Lyme disease is a serious condition that must be addressed quickly. Here's how.
By Tania Haas, Staff Writer
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