Lyme Disease increases in Ontario, Canada, this year

So far this year, there have been 304 confirmed cases and 54 probable cases of Lyme Disease reported across Ontario. The number of examined ticks that are carrying this infection has also increased.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure to Lyme Disease varies considerably depending on the activities of the traveller. Hiking and camping in fields and forests increases exposure to the ticks that carry this infection. Travellers in areas where Lyme disease occurs can reduce their risk of exposure to this disease by avoiding tick bites, whenever possible. Examining the skin daily for ticks and prompt removal of an attached tick will help to reduce the risk of infection.

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