I've heard or read that spiders, horse flies, mosquitos, fleas, ticks (including nymphs), and red fire ants can transmit Lyme/coinfections...
Still working on reading the "Ending Denial" book...
I don't know what all reservoir animals can carry Lyme in Canada, but suspect it includes birds, rodents, deer, etc. - same as here in the US.
The official position of the government in Canada is that Lyme does not exist in Canada in general (reporting is low due to the same factors as in the US - lousy tests, poor education of MD's, and all the mis-information from the CDC/IDSA that the Canadian health officials/government follows blindly)...at least, this is the impression I get from the pages I've read so far of the book.
Plum Island stuff - I haven't gotten very far in the book, so I don't know yet if it is discussed in the book.
As for how I'm doing, I could be better, but am still on the journey trying to find what will work and not cause more problems...you know how it goes.
I hope everyone had a good 4th of July...
Chronic Lyme Disease, Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds: IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle, Magnesium, homeopathy.