Screening and Info Session led by Dr. Marie Matheson, ND and Erin Bidlake

Lyme disease is a disabling bacterial infection that poses a serious threat to the health of Canadians. Lyme disease is on the rise in Canada, yet diagnostics, treatment, and physician and public awareness remain inadequate. Learn how to prevent Lyme disease, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of infection, and what to do if you suspect infection at this Lyme disease documentary screening and info session lead by Dr. Marie Matheson, ND.

Some myths & facts about Lyme disease
Myth: Lyme disease is a rare disease.
Fact: Lyme disease is the fastest growing epidemic in North America. It is transmitted by several species of ticks that become infected by feeding on the blood of infected rodents, birds, and deer.
Myth: Ticks are only found in rural areas.
Fact: While more plentiful in rural areas, ticks can travel anywhere their hosts travel. A tick that has latched onto a bird can travel into urban centres, unlatch from its host, and go on to bite a human.
Myth: There’s no Lyme disease in Canada.

Fact: Lyme disease has been found in all 10 Canadian provinces. If you are a dog-owner in Canada, your vet will recommend you vaccinate your dog against Lyme disease. If your dog can get Lyme disease – so can you!

Friday May 22nd, 2015


Your Investment: There is no charge for this event