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Lyme Disease

Now that Spring has arrived (okay, it snowed today!) you should be aware of the dangers of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the corkscrew-shaped bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi. In Ontario, these bacteria are spread by the bite of blacklegged ticks (formerly called deer ticks), Ixodes scapularis. The blacklegged tick can be found sporadically throughout the province, most notably along the Lake Erie shoreline. There are areas in Ontario that are considered high risk with an established tick population. However, it is important to note that you can be bitten by a tick anywhere outside of these high risk areas as well. These areas include: * Long Point Provincial Park * Rondeau Provincial Park * Turkey Point Provincial Park * Point Pelee National Park * Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area * St. Lawrence Islands National Park * Wainfleet Bog Conservation Area Read more about this in our latest tutorial: Is Lyme Disease in Ontario?Enter your text here ...

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