme disease can be
serious but rarely is fatal in humans.
•The bacteria has not
been found yet in Alberta but could appear here in the future. (FALSE)
•Lyme disease is treated
readily in humans if identified early. (Not in Canada,
and if so which doctor? They believe there is no such thing in Canada.And
the Government tell them there is no Lyme..or is very rare.)
•If you see a growing
red rash 10 to 12 days after being bitten by a tick, see a doctor. (Which
ones? Dare to name them.)
enthusiasts, and children may be at risk during the summer but simple precautions
can reduce the risk.
(What are simple precautions?)
If you want to believe
that there are no infected ticks in Alberta, Canada, please just go on
the Lyme disease forums and listen to how Canadians, infected by Lyme,
have had their health, their relationships, and their finances devastated.
Canadians have been
led to believe that only a medical doctor can help us, so we flock to empty
wells when it comes to Lyme disease. Rather then being directed directly
to a Lyme literate Naturopathic doctor we are told our symptoms are in
our heads, we are shamed, we are sent to a psychiatrist, sedated and drugged
or diagnosed with something we do not have.
Believe me... There ARE Lyme
infected ticks in Alberta and many, many others will tell you in the rest
of Canada, also!
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