Green party leader calling for national Lyme disease strategy
Part of Elizabeth May’s private member’s bill, C-442, aims to address the diagnostic deficiency that Health Canada acknowledged in 2012, but the proposed legislation won’t be up for debate until next spring.
The National Lyme Disease Strategy Act calls for on patients with acute infection, which is usually easily treated with antibiotics.”
The kit only tests for one strain of Lyme disease, B31, which Canadian doctors use to confirm a diagnosis.
“It’s only a laboratory strain. They should be using strains from the wild and they should be using humanderived strains, not tick-derived strains,” said Wilson.