“The doctors have a big apology to give the general public,” he says. “Infectious disease doctors don’t even believe that chronic Lyme disease exists. Their knowledge is way, way behind.”Even if doctors are convinced a patient has Lyme disease, they are reluctant to treat it if it has advanced beyond theinitial stage that requires only a few weeks of antibiotics, says Murakami.“Doctors in Canada are petrified to talk about Lyme disease,” he says.

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