Lyme Disease is contracted through the bite of infected ticks carrying the bacteria Borrelia Burgdorferi. With both the lack of education and reliable testing, most of those who contract Lyme are misdiagnosed. On average, Canadians testing positive with the disease are treated for four-weeks, regardless of the acuteness of symptoms.
And while there are treatments for the disease, Canadian doctors treating patients suffering from chronic Lyme Disease, run the risk of losing their medical licenses due to much controversy surrounding treatment protocol.
Most Canadians are unaware of this silent pandemic, leaving many Canadians to suffer in silence.