Posts Tagged ‘Lyme Disease’

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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.

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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.

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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.