Feds Providing More Funding For Lyme Disease

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 08:20 AM

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott wants to see an improvement in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease.

That's why the federal government is spending $4 million to achieve that.

Philpott says the number of cases is rising year over year.

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May points to an estimate from the Public Health Agency that warns there could be 10 thousand new cases by 2020.

Climate change is beling blamed for growing the population of ticks.