I’ve already discussed the alarming statistics showing that Lyme Disease is drastically underreported through out North America. I came across this article from last year which indicated that we have known about the underreporting of Lyme Disease since at least 2012, even though updated statistics only hit the major news media outlets just a few months ago. I have found very few doctors in B.C. who treat Lyme and if the number of new cases are as underreported as the statistics are now showing, this means many people are in need of help. This seems very troubling to me, but also makes me feel fortunate that I have been learning as much as possible about Lyme Disease and will be able to help so many patients who are suffering from this illness. I wanted to share this brief news article from the Vancouver Sun, since my practice will be opening in B.C. Lyme disease doctors in BC who do treat lyme disease are aware of this epidemic
B.C. Doctors Under-Reporting Cases of Lyme Disease
Cases are notoriously under-diagnosed and under-reported, according to a report prepared for the Provincial Health Services Authority last year, when there were 20 cases reported to B.C. public health officials. That’s compared to seven in 2010 and 10 in 2009.
Source: Vancouver Sun