CanLyme supports made-in-Canada strategy on Lyme Disease

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Author: David Cubberley and David Wilson

The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) expressed strong support for a private member’s bill mandating a new national strategy on Lyme disease, to be introduced today by MP Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands).

“This bill responds to the failure of existing guidelines to reliably detect and treat Lyme disease,’ said CanLyme President Jim Wilson. “Current policies make access to treatment subject to confirmation by a flawed test, resulting in refusal of diagnosis to many people with Lyme.”

Lyme disease remains a clinical diagnosis, as stated on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website and in medical literature, as there are no accurate confirmatory tests available for all types and strains of Borrelia.

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