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LymeHope Featured in 2 National News Stories - Congenital Lyme

Canadians Concerned About Lyme Disease

Jan 21, 2019 — 

Within the last 24 hours, LymeHope was featured twice on national television regarding mother to baby transmission of Lyme disease.

Last night, CTV National medical correspondent Avis Favaro’s story about “Mothers on a Mission” aired on national evening news:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/mothers-on-a-mission-to-prove-lyme-disease-can-be-passed-to-unborn-child-1.4261403  

Sue Faber, Tamara House, Sarah Surkos, Dr. Johanne McCarthy, Tara Shannon Renaud, Dr. Illana Stimers and I, along with some of our children, were interviewed on the subject of mother to child transmission of Lyme.

We were shocked that Dr. Howard Njoo, representing Health Canada in the news clip, chose not to highlight some of the disturbing findings in their own recently published paper on Lyme and pregnancy.  

For example, the Public Health systematic review found that 50% of pregnant moms with a history of Lyme disease had an adverse birth outcome, which in some cases included miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death - and 11% of the treated moms did as well:

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0207067

When you combine this with Dr. Ralph Hawkins and Dr. Vett Lloyd’s recently published paper showing over 90% of Canadians infected with Lyme are being missed, it illustrates an alarming growing crisis in Canada and globally:

https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9032/6/4/125

And just hours ago, we were interview live on CTV Your Morning national news with Anne Marie Mediwake:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV-S67tyjTI

We were thrilled to highlight our exciting new partnership with Dr. Vett Lloyd and Mount Allison University studying families with Lyme disease.  Watch for LymeHope updates over the coming months because it’s a fantastic opportunity for Canadians to support critical ground breaking research by volunteering to be studied and/or financially supporting this work.  

We continue to call upon the federal Government to assemble an urgent multi-disciplinary task force which includes LymeHope and other patient advocates.  So far, this request continues to be declined.

Thank you as always for your continued support and engagement.

Warmly & With Hope,

Jennifer Kravis, Sue Faber and Tamara House

Co-Founders

LymeHope

www.lymehope.ca

#lymehope

*If you haven’t already, please consider signing, commenting and sharing our Ticking Lyme Petition: http://bit.ly/2lfBuNL


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