Addressing the alarming rise of the bacterium "Mycobacterium avium Paratuberculosis"
in the environment and the growing evidence linking this bacterium to Crohn's disease.

Founders: Diane and Michael Fagen

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La Presse,  April 8, 2001,  Never in My Milk? by Marie France Coutu

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26 February 2015 by Dr Irene R. Grant Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast
1 Review of Latest Research on Possible Link Between Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) and Crohn’s Disease For Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) , 26 February 2015 by Dr Irene R. Grant Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast It is my understanding that the topic of a possible link between MAP and Crohn’s Disease was last discussed by ACDP in 2005/2006 . Th erefore, th is paper will attempt to summarise : (1) studies to detect MAP in CD patients, (2) c urrent expert opinions on the role of MAP in CD, (3) newly suggested associations betwee
n MAP and other human conditions, and (4) the potential for humans to be exposed to MAP via contaminated milk and dairy products, up



Attacking the Cause of Crohn's Disease, University of Central Florida, June 2, 2014
UCF College of Medicine professor Dr. Saleh Naser soon will participate in a clinical trial to test whether a new antibiotic therapy acquired by RedHill Biopharma can be used to treat Crohn’s disease patients. The FDA-approved phase III trial is expected to commence within weeks by RedHill Biopharma, which licensed Naser’s DNA technology for detecting Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, known as MAP. It is believed to be associated with Crohn’s disease. RedHill Biopharma developed the anti-MAP antibiotic regimen known as RHB 104.



UCF researchers closing in on cure for Crohn's disease May 11, 2014
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Dr. Saleh Naser is on a mission. For the last 18-years he's dedicated his life to finding a cure for Crohn's disease. The sometimes debilitating bowel ailment affects hundreds of thousands of Americans. Dr. Saleh and his team at the University of Central Florida say they believe they've found a cure. Their method is in clinical trials right now. FOX 35's Tom Johnson spent a day in Naser's lab to find out how it works and why the researchers are so confident their work will result in a cure.



Dr Behr Discusses Map & Crohn's at the Kingston CCFC Symposium November 2008

Dr. Behr, Map & CD Part 1

Dr. Behr, Map & CD Part 2

Dr. Behr, Map & CD Part 3

Dr. Behr, Map & CD Part 4

Dr. Behr, Map & CD Part 5

Dr. Behr, Map & CD Part 6


Run For
Researcher's at King's College London
have developed a vaccine intended to
treat Crohn's Disease and preliminary
studies show that it is safe and
effective. Before the vaccine can
progress to human trials 100,000 pounds
needs to be raised to finalise the
development of a diagnostic test, which
will allow doctors to moniter patient
response to the vaccine.

Doctor Amy Hermon-Taylor is running for a Crohn's Cure
London Marathon, 13th April 2014


You can also find further information on my campaign, from a more personal perspective, on my justgiving page: My facebook page: On twitter (I am @RunForCrohns) We are in the process of building a website 'The Crohn's MAP Vaccine: Information and Support Group'. It is not yet live but the linked facebook page went live a few days ago:



PLOS ONE April 2011: Association of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis with Multiple Sclerosis in Sardinian Patients Davide Cossu, Eleonora Cocco, Daniela Paccagnini, Speranza Masala, Niyaz Ahmed, Jessica Frau, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Leonardo A. Sechi PLOS Published: April 13, 2011 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018482



February 2013: ResearchGate: Article Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis and multiple sclerosis in Sardinian patients:
Epidemiology and clinical features J Frau J Frau D Cossu D Cossu Giancarlo Coghe Giancarlo Coghe L Lorefice L Lorefice G Fenu G Fenu M Melis M Melis [more] Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Department of Public Health, Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Italy. Multiple Sclerosis (Impact Factor: 4.82). 02/2013; 19(11). DOI: 10.1177/1352458513477926 Source: PubMed



What is the Crohn's Disease Initiative? A Message from Dr. Chiodini How Can I Help?

It has been almost 25-years since I first isolated M. paratuberculosis from a patient with Crohn's disease and
suggested that this organism might be the cause of some cases of Crohn's disease. Since that time, I have
seen this suggestion turn into a hostile controversy created in large part by the loss of objectivity on both sides
of the issue.


Mycobacterium Partuberculosis Linked to Multiple Scleroisis and Autism


Clinical Trials and Articles linking Multiple Sclerosis to Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis


PUBMED: Thiamine and Fatigue in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: An Open-label Pilot Study. Costantini A, Pala MI. Source 1 Department of Neurological Rehabilitation, Villa Immacolata , Viterbo, Italy .


YOUTube Video: Qu Biologics SSI vaccine put me into complete Crohns remission Update


QBECO SSI Efficacy & Safety QBECO for the treatment of Crohn’s disease Update


Crohn's Forum: Interview with Dr. Hal Gunn, the Founding CEO of Qu Biologics and Developer of "Site Specific Immunomodulation" (SSI) was lucky and managed to (virtually) sit down and have an interview with Dr. Hal Gunn, the founding CEO of Qu Biologics. Qu Biologics is a Canadian company developing an exciting potential treatment for Crohn's disease called, "Site Specific Immunomodulation" (SSI).

ALIVE Logo your complete source for natural health and wellness: A MAP for Crohn's Disease The bacterial connection by Susan Biali, MD



    ~ Crohnscanada~

MAP-Canada does not advocate a particular cause of Crohn's disease.  Our website is intended only to present evidence.  Our readers may draw their own conclusions.  We are not medical specialists and do not offer any treatment or nutritional advice.  Our mission is not to lay blame on any individual or industry, but rather to urge the Government of Canada to address the evidence presented on this site.

Mise au Point:
MAP-Canada ne recommande aucune théorie particulière sur la cause de la maladie de Crohn.L'intente de notre site Web est simplement de présenter certaineévidence mais vous pouvez arriver à vos propres conclusions.Nous ne pouvons donner de conseils de nature médicale ou alimentaire. Notre mission ne consiste aucunement à blâmer un individuou une industrie mais
plutôt à s'assurer que le Gouvernement du Canada aborde l'évidence que nous présenton

MAP-Canada would like to extend a very sincere thank you to Yanik Chicoine at for his generosity and assistance in the hosting and the mounting of this site.

MAP-Canada aimerait remercier sincèrement Yanik Chicoine a pour sons générosité et sons assistance pour l'hébergement et la programation du site.