Lyme Disease Petition

Lyme Disease Treatment

TO the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

WHEREAS, the tick-borne illness known as Chronic Lyme Disease, which mimics many catastrophic illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s, Alzheimer’s, arthritic diabetes, depression, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia is increasingly endemic in Canada, but scientifically validated diagnostic tests and treatment choices are currently not available in Ontario, forcing patients to seek these in the U.S.A. and Europe;

WHEREAS, the Canadian Medical Association informed the public, governments, and the medical profession in the May 30, 2000 edition of their professional journal that Lyme Disease is endemic throughout Canada, particularly in Southern Ontario;

WHEREAS, the Ontario Public Health system and the Ontario Health Insurance Plan currently do not fund those specific tests that accurately serve the process for establishing a clinical diagnosis, but only recognize testing procedures known in the medical literature to provide false negatives 45 to 95% of the time;

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to request the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to direct the Ontario Public Health system and OHIP to include all currently available and scientifically verified tests for Acute and Chronic Lyme Disease in Ontario, and to have everything necessary to create public awareness of Lyme Disease in Ontario, and to have internationally developed diagnostic and successful treatment protocols available to patients and physicians.

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  • signed via 2018-04-23 12:24:56 -0400
  • signed via 2018-04-23 10:50:33 -0400
    As a former Girl Guide leader, I have been following Lyme Disease and the lack of medical interest for years. We have gotten ticks on us the past two years just by being in and around our home. Testing and support for a vaccine is essential
  • signed via 2018-04-20 14:23:08 -0400
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  • signed 2018-04-19 10:38:03 -0400
    Please enable people to avail themselves of any medicine, tests, created information, so the general population does not have to fall victim to the ravages of the potential deadly tick poisons entering their system. The tick population is large enough in Canada for us to heed warnings.

    Watch one episode of Bondi Vet and see what tick poisoning looks like. It’s horrendous!
  • signed 2018-04-18 22:25:40 -0400
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  • signed 2018-04-18 06:47:20 -0400
    Almost everyone in my family has had a tick bite. We live in a very affected area. In its duty to protect taxpaying citizens, our health care system should respond to the reality of the prevalence of tick borne illness . Professionally and ethically, we have the right to appropriate medical diagnosis and treatment from our health care system. I have known of people to suffer from Lyme Disease not knowing they had it. I am afraid to enjoy the great outdoors with my family, especially our children, because of ticks. Having to advocate for oneself, go out of country for diagnosis and treatment is like victimizing the victim. It is inequitable in that only those with money and people to support them physically and emotionally have access to proper medical response in these cases. As our elected representatives, please protect me, my family, your family, and our fellow citizens, as you have been entrusted to do. – Heather Nixon
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  • signed 2018-04-18 04:53:19 -0400
  • signed 2018-04-18 01:29:04 -0400
    More accurate testing should absolutely be available! Accurate testing can only help to save health care dollars being wasted on incorrect treatments due to incorrect diagnosis.
  • signed 2018-04-17 23:43:25 -0400
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  • signed 2018-04-15 12:23:19 -0400
    Kathryn Ritzie
  • signed 2018-04-15 12:12:26 -0400