Could Canadians with Lyme disease receive better care?

A conference that brings together policy makers and Lyme disease advocates is taking place in Ottawa, Canada right now with the aim of improving care for people with the disease.

As reported in a CBC News story, Lyme disease infection rates are increasing in Canada, adding urgency to the need for a framework for prevention and treatment of the disease.

Symptoms of Lyme disease vary with each stage of the disease, from flu-like symptoms to neurological illness, including paralysis. Some people with Lyme disease are referred to physiotherapists for the treatment of pain and certain neurological complications such as facial nerve paralysis.

Find out more about attending or watching the national conference on Lyme disease in Ottawa.

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