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Yes, the feds, with a bill presented by Green Leader Elizabeth May, has passed. Good for her. An amazing achievement for her, as a private member. She must have done extensive lobbying. I must admit that several years ago, I had US-based lobbyists and advocates sending me information about Lyme Disease. It was relatively rare in Canada at that point. In addition, we do not have to fight medical insurers to pay for medical care.
Bill C-442, An Act respecting a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease, was introduced by Elizabeth May in 2012. All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo , provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the
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in order to reproduce
Over the past two years, May has presented many heart-rending stories of people affected by the disease. These include Saltspring Island’s Terri Bibby, who was not properly diagnosed and faced years of medical problems and bills.
Canada now needs to have a strategy for managing Lyme Disease. I have long held the belief that education and awareness is the key. When I went into our rural ER, suffering from poison ivy rash, the nurse diagnosed it, but the doctors did not. This is often the case, methinks!
|An engorged tick,|
removed from a cat
You can read about one person's story here:
The difference between “normal tired” and “too tired to breathe”
Here is this year's stats, so far. They began mid-April, and continue...
|Total 39 - way down from 86+ last year|
This is an amazing video. This is the proper way to remove a tick.
You MUST remove the proboscis, the mouth part where they suck your blood.
DO NOT pour anything on it, as that will cause it to regurgitate its stomach contents into its victim, which is where the bacterium lives.
University of Manitoba expert, Kateryn Rochon.
Here is more information about the black-legged tick, which carries Lyme Disease.