Lyme Disease is the most common and fastest-growing vector-borne infection in Canada and the United States and is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. It has now spread to every province and state in North America.
The American CDC estimates over 400,000 new cases of Lyme per year as of 2018. Canada reported 2025 confirmed cases (varies) in 2017 although statistics are widely regarded as flawed.
Two–stage testing is generally regarded as about 50% sensitive meaning it fails the defined 95% requirement for serological tests. Early, proper treatment with antibiotics is usually successful but misdiagnosis, denial and insufficient treatment is common.
Late Stage (Chronic) Lyme is very difficult to treat and is not formally recognized by mainstream medicine. The stigma related to Lyme disease has been noted as one of the most shameful affairs in modern medicine by prominent researchers and pioneering physicians.