Slight increase in Lyme disease in Durham, Ontario, Canada

Thirteen people from the Durham Region have been infected with Lyme disease. Although the risk of exposure to this infection remains low, health authorities are warning the local population to protect themselves against tick bites since the number of reported cases has increased slightly compared to last year year.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers in areas where Lyme disease occurs can reduce their risk of exposure to this disease by avoiding tick bites, whenever possible, especially when hiking or camping in fields and forests. Checking the skin daily for ticks and prompt removal of an attached tick will help to reduce the risk of infection.