Hamilton included in Ontario’s ‘estimated risk areas’ for Lyme disease
Hamilton Public Health recorded a significant year over year bump in Lyme disease cases in 2021, picking up 21 more compared to 2020.
Toronto woman shares encounter with dozens of ticks in her suburban backyard
Michelle Snider warns others ticks may be on the rise in her area, after she says 25 or more ticks have bitten her and her dog in the past few days.
Nova Scotia has the highest tick-to-human ratio in the country: biology professor
According to a tick researcher, Nova Scotia's climate is ideal for attracting the parasite.
Lyme disease is so common in parts of Canada, some areas no longer test ticks
In Ottawa, where more than half of the ticks tested in some neighbourhoods carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, the public-health unit no longer bothers to test ticks because it's assumed they carry the illness.
Jul 18, 2019
Lyme disease: What it is and why some are calling it the next pandemic
Lyme, once considered an isolated disease found in North America and parts of Europe, is now found in 80 countries worldwide.
Aug 8, 2019
Is the tick that bit you carrying Lyme disease? New research eyes rapid test to find out
Ticks can be tested, but it often takes days to get results. If antibiotics aren't started for more than three days after the tick bite, they likely won't stop the infection.
Jul 18, 2021
‘Every time, the test came back negative’: Why Canadian Lyme disease cases continue to be missed
Mistaken diagnoses can include meningitis, arthritis, stroke, heart disease, Bell's palsy and multiple sclerosis.
Jul 2, 2019
Lyme disease still a controversial diagnosis, as Alberta cases climb
There were 19 confirmed cases in 2013, up from 8 in both 2012 and 2011.
May 19, 2014
People in N.S. bitten by tick can now go to pharmacy for Lyme disease assessment
Previously, those with tick bites had to go to a doctor or nurse practitioner to get a provincially covered assessment.
Oct 29, 2021
Ticks and Lyme disease: what you need to know
Find out how to protect yourself from ticks, how to safely remove one, and the symptoms of Lyme disease.
May 22, 2014
More ticks and more Lyme disease in Canada’s future, experts say
Ticks are found in more and more parts of Canada every year. Here's how to protect yourself.
May 10, 2020
Calgary doctor speaks out against ‘one-size-fits-all’ treatment for Lyme disease
A Calgary doctor is raising concerns about the way Lyme disease is treated in Alberta. The guideline for treating Lyme disease is three weeks of antibiotics. However, Hawkins said some of his patients are on antibiotics for up to a year.
Jul 28, 2016
More than just Lyme disease: What you should know about these other tick-borne infections
It's not just Lyme disease that's expected to increase in Canada as ticks spread. Experts say the tick-borne diseases babesiosis and anaplasmosis are becoming more common too.
Jun 10, 2021
Public health officials warn Manitobans to look out for ticks
As people venture into parks and wilderness areas this spring, public health officials remind Manitobans to be wary of ticks and the increased risk of Lyme disease.
Uptake of Lyme disease cases in Canada, experts warn
Lois Maclean has no memory of the tick bite that changed her life. Unlike others who are bitten and end up with rashes as a warning sign, Maclean didn’t see any red flags. It took five years for her to be diagnosed with Lyme disease.
May 31, 2013
More ticks means an increase of Lyme disease across Canada — thanks to climate change
Blacklegged ticks are appearing across Canada, carried by birds and helped along by climate change.
May 23, 2017
As weather warms, London-area health units issue reminders about Lyme disease risks
Health officials advise residents wear light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts and pants when going into areas where there may be ticks, along with insect repellent containing DEET.
Avril Lavigne lends support to Justin Bieber after he reveals Lyme disease diagnosis
"To everyone affected by Lyme, I want to tell you that there is HOPE," Avril Lavigne wrote on Instagram.
Jan 9, 2020
Tick forecast 2018: Experts predict more Lyme disease in Canada
There are more ticks in more parts of Canada than ever, experts say. Here's what you need to know about your risk.
May 9, 2018