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Learn about ticks and Lyme disease at information sessions
April 12, 2018 -
Ticks – the bugs that spread Lyme disease – are thriving in the Kingston region. The City's rural advisory committee has invited KFL&A Public Health to offer two public information sessions to teach people how to avoid and remove ticks and prevent or identify Lyme disease.
Plan to attend one of these sessions:
- Monday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at Joyceville Fire Station, 1648 Joyceville Rd. or
- Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at Cataraqui Arena, 1030 Sunnyside Rd.
Not all ticks carry Lyme disease, but, in 2016 about a third of the ticks submitted for testing in the region had the disease. Ticks in this region are found in damp environments in woody and brushy areas.
Know how to protect yourself, your family and your pets from the tick bites that cause Lyme disease – a serious illness that can be successfully treated with antibiotics. Learn more at: www.kflaph.ca/en/healthy-living/lyme-disease-.aspx.
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