Friday, 26 May 2017

Weekly Update (May 25, 2017; Wk 04) - Ticks and Lyme Disease

As the spring weather improves and people are active outdoors, remember to watch for ticks.  Blacklegged (deer) ticks are important because they can carry Lyme Disease.  Endemic and risk areas for Lyme disease have been mapped in Canada (Fig. 1).  Continued surveillance activities conducted by Health Canada and the provinces remain important and you can help by identifying / removing / submitting your ticks!

Follow the links to learn more and to submit ticks if you live in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, or Quebec.

Figure 1. Screenshot of Health Canada's map of Lyme disease endemic and risk areas in Canada (retrieved 26May2017).