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Time for a Tick Talk... Let's Fight Lyme Disease!

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Lyme disease can be a serious illness that is spread to humans by the bite of an infected tick. In Ontario, Lyme disease is on the rise as the black-legged tick (also known as deer ticks) population expands into new areas of the province.

Before heading outdoors, learn more on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from Lyme disease.

Time for a Tick Talk - Video (3 min, 37 sec) - HKPR District Health Unit

Prevention Tips - Video (75 seconds)

How to Remove a Tick - Video (38 seconds)

Lyme Disease Symptoms to Watch For - Video (57 seconds)

FAQ: Tick Submission and Testing - Public Health Ontario


(Click on the links at right or view the resources listed below.)

Additional Resources

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Lyme Disease

Public Health Ontario

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Risk Map for Ontario - 2019

Public Health Agency of Canada - Lyme Disease

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Lyme Disease

• Lyme Prevention for Outdoor Workers

• Lyme Prevention for Hikers and Campers

• Lyme Prevention for Parents

• Lyme Prevention for Pregnant Women

Have more questions about Lyme disease?

Email the Health Unit at or call 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5006, and speak to a Public Health Inspector.


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