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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).

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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.

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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.