A response

The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation provides some comments on lyme disease

David Lukey is only repeating what he has read or has been told from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

The tick infection rate in B.C. in the ixodes ticks that transmit lyme disease is many times that which the B.C. CDC reports by using its mathematical miscalculations. Using its own data and correcting the mathematical reporting yields a much higher infection rate within the tick population.

The B.C. CDC testing is limited to only confirming one strain of one species of borrelia bacteria that cause lyme disease.

A negative B.C. test for lyme tells the patient and the doctor nothing about whether the person does or does not have lyme disease and to state otherwise is irresponsible. An abundance of science supports that fact.

We have many strains of borrelia that are human pathogens. Therefore, lyme disease is a borreliosis caused by many strains.

B.C. CDC has no idea whatsoever of how many people have lyme disease. If that is not the case, then it must sit down with us at the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation and our science/medical experts to explain its position. To date, it has refused any discussion where it would have to defend its position in a scientifically ethical and academic fashion.

To imply that because other medical bodies use the poor test, that it somehow validates the test, is wrong. It is the same group of people under many titles and they have far too many conflicts of interest and vested interest in their poor testing model to change anything.

All of the science says the test is terrible, and it was never designed as a human diagnostic protocol. It was designed as a surveillance protocol only, so it did not have to be that accurate.

David, if you wish to discuss this, I am more than happy to address this with and you can reach me by going to the contact page at www.canlyme.com

Jim Wilson, president

Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

 

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