About the LDAA
The Lyme Disease Association of Alberta (LDAA) is a non-profit organization incorporated in 2013. The LDAA was created to provide Lyme disease awareness & prevention information to Albertans. As well, the organization strives to provide support to patients, caregivers, and families affected by Lyme disease.
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease is a bacterial illness spread to humans by ticks. Ticks carrying the Lyme disease bacterium have been found across Canada, and within Alberta's provincial borders. In a 2013 surveillance study by Alberta Health, 20 % of collected blacklegged ticks were found to be infected with the Lyme bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi. Lack of recognition of the existence of ticks & Lyme in Alberta can compromise the ability of Albertans to obtain a timely diagnosis and treatment for the disease. MORE ABOUT LYME DISEASE
Albertans have a shortage of options for treatment. The controversy surrounding this illness leaves many Albertans jumping hurdles within the Alberta health system as they seek diagnosis and treatment for this often debilitating disease.