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Check your dogs for ticks, too

Lyme disease is serious for animals as well as humans

Don’t you (forget about ticks)

With COVID-19 restrictions beginning to ease, public health officials are reminding everyone to take extra care this summer and fall to prevent tick bites, especially in forested areas or where there is tall grass, weeds, or shrubs.

Ticks and Lyme disease on the rise in Ottawa area

A recent study by researchers at the University of Ottawa found the number of reported cases of Lyme disease in Ottawa more than doubled from 74 in 2016 to 184 in 2017…

More Thunder Bay area deer ticks carrying Lyme

Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) reported 62.5% of black-legged ticks collected tested positive for the Lyme disease bacteria.

Don’t get ticked

Avoid being bitten by these Lyme disease spreading bugs.

On guard: the facts about Lyme disease

Over the last two years, Robert Ralston has seen good days and bad. When he’s feeling well, he goes out for brief walks, enjoys the fresh air and his rural surroundings, and dreams of when he will be able to hunt, trap, fish, and work in the outdoors again.

Lyme disease-positive tick found in Kawarthas

Peterborough Public Health is reminding everyone to be extra cautious after finding the first Lyme disease-positive tick of the season.

New tick apps available

The battle against ticks is headed to cyberspace. Two new apps allow users to see where ticks have been reported, to report ticks, and to learn about…

Tick submissions no longer accepted

Local health units are no longer accepting black-legged ticks from the public after a decision by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML)’s to stop testing them as of Sept. 20.

Tick season returns

With temperatures rising, the province is encouraging everyone to take precautions to prevent tick bites and reduce the risk of Lyme disease.

Lone star tick found near London

The discovery of a lone star tick near London, Ontario is yet another reason people should be on the lookout for ticks on themselves and their pets.

Personal accounts of Lyme disease

Take it from these survivors personal accounts of Lyme disease, you don’t want to be dealing with this affliction. Walter Brown has a pretty good idea…

Tick season in full swing

With the arrival of summer-like weather, the province is reminding everyone to take precautions to prevent tick bites and reduce the risk of Lyme disease.

Lyme disease getting worse in eastern Ontario

Lyme disease is increasing with more black-legged ticks, and an increased chance of being bitten. The odds of that tick carrying the disease is about 30%.

Lyme disease: prevention and early detection

Lyme disease is most treatable during Stage 1. A delay makes treatment and diagnosis more difficult. Symptoms worsen during each stage of infection, ranging from flu-like symptoms to neurological illnesses…

Bill 27 sets sights on Lyme disease

Prompt removal of ticks from your skin will help prevent infection

Outdoor gift guide 2022

OOD thought you might like these hunting, fishing, and outdoors-related gift ideas for your favourite people.

Ottawa “at risk area” for Lyme disease

Dr. Monir Taha, associate medical officer of health at Ottawa Public Health, has confirmed the Ottawa region is considered an “at risk area” for Lyme disease — and has been for the past three years.

Permethrin-treated clothing available in Canada

A new line of permethrin-treated clothing to ward off ticks, mosquitoes, and the diseases they harbour, is now available in Canada.

Tick surveillance suspended

Toronto Public Health’s (TPH) black-legged tick collection program was put on hold in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19.

First deer ked reported in Ontario

A species of biting fly that may transmit disease-causing bacteria to humans was reported in Ontario for the first time early this fall.

Discovery could boost treatment of Lyme arthritis

A discovery by a biochemist at Virginia Tech could lead to new treatment for Lyme arthritis, the painful and most common late-stage symptom of Lyme disease, according to a research paper published Monday.

Tularemia case likely from wild game contact: Sudbury health officials

Hunters at higher risk of exposure from handling carcasses

Climate change and cervids

How Ontario’s cervids – white-tailed deer, moose, elk and caribou – respond to a rapidly changing climate is of great interest to hunters.

Seasonal Lyme disease shot trials underway

Clinical trials for a seasonal preventative shot for Lyme disease began in mid-February in the US by the University of Massachusetts (UMASS).

Mosquitoes more abundant this spring

For those wondering if they have been swatting at more flying, blood-sucking insects than usual while outdoors this spring, experts confirm the answer is yes.

Parker Bows ceases operation

Parker Bows, a well-known manufacturer of compound bows, crossbows, and accessories, announced on Dec. 17 it will wind down its operations.

Family fishing fun for all

With these easy tips you can make your family fishing experience a stress-free one that will create lifelong memories.

Should we hunt calf moose?

Examining the selective harvest program.

Lyme disease prevention gets easier

Pharmacists can now prescribe prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease, making it easier to get immediate treatment for tick bites.

Good vibrations

Scientific and angler insights on vibrations influencing walleye as predators. Learn about their acoustic senses, and expert recommendations.