A group of Ontario mothers are convinced they passed the devastating effects of Lyme disease onto their children while pregnant. The medical community is not united on congenital transmission, so these mothers have banded together to back research and push for changes to testing and treatments in Canada.
Lyme disease is a growing problem in Canada, with close to 1,500 cases reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada last year. With those numbers going up every year, many are asking why there isn’t a vaccine against the disease.
As the number of reported Lyme disease cases in Canada continues to rise, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health is cautioning against spraying lawns with pesticides to protect against disease-carrying ticks.