National News

Feds to develop framework on Lyme Disease

A federal conference will bring together perspectives on Lyme disease from key stakeholders, including patients’ groups, the medical community, government organizations, and individual Canadians. The conference was kicked off Monday by the Honourable Dr. Jane Philpott, Minister of Health and the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Gregory Taylor, and will inform the Federal Framework to address the disease. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: more needs to be done about Lyme disease

Dear Editor:

I am writing this letter to you as a voice for Canadians in this country. The recent news coverage of infected blacklegged ticks in Alberta is just the tip of the iceberg. I am a Canadian who has contracted Lyme disease in this country. I am only one of thousands of Canadians suffering from this insidious disease contracted right here in our country… […]

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Local News

Province issues Lyme disease warning

By Staff

Edmonton – Although there have been no reported human cases of Lyme disease this year, five ticks have tested positive this year for Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. The ticks were found on four dogs and a cat in the Calgary and Edmonton areas, and were submitted to Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) for testing by veterinarians… […]