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Published on July 31st, 2008
Published on January 1st, 2010
Monique Chiasson

HILDEN – Don Hamilton hopes this time next week he will know whether or not he has Lyme disease.
The senior citizen was working in his Hilden yard last Friday as he usually does.
Upon taking a break, he felt a pest biting him and assumed it was a black fly or mosquito.
“I went to pick it off my leg and it was a tick,” said Hamilton.
He bagged the creature with the intention of passing it to his doctor for testing to see what breed it is and if it carries Lyme disease.
But before he saw his regular doctor earlier this week, Hamilton had to deal with a red, itchy, swollen leg.
“I wanted to claw at it for two days. It was swollen and red under an hour” of being bitten.
The bite also kept him from sleeping well because it was so irritated, he said.
He has been to the emergency department and was given ointment and antibiotics, which appear to be working.

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Published on August 6th, 2008
Monique Chiasson

Truro resident being tested for Lyme disease

Another local man is getting tested for Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick.

Truro’s John Okell was recently bitten twice but did not notice the bites immediately.

“I didn’t feel it biting me … I haven’t been in really high vegetated areas … just around the neighbourhood and walking the dog,” said the Roosevelt Avenue resident.

“It must have been on me for a few days because it was itchy, painful and there was a bulls-eye mark” just above his waist.


Brenda Sterling-Goodwin gives a factual talk about Lyme Disease, how it is contracted, and how it is treated when diagnosed. The talk was presented at the New Glasgow branch of the Pictou Antigonish Regional Library in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, May 6, 2010. This is part 1 of 4 videos that comprise the recording.


Undiagnosed outbreak

AMHERST – Joy Gould believes physicians need to become more aware of Lyme Disease.

The 51-year-old Amherst woman has finally learned she has the disease and may have had it since she was 10.

“For nearly four decades I have suffered not only excruciating physical symptoms but have paid socially and emotionally as well,” said Gould. “Lyme disease, and the failure to diagnose and treat it, has deprived me of the opportunity to have a healthy family life, a career and the ability to secure a retirement and simply enjoy a good quality of life.”