Montreal Hospital Opens Clinic for Long-COVID and Lyme Disease Patients

Clinic for Long-COVID and Lyme Disease

According to a Montreal Gazette article, an announcement was made by the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal regional health authority, on October 31, 2022, that a clinic for patients with persistent COVID-19 and Lyme disease symptoms has opened at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Earlier this year, Quebec announced plans to open 15 clinics that will specialize in long COVID and Lyme disease, as well as five referral centers and 10 satellite clinics.

The article states that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an estimated one in five people who contracted a COVID-19 infection are still having symptoms. A study by Statistics Canada, published in October 2022, found that 1.4 million Canadians, or 15% of those infected with COVID-19, have reported lingering symptoms three months after infection including tiredness, fatigue, brain fog, coughing, and shortness of breath.

The clinic will also provide care to those with Lyme disease symptoms that persist after completing conventional treatment. Quebec’s Health Ministry reported that over the past decade, there has been a considerable increase in the amount of Lyme disease cases reported to public health agencies.

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