Addressing the alarming rise of the bacterium "Mycobacterium avium subspecies Paratuberculosis"
in the environment and the growing evidence linking this bacterium to Crohn's
Founded: September 2001, updated,June 30, 2016

Founders: Diane and Michael Fagen

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Our Mission and our Goals

Recent Article Updates

History of Crohn's Disease, Johne's disease, Mycobacterium avium Paratubercuosis

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Perception of Risk

The Precautionary Principle

What is a Reportable Disease

Health of Animals Act, SC 1990, c 21


NRC National Science Library

Public Health Agency of Canada

Never In My Milk

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ree Republic/News Activism/Topics - Post Article


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

The Canadian Media

Canadian Medical and Government

Canadian Veterinary

Canadian Raw Milk Advocacy Group


Let's Talk


Taking Action

Link To Us

Does Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis cause Crohn's disease by Alan Kennedy  


Shafran's Gasterology Center

The Johne's Information Center

History of Early Research on Crohn's disease

Dr. B. Crohn

Got Milk? by Michael Greger, MD Updated January 2001

THE CROHN'S CONNECTION  by Lisa Chamberlain

Dire Warnings About Johne’s
Disease A wake-up call for the dairy industry?

Micobacteria and Crohn's Disease

Dr. Chiodini's Tables

American and European Links

Health Canada

Action Medical Research

University of Guelph
















Crohn's MAP 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.



Host–microbe interactions have shaped the genetic architecture of inflammatory bowel disease 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.



What is Mycobacterium Avium subspecies Paratuberculosis (MAP)? Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) belongs to a family of bacteria called ‘Mycobacteria’, which also includes Tuberculosis and Leprosy.

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 into Facebook and typecrohnsmapvaccin into the search area


CROHN'S 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 -... A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter, Parallel Group Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Fixed-dose Combination RHB-104 in


In 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.




Media Release: June 2014 'Potential cure for Crohn's Disease sits in a freezer - awaiting funding'


The 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

The 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. READ MORE e-mail: Quick Reference: INFOGRAPHIC INFO SHEETS (& TRANSLATIONS)

Crohn's Disease

is a particularly aggressive

form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

affecting children and adults.

Destroys lives, impacts the whole family and can kill.

What if it can be stopped?

We believe it can.


We 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: 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




We at Crohnscanada would like to dedicate this site to 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.

Dr. 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).


The idea for Crohnscanada 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 Food Inspection Agency......

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What Is A Reportable Disease

To 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:

Reportable diseases
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 notifiable.

Other Diseases Monitored by the CFIA Diseases of interest that are not currently reportable diseases or notifiable 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 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 Approach/Principle

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.

In 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?

Once 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.


Mycobacterium Partuberculosis Linked to Multiple Scleroisis and Autism


Join 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.

Researchers 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

The 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.


You Tube: "Lacasastudios" New videos of John Hermon Taylor's latest Interview

Part 1 CROHN Vs M.A.P. Interview John Hermon Taylor

Part 2 CROHN Vs M.A.P. Interview John Hermon Taylor

Part 3 CROHN Vs M.A.P. Interview John Hermon Taylor.

Part 4 CROHN Vs M.A.P. Interview John Hermon Taylor

Part 5 CROHN Vs M.A.P. Interview John Hermon Taylor

Part 6 CROHN Vs M.A.P. Interview John Hermon Taylor

Part 7 CROHN Vs M.A.P. Interview John Hermon Taylor

Part 8 CROHN Vs M.A.P. Interview John Hermon Taylor

Part 9 CROHN Vs M.A.P. Interview John Hermon Taylor

Part 10 CROHN Vs M.A.P. Interview John Hermon Taylor


You Tube:

Trailer Professor John Hermon Taylor CROHN vs M.A.P.

Part 1-CROHN M.A.P. by John Hermon Taylor

Part 2-CROHN M.A.P. by John Hermon Taylor

Part 3-CROHN M.A.P. by John Hermon Taylor

Part 4-CROHN M.A.P. by John Hermon Taylor

Part 5-CROHN M.A.P. by John Hermon Taylor


Youtube: Video Interview: Professor Thomas Borody Of Australia discusses M.A.P and
Crohn's: Parts 1 - 9



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Centers for Disease Control: Potential Infectious Etiologies of Crohn's Disease










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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.