Lyme Disease Update

Ottawa Valley Spring/Summer 2017 In Ontario, Lyme disease is only transmitted through the blacklegged tick. Since 1990, Eastern Ontario has seen an increase in blacklegged tick populations (yellow map areas). Symptoms Symptoms of Lyme disease usually begin between three days and one month after being bitten by

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Tick Bites & Lyme Disease

Lyme disease –is an infection caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. Humans and animals can be infected through tick bites, but not all ticks can carry the bacteria causing Lyme disease – ONLY black legged or deer ticks. Reported Cases of Lyme Disease in Ontario (2009 –

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