Lyme Disease in the US (and Canada) Is Under reported by a Factor of 10
by Dave Cottrell
Lyme disease is very seriously under reported in North America. According to an article by Dr. Mercola, the prevalence of Lyme disease in the United States is ten times greater than what is being reported.
It’s natural to assume that the same is true for Canada, as there are no known border barriers to prevent ticks and other vectors from entering the country! Due to long term denial of the existence of Lyme disease in Canada, which is finally slowly being accepted as a fact, reporting in this country may be substantially lower than even in the US.
(For an example of how ridiculous the current accepted risk area for Lyme disease is in North America, see the map image on this page. Some go so far as to show the entire contiguous US and Alaska as being endemic for Lyme disease, while leaving out Canada, entirely!! Did these ticks forget their passports??)
Lyme disease is a very serious infection that, if left untreated, can cripple and even kill its human hosts. Furthermore, it may be even more widespread than even those who speak out loudest about it realize.
According to Dr. Mercola, “It’s worth noting that while many still attribute Lyme transmission exclusively to ticks, Dr. Deitrich Klinghardt, one of the leading authorities on Lyme disease, warns that the bacteria can also be spread by other insects, including mosquitoes, spiders, fleas, and mites. This may be the reason so few Lyme sufferers recall being bitten by a tick. The other reason of course, is that you don’t feel the bite, and usually don’t see the tick!”
For the full article by Dr. Mercola, go to: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/09/04/lyme-disease.aspx