Lyme Disease Halifax

Lyme Disease – Information on Lyme Disease- Life stories of Lyme disease

Browsing Posts tagged BC CDC

Tell your friends about this !!!

Help bring Lyme research to new levels.

With today’s technology and knowledge we are lightyears ahead of just one decade ago. It is time for aggressive human tissue/fluid study, both live subject and post mortem.

No longer should we simply throw away tissues in any surgery people with and many other conditions. We want to thoroughly explore just how prevalent borreliosis is in the human population and we can do it now.
Register (very easy) and vote each day now until Dec. 12 to get us to the finals!!

See full story here:

Well over 1 million Canadians suffer from chronic illnesses such as myalgic encephalomyelitis (also known as chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities and Lyme disease. Currently these diseases do not get the required attention by our health care system. Moreover, research in these fields lacks greatly.

A new Complex Chronic Diseases Clinic will open in 2013 in Vancouver to address these diseases, research them and provide the support that its sufferers deserve.

Through this project, we want to help fund medical equipment needed in order to properly diagnose these patients, and acquire essential equipment in order to conduct proper research.

Here is the equipment that is currently most needed, identified by the administrators of this clinic:

Ongoing research in the future
-minus 80 degree Celsius upright freezer to store future patient samples for ongoing research in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme disease and Fibromyalgia
-refrigerated centrifuge to spin down the samples
-software system to track the patient samples and a label producing machine to track the samples in the freezer.

 No one is immune to these diseases in Canada. They happen to men, women and children. Moreover, many of the current patients are disabled, housebound and bedridden. This clinic in Vancouver represent hope for a better future.

Lyme disease needs same action from province that flawed scans got

David Cubberley, Times Colonist

Published: Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Now scroll over to Lyme disease for a stark contrast. In 2007, a B.C. Centre for Disease Control survey revealed that more than six in 10 doctors don’t know that a patient with a bullseye rash is deemed to have Lyme and should be given antibiotics immediately.

Because of this knowledge gap, an unknown, but possibly large number of patients would have been coming to doctors’ offices with a bulls-eye rash -meaning they have Lyme disease -only to be refused diagnosis.

Or, to be told they have to pass a two-step test, which only four to six people do in all B.C. in a typical year. And if they did test negative, rash notwithstanding, they’d be refused treatment for Lyme forever -no matter how sick they become.

Without treatment, Lyme bacteria rapidly invade internal organs like the brain and heart and make people deathly ill.

Read more at:

This is video of spirochetes and biofilm found in infected ticks throughout BC from Dr. Kindree and Dr. Banergee from the BC CDC. This video was given to Dr. Murakami by Dr. Kindree.