Ticks and Lyme Disease in Ontario: What’s the real risk? – Infographic and References

OAHN Lyme Disease Infographic

If you would like a download of this map, click here: https://oahn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/OAHN-Infographic-Ticks-Lyme-Updated-20180621.pdf

Government of Canada. 2015. Surveillance of Lyme disease. http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/diseases-conditions-maladies-affections/diseasemaladie/lyme/surveillance-eng.php

Public Health Ontario. 2016. Lyme disease.


Detailed map of risk areas for blacklegged ticks (2015):http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/eRepository/Lyme_Disease_Risk_Areas_Map_2015.pdf

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. 2015. Lyme disease.http://health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/disease/lyme.aspx

Tick identification guide. http://www.tickencounter.org/tick_identification/guide


Ticks and Lyme Disease – References

  • Herrin, B., Peregrine, A., Goring, J., Beall, M., Little, S. (2015) Canine infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, Dirofilaria immitis, Anaplasma spp., and Ehrlichia spp. in Canada, 2013-2014. In: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, 16th-20th August 2015, Liverpool, England, Abstract #P2E367/0210, page 597.
  • Bouchard C, Leonard E, Koffi JK, Pelcat Y, Peregrine A, Chilton N, Rochon K, Lysyk T, Lindsay LR, Ogden NH. The increasing risk of Lyme disease in Canada. Can Vet J. 2015 Jul;56(7):693-9.
  • Nelder MP, Russell C, Lindsay LR, Dhar B, Patel SN, Johnson S, Moore S, Kristjanson E, Li Y, Ralevski F. Population-based passive tick surveillance and detection of expanding foci of blacklegged ticks Ixodes scapularis and the Lyme disease agent Borrelia burgdorferi in Ontario, Canada. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 29;9(8):e105358. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105358.
  • Public Health Ontario.  Technical Report: Update on Lyme Disease Prevention and Control.  Feb 2012. Available at:http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/eRepository/PHO%20Technical%20Report%20-%20Update%20on%20Lyme%20Disease%20Prevention%20and%20Control%20Final%20030212.pdf
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