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Webinar recap | Lyme disease: Risks, prevention & treatment

Lyme disease is a serious condition that must be addressed quickly. Here's how.

Chart showing the difference between a deer tick and a wood tick

Recorded July 23, 2018.

Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is spread to humans through the bite of an infected tick. While not all ticks carry Lyme disease, it is important to avoid being bitten by a tick while enjoying the outdoors.

In this webinar, Dr. Scott Gledhill, physician at Medcan, and Janet Sperling, a researcher at the University of Alberta and member of the Lyme Disease Foundation of Canada will address FAQs including:

  • What is Lyme disease and how can Canadians minimize risk?
  • What are the symptoms and signs?
  • What to do if you find a tick on the skin?
  • When should someone seek medical guidance?

More about our panelists:

Scott Gledhill, MD, CCFP

  • Senior medical consultant, Medcan
  • Emergency physician at Toronto General and St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Cardiac Surgical Assisting
  • Marilyn Denis Show and TD Wealth TV

Janet Sperling, University of Alberta

  • PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
  • BSc (Horticulture) and MSc (Entomology)
  • Current research focuses on description of the bacterial microbiome of 6 commonly encountered species of ticks from across Canada using 16S rRNA
  • Patient advocate and Board Member, Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

You can watch the full webinar below (30 mins) 

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