May 18, 2017
Toronto Public Health Provides Lyme Disease Prevention Tips
With warm weather arriving, Toronto Public Health reminds the public to protect themselves against blacklegged tick bites and Lyme disease. These ticks are the only type of tick in Ontario that can transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.
"The overall risk of acquiring Lyme disease in Toronto is considered low," said Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health. "While we encourage everyone to enjoy the nice weather and explore the outdoors, it's important that everyone is aware of the locations where ticks can be found in the city and know how to prevent Lyme disease."