was inspired by the commitment and
dedication of its sister organization PARA (Paratuberculosis Awareness
and Research Association Inc.) an American based organization.
This grassroots movement has grown from the dedication and sheer
willpower of two women with children with Crohn's disease to address
the alarming rise of the bacterium "Mycobacterium avium Paratuberculosis"
in the environment and the growing evidence linking this bacterium
to Crohn's disease. MAP-Canada was founded to address the same
issue, but on Canadian soil. One hundred thousand or more people
in Canada, and over a million in the United States have been diagnosed
with Crohn's. Renowned Researchers all over the world have been
working with little or no funding to try and find a solution for
this devastating illness.
A bacterium called Mycobacterium avium Paratuberculosis found
in every day food items is connected to IBD and Crohn's disease.
Before Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing, this bacterium
could not be cultured. In 1984, Dr. Rodrick Chiodini cultured
mycobacteria from children with Crohn's, the same bacterium found
in cattle with Johne's disease. This bacterium is shed in the
feces and milk of cattle with Johne's Disease.
The symptoms of this disease in both cattle and humans is very
similar; severe diarrhea, excessive weight loss, debilitating
abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, bowel obstruction, fistulas,
and abscesses. The pasteurization process does not kill this bacterium.
Thus, this mycobacterium is passed into the foodchain and sold
for human consumption, as these sick cows are not removed from
the herd and disposed of. Johne's disease is not on the Reportable
Diseases List at the Canadian
Chronic Crohn's Campaign UK: Latest
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disease in 2016 and beyond – is a cure on the horizon? Expert
Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
At this time, the etiology of Crohn’s disease
is unknown. There are a multitude of hypotheses that have been
put forward to explain the underlying cause, but as yet, none
have been proven. It is widely believed that a triad of factors
are responsible: genetics, environment and an abnormal immune
response to antigens. However, there is one particular hypothesis
that is gaining substantial traction in the field, known as the
“MAP hypothesis”. This suggests that a pathogen called Mycobacterium
avium paratuberculosis (MAP) is responsible for causing Crohn’s
disease, having fulfilled Koch’s postulates. An excellent article
within Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology by a world
leader in this area, Professor David Y Graham, is a great place
to begin further reading. Read
'Mycobacterium paratuberculosis as a cause of Crohn’s disease'
for free through this link until June 20, 2016.
CROHN'S MAP VACCINE:
MAP Vaccine.com: Click on to this
link and then login to Facebook for more info. on the links below.
I also thank Dr. John Hermon Taylor, his daughter Dr. Amy Hermon
Taylor for all of their help in our battle for a new, brighter
future for everyone who has been burdened with this horrible disease.
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is Mycobacterium Avium subspecies Paratuberculosis (MAP)? Mycobacterium
avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) belongs to a family of
bacteria called ‘Mycobacteria’, which also includes Tuberculosis
How does MAP cause
Crohn’s Disease? People are widely exposed to MAP in the food
chain and in the environment: For additionnal info. please sign
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MAP VACCINE: This trial of anti-MAP antibiotic triple therapy
in adults with Crohn's disease is currently ongoing in the US
(in 55 hospitals across 23 states), Canada (2 hospitals) and Israel
(6 hospitals). It is sponsored by the pharmaceutical company
... See More Efficacy and Safety of Anti-MAP Therapy in Adult
Crohn's Disease - Full Text View -... www.clinicaltrials.gov A
Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter, Parallel
Group Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Fixed-dose Combination
New MAP Test
Historically, MAP in humans has been difficult to study as it
cannot be seen under an ordinary microscope and is very difficult
to grow. Testing for MAP by the presence of its DNA (using PCR)
has found MAP in up to 92% of Crohn’s patients but until now no-one
has developed a test to show MAP in-situ in the tissues of people
with Crohn’s disease. With the new MAP test developed by Prof.
Hermon-Taylor, we are seeing it in intricate detail for the very
first time. The test is an essential ‘companion diagnostic’ for
the Vaccine trial; a simple blood test allowing doctors to confirm
MAP infection prior to vaccination and monitor patients’ responses
to the vaccine. The completion of this final piece of the puzzle
is currently underway at King’s College London and requires £380,000
in funding. READ MORE
Crohn’s MAP Vaccine
A modern therapeutic Vaccine against MAP has been created. Preliminary
studies in animals have shown it to be safe and effective. Next,
a trial in humans is needed to take the vaccine from lab to clinic.
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a particularly aggressive
of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
affecting children and adults.
lives, impacts the whole family and can kill.
What if it can be stopped?
We believe it can.
urgently need financial support. Please donate now. Funding
the MAP Test: The new MAP test needs one more year’s work costing
£80,000 to complete the laboratory work and £300,000 to trial
it in the Clinic. For this we are relying on charitable donations.
Funding the MAP Vaccine: We need to get the Vaccine manufactured
and into clinical trials. This will be funded through investment
rather than charitable donations. If you are interested in investing
please email the Professor directly: email@example.com He will
be happy to answer any of your questions and, where appropriate,
send you out the HAV Vaccines Ltd. Investor’s Pack. If you cannot
donate, you can still help us! Raise awareness! Please share this
website, like us on facebook and follow us on twitter to spread
the word around the world. Get involved: Help us fundraise by
taking part in our Crohn’s MAP Vaccine Heroes scheme. Goal = £380,000
Release: June 2014 'Potential cure for Crohn's Disease sits in
a freezer - awaiting funding'
Synbiotics: The Revolution in Probiotics
April 28, 1015
By John Ellerman BSc, MASM, Consultant
Microbiologist for ProGood Pty Ltd The bacteria that live within
our gastrointestinal tract have dramatic impacts on health. They
make up 90% of the cells in our body (yes, we are only 10% human
by cell count) and contain 99% of our genes! They help us digest
our food and manufacture a range of compounds that can be either
beneficial or bad for us. They also communicate with our immune
system in ways that can be either good or bad, depending on the
type of bacteria present.The overuse of antibiotics has led not
only to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens but has
also done considerable damage to our intestinal bacteria, with
dire consequences for a vast and growing number of people.
NATIONAL WITH DR. BEHR FROM THE ROYAL VICTORIAL HOSPITAL, MONTREAL,
YouTube - Crohn's Disease Maybe Linked to Beef Consumption
interactions have shaped the genetic architecture of inflammatory
Luke Jostins, Stephan Ripke, Rinse K. Weersma, Richard H. Duerr,
Dermot P. McGovern, Ken Y. Hui, James C. Lee, L. Philip Schumm,
Yashoda Sharma, Carl A. Anderson, Jonah Essers, Mitja Mitrovic,
Kaida Ning, Isabelle Cleynen, Emilie Theatre, Sarah L. Spain,
Soumya Raychaudhuri, Philippe Goyette, Zhi Wei, Clara Abraham,
Jean-Paul Achkar, Tariq Ahmad, Leila Amininejad, Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan,
Vibeke Andersen et al.
this excellent paper from July 2014, Professor Tom Borody (Consultant
Gastroenterologist and leading expert in #Crohns research from
Sydney, Australia) tells us that scientists across the globe are
revisiting the idea that Crohn's is caused by an infection...
and the chief suspect is MAP. 'Rational future therapies
need to focus on the eradication of MAP', he explains. It is likely
that the #Vaccine will be a key weapon in the new arsenal against
this devastating disease. http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/pdf/10.2217/fmb.14.52
at Crohnscanada would like to dedicate this site
Dr. Thomas J. Borody of Australlia, Doctor Rod Chiodini (U.S.A.)
and Doctor John Hermon-Taylor of the U.K.,
PROF THOMAS BORODY,
the founder and Medical Director of CDD.(Center for Digestive
Diseases. His keen interest in medical research led to the establishment
of the Centre, so as to provide both diagnostic procedures and
effective treatments, and to my husband Michael Fagen, who
lost his 27 year battle against Crohn's disease on May 11th, 2003.
Rod Chiodini (Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University, Providence,
RI, USA) and Prof. John Hermon- Taylor (St. George's Hospital
Medical School, London, UK) are two of the most prominent proponents
of an association between M. aratuberculosis and Crohn's disease.
Indeed it was Chiodini and his co-workers ho, in 1984, successfully
cultured the first two strains of M. paratuberculosis in the USA
from patients with Crohn's disease. since then this organism has
been sporadically cultured from humans with Crohn's disease and
a total of 10 isolates of M. paratuberculosis had been cultured
from patients with Crohn's disease in the USA, Australia , the
Netherlands and France (Chiodini, 1989).
Is A Reportable Disease
protect human and animal health, the CFIA conducts inspections and
has monitoring and testing programs in place to prevent and control
the spread of diseases to the livestock and poultry sectors. The
CFIA carries out programs related to animal health and production
to guard against the entry of foreign animal diseases and to prevent
the spread of certain domestic animal diseases. Animal diseases
are categorized as:
Animal owners, veterinarians and laboratories are required to
immediately report the presence of an animal that is contaminated
or suspected of being contaminated with one of these diseases
to a CFIA district veterinarian. Control or eradication measures
will be applied immediately. Federally Reportable Diseases in
Canada - 2012
Immediately notifiable diseases
In general, immediately notifiable diseases are diseases exotic
to Canada for which there are no control or eradication programs.
Only laboratories are required to contact the CFIA regarding
the suspicion or diagnosis of one of these diseases.
Annually notifiable diseases
are diseases for which Canada must submit an annual report to
the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) indicating their
presence within Canada. In general, they are diseases that are
present in Canada, but are not classified as reportable or immediately
Other Diseases Monitored by the CFIA Diseases of interest
that are not currently reportable diseases or notifiable diseases.
notifiable diseases are diseases for which Canada must submit an
annual report to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
indicating their presence within Canada. In general, they are diseases
that are present in Canada, but are not classified as reportable
or immediately notifiable. All veterinary laboratories are required
to comment on Canada's report to the OIE. Annually notifiable diseases
(for laboratories only) Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) has only
been added to this list. Johne's disease (Paratuberculosis) needs
to be added to the Reportable diseases list, so it does not continue
into our foodchain.
A Canadian Perspective on the Precautionary
In the fall of 2001, the Government of Canada released a Discussion
Document on the interpretation and implementation of the precautionary
principle/approach. This document aims to clarify and formalise
Canada's position on the precautionary principle.
addition, is the Canadian Pasteurization process efficient enough
to kill this bacterium, if it is in our milk? Many renowned
doctors and scientists in the field of Crohn's and Johne's (yo-neez)
from all over the world say we have cause for concern. How about
our water, is this bacterium in our water?
again, the Canadian Government has not tested our Pasteurization
Process for milk to assure Canadians that our milk is free from
MAP, Mycobacterium Avium Paratuberculosis. WHY?In the United Kingdom
researcher's have found the MAP bacterium in a percentage of pasteurized
milk at the retail level.
Partuberculosis Linked to Multiple Scleroisis and Autism
Us In Our Fight with the Canadian Government to add Johne's
disease in cattle to their Reportable Diseases List, in order to
eliminate this bacterium from the Canadian Food Chain.
in many parts of the world have found a link between Crohn's disease
in humans and Johne's disease in cattle. This bacterium is called
MAP (Mycobacterium avium Paratuberculosis). This bacterium has been
found in the breast milk of breastfeeding mothers with Crohns.
It has been found in the resected tissues of the intestinal tract
of Crohn's sufferers and it has been found in milk after pasteurization,
the following websites will give you the details
evidence contained in this site, gives the Canadian Government an
obligation to study this bacterium further.Our pasteurization process
has to be retested to ensure that Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis
(Map) is eliminated from our milk.
Tube: "Lacasastudios" New videos of John Hermon Taylor's latest
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Video Interview: Professor Thomas Borody Of Australia discusses
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EVIDENCE THAT CROHN'S MAY BE AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE
for Disease Control: Potential Infectious Etiologies of Crohn's