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Lyme disease slow to spread in Outaouais, health officials say - Ottawa Citizen

The infected ticks that carry Lyme disease are present but still fairly rare in the Outaouais, says the region's health authority. But it still urges people to take precautions against being bitten. “Although the risk of contracting Lyme disease in the ...and more »

Federal government to pour $4 million into first-ever Lyme disease framework — here's why -

The federal government has introduced guidelines on how to tackle Lyme disease. As Allison Vuchnich reports, many patients welcome the move but feel more needs to be done. X. - A A +. Listen. The federal government is pouring $4 million into the ...and more »

Spokane woman warns of Lyme disease during tick season - KHQ Right Now

Tick season is shaping up to be a bad one, and one Spokane woman wants to warn people of the diseases these bugs carry. That's because Mary Grayce Hart has been dealing with chronic Lyme disease for the past 11 years. “It's debilitating. I suffer with ...and more »

Federal government spends $4M to fight Lyme disease -

The federal government is spending $4 million to aid research into Lyme disease. This morning Health Minister Jane Philpott unveiled the government's plan to establish a Lyme disease research network designed to improve diagnosis and treatment. The ...and more »

The Bizarre Chain of Events That Led to an Unusual Number of Ticks This Summer - Motherboard

If you live anywhere east of the Mississippi (and even some places west of it), you've probably heard this is a bad year for ticks. But why exactly are these little disease-carrying pests so prolific this year? Turns out, you can blame the oak trees ...and more »

The Coming Pandemic of Lyme Dementia - Psychology Today (blog)

There are many known causes of dementia. One of these causes are bacteria. Bacteria are usually ignored despite its historical and current significance in dementia research. A hundred years ago it was well known that syphilis—a bacterium—was the only ...and more »

Natural Ways To Deal With Ticks This Summer - Huffington Post Canada

Lyme disease is a growing concern as warmer climates mean ticks are more prevalent. In many areas, ticks and the threat of Lyme disease is a relatively new phenomenon. You can control ticks with chemical sprays that contain 20 per cent DEET, picaridin ...and more »

How to avoid ticks this summer in Ontario -

As the days grow longer and families look forward to summer vacation, Region of Waterloo Public Health is reminding residents to talk ticks. Ticks like to hang out in shady, moist areas on the tips of long grasses and their golden opportunity to find a ...and more »

Protecting yourself against ticks: What you need to know before heading outdoors - New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

As summer heat descends, replacing balmy spring breezes, ticks are becoming active in many regions of the United States. In the coming months, some experts predict that ticks and the diseases they cause will be more abundant due to warmer winter ...and more »

Mite & Tick-Borne Diseases Inflicting Human, Dogs, & Other Animals Could Cause Permanent Brain Damage - Science Times

Summer is here and so are the health risks that goes along with it. One of the risks that health officials identified are the mite and tick-borne diseases that plague the United States. It was common knowledge that Lyme disease was the culprit brought ...and more »