AB: Why is Lyme so “rampant” in Ontario?
Dr. Andi: Lyme has likely always been in Ontario, but underdiagnosed. As awareness increases, we are seeing a greater increase in diagnoses. Additionally, there are more ticks in Ontario, with a higher percentage of them carrying Lyme disease and co-infections, as warming temperatures are making it more favourable for ticks to exist further North in Ontario.
AB: Are there any misconceptions about how someone may be infected with Lyme?
AB: What are some of the most common symptoms/warning signs of Lyme?
AB: Why is there such a lack of knowledge about Lyme, especially amongst Canadians/Canadian doctors?
AB: Can you expand on the “false negatives” patients see?
Last modified: August 15, 2021