Have you read this from 2006.
It discusses distribution of lyme carrying ticks in Canada.
You know Robbie, I think the Canadian govt' just might be behind on this. Here is a fact---geographic distribution of MS and Lyme disease are EXACTLY the same all around the world except in Canada. This flies in the face of reason. Researchers are finding larger number of lyme carrying ticks all over Canada. So how is it possible that lyme in Canada is so rare? The only conclusion is that it is there, but is diagnosed as something else.
My god! our dog was in Ont. on an island on a lake for 6 days and came home sporting a lovely rash on his tummy (if not on his tummy, we wouldn't have seen it). Given that three of five of us in our family have or are battling lyme disease we have really rethought our future vacation plans----no more Big Rideau for us. The risk is too great.
Given the challenges of lyme diagnosis saying lyme is rare in Canada is another great example of circular logic. Goes something like this:
Lyme is rare, so don't diagnose it, because lyme is rare, so don't diagnose it....Throw in a very unreliable blood test that doctors believe is reliable, and you have a recipe for disaster.
So Robbie, Great! your MS (and everyone else here) was not caused by a complex milieu of bacteria, gone chronic/latent and able to cause mayhem in your body, which is difficult to treat because of our lack of knowledge and the complexity of the pathogen.
It's every man for himself and I don't intend to follow the lead buffalo off the cliff.