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Ticks With Lyme Disease Have Been Found In Parts Of Ontario This Week

Several of them have been found this month.

Tick season is in full swing in Ontario, and health units are starting to confirm positive carriers of Lyme disease in their regions.

So far this summer, ticks with Lyme disease in Ontario have been reported in Sudbury, as well as Petroglyphs Provincial Park near Peterborough.

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Another was confirmed in the Elliot Lake area earlier this month, reports Elliot Lake Today

One of the typical signs of Lyme disease is a rash that looks like a bull’s eye."

Public Health Sudbury & Districts

Last summer, Toronto had dozens of black-legged ticks that tested positive for the disease. Twenty-five of them tested positive in Rouge National Urban Park, and nine in Upper Rouge Trail.

Besides Ontario, five other provinces also dealt with black-legged tick problems last year.

One expert told Global News that tick populations are on the rise in Canada, including the number of Lyme disease-positive ones.