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With increased efficiency and easier access, our SUBLyme tests will lead to earlier detection of Lyme Disease across the globe.

600% 20%
How much the number of Lyme Disease cases has increased by in Ontario, Canada from 2009 until 2016 due to climate change and other environmental factors. The rate at which our hometown of Kingston is at risk for Lyme Disease higher than the provincial average.


“One night, I thought I was dying, and I had accepted that I was going to die. My mom laid with me in bed and held me. I felt like I was drowning.”

Avril Lavigne, singer/songwritter from Kingston, Ontario with Lyme Disease

Travelling TacTICKS

  • Ticks get infected by the bacteria Borrelia Burgdoferi when feeding off an infected animal
  • Lyme disease is then transmitted through the bite of the bacteria riddled tick
  • The only ticks to transmit Lyme disease in North America are the Ixodes ticks, more commonly known as the Western black legged tick

Lyme Disease Symptoms


No short term heart symptoms.

Long term effects (days to months after being bitten):
- Palpitations
- Irregular heart beat


Short term effects (three to thirty days after being bitten):
- Muscle and joint aches
- Stiffness or pain
- Arthritis
- Numbess
- Tingling in hands and feet

Long term effects (days to months after being bitten):
- Arthritis
- Joint swelling and pain
- Intermittent tendon, joint, bone, and muscle pain
- Tingling, numbness, and shooting pains in hands and feet

Nervous System

Short term effects (three to thirty days after being bitten):
- Chills
- Headache
- Fatigue

Long term effects (days to months after being bitten):
- Facial palsy
- Dizziness or shortness of breath
- Inflammation of the brain/spinal cord
- Nerve pain


Short term effects (three to thirty days after being bitten):
- Erythema migrains (bullseye rash)
- Fever
- Swollen lymph nodes

Long term effects (days to months days after being bitten):
- Erythema migrans (bullseye rash)

Safety Against Ticks.

What to do after spending time outdoors

While it is possible to be bitten by a tick year round, majority of these occurences happen in the warmer months when people are outdoors. Ticks tend to reside in grassy or wood areas, in both rural and urban areas.

Common places to find ticks are under the arms, in and around the ears, inside your belly button, back of the knees, in and around hair/scalp area, between the legs, and around the waist. Follow these steps to remain tick free when outdoors!

Earlier detection

Better treatment

With rapid dectection testing and easy portability, SUBLyme can provide a diagnosis within minutes from wherever you may be exploring. We will ensure that you get treated as early as possible as Lyme disease is manageable if diagnosed early.

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