About the LDAA
The Lyme Disease Association of Alberta (LDAA) is a non-profit organization established in 2013. The LDAA was created to provide information concerning Lyme disease, such as the risk of contraction, diagnosis and the treatment of Lyme disease, as well as to provide patient support and public awareness – with a focus on the particulars of this illness in Alberta.
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease is spread to humans by certain species of ticks. Ticks carrying the Lyme disease bacterium have been found across Canada, and within Alberta's provincial borders. Lack of recognition that ticks and Lyme disease exist in Alberta has compromised the ability of Albertans to obtain a timely diagnosis and treatment for the disease.
In Alberta, there is currently a shortage of options for patients seeking diagnosis and treatment.. The controversy surrounding this illness leaves many Albertans jumping hurdles within the Alberta health system as they seek answers and help for their illness. The LDAA provides information that will help patients get answers and, if diagnosed, to help them explore options, and offer support as available.