Although it was well advertised, few Canadian physicians attended a recent conference on
Lyme disease in Vancouver. The apparent lack of interest upsets the president of the
Lyme Borreliosis Society, who says many patients have been misdiagnosed, mistreated or untreated and "are now chronically disabled." Interestingly, the
disease seems to be much more common in the US than Canada. In New York State, for instance, more than 26,000 cases have been diagnosed, but in nearby Ontario the total is only 200.