Rare but deadly complication of Lyme disease

David

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I came across an article and thought it would be helpful to share: The Weather Network - Manitoba researchers warn of rare but deadly complication of Lyme disease

A Manitoba family hopes that sharing the story of Samuel Brandt, an otherwise healthy 37-year-old father who died from complications of Lyme disease, will help raise awareness about a rare but deadly consequence of the tick-borne illness.

Lyme carditis, which happens when the bacteria that causes Lyme disease attacks the heart, isn't very well known or well reported, says one of the co-authors, Dr. Richard Rusk with Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living.
 

David

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It's all over Ontario right now, perhaps due to the warm weather. I'll imagine BC and western states in the USA are similar. Ticks are on the rise and a very real threat.

Be vigilant with your family when in the outdoors.
 

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