TOUCHED BY LYME: LymeHope’s poll about mother-baby transmission
The following is from Sue Faber, of LymeHope, Canada:
Opinion Poll – Should you be told?
Considering #lymedisease is the #1 vector-borne disease in North America, should the CDC and Public Health Agency of Canada issue a nation-wide bulletin to healthcare providers and the general public (you) regarding the RISK of mother-to-baby (in utero) transmission of Lyme disease?
Should you be equipped and educated with this information?
(Please vote only once, on EITHER Twitter or Facebook, not both.)
We will be sharing your response at an upcoming meeting with the Public Health Agency of Canada this Friday.
Did you know that Canada Federal Health Authorities first warned of this alternate mode of transplacental (mom to baby) transmission in 1988 in an epidemiology bulletin ?
Yet, 31 years later they no longer communicate this to general public and health care providers despite the body of evidence that exists.
–Sue Faber, LymeHope.
TOUCHED BY LYME is written by Dorothy Kupcha Leland, LymeDisease.org’s Director of Communications. She is co-author of When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.