About the LDAA
The Lyme Disease Association of Alberta (LDAA) is a non-profit organization registered 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.
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 Lyme disease exists in Alberta has compromised the ability of Albertans to obtain a Lyme disease diagnosis and/or treatment for the disease.
In Alberta, there is currently a lack of available options for patients seeking diagnosis and treatment for Lyme disease. 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 give patients answers and, if diagnosed, to help them explore options. In addition the LDAA will provide patients with a platform in which they can stand united and voice their concerns.