Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Ticks in Toronto tested for Lyme disease
Ticks are nasty and it can be nastier if it carries lyme disease. Blacklegged ticks ussually hang around in tall grass and wooded areas and they often latch on to campers and hikers. Health officials in Toronto said that they are testing ticks that are found in Morningside Park and on Algonquin Island for Lyme disease. They have also tested ticks in the Rouge Valley which tested positive to Lyme disease.
Health officials said that people with Lyme Disease has shoot up from 128 cases in 2009 in Canada to 682 by 2013.
Officials said people who are in outdoor a lot should check for ticks after outdoor activities like walking the dog, hiking, or mowing the lawn. They also suggest wearing long sleeves and pants and clothes that are ligth colored.
Symptoms of Lyme disease include a red bull’s-eye rash, headaches, fever, fatigue, and muscle pain.