MAR 17, 2017 — On March 9th, CBC Ottawa Radio interviewed 2 Lyme disease advocates on why the proposed draft Canadian action plan (called the Framework) for Lyme is inadequate.
Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/lis…/shows/ottawa-morning/segment/11938557
On March 10th, CBC Ottawa interviewed Dr. Caroline Quach, President of AMMI Canada (the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada) - who, for reasons unknown, fully supports the abysmal status quo - to ask her to respond to some of Canadian's concerns about Lyme.
Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/lis…/shows/ottawa-morning/segment/11949336
Also attached below is a post from the Canadian Lyme Science Alliance "fact checking" the statements made by Dr. Quach, which unfortunately reveal that 6 of the 8 scientific statements Dr. Quach made were inaccurate. This is highly disturbing, as both the possible explanations are equally deeply troubling. Either she is misinformed, or is misleading our doctors and the general public.
Speaking of science, a 1988 Bulletin published by Canadian Diseases, almost 30 years old now, warning that “biting flies and mosquitos have been implicated in the transmission” of Lyme, and that “transplacental transmission of B. Burgdorferi [the bacteria causing Lyme] has been documented”.
Indeed, if you go to the Centre for Disease Control Website found here: https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/transmission/ The CDC states quite plainly that "Lyme disease acquired during pregnancy may lead to infection of the placenta and possible stillbirth” and that "scientists have found that the Lyme disease bacteria can live in blood that is stored for donation. Individuals being treated for Lyme disease with an antibiotic should not donate blood.”
It is extremely difficult to understand how our Public Health and AMMI can continue to insist these are not of concern, and that no further funds and research are warranted.