Posts Tagged ‘Lyme Disease’

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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.

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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%.

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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.

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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.

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New hunting regs available

The Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 online document provides information about hunting licences, fees, up-to-date regulations, and seasons for each game species.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…


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